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Unemployment falls as wages rise

Bangla Mirror DesK: UK workers’ pay excluding bonuses rose 2.7 per cent year-on-year in the three months to April, the biggest rise since August 2011, according to official figures released on Wednesday 17 June. The Office for National Statistics’ latest wages data was an increase from a revised 2.3 per cent figure in the three months to March, indicating a ...

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Prime Minister’s Ramadan message

On the occasion of holy Ramadan, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has issued the following message: I’d like to send my very best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan. It’s a hugely important time as Muslims in Britain and across the world mark the foundation of their faith. And as friends and families come together in ...

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Rushanara Ali pulls out of Labour deputy leadership contest

Bangla Mirror Desk: There will be no black and minority ethnic candidates in the contest to be leader or deputy leader of the Labour party after the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali, pulled out at the last minute. Ali confirmed she would no longer be standing for the deputy leadership less than 30 minutes before the deadline ...

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Tower Hamlets School welcomes the First Lady

A Tower Hamlets school was proud to welcome the First Lady of the United States and her two daughters today. Staff and pupils from Mulberry School for Girls welcomed Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama as part of the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative to discuss how the UK and the US are working together to improve opportunities for girls worldwide to ...

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Tulip makes maiden speech in the House of Commons

Ansar Ahmed Ullah A proud Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with the rest of her family watched from the VVIP gallery of the House of Commons as her niece, Tulip Siddiq, made her maiden speech to the UK Parliament. Tulip Siddiq, daughter of Sheikh Rehana, gave a nine-minute speech dwelling on her community and her family. Tulip Siddiq is among ...

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Bangladesh’s’ PM praised by British MPs

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Bangladesh’s’ Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was praised for development during meeting with new British MPs. Newly elected MPs to the UK parliament met Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday, 15 June, at the Westminster at a reception hosted by Keith Vaz MP. Some thirty MPs including Bengali members Rushanara Ali MP, Tulip Siddiq MP and Rupa ...

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Bangladesh is making remarkable progress

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Bangladesh is making remarkable progress in the areas of poverty reduction, increasing enrolment at primary schools, lowering infant mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio, improving immunization coverage and reducing the incidence of communicable diseases said Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury. Media Adviser to Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, who is accompanying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on a visit ...

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UK Bengalis have always stood by Bangladesh

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Bengali ex patriates have always stood by Bangladesh in crisis said Bangladesh’s Prime Minister who is on short personal trip. She was addressing a gathering on 14 June in a reception organised by the UK Awami League in her honour at Park Lane Hotel in central London. She said the UK Bengalis have always supported Bangladesh from ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London on Friday 12 June on a six-day personalvisit

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the premier and her entourage, landed at the Heathrow Airport at 15:41. She is accompanied among others by State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, Media Adviser to Prime Minister Mr. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and Press Secretary to Prime Minister Mr. A K M Shameem Chowdhuri. Bangladesh High Commissioner in ...

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Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman elected chairman of Asian Clearing Union

Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman has been elected as the chairperson of Asian Clearing Union (ACU).   He was elected as the next ACU chairperson in the 44th annual meeting of its board of directors in Dhaka on Saturday, central bank General Manager AFM Asaduzzaman told bdnews24.com. The governors of the central banks of India, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal, Bhutan and ...

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