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Save Our NHS’

TUSC parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow Glyn Robbins joined scores of other local people taking part in a national day of action to Save the NHS (Saturday 29th Feb).  Petitions were collected in Roman Road and later outside the Whitechapel Idea Store (photo attached).  Heath care services have been threatened in Tower Hamlets


Khaleda won’t go to court

March,04, 2015  Despite two arrest warrants hanging over her head, Khaleda Zia has decided not to surrender before the court to seek bail today, drawing public attention on government actions regarding her arrest. A special court in Dhaka, which ordered last week to arrest the BNP chairperson in two graft cases, resumes proceedings of the



Top China official to face prosecution for corruption

Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, said the country’s top anti-corruption body. Mr Su was a vice-chairman of China’s parliamentary advisory body. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said he had used his position to obtain “large bribes”. State media had announced



Three lawyers sent to jail

A court here Monday sent three pro-Awami League lawyers to jail in the Juba League leader Abdul Ali killing Case. Session’s Judge Khandakar Kamaluzzaman passed the order when the trio surrendered before his court seeking bail. The lawyers are additional public prosecutor Mahfuzur Rahman, also publicity secretary of district Awami League, unit member Ajmal Ali


Blockade, hartal cripple shrimp exports

The exports and production of shrimp have been severely affected by the ongoing political turmoil. Over 10,000 tonnes of shrimp, the market value of which is estimated at Tk. 1,452 crore, are lying in warehouses across the country. Exporters, including local buyers, are not much interested in buying shrimp from farmers, as they fear the



Maria to play lead heroine in Sohan’s new film

Many of the today’s well-established heroines in the country’s film industry made their debut on the silver screen through the films produced by popular filmmaker Sohanur Rahman Sohan. Aiming at creating opportunity for the newcomers in the Dhaka film industry, Sohan introduced another newbie heroine named Maria Chowdhury recently, who will play lead heroine in