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Vulnerable buildings pose risk in Sylhet city

Confusion has created between Sylhet  City Corporation (SCC) over removal of risky and vulnerable buildings including residentials and business centres of the divisional city. Due to the confusion, none of them is taking steps to remove the risky and vulnerable installations from the city corporation area. As a result, earth quake or any other disaster risks are increasing day by ...

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Aspersion over Liberation War won’t be tolerated: PM

Criticising BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s controversial comments about the number of the martyrs of the War of Independence, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday made a stark warning on making confusing or mendacity remarks over the great Liberation War. No innuendo over Liberation War will be tolerated, Prime minister warned while she was addressing the nation this evening marking ...

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Review plea filed for Sayedee’s death penalty

Prosecution on Tuesday filed a review petition seeking death penalty for influential Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. Attorney General Mahabubey Alam said state counsel Syed Mahbubur Rahman filed the review petition with a Supreme Court bench concerned for his case, UNB reports, The move came nearly two weeks after ...

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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 ...

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New cash injection of over £5 million to redesign GP practices in Tower Hamlets

A fund of over £2.5 million to modernise 11 GP practices has been agreed by Tower Hamlets Council. The money will fund extensive renovations to create additional space that will allow surgeries to offer extra services, treat more patients and provide more appointments. The 11 practices which will be benefiting from the cash boost include: Aberfeldy Practice, Barkantine Health Centre, ...

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UK Minister Priti Patel MP launches Roadmap to Climate Resilient Kolkata

nsar Ahmed Ullah ::   The UK Minister Priti Patel met with the Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee on 8 Jan launching a roadmap to create a low-carbon and climate resilient city in West Bengal. During the launch, Priti Patel spoke about Britain and India’s joint partnership that is leading the world in the fight against climate change, working to ...

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Housing estate ‘turnaround’ pledged by David Cameron

Plans to demolish and rebuild some of England’s worst council estates are to be unveiled by the prime minister. David Cameron told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that demolishing the estates “where people can feel trapped in poverty” could result in “better houses and more houses” being built. The initiative will be headed by Lord Heseltine, who oversaw regeneration in ...

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Thousands of teachers preparing to strike over cuts to sixth form college funding

Thousands of teachers are preparing to go on strike and stage a protest in Whitehall in March over real-terms cuts to funding for sixth-form colleges. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has sent an indicative strike ballot to its 4,000 members at 93 sixth-form colleges in England and Wales which are estimated to have lost about £100m since 2010. Should ...

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