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Climate activists in London protest against Rampal power plant to save the Sundarbans

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   On 17 October climate justice protesters gathered outside the Bangladesh High Commission, London demanding the scraping of India Bangladesh joint venture coal fired Rampal power plant, close to the Sundarbans. Protesters claimed that the plant would destroy the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Huge carbon emission, air, river and land pollution will cause destruction of ...

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New books capturing the journey of Bengali community of the 90s

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   While many are aware of Altab Ali’s tragic, senseless and racially motivated murder in 1978 in a park that now bears his name and observes annual Altab Ali Day on 4 May in Whitechapel, East London, many aren’t aware of the long struggle the Bengali community faced. It should be mentioned here that from the mid-1970s ...

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Council launches biodiversity blueprint

  A Local Biodiversity Action Plan (2019-24) has been launched in a bid to protect and enhance the variety of plant and animal life in Tower Hamlets. The blueprint sets out what the council, registered housing providers, developers, community groups and residents can do to help conserve the borough’s important habitats and species. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: ...

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Tackling hate crime together throughout Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Council and its partners are marking National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019 with a series of events showcasing how it is tackling hate crime and supporting victims. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “We are committed to tackling all forms of hate crime in the borough and this week is an opportunity for us to restate our commitment ...

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Research shows families in Tower Hamlets struggling to cope with move to Universal Credit

New research commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council has revealed that parents with young children have gone without food and had to survive the winter without adequate heating after being moved onto Universal Credit. The council’s report, produced by the Child Poverty Action Group, looks at the experiences of families and key support organisations grappling with the latest benefit reform in ...

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Bangladesh wants to diversify, boost trade, investment with UK

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has called upon the entrepreneurs and traders of Bangladesh and the United Kingdom to diversify and boost bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. He invited the British and British-Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and businessmen to investment in Bangladesh’s IT, leather, pharmaceuticals, jute, tourism and capital market, saying these sectors would bring them more profit. While addressing ...

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Muslims of Salisbury Achieves their separate Burial Ground

On 10th October Marks a Historical day for The Muslim Association of Salisbury where after many years of hard work and plea to Salisbury City Council, they have finally secured their Muslim burial ground on the New Avenue Cemetery. The Muslim Community were overwhelmed when they were shown their allocated site, the logistics aspect and officially handed over by Cemetery ...

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School children brighten up recycling centre with ‘save the planet’ artworks

  Students have been getting creative to spruce up the walls at the Tower Hamlets Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) with murals promoting environmentally-friendly activities. Cory Riverside Energy has been working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council on a recycling project with students from George Green’s School, culminating in three murals promoting environmentally friendly activities. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower ...

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BIMAN BANGLADESH AIRLINES RETURN TO MANCHESTER AIRPORT FROM NEW YEAR

The national flag carrier of Bangladesh today announced its return to Manchester Airport, with a new service to Sylhet and Dhaka set to start in the New Year. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will fly three times a week from the UK’s northern hub to the Bangladeshi capital and Sylhet, one of the two world’s biggest cities. The news was announced at ...

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