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Britain records 35,847 COVID-19 cases, 149 deaths

Britain recorded 35,847 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up from 30,838 on Tuesday, and 149 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down from 174 the previous day, according to government data. Since mid-July when lockdown restrictions were lifted, Britain has been reporting a steady increase, excluding daily fluctuations, in deaths of people who had tested positive for COVID-19 ...

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Queen Elizabeth II attends christenings following health fears

Queen Elizabeth II attended the christenings of her latest two great-grandsons on Sunday, her second appearance in less than a week that follows several cancelled engagements over the last month for health reasons. The 95-year-old monarch was pictured in a lime green jacket and hat seated inside a Range Rover as she came and went from the double royal christening ...

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Britain set to ban Hamas as terrorist organisation

Britain will proscribe Palestinian militant group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, according to British media reports on Friday. The Guardian said the organisation will be proscribed under the Terrorism Act and that anyone expressing support for Hamas, flying its flag or arranging meetings for the organisation would be in breach of the law. The Times said Home Secretary Priti Patel ...

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UK Minister for South Asia Lord Tariq Ahmad reinforces UK commitment to deepening of bilateral relations with Bangladesh

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK’s Minister for South Asia, the United Nations and the Commonwealth, has just departed following a three-day visit to Bangladesh. In a busy programme of meetings and visits, the Minister reinforced the UK’s commitment to deepening cooperation with Bangladesh across a wide range of issues including trade, security, climate change and the Rohingya crisis. ...

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UK launches global campaign to stop sexual violence in conflict

£18m funding announced to end child marriage in 12 countries including Bangladesh United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday launched a major global campaign to stop sexual violence against women and girls in conflict around the world. Speaking at an event for the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC), the Foreign Secretary, who is also the UK’s Minister for ...

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UK won’t let UNSC to drop Rohingya issue

The UK’s Minister for South Asia, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, speaking at a programme titled “Bangladesh-UK: Partners in Progress’at the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka on Monday. The UK’s Minister for South Asia, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, speaking at a programme titled “Bangladesh-UK: Partners in Progress’at the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka on Monday. The UK’s Minister for ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina hands over 1st UNESCO-Bangabandhu prize to MoTIV of Uganda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over the “UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy” to MoTIV, a Uganda-based integrated creative studio. Noel Collin Kaijabwango, business and operations lead of MoTIV, received the prize and certificate on behalf of team MoTIV, reports UNB. Prime Minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present beside her while handing over ...

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UK announces £120m to support climate action in Bangladesh

  COP President Alok Sharma announced on 9th November how £165 million of UK funding will tackle climate change, including by addressing the gender inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change, and by empowering women and girls to be leaders in climate action. One of these new programmes is £120m for Bangladesh, from 2021 to 2027. ...

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UK to add India’s Covaxin to approved list from Nov 22

Hyderabad-based pharma major Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine Covaxin will be added to the UK government’s approved list of vaccines for international travellers from November 22, IANS reported. “From 4 a.m. on Monday 22 November, the government will recognise vaccines on the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing,” said the UK government’s new travel guidelines. The development has come after the ...

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Hasina meets ‘vibrant’ British-Bangladeshi youngsters in London

Syed Nahas Pasha, London : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has spent a joyous evening with a new generation of Bangladeshi-British youngsters in London after wrapping up her visit to Scotland for COP26. “The vibrant diaspora community remains at the centre of the partnership between Bangladesh and the UK,” the prime minister said at an event at the British Foreign, Commonwealth ...

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