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Free, fair polls only held under Awami League, PM Sheikh Hasina tells BBC

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in an exclusive interview with the BBC during her stay in the UK to pay respect to the late Queen Elizabeth II told that she herself struggled for establishing the democratic process and free fair election in Bangladesh and free and fair election was only held during the Awami League regime. “Of course, it is my ...

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Britain, the world prepare to say last farewell to Queen Elizabeth

Britain, world leaders and royalty from across the globe will on Monday bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth, the last towering figure of her era, at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry. At 6.30 a.m. (0530 GMT), an official lying-in-state period ended after four days in which hundreds of thousands have queued to file past the casket of Britain’s ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to late Queen at her lying-in-state in Westminster

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday showed her last respect to the Queen Elizabeth II. She paid respect to the late Queen at her lying-in-state in Westminster Hall and signed a book of condolence at Lancaster House. Earlier on September 15, Sheikh Hasina arrived here in London on an official visit to the United Kingdom (UK) to attend the funeral ...

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Charles thanks PM Hasina for attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

In a telephone call from the Buckingham Palace this evening, Britain’s King Charles III expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for personally attending his mother’s funeral to be held on Monday morning. The King also thanked the President and the Prime Minister as well as the people of Bangladesh for their sincere condolences and sympathies to the Royal ...

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Over 100 British cinemas, big city screens to show queen’s funeral

Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday will be shown by around 125 cinemas across Britain, while parks, squares and cathedrals will also set up viewing screens for the huge ceremonial event, the government said on Saturday. The funeral service at Westminster Abbey and related processions across London will also be shown live on television by the BBC, ITV and Sky, ...

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PM Hasina calls for a negotiated end to Ukraine war

Leader of the Opposition and Head of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer on Saturday said ‘Bangladesh and the UK are bound by excellent ties and further reinforced by the British-Bangladesh diaspora’. He observed this during his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her place of residence in London, reports UNB. The prime minister is in London on a ...

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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral Monday

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday will be the culmination of decades of meticulous planning. On the morning of the funeral, the lying in state — begun at Westminster Hall in parliament on Wednesday — will continue until 6:30 am (0530 GMT). At 6:30 am, the doors will close in preparation for the ...

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Man arrested after approaching Queen’s coffin

A man has been arrested after he approached Queen Elizabeth’s coffin from a queue of mourners in Westminster Hall. He was arrested under the Public Order Act and was taken into custody, Metropolitan Police said. The incident in Parliament occurred at about 22:00 BST on Friday night, the force said in a statement. The live video feed of the Queen ...

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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday will be the culmination of decades of meticulous planning. Here is how the day will unfold: Return to the abbey The last time Westminster Abbey was used for a monarch’s funeral was for King George II in 1760. Since then, the preferred church has been St. George’s ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in the British capital London on Thursday afternoon. The premier is now on an official tour to the United Kingdom and the United States to join the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister ...

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