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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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Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew Uber’s operating license over concerns about impostor drivers, with the ride-hailing company vowing to appeal the decision as it struggles to secure its future in the British capital. It’s the latest chapter in Uber’s rocky history with London transport officials, who have subjected the San Francisco-based tech company to ever tighter scrutiny ...

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Audit Office reveals government’s failure on Starter Homes

  A new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed that ‘no Starter Homes have been built to date’ despite a pledge made in 2015 that 200,000 such homes would be delivered by 2020. In April 2015, the Conservative Party manifesto committed to “200,000 Starter Homes, which will be sold at a 20% discount and will be built ...

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Tasneem presents credentials to Irish President

Bangladesh eyes diversifying bilateral trade with Ireland Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasneem has presented her letter of credence to Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins as a non-resident ambassador of Bangladesh to Ireland. The ceremony was held at the President’s residence called Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin on Wednesday, the High Commission said Thursday. ...

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