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Labour tables emergency council motion to prevent Mayor Rahman’s ‘waste management crisis’

Labour councillors, backed by local MPs Jim Fitzpatrick and Rushanara Ali, have tabled an emergency motion for Tower Hamlets Council meeting, 21 January, calling on Mayor Lutfur Rahman to rethink his waste management procurement process to prevent a waste crisis in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Mayor Rahman has already pulled a Cabinet paper detailing the process for commissioning ...

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2015 : The choice is ours to make – Rushanara Ali MP

Bangka Mirror Desk:: Every election presents a choice. With around 100 days until the General Election in May, it’s clear that the choice in 2015 will define the East End for a generation. Times remain incredibly tough for people in East London. Families are £1600 a year worse off since 2010. Child poverty is spiralling. People’s pay has fallen 9% ...

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A proper religious leader cannot promote extremism or racism

The Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets has said that we all need solidarity of our human conscience in order to come out from the terrorist attack in Paris and the aftermath of it. He also said that, rather than creating divisions on the basis of religion or colour, we should see terrorists as terrorists. He said this in a meeting ...

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Polly Chowdhury and her lesbian lover killed daughter Ayesha Ali

Bangla Mirror Desk::A mother of Bangladeshi origin and her lesbian lover killed her daughter Ayesha Ali after developing a relationship centred on fictional characters, a court has heard. Kiki Muddar, 43, and Polly Chowdhury, 35, are accused of murdering eight- year-old Ayesha Ali at a block of flats in Chadwell Heath on 29 August 2013. At the Old Bailey, prosecutor ...

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Primark has committed $14m to the victims of Rana Plaza

Bangla Mirror Desk:: Primark has organised a press conference on their ongoing work in Bangladesh and its response to Rana Plaza tragedy.  The press conference was held in Bombay Restaurant in West London on 19 January. The Press briefing was conducted by the Ethical Trading Director of Primark Katherine Stewart and chaired by Paul Lister, Director of Legal Services and ...

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Bangladesh avoid Fifa World Cup pre-qualifiers

Bangladesh won a direct entry in the Fifa World Cup 2018 Qualifiers as per the new regulations introduced by the world football’s governing body Fifa. The new system dubbed as the Preliminary Joint Qualifiers officially reached the Bangladesh Football Federation yesterday. As per the new regulations the first 34 ranked teams of the current 46 members of Asian Football Confederation ...

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Pope: Catholics don’t have to breed like rabbits

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.” Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, Francis said there are plenty of church-approved ways to regulate births. But he said most importantly, no outside institution should impose its views on regulating ...

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Khaleda to ‘brief media soon’

Khaleda Zia is expected to address the media soon after police were withdrawn from her Gulshan office. The BNP chairperson has been there since Jan 3 after she failed to get out amid heavy police presence. The former prime minister called an indefinite transport blockade two days later when police barred her from leaving office to lead anti-government agitations. She ...

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Arrest warrant against Tarique, Fakhrul

Dhaka court has issued arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat issued the warrant on Tuesday morning. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jononetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case against the duo for making derogatory remarks on Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

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Young Bangladeshi selected for Queen’s award for environmental efforts

Bangla Mirror Desk:: A Bangladeshi is among 60 young people from across the commonwealth who have been selected for the first-ever and prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The British High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday said Shamir Shehab would be recognised for his “exceptional leadership” in the community. The award, which will be presented in London by the Queen in June, ...

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