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UWT charity evening to support the needy

Emdad Rahman: An emergency appeal has been launched by Ummah Welfare Trust to support the people of Syria, the Yemen and the Rohingya. A Child’s Cry For Help presents A Silent Refugee, an event which will be hosted by Na’eem Raza. The guest speaker for the evening will be Shaikh Mujahid Ali – Ustadh of Hadith at Ebrahim College and ...

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Health on the agenda at EEHN Fair

Emdad Rahman: The 2018 East End Health Network Health Fair at the Idea Store Whitechapel was an even bigger success than the previous year as large crowds of local residents and visitors to the borough participated in a host of health workshops, massage and advice from stalls promoting services by organisations like the Alzheimer’s Society. Diabetes was on the agenda ...

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A statement on IPSO’s decision to uphold a complaint against the Times fostering story

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has today published its decision to uphold a complaint by Tower Hamlets Council against The Times’ coverage of a foster case last summer. The decision by IPSO can be found here. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council, said: “We are pleased that IPSO has upheld our complaint that the Times article was misleading and ...

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Environmental groups join ranks to tackle climate change in Bangladesh

  An event titled ‘Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected.’ focused on developing links between environmental campaign groups and the local Bengali community in Newham and Tower Hamlets. The event was held on 21 April at the Canvas Café & Creative Venue, Hanbury Street, Banglatown organised by the Fossil Free Newham and Tower Hamlets Divest. A film ’30 ...

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UK BNP accused of communalism

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: In an urgent press conference called on 23 April at the Café Grill, Brick Lane by Secular Bangladesh Movement UK (SBM) & Campaign for Protection of Religious minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) accused the UK BNP of inciting sectarian violence. The representatives of SBM & CPRMB said BNP Jamaat activists used the slogan “Hare Krishna, Hare Ram, ...

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Muslim Aid’s ‘On the Run’ marathon team survived hottest marathon ever recorded!

Although temperatures climbed to 24°C degrees in central London on Sunday, all eight members of Muslim Aid’s first-ever team finished the London Virgin marathon. The young men and women, who joined 40,000 marathon runners, each ran with a target to raise £5,000 to support the charity’s work with communities living in dire conditions within Myanmar. Muslim Aid is one of the few humanitarian charities ...

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Summer 2018 date confirmed for Boishakhi Mela

Showcasing the best of Bengali music and culture, the hit summer event is set to bring another sizzling line-up to the heart of Banglatown and Brick Lane. The 2018 Mela will take place in Weavers Fields, on Sunday 1 July from 12pm to 7pm. It is once again being organised by the council’s Arts, Parks and Events team. They are ...

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Six days of non-stop demonstration: UK BNP is breaking the record

Whenever Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed visits foreign countries, the opposition BNP holds demonstration against the government and displays black flags.  However, this time UK BNP has broken all the records by continuing to take part in demonstration for six days non-stop.  This started on 16th April and ended on Sunday 22nd April. Apart from demonstrating in front ...

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Mohila Ongon celebrates Women’s Day

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: On 29 March Mohila Ongon Association organised International Women’s Day event in a community hall in the East End of London. The main focus of the event was to celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote. Chaired by Ferdous Ahmed and hosted by Syeda Chowdhury guests were Rushanara Ali MP, Tower Hamlets Speaker Sabina Akhtar, Dr ...

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Arif Khan attacked in London

Bangladesh’s state minister for youth and sports Arif Khan Joy came under attack allegedly by some BNP supporters in Westminster area of London on Wednesday afternoon. Police also arrested two people from the spot following the incident. Witnesses said Joy came under attack by a group of men when he tried to enter Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre-2 while walking past ...

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