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Leaked government Brexit paper suggests UK economic hit

The UK economy will grow more slowly outside the European Union, no matter what deal is struck with Brussels, a leaked government document suggests. BuzzFeed News reports the Whitehall analysis found growth over the next 15 years could be up to 8% lower than if the UK stayed in the EU. The document is said to look at the likely ...

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Skilled migrants protest against UK visa policies

Migrants in professional occupations will protest outside Downing Street on Tuesday to raise awareness of what they say are discriminatory, inhumane and hostile Home Office policies. The group, Highly Skilled Migrants, which says it represents over 600 doctors, engineers, IT professionals, teachers and their families in Britain, has raised over £25,000 to challenge the Home Office in the courts. “Numerous ...

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Liverpool visit for Ghana charity project

Emdad Rahman A visit to Liverpool was a well earned trip for a team of Whitechapel charity volunteers travelling to Ghana after completing the construction of a school and sports complex for children and young students at the Bamvim Presby in Tamale and the Timtooni Football Club, Talon, in the northern region of Ghana. To celebrate the HRF Ghana project ...

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Sheikh Hasina launches polls campaign from Sylhet

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today launched the campaign for her Awami League from this northeastern city, marked by the footprints of Sufi saints, saying the polls were set to be held in December this year. “We are launching our campaign for the next general elections from here (Sylhet). I seek your vote for ‘boat’ for the elections to be held ...

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Govt forms 9th wage board for journalists

The government has formed 9th Wage Board to propose better salary and other benefits for journalists and employees in news organizations. The information ministry issued an order in this regard on Monday (January 29). The 13-member Wage Board was formed with Supreme Court Appellate Division’s former Justice Mohammed Nizamul Huq as its chairman. According to the order, the newly formed ...

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36 killed as bus plunges into canal in India

Thirty-six people were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge railing and plunged into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday, police said. Eight injured passengers were admitted at the Baharampur Medical College and Hospital. The Malda-bound public transport bus fell off the Nalini Buske bridge into the Gobra ...

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Budget for FY19 to remain within Tk 4,68,000cr: Muhith

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today indicated that universal pension scheme would be there in the next national budget for fiscal year 2019 with the overall budget size to remain within Taka 4,68,000 crore. “The universal pension scheme will be there (FY19 budget) and there is no doubt about it. I’ll announce it (in the next budget) by what ...

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Regime air raids kill 33 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Regime air strikes have killed 33 civilians in the past 24 hours in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib where government forces are fighting jihadists, a monitor said on Monday. On Monday alone, the strikes killed 16 civilians including 11 in a market in the town of Saraqeb, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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90,000 flee Philippine volcano stretching relief camps

The number of Filipinos fleeing from the erupting Mayon volcano to safe zones has swelled to nearly 90,000, officials said Monday, worsening a sanitation crisis in the already stretched relief camps. President Rodrigo Duterte flew to the central city of Legazpi on Monday to assess the disaster zone, some two weeks after the country’s most active volcano began belching spectacular ...

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Total lunar eclipse Wednesday

A total lunar eclipse will take place in Bangladesh on Wednesday. In Dhaka, the partial eclipse will start at 5:48 pm after the moonrise and the total lunar eclipse will start at 6: 51 pm. The maximum eclipse will occur at 7:29 pm and the total eclipse will end at 8:07 pm. The duration of the full eclipse is one ...

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