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Prof Barkat tells the UK support Bangladesh in countering extremism

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Provide support to Bangladesh by sharing knowledge on countering radicalisation, provide assistance in cyber space management and monitor UK based NGOs with links to religious extremism said Prof Abul Barkat. Prof Abul Barkat, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka was speaking at a seminar titled ‘Bangladesh and the UK: Countering Religious Radicalisation & ...

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NPICC raise Dementia awareness

Muhammad Ismael :: The Newbury Park Islamic Cultural Centre held a Dementia Friends Information session to highlight the effects on Dementia on people’s lives and how people living with Dementia can be supported to live well. By the end of the Dementia Friends session all attendees became Dementia Friends and were presented with pin badges. The session was well attended ...

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Friend of Bangladesh Dr Peter Custers passed away

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Longstanding friend and a campaigner for Bangladesh Dutch citizen Dr Peter Custers died on Thursday, 3 September at 20.15 hours at his residence in Leiden, The Netherlands from a sudden severe heart attack. Peter Custers was a campaigner, journalist, author and theoretician. He wrote several books, articles focusing on social change and development. Among many, his ...

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Council calls for restraint

A man was recently arrested and charged with threatening behaviour following an incident at the Tower Hamlets Council car pound. Customers who attend the council’s car pound are often angry at having had their vehicle removed for parking illegally and having to pay charges to retrieve their vehicle. Sadly this can lead to the cashiers at the pound being at ...

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Statement on Tower Hamlets Council’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “East London has a proud history of providing a safe haven for refugees of war and conflict. The pictures we’ve seen over the recent weeks have shocked the nation and we have all been touched by the scenes of desperate refugees fleeing for their lives. London must play its part and Tower Hamlets ...

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MPs named over written-off expenses

    The Commons expenses watchdog has published a list of MPs who it says have failed to repay expenses debt – but several have contested its claims. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority initially released 26 names, including ministers Tobias Ellwood, Edward Timpson and Caroline Dinenage. It later said some MPs had provided clarifying information or repaid the sums, which totalled £2,105.43. ...

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Pupils often failed in early secondary school

    Too many pupils in the early years of secondary school are being failed, as resources are skewed towards the upper age groups, according to Ofsted. Pupils who leave primary school keen and confident to learn all too often stall when they start secondary, England’s schools inspectorate says. It urges head teachers to make this phase of schooling, known ...

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19 Shibir men held in Sylhet

Police in a drive arrested 19 leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir from a student mess in Madina Market area of the city on Wednesday. The arrestees are the students of different universities, including Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station said. On secret information, a joint team of Kotwali, Jalalabad and Bimanbandar ...

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Sylhet AL chief passes away : Muhith, Nahid mourn death of Sylhet AL Chief

Administrator of the Sylhet Zila Parishad Abduj Jahir Chowdhury Sufian, also the district Awami League president, died at his house at the city’s Sagardighirpar area at 4 PM today.  He was 76. He left behind his widow, a host of relatives, friends and admirers to mourn his death. Sufian had been suffering from intestinal cancer for long. Having treatment in ...

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Potholes stand in way of easy movement in Sylhet

Numerous potholes in Batchandi-Salampur road cause setback to easy movement of vehicles and pedestrians here in Bishanath Upazilla due to negligence of concerned authority over last few months. The 1 kilometres stresses of the road from Batchandi  to Salampur has become unfit for vehicular transport due to numerous potholes, causing many sufferings to the townspeople and schools, collages, madrasha going ...

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