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Bangladesh High Commission in London observed National Mourning Day

Bangladesh High Commission in London observed 15 August as “National Mourning Day” – the 43rd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, with due reverence and solemnity. In the morning, the programme started with hoisting of the national flag at half-mast.  At 11.00 am a discussion meeting took place focusing on the importance of the day.  The High Commissioner ...

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ARTA cook-off competition ended  Grand Finale on 30th September, Talented chefs are bringing diversity  in cooking.

The final cook-off competition of the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) were held at Hackney City College in London on Monday. Chefs shortlisted from greater London and neighbouring areas participated in the event that was graced by the restaurant directors, celebrities, executive chefs and culinary teachers from colleges and universities. Speaking on the occasion, the guests said many of the ...

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A Level success across the borough

Students across Tower Hamlets schools achieved great success in their A Level results and the borough as a whole saw improvements across key measures. 85.% of A level students achieved at least 3 A Levels at grades A* to E a 5.9% increase on 2017. 93% of A Level students gained at least 2 A Level grades A*-E (increasing by ...

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Mayor John Biggs Eid Message

I would like to extend my best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year and to Muslims in Tower Hamlets and around the country who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. On Eid-ul-Adha we reflect on the values of sacrifice, trust and forgiveness. On this day Muslims from all over the world join their neighbours and friends at mosques, community centres, parks ...

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Rajnagar Nationalist Forum UK meets Alhaj Abdul Mukit

Rajnagar Nationalist Forum UK recently organised a view-exchanging meeting with UK visiting Vice-president of Mowlvibazar District BNP Alhaj Abdul Mukit in a restaurant in Beckenham.  President of the Forum Md Abdul Hannan presided over the meeting and General Secretary Ruhul Islam Rulu and Organising Secretary Maksud Ali Zakaria jointly conducted it. In his speech, Alhaj Abdul Mukit said that to free ...

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Local Volunteers and Asian Stars Back Blood Cancer Gala

A fun packed gala to raise awareness of blood stem cell donations, and funds  for blood cancer charity DKMS will take place in Birmingham on Saturday 22nd September. The dinner commences at 6pm and runs  until midnight, with Anila Dhami and Harjap Bhangal, who said: ʺI am happy to be taking part in this event and hope it raises awareness and fundsʺ. Award-winning Journalist ...

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Rogue traders to be prosecuted in underage knife sale crackdown

Retailers across Tower Hamlets have been warned they face prosecution if they’re caught selling knives to young people. As concern about knife crime in the capital increases, the council is redoubling its efforts to tackle illicit sales. While the vast majority of businesses are responsible traders, there are a minority that are willing to ignore the law with potentially disastrous ...

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Seven new urban gyms launched across borough

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs joined residents, fitness instructors and parks staff at a fun day on Monday 13 August for the launch of the outdoor gym at Sir John McDougall Gardens on the Isle of Dogs. Seven new urban outdoor gyms have opened in Tower Hamlets parks, enabling residents to use their local parks to improve their fitness ...

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DL TV opens its website and office in London

DL TV opened its office and website in London on 10th of August.  A number of senior journalists inaugurated the website which included President, General Secretary and other senior members of London Bangla Press Club (LBPC). Guest who were present at the event included President of LBPC Syed Nahash Pasha, General Secretary Mohammod Jubaer, former General Secretary Nazrul Islam Bashon, former ...

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Statement from Mayor Biggs: Boris Johnson comments 

     Responding to an article in the Daily Telegraph where he said Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes” and comparing them to “bank robbers” Mayor John Biggs said: ‘The language used in Boris Johnson’s article is incredibly offensive and insensitive, people should be free to decide what they wear. In his column he argues against a full ...

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