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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi faces Kashmiri protesters in London

By Matiar Chowdhury:  Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi faced hundreds of Kashmiri protesters living in Britain in front of the hotel where he was staying. The protesters outside the hotel were shouting anti-Pakistani slogans and waving black flags outside Park Lane’s Intercontinental in London. The protest took place on Tuesday evening, 5 February. Kashmiri citizens living in the UK ...

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Council shows zero tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Tower Hamlets Council is supporting International Day of Zero Tolerance to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which takes place on 6 February 2019 with a call to report at risk girls to the police. FGM is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It’s also known as female circumcision or cutting. The practice is a ...

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Councillors pledge support to TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda

At the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 23rd  of January, Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion proposed by Mayor John Biggs which supports  TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda. The Motion sets out the actions for employers and the government must take for every job to be a great job. It restates employees’ rights at work and the council’s commitment to quality jobs. ...

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Islamic Relief UK calls upon its supporters to ‘Show the love’ for climate change

Islamic Relief UK is calling upon its supporters to back the Climate Coalition’s ‘Show the Love’ campaign, which begins tomorrow and runs until the 24 February. The Climate Coalition is made up of over 130 organisations across the UK, including Islamic Relief, that are engaged in the fight against climate change. The ‘Show the Love’ uses the narrative of love ...

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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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