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Foreign students: Home Office axes ‘unusable’ survey

A Home Office advisory committee has ditched research assessing the impact of international students after academics labelled it “unethical”. The survey, set up by the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac), which informs Home Office policy, asked for students’ views on international classmates. But it could be completed by anyone and some said it posed “loaded” questions. A Mac spokesman stressed the ...

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New tougher MOT tests come into force

Motorists face tougher MOT tests on their vehicles from Sunday, as an updated test introduces new categories under which a vehicle can fail or pass. The categories include “dangerous”, “major” and “minor” which determine whether a car, van or motorcycle must be taken off the road or can be driven as long as repairs are carried out. The MOT will ...

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London Enterprise Academy hold Ramadan event

By Emdad Rahman: Students and staff from the London Enterprise Academy delivered a community event to raise awareness and celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Activities included fact presentations on Ramadan and a nasheed song and Quran recitation competition for students and staff.  In attendance were guests from the community and there was also a guest appearance by singer ...

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Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Congo’s health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country’s northwest.   In a statement the health ministry said four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region, including ...

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Panini on Tour – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

#GotGotNeed  #PaniniBus: As fans from around the globe prepare for the world’s biggest football event, Panini is excited to announce that towns and cities tours across the UK with the Panini Bus in the lead up to this summer’s much-anticipated FIFA World Cup™ tournament. Panini, a brand synonymous with football, has been creating FIFA World Cup™ sticker albums since 1970 ...

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Tk 300 daily wage demanded for tea workers

Sylhet Office :  The Sylhet unit of Bangladesh Tea Workers Federation is demanding Tk 300 as the daily wage of tea workers. The Federation leaders came up with the demand at a rally and procession organised at Shaheed Minar marking ‘Tea Workers Day’ on Sunday in the city. During the rally, the workers leaders said although 97 years have passed ...

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Bangladesh women end winless tour against South Africa

SA sweep visitors in T20Is by 3-0 win Dhaka, May 20 : Bangladesh women’s cricket team finished their tour of South Africa (SA) with 0-3 loss in T20Is and 0-5 loss in ODIs against the host side. Bangladesh’s overseas campaign ended up against South Africa with 23-run loss in the 3rd T20I at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein on Sunday. The visiting ...

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PM talks tough against drugs

Photo: Newly elected Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khalek greeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Sunday. Dhaka, May 20 : Expressing her government’s firm stance against drugs, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said it will completely eradicate the menace from the country as it did in the case of militancy. “We’ve contained ...

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President hosts iftar for freedom fighters

Photo: President Abdul Hamid offering special munajat in an iftar party in honour of freedom fighters, family members of Birshresthas, and orphans hosted at Bangabhaban on Sunday. Dhaka, May 20 : President Abdul Hamid on Sunday hosted an iftar party in honour of freedom fighters, family members of Birshresthas, and orphans, religious scholars and Bangabhaban officials and employees. President went ...

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Professor Yunus meets IOC President at Lausanne

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 20 : Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met IOC President Thomas Bach at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne. He was invited by IOC President to discuss the details of collaboration between Yunus Centre and IOC for mainstreaming social business in the sports world, said a press release issued ...

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