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London mission confers Mujib Year special honor on Abdul Gaffar

Bangladesh High Commission in London has conferred a special ‘Mujib Year’ honor on the writer of Amar Ekushey song, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasneem handed over a crest to Gaffar Chowdhury at a programme at the mission office ...

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Ramsgate City Mayor of UK coming to village home in Manikganj

Different social and cultural organisations have taken preparation to welcome Ramsgate City Mayor of UK Raushan Ara Begum as she is coming to visit her own village of Manikganj in Bangladesh. The Ramsgate City Mayor will reach Bangladesh on Wednesday noon. She will go to her village home at Irta village of Talebpur union of Singair upazila of Manikganj by ...

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Hindu Aid to carry out charitable work

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah A meeting of ” Hindu Aid UK” took place on 15 February at Barking, Essex. The meeting was chaired by Mihir Sarkar and addressed by Mr Sataybroto Das Swapan, Mr Swapan Mazumdar, Mr Prodip Saha, Mr. Adhir Das, Mr. Anupam Saha, Mr, Ajit Saha, Mr Bijon Bhattacharjee, Dr Sukanta Maitro, and Sujit Sen. ” Hindu Aid” ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan to close office at Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are closing their office at Buckingham Palace, leading to some of its 15 employees becoming redundant. CNN understands that the couple no longer needs an office at the Queen’s main London residence since stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family. While details are still being finalized, and efforts are ...

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UK EC Chair praises Bangladesh’s biometric voter ID, EVM

Photo: Courtesy UK Election Commission Chair Sir John Holmes praised the digitised biometric voters’ identity card and the Electronic Voting Mechanism (EVM) of Bangladesh. The praise came during a meeting with Bangladesh’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda in London on Wednesday, the Bangladesh High Commission in UK said a press release on Friday. Bangladesh High Commissioner for the ...

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Bangladesh High Commission begins NID registration for NRBs in UK, Ireland

Bangladesh High Commissioner for UK and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem & Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nural Huda at the Bangladesh High Commission in London on Wednesday. Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh High Commission in London has started the formal registration of Bangladeshi expatriates in the United Kingdom and Ireland to provide them with the National Identity Card (NID). The inaugural event ...

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Obituary of a Camden community activist Abdul Momen

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Professor Abdul Momen, born on 22 August 1938 in Bangladesh, the then British India, died on 31st January 2020 in London, after a few years of suffering dementia. But this debilitating disease could never eclipse Abdul Momen’s life work in supporting racial equality and grass roots community activism. Dr Eithne Nightingale first met Abdul Momen when ...

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Afzal Sayed Munna elected to Newham Barking and Dagenham Lib Dem Vice Chair

Afzal Munna the Lecturer and Programme Coordinator, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a Doctoral Researcher at University of Bath have been elected to the Executive Board of the Newham Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrat Party as the Vice Chair. This makes Afzal the only Bangladeshi Born to currently sit as a Vice Chair on the local party in ...

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Property developer fined thousands after noise complaints

A property firm that defied repeated warnings to keep the noise down on its Commercial Street building site has been ordered to pay almost £3,000 after a successful prosecution by Tower Hamlets Council. London Square Development Ltd is responsible for a 74 unit scheme on the Toynbee Hall estate. On 9 January, the company appeared at Thames Magistrates Court where ...

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London’s first ‘recycled’ road is laid in Tower Hamlets

  Tower Hamlets has become the first borough in London to get a ‘recycled road’ made partly from old tyres that would once have been destined for a landfill site. The council has been working with Tarmac, the company behind the new technology that uses rubber crumb from the 40 million waste tyres produced every year mixed into asphalt. On ...

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