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Bangladesh looks forward to hosting Commonwealth B2B Connectivity Conference in Mujib Barsha 2020 in Dhaka

“Bangladesh, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, would be hosting Commonwealth B2B connectivity conference during the Mujib Barsho in November 2020. The date coincides with Father of the Nation’s attendance of the first Commonwealth Summit on 2-10 August in 1973 and would be a symbol of “Bangabandhur Sonar Bangla prosperity aspirations,” said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi. The ...

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Brexit negotiators set to work through the weekend

Photo: UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay, right, shakes hands with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier before their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. London, Oct 12 : British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week’s ...

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CHANCELLOR SAJID JAVID TOPS THIS YEAR’S GG2 POWER LIST

  Sajid Javid, the first British Asian Chancellor of the Exchequer is ranked first on the annual list of the 101 most influential Asians in Britain Chancellor reveals the UK’s plans to release a commemorative coin for Mahatma Gandhi Friday 11thOctober, London- The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid MP has retained the top spot on the GG2 Power List, the definitive ranking ...

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Climate protesters try to ‘occupy’ London city airport

London police dragged away several chanting and singing climate protesters on Thursday who tried to “occupy” an international airport serving the British capital’s global financial hub. Uniformed officers were seen dragging several Extinction Rebellion group demonstrators from outside London City Airport, although there was no immediate official tally of arrests. Campaigners, some of them in business suits, also staged a ...

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Brexit: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar set for further talks

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar will meet for talks later to discuss the UK’s Brexit proposals, reports BBC. Downing Street said the meeting was to allow “detailed discussions” on the process of securing a deal, reports BBC.On Wednesday EU leaders accused the UK of putting forward untested ideas, adding that progress towards a new ...

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Rohingya crisis: UK pledges further support

Dhaka, Oct 9 : The United Kingdom has pledged further support over the Rohingya crisis to help with food, health care, sanitation and counselling for victims of sexual violence. During a visit to Bangladesh last week, UK government’s International Development Minister Baroness Sugg announced a further £30 million of UK aid support, on top of the UK’s recent pledge of ...

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British High Commission in Dhaka mourns Abrar’s death

British High Commission in Dhaka has rendered mourning for the death of Abrar, a student Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), on Wednesday via a Facebook status on its official page. The High Commission has been shocked and saddened by the incidents took place in BUET, says the status. Moreover, it says the UK stands unconditionally for free speech, ...

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Brexit: Deal essentially impossible, No 10 source says after PM-Merkel call

A No 10 source has said a Brexit deal is “essentially impossible” after a call between the PM and Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson and the German chancellor spoke earlier about the proposals he put forward to the EU – but the source said she made clear a deal based on them was “overwhelmingly unlikely”. The BBC’s Adam Fleming said there ...

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UK to publish no-deal plans as gloom surrounds Brexit talks

The British government says it still hopes to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, despite mounting gloom on both sides of the Channel about the chances of success, reports AP. EU leaders have demanded more “realism” from Britain in response to a Brexit plan proposed by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The bloc says the proposals don’t fulfil ...

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Families lose challenge over special-needs funding

Three families who challenged the government over its approach to special needs and disability (Send) funding have lost their case at the High Court. They said there was a crisis in funding that would “blight” children’s lives. Mr Justice Lewis dismissed their claim for a judicial review, ruling there had been no unlawful discrimination. The education department had not acted ...

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