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Nadia appointed as Britain’s first woman mayor of Bangladeshi origin

Bangladeshi-origin Labour Councillor Nadia Shah has been officially appointed as the new Mayor of Camden in a ceremony at Camden Town Hall. Councillor Shah, who represents Regent’s Park ward, succeeds outgoing Mayor, Councillor Larraine Revah, as Camden’s new Mayor for 2016/17. The new Deputy Mayor, Cllr Richard Cotton was appointed at the ceremony which also confirmed Camden Council’s new Cabinet. ...

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Parvez Ahmed becomes Mayor of Brent council

Cllr Parvez Ahmed has been officially appointed as the new Mayor of Brent for 2016/17 in a ceremony at Brent Civic Centre. The mayoral ceremony took place at the Grand Hall on 18th May evening. He acted formerly as the Deputy Mayor of the borough. He is the first person of Bangladeshi origin to be elected as Mayor of Brent. He ...

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Tougher rules on employing illegal workers under Immigration Act

Bangla Mirror Desk :  The Immigration Act 2016 has received Royal Assent, introducing a range of measures to crack down on businesses that employ migrants illegally. The Government said the aim of the new rules is to “tackle the exploitation of low-skilled workers”. The Immigration Act 2016 makes a number of changes to the criminal offence of employing illegal workers. A Government factsheet on the ...

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N’ganj teacher should be reinstated: 14-party

Says public humiliation of teacher is an unpardonable offence Leaders of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party political alliance on Wednesday said the government should reinstate the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School who was suspended after humiliation in public. The alliance also thinks Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Salim Osman has failed to honour his position as a lawmaker by ...

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Arrests by lawmen in plainclothes alarming, observes Supreme Court

The Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that law enforcers must wear uniforms during the arrest of people as arrests by law enforcers in plainclothes have become alarming in the country. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court came up with the obsdervation during the hearing of an appeal filed by the government against the 15 points ...

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BNP leader Aslam on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court on Monday remanded BNP joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury in police custody for seven days for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to topple the current government with support from Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari passed the order. Sheikh Nazmul Alam, deputy commissioner of the Detective Branch (DB) of police, told The Independent ...

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Chinese citizen detained over suspected ATM card forgery

Law enforcers on Wednesday detained a Chinese national at Elephant Road in Dhaka on suspicion of Being informed by the guard, another security guard of the Prime Bank’s ATM booth, a joint team Rapid Action Battalion and police rushed to the scene and detained the man, said Maj Ataur Rahman, a company commander of Rab-2. Later, Zoe was taken to ...

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British envoy calls on Khaleda

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake met with BNP leaders at the party’s Gulshan office on Wednesday. The hour long meeting began at 5:30pm, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a senior staff of BNP chairperson’s media wing, told The Daily Star. “This was the first courtesy call of the newly appointed British envoy with the party,” said Sabihuddin Ahmed, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. ...

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Water withdrawal by India in upstream : Bangladesh to face severe disaster

Some of the projects taken up by India in the upstream of the Ganges-Padma, funded by the World Bank, would have a severe impact on Bangladesh’s biodiversity and environment when implemented, experts said. According to experts, a multilateral treaty involving Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan is needed to resolve the issues related to biodiversity created by drawing of water in ...

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Humiliated teacher, now suspended : HC issues rule on teacher humiliation

The High Court on We Osman and his accomplices would not be prosecuted for humiliating a teacher in public in Narayanganj. The court also asked the Narayanganj deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police to report the court in three days about actions taken against them for humiliating Piyar Sattar Latif High School headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta to go up ...

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