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Bangladesh Independence commemorated in east London 

  Emdad Rahman : A 46th Bangladesh Independence Day celebration has taken place to commemorate the birth of Bangladesh. The get together at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman monument in Sidney Street, Whitechapel involved tributes to the 1971 martyrs. Community leader Afsar Khan Sadek hosted the event. He said: “Today we remember the sacrifices of the countless martyrs who shed ...

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Swedish Nirmul Committee asks for Bangladesh genocide recognition

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Leaders of the Swedish Nirmul Committee led by Shahriar Kabir, President of the Central Committee, met the ex-EU minister and eminent Swedish parliamentarian Birgitta Ohlsson, Liberal Party and Maria Weimar MP, Liberal Party on 14 December at the Swedish Parliament. Mr Kabir asked for recognition of Bangladesh genocide by the Swedish Parliament. Shahriar Kabir said, ‘Genocide not ...

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Big hearted Pearson UK staff spread the festive cheer

Hamza Rahman : Pearson UK staff at One90 High Holborn teamed up with the One Third soup Kitchen team to offer some winter wonder to those who need it the most at this time of the year. Following on from a successful pilot project last year the big hearted staff at Pearson once again clubbed together after Relations and Development ...

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FOOD DONATED BY BRITISH MUSLIMS WILL GO TO FEED HOMELESS SPENDING THE FESTIVE SEASON AT ‘CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS’ CENTRES IN LONDON

Muslim Aid appeals to Londoners of all faiths and none for foodstuffs for a Food Drive Friday (15 December), a flagship interfaith event to launch the charity’s Winter Campaign East Londoners carrying items of food for those who go without over the Christmas and winter period will give their donations to Muslim Aid outside the East London Mosque this Friday, 15 December, between 12 ...

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British Liver Trust urges people to sign up for Dry January

On the day that sees the largest number of us head out to the annual office party, the British Liver Trust is urging people to sign up for Dry January. The latest figures show that alcohol related liver disease is likely to overtake heart disease as the UK’s leading medical cause of premature death.1 The British Liver Trust is delighted ...

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Community grants of over £1.3 million will be available to support people into work and training

Grants of up to £20,000 each will be available to local charities, community groups and social enterprises in Tower Hamlets, as part of the European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants programme, it was announced today. Launching the ESF Community Employment programme at the Town Hall, Mayor John Biggs confirmed that the new programme, running until 2020 will have a £1.35 ...

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MEP Karim calls for Rohingya to be given official citizenship

Sajjad Karim MEP  urged the EU to push for the Rohingya be given official status as Burmese citizens. In a speech during the European Parliament’s December plenary session in Strasbourg, Dr Karim said that if the situation of the Rohingya was ever to be resolved, then citizenship for the displaced people was key to the solving the problem, also using ...

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Protest against London based mining company Global Coal Management in London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : A protest was held on 12 December outside the AGM of British mining company Global Coal Resources Management (GCM) at the Aeronautical Society in Hamilton Place in London. In solidarity with the communities in Phulbari, where three people were shot dead as paramilitary officers opened fire on a demonstration of 80,000 people in 2006, protesters reaffirmed that they will not sleep until ...

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Golapganj Education Trust UK’s election held

Altaf-Mostafiz-Jabrul panel won the recent election of Golapganj Education Trust UK.  The election was held on 26th November where a huge number of voters cast their votes.  Two panels competed this year’s election and Altaf-Mostafiz-Jabrul panel won the election receiving 80 more votes than their contenders.   The election took place in Atrium Hall in East London. The newly elected committee ...

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