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Women’ Day celebrated by Swadhinata Trust

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The Swadhinata Trust celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March at the Whitechapel Idea Store, Whitechapel. Julie Begum, Chair of Swadhinata Trust gave a talk and presentation titled ‘Indian Suffragettes’ covering the contribution of women of South Asian origin. She said, ‘Although popular Suffragette legend might have you believing only white women were entrenched in the cause ...

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Grand Reception of Shofiq Chowdhury by Biswanath Balaganj Osmani Nagar

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Former Sylhet 2 MP and Sylhet District Awami League General Secretary, Shofiqur Rahman Chowdhury said the development of Biswanath Balaganj Osmani Nagar was his political priority. He was speaking at a large Reception Meeting held on 5 March 2018 at The Atrium, Banglatown, East London in honour of him organised by the NRBs of Biswanath, Balagonj and Osmani ...

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London’s first ever ‘Sylhet Festival’ successfully celebrated

The first ever ‘Sylhet Utsav Festival’ in the UK was lunched on 4 March 2018 at the Brady Centre in the heart of the UK Bengali community, Banglatown, East London. Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK, Md Nazmul Quaunine, Tower Hamlets Speaker Sabina Akhtar and former MP Shofiqur Rahman Chowdhury inaugurated the festival at the entrance of the Brady Centre. In the opening ceremony the ...

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Barking youngster Yahya receives national recognition

By Emdad Rahman: A Barking & Dagenham teenager has been recognised for his contribution to his community and country with a National Citizen Service Award. Sixteen year old Yahya Rahman took part in the 4 week NCS scheme aimed at building confidence and self belief to enable youngsters to deal with challenges in life. Activities included living away from home, ...

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WORLD CURRY EXPO TO CELEBRATE ALL THINGS CURRY AND PROMOTE ENTERPRISE

The World Curry Expo comes to London this autumn bringing businesses involved in the multi-million pound industry together under one roof. Everything you need to know about running a successful business from production and sales to marketing and social media will be on show along with exclusive offers for visitors. Curry Life, the industry’s popular trade magazine, is organising the ...

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New England chapter of US Nirmul Committee condemns attack on Zafar Iqbal

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The New England (USA) chapter, based in Boston, of the US Nirmul committee in a statement released said they are shocked to learn about the stabbing of Dr. Zafar Iqbal, one of the leading educationist and free thinkers in Bangladesh. The statement read, ‘We univocally condemn this attack and demand not only a speedy trial of the ...

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Lib Dem Candidate visited local Mosque

Liberal Democrats candidate Afzal Sayed Munna recently visited Poplar Central Mosque to deliver his election campaign message to the larger Muslim community. While delivering his speech on Friday 2nd March 2018 Mr Afzal mentioned he came to seek people’s dua for his recent political involvement in the ward. He also introduced himself to the people who came to pray on ...

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GSC holds election with heavy contest and much hype.

The election of delegate-voters of the Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council was held on 25th of February 2018,with heavy contest and much enthusiasm. The Sylhet Development and Welfare Council came into being to emancipate the rights and fulfil demands of Bangladeshi people living in the UK shunning their differences in the year 1993. The membership of The GSC increased ...

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Sought after Chorister Scholarship won by Southsea youngster

  A youngster from Southsea has earned a place in Salisbury Cathedral Choir, one of the country’s leading Cathedral Choirs. Seven year old Zeeshan Mahmud, who was determined to follow in his sister’s footsteps and become a Cathedral chorister, is one of eleven youngsters from Years 3 and 4 to have gained places in Salisbury Cathedral Choir and Chorister Scholarships ...

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Mayor John Biggs’ Lack of Leadership in Dealing with the Snow Must be Questioned

Councillor Ohid Ahmed, Aspire’s Shadow Lead for Resources and Community Safety, said: “It’s not so much about the snow, it’s about the lack of leadership in response to it. Only this morning, I witnessed an accident in Wapping due to this lack of preparedness and failure of leadership. I visited Wapping, Stepney and Whitechapel and witnessed the suffering of our residents – the council seem to have abandoned them ...

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