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BNP banned from election

Ansar Ahmed Ullah The UK Electoral Commission has   struck off the far right racist British National Party (BNP) as a political party after it failed to renew its registration. Under UK law, all political parties are required to make submission every year detailing their structure, registered address, along with fee to the Electoral Commission. Failure to do that means that ...

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Changes to council tax proposed

Tower Hamlets council’s Cabinet has set out plans for an increase in council tax to help balance the council’s budget. An increase of 3.99 per cent is proposed from April 2016. This will be made up of a 1.99 per cent increase on the current council tax charge, plus 2 per cent specifically to help fund social care which the ...

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Journalist Enamul Haque Renu’s father Sirajul Haque passes away

Daily Sylheter Dak’s Staff Reporter and member of Sylhet Press Club Enamul Haque Renu’s father prominent businessman and community activists Sirjul Haque died on Friday 1 January (Innalillahi … Rajiun).  He died in Rabeya Medical College Hospital in Sylhet suffering from old age complexities.  He left five sons, five daughters and numerous numbers of well-wishers and followers behind. His first ...

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Justice system is now unaffordable to most

Bangla Mirror Desk: Civil justice is unaffordable for most people, more people are being forced to represent themselves, and judges – whose pensions have been cut – feel underappreciated, according to the lord chief justice. In his annual report to parliament, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd welcomed the government’s commitment to spending £780m on modernisation and new technology but delivered a ...

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New British Bangla channel launched

Bangla Mirror Desk: TV One will broadcast programmes both in Bengali and in English language to cater for the continuously evolving Bangladeshi community in the UK & Europe. The programmes will be a mixture of educational, entertainment, religious and specifically tailored children’s and adults interactive programmes. The channel is committed to provide access to the very best in infotainment content, ...

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Labour Budget Proposals: Protecting Key Services

Labour Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and his Cabinet have put forward their proposals for the Council’s budget for the financial year 2016/17. Against a background of Government cuts to funding for local Councils, pressures on services from growing demand and a legacy of issues that had not been tackled by the previous administration the proposals form a coherent ...

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Sunamganj District Welfare Association organises its award giving ceremony

Sunamganj District Welfare Association recently organised its 2015 award giving to successful achievers of GCSE and A level in a colourful and vibrant mood.  30 successful students from different schools were given award by MP, Mayor, Councillors and community leaders.  The event took place in Royal Regency Banqueting Hall in Newham on 13th December. Thousands of expats from Sunamganj took ...

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Third terminal at Dhaka airport on cards

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked all the officials and employees of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to take good care of the national airlines and ensure better passenger service so that everybody can feel proud of it as a national flag carrier, reports UNB. “I will  ask those working at Biman to keep in mind that through Biman you are ...

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Teachers’ movement frustrates Hasina

Students won’t accept disruption in academic life, PM cautions Teachers of 37 public universities went on an indefinite strike yesterday to protest against alleged discrimination in the Eighth National Pay Scale, saying that they were compelled to go for such programmes as no one in the government had paid any heed to their demands for the last eight months. “We ...

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BB to launch $300m foreign-fund scheme for green energy

Panelists at a conference here on Tuesday observed that a huge potential of renewable energy, especially solar power generation, lies with the country’s irrigation pumps and building rooftops, reports UNB. But, inadequate low-cost funding, absence of government incentives, non-existence of feed-in-tariff and lack of a concrete pro-investment policy have been the stumbling blocks in the way of promoting the renewable ...

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