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Court castigates Home Office over misuse of immigration law

Damning verdict says use of terrorism-related rule to refuse applications is legally flawed How Home Office used terror law on highly skilled migrants The appeal court has issued a damning judgment criticising the Home Office’s use of a terrorism-related paragraph of immigration law as “legally flawed” and ruling it must be changed. The Guardian has repeatedly highlighted the Home Office’s ...

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The search for future firefighters sets its sights on Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets residents are being encouraged to consider whether they’ve got what it takes to become a London firefighter. The council’s WorkPath employment and training service has launched a new campaign, in partnership with the London Fire Brigade, to find the next generation of recruits to keep the capital safe and informed. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “This is ...

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Litter picking champions star in Big Clean Up 7

  An army of litter pickers took to the streets of Tower Hamlets last week for the council’s seventh Big Clean Up in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean. Kicking off with a spring clean in the Isle of Dogs on 8 April, there was also a spruce up of the area surrounding Chrisp Street Market in ...

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BCB announces Bangladesh squad for World Cup 2019

Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes overlooked Dhaka, Apr 16 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Tiger squad for the upcoming World Cup 2109 scheduled to played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. Abu Jayed Rahi came as the only surprise of the World Cup squad. The right-arm pacer never played an ODI. However, ...

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Obaidul Quader to return home soon

  Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, who had undergone bypass surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, will return home shortly as his health condition is better now. Professor of cardiology department Dr Harisul Haque of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) told reporters after visiting Obaidul Quader in Singapore. After returning home, Harisul Haque said there is ...

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‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

Photo: Mary Tyler Moore, right, is joined by former “Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star Georgia Engel, left, who played Georgette, at New York’s Russian Tea Room, as the two reunited during an Emmy Awards screening party Moore hosted at the famous New York restaurant. Los Angeles, Apr 16 : Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on “The ...

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Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

Photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking during the annual Microsoft Corp. Redmond, Apr 16 : Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment. CEO Satya Nadella sent a letter to employees about the changes Monday. Nadella says the company is increasing support services for workers who say ...

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Bill Weld: Trump to face 2020 Republican challenge

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has become the first Republican to challenge Mr Trump in 2020. Mr Weld, 73, has released a campaign video contrasting his style with the current president’s. But he faces an uphill battle to take over a Republican party that has been refashioned in Mr Trump’s image.Mr Weld was governor of Massachusetts from 1991-97 after serving ...

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Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

The UN body said provisional data indicated a “a clear trend”, with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks. Africa had witnessed the most dramatic rise – up 700%. The agency said actual numbers may be far greater, since only one in 10 cases globally are reported.Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can sometimes lead to serious health ...

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