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GCSEs: 100,000 pupils a year leaving ‘without basic qualifications’

There has been a “shameful” rise in the number of young people in England leaving school without five good GCSEs or equivalent technical qualifications, the children’s commissioner has said. Research found a 28% increase since 2015, with about 100,000 pupils a year affected – almost one in five Anne Longfield said the impact on the poorest families was most marked. ...

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Brexit secretary: EU and UK share common purpose

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said the UK and EU share a “common purpose” in reaching a new withdrawal deal, after a meeting in Brussels with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier. He said they had had “serious detailed discussions” and things were “moving forward with momentum”. Mr Barnier said it had been a “cordial” meeting, but “lots of work has ...

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University of East London staff member is nominated for a prestigious award

  Ms Clare Matysova, equality, diversity and inclusion manager (EDI) at the University of East London, has been shortlisted in this year’s Forward Ladies (FL) National Awards. Ms Matysova has been shortlisted in the ‘Public Sector/Academia/Not for Profit Leader’ category in the London and South region. Ms Matysova said, “I’m quite surprised by the nomination but really pleased at the ...

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Bholaganj 24th land port

Sylhet Office : The government has declared Bholaganj as the country’s 24th land port to facilitate import and export activities, officials said. With this end in view, the Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has issued a gazette notification recently. Bholaganj-located in Companiganj upazila of Sylhet-had been functioning as a customs station before it was declared a new land port of the ...

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Jubo League has no relation with GK Shamim, Omar Faruque claims

Awami Jubo League (JL) chairman Omar Faruque on Friday said that detained leader GK Shamim doesn’t belong to his organisation. “GK Shamim is none of Jubo League. Our organisation has no relation with him. He is a vice president of Awami League,” he said. He made the claim while talking to media after SM Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim ...

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Jubo League leader GK Shamim arrested with Tk165cr FDR money, Tk1.8cr cash

Dhaka, Sept 19 : Jubo League’s central committee leader Golam Kibriya Shamim was arrested from the capital on Friday with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money. Seven of his bodyguards were also arrested during a raid by the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at the city’s Niketan. “We seized Tk 165 crore Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) and Tk 1.8 ...

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PM off to New York to attend 74th UNGA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for New York via Abu Dhabi Friday afternoon on an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. She will deliver the country statement at the 74th Annual General Debate of the UNGA in New York on September 27. During the visit, the prime minister ...

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Global humanitarian crisis arises

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: Digital conflict and military action are increasingly intertwined, and civilian targets  private businesses and everyday internet users alike are vulnerable in the digital crossfire. But there are forces at work trying to promote peace online. It will be a tough challenge: In May 2019, Israel responded to unspecified cyberattacks by Hamas with an immediate airstrike that destroyed ...

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OIL & GAS: OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCES

F R Chowdhury:   A few days back I wrote an article about Marine Academy in which I mentioned that our future is closely linked with sea. Thanks God, our government realized the matter and took every possible action to ensure that we get our due share of sea that the international convention UNCLOS-82 (UN Convention on the Laws of ...

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Doctors, pharmacists asked to ensure universal health service

Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged the physicians and pharmacists to draw up a comprehensive treatment mechanism to ensure a universal healthcare benefiting the people. “If it is possible to utilize the pharmaceutical sector properly, country’s economy will become stronger . . . I urge doctors and pharmacists to work unitedly to ensure an universal ...

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