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Janomot’s 50-year celebrations launched in House of Commons

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Top newsmakers from politics and business to media and community came together in the British parliament’s House of Commons Thursday afternoon to kick off the year-long celebrations of Janomot newsweekly’s half a century of trailblazing journalism with a firm focus on the Bangladeshi diaspora. They were profuse in their appreciation of Janomot for being the leading ...

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May seeks support for third Brexit deal vote

Theresa May Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade MPs for a third time to back her Brexit deal over the coming days. The Commons will vote on her withdrawal agreement by 20 March, after MPs agreed to ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond the current 29 March departure date. Tory MPs and the DUP are seeking further ...

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Extra police patrol at UK mosques after NZ attack

British police were providing “reassurance patrols” around mosques following the deadly gun rampage in New Zealand on Friday. London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and Britain’s top counter-terror officer said the police presence would be stepped up as people went to Friday prayers. “I want to reassure the Muslim communities in London,” said Khan. “I have been in touch with the Met ...

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UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions inside the House of Commons in London, Wednesday March 13, 2019. London, Mar 14 : In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that ...

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May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

Photo: In this image taken from video, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in parliament, London, Tuesday March 12, 2019. London, Mar 13 : With just 17 days to go, Britain’s departure from the European Union was thrown into chaos and doubt Tuesday as Parliament delivered a crushing double blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal ...

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UK, Bangladesh work together on long list of things: Envoy

Newly appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson Presents his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday. Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 12 : Newly appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Tuesday said there is a long list of things that Britain and Bangladesh work together through very close diaspora links, long historic connections and ...

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UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote

Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May, background, is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, France, Monday, March 11, 2019. Strasbourg, Mar 12 : Britain and the European Union emerged from last-minute talks late Monday to announce they had finally removed the biggest roadblock to their Brexit divorce deal, only hours before the U.K. Parliament was due to ...

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Brexit could be lost if deal rejected, Jeremy Hunt says

Conservative MPs should back Theresa May’s deal this week or risk losing Brexit altogether, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned. There was “wind in the sails” of those opposing Brexit and the consequences for the party will be “devastating”, if it is not delivered, he said. MPs will vote again on the deal on Tuesday, after rejecting it in January. ...

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Queen publishes first Instagram post

The Queen has posted a photo on the official royal family Instagram account for the first time. She was applauded after sharing an image of a letter from 19th century inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage to Prince Albert. The Queen used an iPad to share the photo as she looked at exhibits in the Science Museum’s summer exhibition – Top ...

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Brexit: May urges EU to agree backstop changes

Theresa May will urge the EU to help get her Brexit deal through the Commons by agreeing legally binding changes to the controversial backstop. On Friday, she will say the EU’s actions will “have a big impact on the outcome” when MPs vote on it next week. But Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer said it was now “clear” the PM “will ...

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