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MPs vote against protecting EU citizens’ rights after Brexit

Attempts to force the government to give all EU citizens in the UK permanent residency after Britain leaves the bloc have been defeated. The government successfully blocked the bid to add the protections in amendments to the Brexit bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday by 332 votes to 290. During the Commons debate before the vote, the former ...

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Election of London Bangla Press Club held

The bi-yearly general meeting and election of London Bangla Press Club was held on 29th January at Impression Hall in West Ham.  Chief Reporter of Weekly Janomot Syed Nahash Pasha was elected as President, Chief Reporter of Chanel S Mohammed Jubair was elected as General Secretary and Producer of Iqra Bangle A S M Masum was elected as Treasurer. Among ...

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DFID Economic Development Strategy 2017 UK to boost jobs and trade in Bangladesh

The UK will sharpen its focus on economic development in the world’s poorest countries to help create the economic growth that will sustain rapidly growing populations, provide a long term solution to poverty and deal with the root causes of problems that affect Britain and Bangladesh, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced on February 1st. Over the next decade a ...

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Protest meeting and human chain organised for Shimul killing

Hefazul Karim Raqib: British Bangladeshi journalists working in the UK gathered at Altab Ali Park to protest the killing of Shomokal representative Abdul Hakim Shimul and demanded immediate investigation and justice.  The journalists also formed a human chain and demanded a stop to journalist killing and and torture. President of London Bangla Press Club Syed Nahash Pasha presided over the ...

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WDB starts work on Schemes in Sylhet haor region

The Water Development Board (WDB) has already started work on schemes worth Tk 800 million under the Flood Control and Irrigation Project for haor region. Re-sectioning of 150 km submersible embankments, construction of 10 km dykes on Baro Haor and Chatal Haor in Sunamganj, construction of 12 drainage regulators, 11 drainage outlets, six causeway and gated structures, rehabilitation of existing ...

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Sylhet Osmani Airport modernization project get Ecnec approval

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday gave approval to eight projects costing Tk 2071.80 crore including ‘Increasing strength of existing runway and taxiway of Sylhet Osmani International Airport’ project. Osmani International Airport project has been approved involving an estimated cost of Tk 451.98 crore to modernize the airport. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec ...

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Hafiz Mazumdar Education Trust distributed scholarship in Sylhet

Hafiz Mazumdar Education Trust awarded scholarships to 400 students at Hafiz Mazumdar Bidanikaton under Jokigong Upazila in Sylhet district as part of its ongoing yearly scholarship distribution programme among financially disadvantaged but meritorious students at a ceremony on Wednesday. Minister of Primary and Mass Education Mustafizur Rahman as the chief guest while Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee post Telegraph and ...

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Two medical students die in Lala Khal

Two medical students died after drowning in the waters of river Lala Khal in Sylhet on Tuesday afternoon. Both the deceased – Hasan Md Sayeed, 25, son of Humayun Reza, and Ishaq Ibrahim, 25, son of Md Ibrahim Hossain – were fifth year students of Zahurul Islam Medical College in Kishorganj, according to the police. Locals said that the victims ...

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Cabinet mourns death of Suranjit, Jahanara

The cabinet today adopted an obituary reference expressing profound grief and shock at the death of noted parliamentarian Suranjit Sengupta, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs in the 10th Jatiya Sangsad, reports BSS.   The cabinet at the beginning of Monday’s sitting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair recalled contribution of ...

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Cooperation must for fair polls: President

President Abdul Hamid today stressed the need for cooperation from all political parties and general people for holding a free, fair and acceptable election in the country. Abdul Hamid made the remarks while the outgoing election commissioners made a farewell call on the president. Led by outgoing Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, four election commissioners –Abdul Mobarak, Mohammad Abu ...

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