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The CJA condemns brutal murder of blogger Avijit Roy

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Avijit Roy, a US-based blogger of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death on the streets of Dhaka on 26 February by terrorists trying to stifle free speech. His wife and fellow blogger Rafida Ahmed Bonya suffered head injuries and lost a finger. She remains in hospital in a serious condition. Roy, who ran a popular site ...

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Bring back visa service to Dhaka

By Abdul Karim Goni :: British Curry Awards Founder Enam Ali MBE has said that moving British visa office from Dhaka to Delhi is quite saddening for me and also discourteous for the Bengali Community in the UK.  He said this in a press briefing held in East London on 24 February.  An influential figure in the area of diplomacy ...

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United Airways flying high with European expansion plan

Bangla Mirror Desk :: The largest private airline in Bangladesh, United Airways set to launch new routes direct from Europe to Bangladesh and once again offers expatriates the chance to be part of its success. United Airways (UBD) announced an ambitious investment plan on 23rd February that will attract the funds it needs to operate new routes from major UK ...

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Rushanara Ali MP is helping teens into employment

Imagine a girl called Sofia – 19 years-old. She could be your daughter, or cousin. You might know a young person like her – your granddaughter, or your next door neighbour. Born in Tower Hamlets, she was educated in a state-of-the-art school and enjoyed it. She was surrounded by committed teachers ready to help launch her onto the next stage ...

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Glyn Robbins standing as an MP candidate from Bethnal Green and Bow

Glyn Robbins is standing in Bethnal Green and Bow as the General Election candidate for the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).  He is standing in the election on May 7th because he wants to see an alternative to the cuts, privatisation, racism and war peddled by the establishment parties and a left alternative to the right-wing anti-migrant UKIP, a ...

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UK security services ‘failed’ over Syria girls

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join Islamic State say officials “failed” to stop them leaving the UK. Aqsa Mahmood, 20, who went to Syria to be a “jihadi bride” in 2013, reportedly had online contact with one of the girls who flew to Turkey last week. It is feared that Kadiza ...

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JMG – Connecting the Community on Channel S

Bangla Mirror Desk :: Channel S television is to broadcast a special programme on Britain’s most popular cargo company, GMG Cargo’s 12 years anniversary and awards giving ceremony.  The special programme will be broadcasted on Sunday 22 February at 10.30 pm, again on Monday at 12.30 pm and Wednesday midnight after one o’clock morning news. The programme named as JMG: ...

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Young people to work 30 hours a week for benefits

Bangla Mirror Desk : David Cameron’s plan to force young people to work for benefits would see them working 30 hours a week for a fraction of the minimum wage, it emerged on Wednesday 18 Februray. The proposals would put young adults who have been out of work, education or training for six months (“neets”) into compulsory community work such ...

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Vote for Conservatives for the sustained development and future security: Theresa May

Home Secretay Theresa May MP has urged the voters to vote for Conservative party for the economical development and future security. She also said that Conservative Party believes in Value of Bangladeshis. It is working to reduce the misuse of tax payer’s money.  Conservative Party is trying to bring balance between people who are on social benefit, can have their ...

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