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World now looks at Bangladesh with admiration, says Dickson

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has said the world, today, looks with admiration at what Bangladesh has achieved in its first half century. The country has moved forward, a role model of positive transformation while continuing to grapple with political and governance challenges as a vibrant, independent nation, he said. “I am happy to reflect on Bangladesh’s ...

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UK PM under pressure after 5 top aides quit amid partygate fallout

Number 10 Policy Unit member Elena Narozanski is the latest aide to leave Boris Johnson’s Downing Street operation amid the continuing fallout from the partygate allegations, Conservative Home reports. Her departure comes after Number 10 revealed Dan Rosenfield, the prime minister’s chief of staff, and Martin Reynolds, Mr Johnson’s principal private secretary, are leaving their roles. Two other key advisers ...

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Four top aides leave British PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered four staff defections on Thursday as pressure intensified on the embattled leader over lockdown parties and his loose-lipped style of politics. One of the departures was linked to an inflammatory remark made by Johnson, attacking opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer over a notorious paedophile, reports AFP. “Being honest, I wouldn’t have said it and ...

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Britain gets fifth COVID vaccine after Novavax approval

Britain on Thursday approved Novavax’s (NVAX.O) two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for use in adults, bringing a fifth coronavirus shot to the country amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant that has led to a spike in cases. The vaccine, Nuvaxovid, was approved for use in Britons aged 18 years and older as it met the required safety, quality and effectiveness ...

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History marks crucial 50th anniversary of British recognition of Bangladesh

The emergence of Dhaka as free Bangladesh’s free capital on December 16, 1971 rapidly started drawing spate of recognitions from both sides of the then cold war-age polarized globe with London appearing as one of the early western recognisers’ on February 4, 1972. The crucial British recognition came near simultaneously with identical recognitions from countries of the then Soviet Union ...

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Queen Elizabeth II to mark 70 years on the throne

Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday becomes the first British monarch to reign for 70 years, heralding the start of her Platinum Jubilee year despite her retreat from public view. But the landmark date this weekend will see little fanfare, as the 95-year-old monarch traditionally spends the anniversary of the death of her father in private. The sovereign’s record-breaking reign as ...

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London Bangla Press Club election2022: Emdadul Haque Chowdhury elected as President,Taysir Mahmud Secretary and Saleh Ahmed Treasurer

Muhammed Shahed Rahman: Election and biennial conference of the London Bangla Press Club was held on 30 January 2022. Emdadul Haque Chowdhury from Weekly Potrika, as President, Taysir Mahmud as Secretary, Weekly Desh, and Bangla Post’s Saleh Ahmed as the Treasurer were elected to London Bangla Press Club. The biennial conference and the general election of the London Bangla Press ...

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Shamima Begum could return to UK after court victory

A landmark court ruling may clear the way for Shamima Begum to return to the UK. The 22-year-old’s chances of returning home have improved by the court victory of a 16-year-old terror suspect who claimed she was the victim of modern slavery, according to a report published in the Evening Standard newspaper of the UK. The government had failed to ...

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Britain considering major NATO deployment amid Ukraine crisis

Britain is considering making a major NATO deployment as part of a plan to strengthen Europe’s borders in response to Russia massing troops on the border with Ukraine, the government said on Saturday. Britain has said that any Russian incursion into Ukraine would be met with swift sanctions and would be devastating for both sides. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ...

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UK PM to urge Putin to ‘step back’ to avoid bloodshed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, urging him to step back from escalating tensions over Ukraine, Downing Street said Friday. Johnson “will reiterate the need for Russia to step back and engage diplomatically when he speaks to President Putin this week,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said, stressing the prime minister’s determination to ...

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