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BNP begins hunger strike seeking Khaleda’s release

As part of its countrywide programme, BNP leaders and activists started observing a 6-hour hunger strike in the city on Wednesday morning demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The programme began around 10am in front of the Jatiya Press Club. It will continue until 4pm. Several hundred leaders and activists, including party standing committee members Khandaker ...

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NOLA Police: 2 killed, more hurt in Lower 9th Ward shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day. Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said in a news release Tuesday night that initial reports show there were possibly five people shot, two fatally, at a gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue in the ...

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Security Council to keep Rohingya situation high on its agenda

Bangladesh has said the Security Council should continue to act on behalf of the international community as the custodian for the process of voluntary, safe and dignified return of the forcibly displaced Rohingya to Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, said this at a Council meeting on Tuesday. The Kuwaiti Presidency of ...

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Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison by a judge who repeatedly called it a miracle nobody was killed. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was criticized ...

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New enhanced service for drug and alcohol users launched

A new enhanced service for those receiving treatment for drug and alcohol dependency has been launched in partnership by Tower Hamlets Council and GP practices. The aim of the service is to facilitate identification and co-ordinated treatment of drug and alcohol problems across GP practices in Tower Hamlets in partnership with the Reset Tower Hamlets Drug and Alcohol Service.  The service ...

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COUNCIL CONFIRMS DATE FOR THE RETURN OF THE BOISHAKHI MELA

  The Boishakhi Mela is back for 2018! Showcasing the best of Bengali music and culture, the hit summer event is set to bring another sizzling line-up to the heart of Banglatown and Brick Lane. The 2018 Mela will take place in Weavers Fields, on Sunday 1 July from 12pm to 7pm. It is once again being organised by Tower Hamlets Council’s Arts, Parks ...

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New powers to combat anti-social behaviour in social housing

– Magistrates Court allows use of closure notices to combat anti-social behaviour in social housing stock for the first time – People with no lawful reason to be in the area can be put in prison or fined for the next three months Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Homes have helped the police obtain the borough’s first closure order for a block of ...

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Sadiq Khan pledges £15m a year to tackle youth crime in London

Mayor targets capital’s most disadvantaged with education, sport and cultural initiatives The mayor of London has promised £15m a year to fund education, sport and cultural activities for the capital’s most disadvantaged young people, in an effort to steer them away from crime and violence. Sadiq Khan announced the three-year initiative, worth £45m, and condemned cuts by the government that ...

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Uncertain Future of Rohingya Refugees

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: At report by Unicef said that Rohingya children face a perilous health threat as they are living in overcrowded and unsanitary makeshift settlements.As a result,12,000 Rohingya children living in the camp are putting them into danger of cholera and malnutrition every week. According to the agreement, the entire repatriation process will take 2 years. In this long ...

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Govt earns Tk 5,268cr from 4G spectrum auction

The government has collected Taka 5,268 crore by selling 15.6 Megahertz (MHz) of spectrum to Grameenphone and Banglalink through auction as well as conversion fee for technology neutrality. Mobile phone operator Banglalink acquired a total of 10.6 MHz spectrum — 5 MHz in 2100 band and 5.6 MHz in 1800 band with Taka 2558 crore while market leader Grameenphone took ...

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