Students of Sweetings Cay All Age School Paid Courtesy Call on the

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 31, 2017 – Nassau –  Students and teachers of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School, Grand Bahama, paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson).  #SweetingsCayAllAgeSchool#studentsvisitGovernorGeneral Related Items:#studentsvisitGovernorGeneral, #SweetingsCayAllAgeSchoollast_img read more

Read More →

One body recovered in Buriganga boat capsize

first_imgThe body of a woman, who went missing along with five other members of her family following a boat capsize in the Buriganga river in Sadarghat on Thursday, was recovered from the river near Mill Barrack Police Lines area on Friday.The deceased was Jamshida, 20 of Sakhipur in Shariatpur district, reports UNB.The members of navy recovered the body from the spot around 12:30pm, said Abdur Razzak, officer-in-charge of river police.On Thursday, six members of a family went missing when a boat sank near the Sadarghat Launch Terminal around 10:00pm as the launch, ‘MV Suravi-7’ hit it, in the city’s Sadarghat area on Thursday night.Those who went missing were Shahida, 28, her two daughters — Meem, 8, and Mahi 6, her niece Jamshida, 20, Jamshida’s husband Delwar, 35, and their three month old son Junayed.They were residing in Kamrangirchar area of the city and going to the launch terminal to go to their home in Shariatpur district.Shahida’s husband Shahjalal, 35, managed to swim ashore after the incident and got admitted to a hospital as he lost his two legs during the accident.last_img read more

Read More →

Bengal MPs to heighten glam factor in LS

first_imgKolkata: Bengal is set to raise the glam quotient in the upcoming Lok Sabha with a number of celebrity candidates sailing through the bitterly fought elections in the eastern state. Making their debut in the lower house of Parliament are two young Bengali actresses and Trinamool Congress winners — Nusrat Jahan (Basirhat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) — both famed for their oomph factor. Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee’s decision to nominate the two political greenhorns had created quite a sensation, and they even became the butt of distasteful trolls on the social media. When the TMC announced its decision, there was a flurry of memes, jokes and comments. There were reports that several netizens were disgruntled with the development and quoted someone saying that Mamata Banerjee should know that unlike the Indian Premier League, politics does not need cheerleaders. However, the counting of votes has proved otherwise and shown that Tollywood celebrities can not only make the audiences flock to the theatres, but can also get a sweeping victory on the political battlefield. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee’s gamble paid off as both actors defeated their BJP rivals by handsome margins. Chakraborty triumphed by a margin of 2,95,239 votes over Anupam Hazra, while Jahan left her nearest rival Sayantan Basu behind by 3,50,369 votes. Bollywood singer-actor-turned-politician Union minister Babul Supriyo retained his Asansol seat, but his victory robbed Parliament of the presence of yesteryear actress Moon Moon Sen, who lost out in the race. Bengali superstar Deepak Adhikari (Dev) retained the Ghatal seat for Trinamool, humbling BJP nominee and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh. Deb’s winning margin was 1,07,973 votes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAll the hard work of BJP’s Locket Chatterjee, who had failed to turn the tables on her opponents during the 2016 Assembly elections, brought cheer to the party as she won the Hooghly seat defeating Trinamool’s sitting MP Ratna De Nag by 73,362 votes. Another yesteryear actress and the Trinamool’s Birbhum candidate, Shatabdi Roy, posted a hat-trick of Lok Sabha wins by getting the better of BJP’s Dudh Kumar Mondal by 88,924 votes. However, theatre personality and Trinamool’s Lok Sabha sitting member Arpita Ghosh fell by the wayside in Balurghat, from where her BJP opponent Sukanta Majumdar won with a 33,293-vote margin.last_img read more

Read More →