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Bangladesh elections: not free; not fair

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Taysir Mahmud, Editor of the Weekly Desh, which is published in London, asks if is a free and fair election is possible in Bangladesh without a caretaker government. Last April I went to Bangladesh as my father suddenly passed away. I ...

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Justice Mustafa Kamal remembered

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Barrister Nazir Ahmed remembers Justice Mustafa Kamal, one of the most talented judges in the history of Bangladesh. Former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice Mustafa Kamal died of a cardiac arrest at his residence at Gulshan in the capital on ...

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Rats! Back to Mumbai…

The stowaway rat – was it a tourist? going to visit friends in the UK? an aspiring illegal immigrant? a refugee? an economic migrant? lost? – allegedly spotted on the Air India flight on 30th December is not the airline’s ...

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Peabody: a lost opportunity

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Peabody Housing Association was established in 1862 by the US banker and philanthropist, George Peabody. Nowadays their mission is “to ensure that as many people as possible have a good home”. Really? In Tower Hamlets, Peabody has been known as ...

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We are not the “enemy within”!

Above: British citizens wait for the result after engaging in election day - not the “enemy within”.

Two Muslim men sit on a train, minding their own business. A white fellow passenger starts abusing them. “I’ll defeat you,” he says, “whatever it takes.” He goes on. “Jihad bastards” – and a few more similar phrases. “Bring it ...

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