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Diplomat sipped tea as BNP dishonored Bangabandhu

  By Nadeem Qadir: A probe and its findings into the attack by the BNP on the Bangladesh High Commission in London has been long overdue and the issue came back into the limelight when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina angrily questioned what those responsible did when the unprecedented vandalism as well as dishonour to the portrait of the Father of ...

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What future for the European Union

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: A necessary and valuable debate on the future has started in the EU. Although much works well at EU level, there is reason for soul-searching. The more people who are involved in the discussions on the future of Europe, the better the prospects of strengthening our citizens’ trust in the European project.As a part of the discussions ...

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Britain gun and knife crime really worse

Rayhan Ahmed Topader: Recorded knife crimes have increased in London over the last five years, reflecting a national rise in stabbings. Home Office figures show that the Met Police recorded 12,962 crimes in which knives were used between October 2016 and September 2017, an increase of 20 per cent on the same period in 2012-13. The most common offence recorded ...

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The contemporary world can learn from. 

  Fatema Miah: This is about Bangladesh. Bengal lost it’s identity after partition of India in 1947. Obviously its known to you all that Bengal was devided by East and West.   It’s not all about East and west, the both devided regions fell in, under two countries. Its saga began. West still struggling in west under greater India. There Bengalis ...

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Education is the only solution for knife and gun crime

  Afzal Sayed Munna: I would like to say a huge thanks to Patsy McKie, founding member of Mothers Against Violence from Manchester who lost her son in violence. She is doing an amazing job along with others to create awareness and how we as parents can take control of the situation through education. Many of us are now very ...

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Parents’ Responsibility in Raising Children

By  Farhana Islam Mahi: Old homes are where elderly people reside and apparently, the concept seems like it is a useful thing. But there are so many heart-breaking stories related to these old people homes which lead to frustration for anyone who comes across these stories. The residents of these old peoples’ home are the parents of those who do ...

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Typicalsm

  Fatema Miah: failure of awareness lessons and safeguarding  vulnerable people, where the  vulnerable are rather likely be endangered by the aware and supporting individuals bias nature and assumption making  reactive impulse of sub-merged, sub-conscious  harbouring latent hate or judgement what their thought and vision  distorted by. The dislike that shoved in, not allowed to be cleared up, rather covered ...

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SOME PREDICTIONS ARE BECOMING REALITY

  By  F R Chowdhury:  In 1971, I was still a merchant marine officer. We used to call at Chittagong frequently but did not have much social contact in Chittagong. It was immediately after the liberation of Bangladesh that I joined the Chittagong Port Authority as a marine pilot. My official designation was Assistant Harbour Master. Towards the later part ...

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Jerusalem Diary

Sharif Ahmed: A delegation from the UK based ‘7th March Foundation’ on a recent tour, during January/February 2018, to Palestine visited a number places of interest. The delegation comprised of its Research Secretary Sharif Ahmed. Below is a personal account of Sharif Ahmed. In this final part, I am sharing my immigration/border control experiences throughout my entire journey. The question now is ...

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Holy purpose turned into Politics

Afzal Sayed Munna: I am shocked, surprised and speechless. However, I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart to East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre to organise the event to celebrate the national happier together day. The event was primarily initiated as an antidote to the recent distribution of the letter ‘Punish a Muslim day’’. ...

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