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Khaleda won’t go to court

March,04, 2015  Despite two arrest warrants hanging over her head, Khaleda Zia has decided not to surrender before the court to seek bail today, drawing public attention on government actions regarding her arrest. A special court in Dhaka, which ordered last week to arrest the BNP chairperson in two graft cases, resumes proceedings of the cases today. Party sources close ...

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Farabi arrested

 03 MARCH 2015 The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, prime suspect in the murder case of progressive blogger Avijit Roy, from the Jatrabari area of the city early yesterday (Monday). This was disclosed by the RAB Legal and Media Wing Director, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, at a press briefing at the elite anti-crime force’s headquarters in the ...

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Boost mutual confidence to end violence

04 MARCH 2015 Diplomats of eight countries, including the US, and of the European Union yesterday called on the major political parties in Bangladesh to increase among them the relation of confidence to end violence, after a meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office. Lack of confidence is instrumental to the incidents of ‘violence and violation of ...

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Save Our NHS’

TUSC parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow Glyn Robbins joined scores of other local people taking part in a national day of action to Save the NHS (Saturday 29th Feb).  Petitions were collected in Roman Road and later outside the Whitechapel Idea Store (photo attached).  Heath care services have been threatened in Tower Hamlets where a strong campaign has ...

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School offers for Tower Hamlets children are among London’s best

Tower Hamlets once again has one of London’s best records for offering pupils starting secondary school a place at their first-choice school.  The figure, of 74 per cent*, is the eighth highest in London. The London average this year is 68* per cent.  Overall, 94* per cent of pupils gained a place at one of their top three choice schools ...

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Tower Hamlets launches recruitment campaign for more foster carers

Tower Hamlets Council has today (Monday, March 2) launched a high-profile campaign to find more foster carers for children. For the next two weeks the council will be advertising across eight boroughs in East London. The adverts focus on the fun side of raising foster children. They feature images of Tower Hamlets foster carers in fancy dress with the tagline, ‘Filling Children’s Lives With Love and ...

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Labour picks Sumon as local candidate

Peter Hawkey (left) congratulating Sumon Hoque (right) on becoming the Scottish Labour candidate for Banff and Buchan in the General Election. Friday 13 February 2015 The Banff and Buchan Labour Party has selected Sumon Hoque as its candidate for this May’s General Election during a meeting in Banff recently. A graduate from University of Aberdeen, Sumon has been working in the world of business ...

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Maria to play lead heroine in Sohan’s new film

Many of the today’s well-established heroines in the country’s film industry made their debut on the silver screen through the films produced by popular filmmaker Sohanur Rahman Sohan. Aiming at creating opportunity for the newcomers in the Dhaka film industry, Sohan introduced another newbie heroine named Maria Chowdhury recently, who will play lead heroine in his new film titled ‘Abala ...

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Beckton Community Neighbourhood observes International Mother Language Da

Beckton Community Neighbourhood organised an event to observe International Mother Language Day, on Saturday 21st February 2015 at 12.00 pm outside Beckton Globe. The event featured cultural performances from the different communities in the area along with a variety of stalls selling an array of products. Members of different communities took part to observe this colourful event. These communities included ...

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The Labour Party celebrates its diversity

This week, Labour party politicians, Shadow Cabinet Members, Members of Parliament, Councillors, candidates and supporters came together for a celebration in the heart of the London. The event is organised annually to celebrate the incredible diversity of the Labour Party. The Labour Party’s candidates for the General Election are the most diverse of any of the main parties put together; ...

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