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Ayub Nagar will be mile stone in rural development: M A Mannan MP

State Minister for Finance and Planning M A Mannan MP officially inaugurated Ayub Nagar Residential Area project on 8th January at a civic felicitation at Dular  Bazar in South Chatok.  The Ayub Nagar Residential area is project initiated by UK residing Joynal Abedin who has also came up with the slogan “my village, my town”. At the civic felicitation, the ...

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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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Chef Online’s Road Show in Sussex

Chef online organised a road show in Sussex as part of it’s contentious road shows in different cities in the UK.  This time it was held in Bexhill city in Sussex on 25th January. Community leader and local businessman Abdul Mokit presided over the Road Show which was held in a local restaurant. Guests who addressed the audience included Managing ...

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Rushanara Ali MP condemns Government’s decision to scrap student maintenance grants

Rushanara Ali MP attacked the Government’s recent decision to replace maintenance grants with loans for lower income students through the back door using a statutory instrument which avoids proper parliamentary scrutiny. Despite substantial opposition the Government used an obscure parliamentary committee to push through their changes to higher education funding on 14 January 2016. This denied debate to a policy ...

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Mayor John Biggs fulfils another election pledge

Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs, held his first Mayoral Assembly at Swanlea School on January 21. More than 80 residents, business owners and voluntary sector partners attended to feedback ideas and concerns about the Whitechapel Vision; work being done to create jobs for local people; support for businesses and local anti-social behaviour issues. Discussion was particularly lively around affordable housing ...

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Fury as David Cameron calls Calais refugees ‘a bunch of migrants’

Bangla Mirror Desk :: David Cameron has been accused of using inflammatory language about refugees after referring to people in camps at Calais as a “bunch of migrants”. The prime minister made the comments in the House of Commons on Wednesday as he criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s call for Britain to do more to help refugees in French camps. Pointing at ...

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600 Curry-house owners gather in London to discuss the current crisis

Bangla Mirror Desk :: Curry has been one of Britain’s most loved foods since the 1940s. Currently it is a huge industry generating over £4.1 billion for the economy with over 15,000 outlets in the UK from big cities to the smallest of villages. Yet the industry is struggling to survive weighed down by staff shortages, immigration laws, competition from ...

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Britain to help strengthen Democracy: Alison Blake

Newly appointed British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake recently said that her country would continue to work with the government, political parties, democratic institutions, and other stakeholders to help ‘flourish democracy’ in Bangladesh. Blake, the first female High Commissioner from UK to Bangladesh, made the remark while talking to journalists at her first interaction with media after taking over ...

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Jamaat leader held in Sylhet

Police detained a local Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader from Sobhanighat area of the city on Tuesday for several cases and on subversion charges. The detainee was identified as Yasin Khan, 35, a leader of the Sylhet city unit Jamaat and law affairs secretary of Mohanagar Shramik Kollayan Federation, son of Jafor Ali Khan, a resident of Pailgaon village under Jagannathpur upazila ...

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Child patients on the rise in Sylhet

Biting cold accompanied by dense fog has swept over the country for the last several days, paralysing normal life in the Sylhet districts. Due to severe cold spell accompanied by dense fog, people, especially children and older ones, are being affected with different cold-related diseases including diarrhoea and pneumonia. More than 400 child patients have been admitted to different hospitals ...

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