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Councillors back motion calling for services to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls to be protected

The Full Council on Wednesday 23rd  of January, Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion tabled by Councillor Eve McQuillan, Mayoral Advisor for Tackling Poverty and Inequality which committed the council to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The motion also called on the Government to do more to safeguard vital services which support women who have been victims of violence, many ...

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Long-term sustainable training on climate adaptation recommended

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:  Kathmandu, 28 January: The participants in the follow-up two days training course on “empowering women to adapt climate change effects for sustainable growth” recommended that the climate adaptation and women empowerment are very significant in the critical situation of climate change hazards specially in Nepal and therefore this training course should be more sustainable with longer duration and ...

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BRITISH KASHMIRIS & SIKHS OBSERVED INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY AS A BLACK DAY

By Matiar Chowdhury: Kashmiri around the globe observed Black Day on Indian Republic Day and protest rallies were held all over accross the world . Global Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council & Pakistan Patriotic Front UK in collaboration with Tehreek E Kashmir UK & Khalistan Movement jointly organised a demonstration on Saturday 26th january 2019  outside Indian High Commission London. ...

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Commonwealth SG hails PM’s initiatives in achieving SDGs

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Janet Scotland has praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s development innovation named ‘the SDG-Tracker’ and championing women empowerment. “Commonwealth under its Innovation Hub has placed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s social innovation initiative of designing and creating ‘the SDG-Tracker’ for as a best practice for realizing Agenda 2030,” said the Secretary General.   Patricia also Baroness Scotland of ...

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Mayor calls for Government to scrap two-child Universal Credit cap for all families

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the Government’s decision to scrap the two-child cap for some families when calculating their Universal Credit (UC) entitlement, but has argued that ministers must go further and scrap the cap for every single family. The Government had introduced a limit of two children on benefit calculations, meaning if a family has ...

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Ofsted inspectors recognise ongoi ng improvement in Children’s Services

  Ofsted’s latest visit to Tower Hamlets has praised the ongoing improvement in the council’s Children’s Services. Overall they felt that effective action taken by leaders and managers following the August monitoring visit has led to considerable improvements in the quality of social work practice for children in care. Ofsted noted the “positive culture change” in the organisation since their ...

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Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury gets Lifetime Achievement Award

 Renowned journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury has been given “Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his outstanding contribution to journalism profession.   Department of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) of Dhaka University (DU) gave the award at a function on Sunday in Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium of the university.  Five other students of the university have received ‘Ataus Samad Memorial Scholarship’. ...

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Condolence book for Syed Ashraful Islam

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A Condolence book was opened for former Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam who passed away on 3 January 2019 in Bangkok while receiving medical treatment. The book was formally opened to public by members of Altab Ali Foundation (AAF) on Friday 11 January at Bangladesh Youth Movement’s (BYM) office in East London. The book was signed by ...

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