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London Bangla Press Club’s farewell to Nadeem Qadir

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:: The London Bangla Press Club gave a hearty send off to journalist Nadeem Qadir, who is returning to Bangladesh after a two-year stint at the Bangladesh High Commission, London. The farewell event was held on Friday 15 Sept at Shaad Grill in Brick Lane, Banglatown with Press Club members recalling his contribution in fostering ties with the media, ...

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NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

Unions representing nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise and an extra £800 to make up for the “cut” they have seen in recent years. Fourteen unions have joined together to ask for the increase, saying pay has fallen by 15% since 2010 once inflation is taken into account. They said ...

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Parsons Green ‘terror attack’: 18 rushed to hospital after ‘bomb’ explodes on packed rush hour Tube train

Eighteen passengers were rushed to hospital after an explosion sent a “wall” of fire through a rush-hour Tube train in a suspected terror attack. Witnesses reported seeing people hurt and “covered in blood” after a “flash and a bang” on the District line service at Parsons Greenstation today. The Met’s counter-terrorism command was investigating.  Pictures posted on social media appeared to show wires ...

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Academics uncover 30 words ‘lost’ from English language

Snout-fair, dowsabel and percher are among 30 “lost” words which experts believe are still in current use. Researchers have drawn up the list to persuade people that these defunct words can still have a relevance. Snout-fair is a word for handsome, dowsabel means “lady-love”, and a percher is a social climber. Dominic Watt, senior linguistics lecturer at the University of ...

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Britain condemns the violence in Burma

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Commenting on the recent violence in Burma Britain’s International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, in a statement issued on 8 Sept said, ‘The appalling violence in Rakhine must stop now. Britain urgently calls upon the security forces to de-escalate the situation in Rakhine and the Government of Burma to allow immediate and full humanitarian access and support for ...

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London Conference: Branding Bangladesh positively

A two day event as part of World Conference Series 2017 on ‘Branding Bangladesh: NRB, RMG & UN Peacekeeping’ was inaugurated on 6 September.at the UK Houses of Parliament. The Conference was part of Dhaka based ‘Centre for NRB’s world series on the theme of ‘Branding Bangladesh: Showcasing NRB, RMG & UN Peacekeeping’. Other similar events are being held in ...

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Dsei protest: More than 100 people arrested at world’s biggest arms fair in London

More than 100 people who tried to prevent weapons companies from setting up stalls at the world’s biggest arms fair have been arrested. Peace activists descended on the ExCel centre in Docklands last week, where the biennial Defence and Security Equipment International (Dsei) is due to start on Tuesday. Scotland Yard said 102 people who tried to stop the the event from going ahead were ...

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300,000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar violence to Bangladesh: UN

Up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims could flee violence in northwestern Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, a UN agency official said on Wednesday, warning of a funding shortfall for emergency food supplies for the refugees. According to estimates issued by United Nations workers in Bangladesh’s border region of Cox’s Bazar, arrivals since the latest bloodshed started 12 days ago have already reached ...

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Muslim Charity Run is BACK for 2017

The East London Mosque is delighted to announce the return of the popular 5km community fun run for 2017 which will take place on 17th September at Victoria Park in East London. The mosque committee has urged everyone to join for this fun run and help raise funds for good causes across the globe. The run itself is for men ...

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Business leaders refuse to publicly support Theresa May’s Brexit strategy

Theresa May has been accused of an embarrassing own-goal after business leaders refused a plea to publicly declare their support for her Brexit strategy. A letter – asking top companies to say they “welcome” the Government’s bid for a transitional deal, to cushion the exit – was leaked, apparently after some refused to sign it. They were also asked to agree that the ...

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