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Expats in UK encouraged to complete birth registration with Bangladesh HC in London

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneem has urged Bangladeshi expatriates, especially the young generation, living in the UK to complete their birth registration with the High Commission to avail six essential services. Through the birth registration, the expatriates as dual citizens can enjoy services like Bangladeshi passport, national identity card and foreign citizenship. Apart from ...

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UK MPs call out China’s Human Rights Abuses in Tibet, urges Britain to support Magnitsky-style sanctions on China

9 MPs of the UK Parliament call out China over human rights abuses in Tibet at Westminster Hall debate. Photo: Screengrab At a UK parliamentary debate, nine Members of the Parliament called out the Chinese government’s violations of human rights in Tibet, while particularly considering the September report of over half a million Tibetans in the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region ...

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Covid: UK at ‘tipping point’, top scientist warns

The UK has reached a “tipping point” in its coronavirus epidemic similar to that last seen in March, one of the country’s top scientists has warned. England’s deputy chief medical officer Prof Jonathan Van-Tam said the seasons were “against us” and the country was running into a “headwind”. More deaths would follow a rise in cases over coming weeks, he ...

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Covid-19: UK records 13,864 new coronavirus cases and 87 deaths

There has been a further 13,864 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the government has said. This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 575,679. The government also said a further 87 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 42,679. Separate figures published ...

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Covid-19: UK government prepares jobs support if firms forced to close

With the government expected to tighten restrictions over the coming days to deal with a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections, there are growing concerns that the economy will suffer during the winter and that hundreds of thousands of jobs may be lost. Treasury chief Rishi Sunak said he understood how “people are worried about the coming winter months.”(File photo) ...

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Prince William launches global environment prize

Britain’s Prince William will on Thursday launch a multi-million-pound global prize aimed at solving some of the world’s greatest environmental problems. The Earthshot Prize will award five one-million-pound ($1.29-million) prizes each year for the next 10 years under the categories of protecting and restoring nature, cleaner air, reviving oceans, waste-reduction and climate change, agencies reported. Nominations open on November 1 ...

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Priti Patel pledges to fix ‘broken’ asylum system in UK

  Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to fix the “fundamentally broken” asylum system in the UK to make it “firm and fair”. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, she promised to introduce legislation next year for the “biggest overhaul” of the system in “decades”. And she said those against her plans were “defending the indefensible”. It comes after it ...

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Boris Johnson warns of ‘bumpy’ months ahead in fight against Covid-19

Boris Johnson said he is working flat-out to make Christmas as normal as possible, but he warned of a “tough winter” in the battle against coronavirus. The prime minister said there will be “bumpy” months ahead, though he hopes the situation will be “radically different” by spring. He said people should behave “fearlessly” but with common sense as the UK ...

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