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Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Rohingya genocide

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Gambia lodged a case against Myanmar at the ICJ, the UN judicial body based in The Hague, alleging genocide in Myanmar’s treatment of ethnic Rohingyas and the continued threat of genocide. The charges stem from atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces in northern Rakhine State, which have forced over 700,000 Rohingyas to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh ...

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Forum for Secular Bangladesh, Finland Committee formed

At a meeting in Finland’s capital Helsinki’s Vapaa-ajattelijat (Free Thinkers Association) office on 30 November, a convening committee of the International Forum for Secular Bangladesh (Nirmul Committee) was formed. Leaders of several Finnish secular organisations were present at the event alongside members of Finnish Bengali diaspora. Moderated by Dr Mojibur Doftori, the event was attended by All European Forum for Secular Bangladesh’s ...

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Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Britain’s Boris Johnson said Sunday the security services were stepping up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, as the London Bridge attack became embroiled in the election campaign. The prime minister revealed around 74 people with terrorist convictions had been released early from prison in a similar way to Usman Kan, who left jail last December and went ...

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London Bridge attack sparks terror sentence release review

An urgent review of the licence conditions of people jailed for terror offences has been launched by the Ministry of Justice following Friday’s London Bridge attack, reports BBC. Two people were killed and three were injured by Usman Khan, 28, a convicted terrorist who served half of his time.PM Boris Johnson claimed scrapping early release would have stopped him. But ...

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London Bridge attack victim named as Jack Merritt

One of the people stabbed to death in Friday’s attack at London Bridge has been named as University of Cambridge graduate Jack Merritt. He was one of two people killed when 28-year-old Usman Khan launched the attack at a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation. Khan, who had been jailed over a terror plot, was shot dead by police after ...

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2 killed, 3 wounded in London Bridge stabbing; attacker killed by police

A man wearing a hoax explosive device went on a stabbing spree near London Bridge on Friday, killing two and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. British police are calling the attack a “terrorist incident.” London’s Metropolitan Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been residing Staffordshire area, located about ...

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Award wins for council funded air quality projects

  Two air quality projects funded by Tower Hamlets Council have won awards at a ceremony organised by the charity Sustrans. The projects were financed by the council’s Air Quality Fund, worth £200,000, which supports schools and community groups to improve air quality in the borough. Dr Somen Banerjee, Director of Public Health at Tower Hamlets Council, said: “I’m delighted ...

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Bangladesh Armed Forces Day celebrated at the British Army Museum

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Bangladesh’s armed forces are not only working to ensure the security of the country, but also gaining reputation for the country and the nation by working in the international arena, especially in the UN peacekeeping mission commented Brigadier General AKM Aminul Haque, Defence Adviser at the Bangladesh High Commission in London. He added Bangladesh is ranked ...

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IMO lauds Hasina’s initiatives to improve ship recycling standard in Bangladesh

Photo: Courtesy Secretary-General of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim has deeply appreciated various initiatives taken by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government to improve ship recycling standards in Bangladesh. Lim while addressing seminar on “Ship Recycling for Sustainable Development: Perspective from Bangladesh and the Region” held recently, appreciated the enactment of the Bangladesh Ship Recycling Act in 2018 and ...

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Ola: Ride-sharing firm to launch in London ‘within weeks’

Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has begun signing up drivers in London ahead of plans to launch services in the capital of United Kingdom “in the coming weeks”. It comes days after rival Uber was denied a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures, reports BBC.Ola, which already operates in the UK, said it has held “constructive conversations” ...

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