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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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British celebrity chef Tommy  Miah prepared food at Feast Restaurant

Bangla Mirror Desk: The authentic dishes of Bangladesh, especially the street food can compete at the world level.  If presented in a proper way, not only Bangladeshis or Indians will be attracted to it, but the people from all over the world will love to taste it. British celebrity chef Tommy Miah and founder of  Indian Chef of the Year ...

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Resource directory launched for activists

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Book launch event of a resource directory, online & hard copy, for dealing with online & physical threats to assist secular Bengali activists was held on Thursday 21st June 2018, Idea Store, Whitechapel, East London. The resource Directory is a response to increasing Islamist attacks on bloggers, secular activists, free thinkers and members of minority faith communities. The event was chaired by Julie ...

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Sylhet Helping Hands UK starts its journey

Some distinguished local youth of the UK has taken an initiative to form an organisation to help the poor and destitute people in Sylhet named Sylhet Helping Hands UK.  A meeting was held on 18thJune to officially inaugurate the activities of the organisation. Guests who were present at the inauguration included former Sylhet City Corporation Councillor Abdul Qadir Shamsu, Mir ...

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Executive Committee  meeting held by Dirai Thana Development Organisation UK

Dirai Thana Development Organisation UK’s first Executive Committee meeting was held on 19th June at a restaurant in Whitechapel. Members across the UK took part in the meeting where the committee took some executive decisions which included creating a website for the organisation, UK charity registration, reorganise Whatsapp Group and organising an Eid reunion. The committee also announced a five members ...

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Council fines rogue letting and managing agents £150,000

Tower Hamlets is tackling rogue letting and managing agents by issuing around £150,000 in fines. After being one of the first boroughs to contribute to the Mayor of London’s rogue landlord checker, the council has been conducting checks on the 401 letting agents and landlords listed on their database. It has also been investigating those reported by members of the ...

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