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UK reaffirms commitment to support Bangladesh’s private sector growth

British International Investment is central to the UK’s strategy of supporting Bangladesh in securing the investment it will need to sustain economic growth through and beyond LDC graduation, the country’s high commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson has said. “BII’s investments will support Bangladesh’s development ambitions and complement our work to improve the country’s investment climate,” he told a reception in the ...

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Gaffar Chowdhury’s namaz-e-janaza held in London

Eminent journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury’s first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at London’s Brick Lane mosque after Jummah prayers on Friday. Mayor of Tower Hamlets Mohammad Lutfur Rahman, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem, officials and employees of the mission, members of British Bangladeshi community, journalists, cultural activists and cross section of Bangladeshi expats joined the Janaza.Special ...

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Veteran journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passes away

Veteran journalist, columnist and lyricist of Ekushey February’s signature song ‘Amar vaiyer rokte rangano’ Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passed away at a hospital in UK on Thursday. He was 87. The Bangladeshi born British writer breathed his last at 6:30 am local time in London. Ekushey Padak winning journalist Swadesh Roy confirmed the news. He was suffering from various old age ...

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UK inflation jumps to 40-year peak

Britain’s annual inflation rate surged to a 40-year high last month on rocketing energy costs, official data showed Wednesday, deepening a cost-of-living crisis. Consumer prices index inflation hit 9.0 percent in April from 7.0 percent in March, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement. The ONS estimated that this was the highest level since 1982, while it was ...

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New development strategy to better target aid, says UK

The UK will try to better direct its aid budget to nations to help foster economic growth, offering an alternative route away from what London calls “malign actors” by instead dealing directly with countries. British Foreign Minister Liz Truss on Monday (May 16) published International Development Strategy to respond to a world increasingly affected by geopolitics. “The Britain will use ...

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Calling a man bald counts as sexual harassment, UK court rules

Calling a man bald can now be classed as sexual harassment, a U.K. employment tribunal judge has ruled, reports CNBC. Three members of the tribunal who decided on the ruling, and alluded to their own experience of hair loss, said that baldness was more prevalent in men than women. Therefore, they argued that the use of the word “bald” as ...

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Britain set to axe one in five civil servants

Tens of thousands of British civil servants are set to lose their jobs under new cost-cutting measures planned by the government, senior minister Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Friday (May 13), reports AFP. Mr Rees-Mogg did not deny media reports that 91,000 Whitehall jobs were to go when asked by Sky News, saying: “I know it sounds eye-catching, but it’s just ...

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Prince Charles delivers queen’s speech for the first time

Britain’s heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and Prince William took centre stage at the opening of parliament on Tuesday, replacing the 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth who missed the grand set-piece event for the first time in almost six decades. With the queen forced to withdraw on Monday due to a recurrence of mobility issues, 73-year-old Charles arrived at the Palace of Westminster to ...

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