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UK Awami League press conference held on Thursday, 11 June.

Ansar Ahmed Ullah At a press conference held on Thursday, 11 June, in an East London venue the UK Awami League announced that Bangladesh’s Prime  Minister Sheikh Hasina will be arriving in London on Friday, 12 June, on a five day personal trip. The UK Awami League will receive her at the hotel on Friday afternoon. In addition a citizen ...

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Sabina welcomes Stepney Green win

Newly elected councillor for Stepney Green, Sabina Akhtar, made a heartfelt speech  as she was duly elected to serve the ward on June 11. Ms Akhtar, representing the Labour Party, received 1,643 votes, closely followed by  the Independent candidate Abu Talha Chowdhury with 1,472 votes. She said: “I am overwhelmed and so happy. I would never have made it without ...

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Schools to monitor pupils with ‘anti-radicalisation software’

Bangla Mirror  Desk: Schools will be able to monitor radicalisation of pupils online using new spy software which detects key words used by extremists, it has been announced. Up to 40 per cent of secondary head teachers are expected to adopt the software, which is an upgrade of existing anti-bullying technology already used in their schools. Several companies are producing ...

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Sheikh Hasina arrives in London for personal visit

Bangla Mirror Desk: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has arrived in London to visit United Kingdom for five day on June 12. A highly placed source at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ganabhaban said that this will be her five-day personal visit to Britain. During her visit, Prime Minister Hasina will spend time with her younger sister Sheikh ...

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Businessman jailed for forced marriage

Bangla Mirror desk: A businessman has become the first person in the UK to be jailed under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago. The man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday after making a 25-year-old woman marry him under threat last year. The man, who was already married, “systematically” ...

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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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