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London seminar states secularism requires commitment from government & political parties

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Secular Bangladesh Movement UK (SBMUK) hosted a seminar at the UK Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday June 13th, 2018. The seminar titled “Secularism: Hope for Unity, Peace and Justice” was chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick MP. Contributions were made by SBMUK’s General Secretary, Jasmin Chowdhury, ‘Creating a Movement Not Moments’ with Keynote Speakers Professor Mesbah Kamal of ...

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate rates London Islamic School as “Good”

Emdad Rahman: After a fifth inspection in ten years and thanks to the dedication of staff, students, parents, governors and the schools senior management the London Islamic School (LIS) has once again been described a ‘Good’ school. The Ford Square faith school achieved a ‘Good’ ofsted report after recently undergoing a full inspection by Her Majesties Inspectorate (HMI). This is a hugely ...

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Iftar and Duwa Mahfil held by Betar Bangla

Betar Bangla organised an Iftar and Duwa Mahfil on 10th of June in  a community center in Shadwell.  A number of politicians,  journalists, lawyers, artists and distinguished members of the community took part at the Iftar and Duwa Mahfil. Hafeez Maolana Abdul Hakim recited from the Quran in the beginning of pre-iftar discussion. Programme Director of Betar Bangla Mustaq Ali conducted ...

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Tower Hamlets signs Charter Against Modern Slavery

  Tower Hamlets Council has signed the Co-operative Party’s Charter on Modern Slavery, bringing the total number of councils which have signed, or passed an enabling motion, to 12. The Charter commits councils to proactively vetting their own supply chain to ensure no instances of modern slavery are taking place. The term ‘Modern Slavery’ captures a whole range of types ...

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Best Wishes for Eid ul -Fitr

Marking the festival of Eid ul -Fitr and the end of Ramadan, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said, ‘On the auspicious occasion of Eid -ul- Fitr, I send my warm wishes to all residents, particularly to Muslims in Tower Hamlets. It is a day for everyone to come together. As we celebrate this day which marks the end ...

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Abdul Aziz Sardar and Pasha Khandaker receive MBE award on Queen’s birthday

Former Civic Mayor of Tower Hamlets Abdul Aziz Sardar  and former President of BCA Pasha Khandaker were awarded MBE on Queen’s Birthday this year. MBE most commonly refers to Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a grade within the British order of chivalry.  This year one thousand and fifty seven people received this honour. Abdul Aziz ...

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Consultation opens on new traffic calming measures for Harley Grove scheme

A Tower Hamlets road scheme could be dressed with colours from the Central Foundation Girls’ School (CFGS) uniform, as part of innovative traffic calming measures designed to protect local school children and improve the look of the area. Harley Grove is home to CFGS, and suffers from congestion and road safety problems during the general mayhem of school drop-off and ...

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Big Clean Up 4 bigger than ever

Tower Hamlets’ fourth week-long The Big Clean Up campaign was bigger than ever before with more volunteers collecting rubbish. The event underlined the real and tangible scale of the littering problem that affects the local community and the communities’ determination to tackle it. At 11 events over a week, a total of 74 large bags filled with litter, were collected ...

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Community asked to help identify attackers and pledge to tackle hate crime

Tower Hamlets Council is joining the police in calling for anyone with information about a hate crime which took place outside the Troxy last year to come forward. The council is also encouraging residents and local organisations to pledge to tackle hate crime in Tower Hamlets and support its No Place for Hate campaign. Crimewatch has issued an appeal for ...

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All UK homes and businesses ‘to get another recycling bin’ costing millions

Every home and business in the UK could be set to add another recycling bin to their collection as recycling costs skyrocket. Research by the Uks waste management agency, BusinessWaste.co.uk, shows that the cost of sorting ‘dry mixed recycling’ (DMR) materials in the UK is rising, meaning households will see yet another bin added to their collection – and costing ...

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