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Children from poorer families perceived by teachers as less able, says study

Bangla Mirror Desk: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds or with special needs may be marked down in critical primary school assessments because of unconscious bias affecting their teachers, according to research published on Tuesday. The research also suggests familiar gender stereotypes – that boys are good at maths and girls are better at reading – may create a vicious cycle, and ...

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Kishoreganj’s Razakar commander Hasan Ali gets death for Bangladesh genocide in 1971

Kishoreganj’s absconding Razakar commander Syed Md Hasan Ali will have to die for massacring his own people to stop Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, a court says.   The first war crimes tribunal delivered the verdict on Tuesday after five out of the six charges had been proven beyond doubt. The verdict by the International Crimes Tribunal-1 said the “death be ...

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Former Parliament speaker Sheikh Razzak Ali is dead

Former Speaker of Parliament Sheikh Razzak Ali has died aged 87. Ali’s family said he breathed his last around 2:45pm on Sunday at his residence at Faraziparha in Khulna City. His sister-in-law Shamima Sultana Shilu told bdnews24.com the veteran politician was suffering from cancer. He said the family was yet to decide about the time of his Namaz-e-Janaza. Ali, a ...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi in Bangladesh on maiden state visit

 Narendra Modi greeted as he alights in Dhaka on two-day maiden state visit to Bangladesh. A red carpet has been rolled out for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has arrived in Dhaka on a two-day state visit, his first to Bangladesh after assuming power. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomed him near the VVIP Tarmac of the Hazrat Shahjalal ...

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Rabina Khan officially launches campaign for fairer Tower Hamlets

Bangla Mirror Desk: Independent Mayoral candidate Rabina Khan has formally outlined her manifesto commitments at a press conference held  on 2 June  which she says will build a ‘fairer Tower Hamlets for all.’ Speaking at the event, Rabina Khan said, “I’m standing for Mayor because our borough needs to move on from the past and build a fairer Tower Hamlets ...

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Southall Mela set to celebrate Asian Culture in West London

Bangla Mirror Desk: Southall Mela is a free, family-themed event taking place on Sunday June 7 2015 in  Southall Park, which coincides with and incorporates the Bangladeshi festival of Boishaki. Organiser and local businessman Shofiqul Alam had the vision of a free outdoor  festival which would reflect Southall’s diversity and community cohesion, while celebrating the rich fabric of culture that ...

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Cllr. Parvez Ahmed elected as Deputy Mayor of Brent Council

Bangla Mirror Desk: Cllr. Parvez Ahmed has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Brent Council.  He has been  elected by Labour councillor of this Labour controlled borough.  Parvez Ahmed is the first  Bangldeshi councillor who has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Brent. Parvez Ahmed is Councillor in Dollis Hill in the London Borough of Brent, having been  elected in ...

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Muslim Aid launches its annual Ramadan campaign

Bangla Mirror Desk: Prominent MPs and Minsters supported international NGO Muslim Aid to celebrate the launch of its 2015 Ramadan campaign. Key note speeches were delivered by John Penrose MP (Parliamentary Secretary at Cabinet Office), Mary Creagh MP (Shadow Secretary of State for International Development) and Rehman Chishti MP (Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham). The  event was also ...

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Biggs joined by Chuka Umunna MP to launch : Labour’s pledges for Tower Hamlets

Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, was today joined by Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP as he launched his key mayoral policies that will “benefit every corner of the borough.” Among an ambitious list of pledges, Labour’s candidate promised he would build the  borough’s first new council homes in years, crack down on anti-social behaviour ...

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Eminent journalist A. N. M. Serajur Rahman has died today (1934-2015)

A .N. M. Serajur Rahman  has died today,1st of June at around 11am in Royal Free Hospital  London. He was suffering from critical medical condition last couple of months. He was Head of BBC Bengali Section. He served BBC for Long 34 years. He was the one who’s voice was eagerly waited by people to know about the liberation war ...

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