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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Protest meeting held for turning Stepney Green Boys School into academy

Parents Community Alliance Against Stepney Academy Proposal recently organised a protest meeting against the proposal of turning Stepney Green Boys School into an academy. Community leader Md Ajijur Rahman presided over the meeting.  Trustee of Shah Jalal Mosque and Cultural Centre and Chair of Bangladeshi School Governors Shahanur Khan was also present in the meeting. Najrul Mostofa and Khoir Ahmed ...

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Your Chance to Shape the Future of Cricket ECB to host Consultation Workshop at the Kia Oval on South Asian Community Engagement

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the governing body for cricket in England and Wales, is planning to run a series of regional consultation workshops, including one at London’s Kia Oval Cricket Ground on 13th July from 6pm-8.30pm, to help improve its understanding and levels of engagement with South Asian cricket fans across the country. The ECB wants to ...

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New Charter promotes the rights of private renters in Tower Hamlets

The rights of private renters in Tower Hamlets are being promoted with the launch of the Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter on Thursday June 29.   The key message within the Charter is that every private renter has the right to live in a safe and secure home, and to be treated fairly by their landlord or agent.    The ...

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Mustak Ali Babul appointed as Director of Betar Bangla

Since the starting of Betar Bangla, Mustak Ali  Babul, renowned journalist, member of London Bangla Press Club and Senior Reporter of ATN Bangla, has been working as a Programme Producer in Betar Bangla. As recognition of his hard work, Najim Chowdhury, one of key persons of Betar Bangla recommended him for directorship.  As a result he is now appointed as ...

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Alhaj Rais Miah passd away

Alhaj Rais Miah, prominent Bangladeshi businessman, community leader and organiser, Executive member of Walsall Bangladesh Progressive Society and Chairman of Masjid E Usamn of Walsall, died on Monday 3rd July at the age of 61 (Inna Lillahi …. Rajiun).   He was suffering from cancer for last few months. He was buried at Streetly Cemetery in Walsall after his namaz-e-janaza was ...

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Tower Hamlets Independent Group demands tough actions on hate crime and increase of police force

Tower Hamlets Independent Group recently organised a press conference where the leaders highlighted the recent failure of safety assessment of hundreds of high-rise buildings in Tower Hamlets. The leaders also highlighted the recent racist attacks on Bengali immigrant community, drug dealing, mugging and safety issues which are directly affecting the local community.  Tower Hamlets Independent Group also demanded the increase ...

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UK productivity falls to pre-crisis level

The productivity of UK workers has dropped back to pre-financial crisis levels, according to official figures. Hourly output fell 0.5% in the first three months of the year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. At the end of 2016, productivity returned to the level seen before the downturn, overturning years of decline which has weighed on wages. But it has ...

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Mayor John Biggs Statement on recent acid attack in Tower Hamlets

‘Recent acid attacks in London, including in Tower Hamlets, have understandably shocked and angered local residents in the East End. Following today’s incident, we have been working with the police and using council CCTV footage to support their investigations to ensure those responsible are caught and face the full force of the law. I want to send a clear message ...

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London Muslims ‘scared to leave homes’ amid online panic over acid attacks

Rampant reports of acid attacks targeting Muslims are being shared online across the British capital this week, with accompanying warnings for “people of Asian appearance” to be vigilant. This follows an acid attack in east London last week that left an aspiring model and her cousin with life-changing injuries and is now being treated as a hate crime. But so far, it ...

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Wimbledon 2017: Angelique Kerber struggles to beat qualifier Irina Falconi

World number one Angelique Kerber avoided an early upset as she overcame spirited American qualifier Irina Falconi to reach the second round of Wimbledon. Kerber, who reached last year’s final, has struggled for form in 2017 and lost in the first round of the French Open. Though not at her best against world number 247 Falconi, the 29-year-old German came ...

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