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Day: November 5, 2014

Kamaruzzaman’s execution of death any time: Family meets in Prison
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Kamaruzzaman’s execution of death any time: Family meets in Prison

Health condition of death row convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman is sound, his son Hasan Iqbal said after meeting with his father at Dhaka Central Jail this morning. “I haven’t seen such a strong person like him”, Bangla Media reports quoting Iqbal as saying. Ten family members went to the jail in the morning and met the Jamaat-e-Islami leader, who was shifted to Dhaka from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur yesterday, for half an hour from 10:38am with the permission of the jail authorities. Kamaruzzaman’s wife Nurunnahar, sons Hasan Iqbal, Ahmed Hasan, Ikram Hasan and Hasan Imam, daughter Afia Nur, brothers Naziruzzaman and Abdullah Al Mahadi, sister Mohsina Begum, and nephew Abdul Alim, are among the family members who visited him at the jail. Shishir Monir, a counsel for the convicted war crim...
Eric Pickles takes over ‘rotten’ Tower Hamlets
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Eric Pickles takes over ‘rotten’ Tower Hamlets

Crackdown on London borough’s ‘partisan approach to politics’ represents one of his biggest interventions in local government Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities, says his direct intervention in Tower Hamlets contradicts everything he believes in.  The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, is to take over the administration of Tower Hamlets council, in east London, for two years after an inquiry commissioned by his department found evidence of a crony culture in which grants and properties were handed to favoured groups, and proper procedures were ignored. Pickles is to dispatch three commissioners to oversee grant-giving, appointments, property deals and the administration of future elections in the borough. The inquiry, conducted by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers, ...
Drinking while pregnant could become a crime
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Drinking while pregnant could become a crime

Drinking In Pregnancy Could Be Made Illegal Drinking In Pregnancy Could Be Made Illegal Drinking while pregnant could become a criminal offence after a court case to be heard today, women's charities have said.A local authority in the North West of England is seeking criminal injuries compensation for a six-year-old girl in care who has ''growth retardation'' caused by her mother's alcohol consumption during pregnancy.Both the local authority and the young girl cannot be named.If the Court of Appeal agrees that the mother committed a crime, the ruling could lead to the criminalisation of taking necessary medication or refusing a caesarean section, campaigners have warned. The lawyer acting on behalf of the council, Neil Sugarman, told Sky News that the court case was n...