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Celebration of Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The Bangladesh High Commission in London celebrated Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country in Baden-Powell House in Central London on 4 July. Mrs Anne Main MP, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh at the UK Houses of Parliament was present as the Guest of Honour while Mr Fergus Auld, Head of South Asia Department of Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Mr. Joel Harding, Senior Governance Adviser for Bangladesh of DFID ...

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Mayor Biggs turns manifesto plans into action

At the first Cabinet meeting since the 2018 local elections, Mayor John Biggs formally adopted his election manifesto as the official policy of Tower Hamlets Council. The manifesto, the Mayor’s blueprint for the borough, was overwhelmingly endorsed by the public who elected 42 Labour councillors and re-elected Mayor Biggs, who secured the most votes ever in a Tower Hamlets mayoral ...

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Fourth Bhorta Utshab orgniased by Bangladesh Italian Friends Association

Bangladesh Italian Friends Association organised a Bhorta Utshab (Bangladeshi paste delicacy festival) on 30 June in Mile End Park in East London.   Members of the organisation, their families and friends took part in the Utshob.  The day highlighted varieties of Bhorta and Bangladeshi delicacies. President of Bangladesh Italian Friends Association Ajharul Azam Badhon presided over the festival and General Secretary ...

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Hasan Travel & Tours announce office relocation

The London based Travel Agency has relocated their Leytonstone and Cannon Street Road offices to allow for further growth of its Travel Services Hasan Travel & Tours have moved into a new office in the heart of East London opposite the iconic East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre. The move allows room for growth of the business and an ...

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Minority groups’ s AGM held

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The Campaign for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) elected its new executive committee for 2018/19 with the following as advisors Mihir Sarkarand Pushpita Gupta. Those elected to the executive were President Devashish Das, Vice President Sujit Sen, Vice President Adhir Das, General Secretary Ajit Saha, Treasurer Kamol Saha and Media & Publicity Swapan Peris. The new team discussed various issues related to ...

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Fourteen arrested in Tower Hamlets drugs raids

Police in Tower Hamlets have overnight and this morning carried out a series of raids – the third phase of raids this month – as part of an intelligence-led operation to crackdown on the supply of drugs in Whitechapel that was causing violence, knife crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the area. These arrests are part the Borough’s ongoing operation ...

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Reception given to Dr Zafir Setu in London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: MC ITC UK has honoured Dr Zafir Setu in London. A gathering and Club’s Eid reunion were held on the occasion of the arrival of the former professor of Sylhet MC College and Head of Bengali dept at the Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Dr Zafir Setu in the UK, The Reception was held on 25 ...

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Friends United felicitates three Labour councillors

Friends United recently organised a meeting to felicitate three newly elected councillors from Bethnal Green ward.  The meeting started with the welcoming speech of member of the Friends Club and community activist Subhan Ali. Other guests who addressed the audience included MP for Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanara Ali MP, Member of GLE Umesh Desai, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets ...

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BCA to demonstrate in front of British Parliament for legalisation of undocumented skilled workers

Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) is to organise a demonstration and meeting with MPs on 10th of July in front of British Parliament demanding to reinstate work permit scheme  and legalisation of skilled workers who does not have legal documentations. To make the demonstration successful BCA recently organised a networking meeting in a restaurant at Stanford in Essex, which was organised by ...

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Arman Ali appointed Secretary General

Emdad Rahman: Longstanding community activist Arman Ali has been appointed the Secretary General of the Chhatak Education Trust. On the same day at a separate meeting of the Sunamganj Jela Welfare Association UK, Ali was also appointed Acting President of the Association, taking over from Iqbal Hossain, who is relocating to Bangladesh long term. For at least three decades Ali ...

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