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Monthly Archives: January 2016

UK Nirmul’s 24th anniversary

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Popularly known as Mother of all living & martyred freedom fighters Shahid Janani Jahanara Imam who led the movement to seek justice for the victims of Bangladesh War in 1992 has finally materialised by the formation of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in 2010 by Sheikh Hasina’s alliance government said guests at UK Nirmul Committee’s 24th anniversary. ...

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Tower Hamlets shines in top employers list

Tower Hamlets Council is the highest new local government entry on the UK’s Stonewell Index. The council has been named as one of the best employers for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual staff. The organisation was praised for recognising LGBT heroes across different strands of diversity and using creative mechanisms to work with the  community and celebrate diversity. The council entered ...

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Mayor Biggs joins Education Secretary to launch education campaign against hate

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan and security minister John Hayes were joined by Mayor John Biggs alongside Tower Hamlets staff and headteachers for the launch of a new online initiative to safeguard our children. The launch of Educate Against Hate was held at Bethnal Green Academy on January 19th. The Educate Against Hate website is a collection of ...

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Tower Hamlets holds housing amnesty

Tower Hamlets Council, Tower Hamlets Homes and local housing associations today launched a housing amnesty across the borough. The initiative will help recover illegally sublet social housing and stamp out fraud, costing residents and the council an estimated £13m per year. Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said: “It is wrong for people to make a quick buck at the ...

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48-hour junior doctors’ strike called off

The 48-hour junior doctors’ strike due to start next Tuesday in England has been called off by the British Medical Association The decision comes as talks continue this week between the doctors’ union and the government about the disputed junior doctor contract in England. The BMA said the move did not mean a deal had been reached. A planned strike ...

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Ebola: $5m vaccine deal announced

The Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, has signed a $5m (£3.5m) deal for an Ebola vaccine, to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly disease. The deal commits pharmaceutical company Merck to keeping 300,000 vaccines ready for emergency use or further clinical trials. It will also submit an application to license the vaccine by the end of 2017, which would the next ...

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Irregular heartbeat ‘riskier for women’

Having an irregular heartbeat poses a greater health risk to women than men, a review of 30 studies, involving more than four million patients, suggests. The women with atrial fibrillation (AF) were almost twice as likely to have fatal heart disease and strokes. Women may respond less well to AF drugs or are being diagnosed later than men. “One possibility ...

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Fresh battle awaits Cameron as EU plans to scrap ‘Dublin regulation’

David Cameron is facing a new battle with Brussels over asylum rules as he embarks on a push to finalise his EU renegotiation deal. The European commission is expected to propose scrapping arrangements that mean refugees have to claim asylum in the first country European they arrive in. Abandoning the so-called Dublin regulation could leave the UK and other northern ...

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The future of London housing:Terry Farrell unveils masterplan for seven new ‘Tower Bridge-style’ Thames crossings – and floating homes

The UK’s foremost master planner, architect Sir Terry Farrell, says we should build low-cost rising bridges east of Tower Bridge to ease traffic and create new floating neighbourhoods for London’s exploding population. There are 34 bridges across the Thames in Greater London. Just one lies east of Tower Bridge, 20 miles downriver in Dartford — the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, ...

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Sylhet’s SIU closed sine die after 1 killed in BCL factional clash

The Sylhet International University (SIU) in Sylhet has Been Closed sine die following the death of a student in a clash between factions of the Bangladesh Chhatra League on Tuesday. The deceased is Kazi Habib, an activist of Chhatra League and a fourth-year BBA student of Sylhet International University. He was a resident of Brahmanbaria. Witnesses said a group of ...

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