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Facebook New Meta Name: Flight To Digital Fairyland 

By  Shofi Ahmed:   Facebook is now Meta. This is the new name of it’s company. Why Meta, obviously that’s the big question. Facebook founder and owner Zuckerberg himself expressed his wonder in an interview. “Do I really get to own this thing or is it just content that someone can basically just take away from me in the future?” ...

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London Bangla Press Club organises Freedom Fifty at Queen Mary London

    Discussions on the role of British media in 71, press freedom in Bangladesh, challenges and achievements in last 50 years By  Rashed Belal: The lifestyles of people of Bangladesh has improved a lot. The country has advanced in so many sectors. However, challenges remain in corruption, democracy, independence, public media, human rights and in many other areas. Speakers ...

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International conference to recognise ‘71 genocide at Nieuwspoort, Den Haag

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The European Bangladesh Forum, a platform of Bangladeshi European, is organising an international conference on Tuesday 30 November 2021 at Nieuwspoort, the Internationaal Perscentrum in Den Haag, attached to the Parliament building. This is a follow-up of the Geneva conference held on the same subject on 30 September 2021 at the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland. ...

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Grand Union Orchestra to mark 50 years of Bangladesh at British Library & Rich Mix

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Grand Union Orchestra has been celebrating Bengali artists and their contribution to music in the UK for many decades. Grand Union Orchestra is currently working with partners Swadhinata Trust and Rich Mix on two important cultural commemorative events next month. Both events celebrate the birth of the independent nation of Bangladesh, forged out of the ...

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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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Saadiya Ahmad appointed new Director of UEL’s Legal Advice Centre

  Criminal defence solicitor, Saadiya has over 20 years’ experience in criminal law Legal Advice Centre awarded “Trainer provider status” First training contract awarded to UEL alumni law student Saadiya Ahmad has been announced as the new Director of University of East London’s Legal Advice Centre [LAC] based in the Royal Docks School of Business and Law at University Square Stratford ...

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UK Minister for South Asia Lord Tariq Ahmad arrives in Bangladesh

  The UK’s Minister for South Asia, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, has begun a three-day visit in Bangladesh to mark the country’s Golden Jubilee of Independence. Lord Ahmad, who is also the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, is expected to meet a number of senior government ministers including the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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HOW LONDON BECAME A HUB OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

By F R Chowdhury:   Banking and insurance play vital role in economic development of any country. International trade, commerce and industry could not develop and function without the key role of banking and insurance. We can understand how banking developed because it provides the facility to make collective investment in viable projects. But it seems nobody is certain as ...

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Covid: Austria orders nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated

  Austria is placing about 2 million unvaccinated people in lockdown from Monday amid record infection levels and growing pressure on hospitals. “We are not taking this step lightly but it is necessary,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said. Unvaccinated people will only be able to leave home for a limited number of reasons, like working or buying food. About 65% of ...

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