Thursday, February 22

Day: March 2, 2017

Birmingham schools reassured of right to ban hijab after row over four years old
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Birmingham schools reassured of right to ban hijab after row over four years old

    Birmingham schools reassured of right to ban hijab after row Birmingham City Council is to reassure schools that they are free to ban pupils from wearing Islamic headscarves, after its equalities chief was criticised for trying to force a headteacher to allow a four-year-old to wear the hijab. John Clancy, the Labour leader of the council, said Waseem Zaffar, his cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality, had referred himself to an independent standards committee after the government’s integration tsar said she was very concerned about his behaviour. Mr Zaffar wrote on Facebook that he had met with the headteacher of a local primary school after a four-year-old girl, who it later transpired was a relative, was prevented from wearing a headscarf and told to wea...
US Attorney General under fire over Russian ambassador contacts
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US Attorney General under fire over Russian ambassador contacts

    US Attorney General Jeff Sessions came under fire late Wednesday after the Washington Post reported he met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to Washington, seemingly contradicting statements he made in Senate confirmation hearings in January. The revelation cast a fresh cloud over President Donald Trump’s administration, which has repeatedly denied any suspected ties between members of his election team and Russia — which US intelligence says interfered in the 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. The White House quickly labeled the report an attack by partisan Democrats, confirming the meetings but arguing Sessions did nothing wrong. In a statement Sessions, the Trump administration’s top law enforcement official, said: ‘I never met with any Russian officials to d...
Tesco makes offer to men stopped from buying £200 food for charity
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Tesco makes offer to men stopped from buying £200 food for charity

    Tesco has responded after refusing to serve two men buying £200 worth of food for homeless and vulnerable people. Stephen Peter Chamberlain and Michael Taub on Friday said that Tesco staff at a store in Brent Cross, London, prevented them from stocking up on groceries bound for food charity Saint Laurence's Larder. Stephen and Michael had got to the checkout with a trolley-full of produce and tinned goods, only to be told that they were buying too much. Google On Wednesday, the Tesco store manager apologised to the pair and invited them to visit the branch to make amends. We got an apology and admittance that it was a bad judgment call, Michael told Mirror Online. Dean the manager was off on holiday last week and came back to a storm. He handled himself and the situation v...
Prince Harry will be engaged with Meghan by the end of summer
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Prince Harry will be engaged with Meghan by the end of summer

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Prince Harry is on the verge of proposing to his girlfriend Meghan Markle, according to a pal of the royal. A source tells Us Weekly that Harry will likely propose near the anniversary of their first date. They will be engaged by the end of summer, the source said. An engagement wouldn't be a complete surprise to the Suits actress. They have spoken candidly about their future. They see a life together, the source told the mag. While she was on a production break from Suits, Harry and Meghan basically lived together at his Kensington Palace apartment. In fact, the mag said that guards at the Palace already just wave her in as if she lives there permanently. Meghan feels a move to London is inevitable, the source said. It's not like Harry can u...
Two Bangladeshis killed in KSA road crash
Arab world, ENGLISH

Two Bangladeshis killed in KSA road crash

    Two Bangladeshis were killed and another injured in a road accident at the Hayil province of Saudi Arabia on local time Wednesday night. The deceased are Abul Khayer, a resident of Raipur upazila in Lakshmipur, and Dulal Hossain, a resident of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali. Identity of the injured could not be known yet. It has been known that Dulal Hossain was travelling from Hayil along with two other passengers, while the accident occurred in Dilhan area of Tabuq at about KSA time 10:45pm and left two dead on the spot. However, the reason behind the accident could not be known.
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said various social safety net programmes were undertaken to lift the poor people from the poverty line. The Prime Minister said this when newly appointed High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam Hajah Masurai Binti Haji Masri called on the PM at her Jatiya Sangsad office here yesterday evening. The High Commissioner of Brunei said Bangladeshi expatriates are very hard-working. The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday approved an overall Revised Annual Development Program (RADP) outlay of Tk 1,19,296 crore for the current fiscal year (FY17), down from the original overall ADP size of Tk 1,23,345 crore. The approval came from the NEC meeting held at the NEC conference room in the city with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chai...