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Dighol Bak Sheikh Bari Welfare Trust UK holds its annual meeting

Long standing Dighol Bak Sheikh Bari Welfare Trust UK organised its annual reunion at Empire Hall in East Ham on 16th August. A huge number of people across the UK came to join this reunion party.  Many expats this time met each other after a long period of time and reminisced their olden days. The reunion was presided over by ...

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M Mohid Ali Mithu meets M A Mannan MP

State Minister for Finance and Planning, M A Mannan MP has said that non resident Bangladeshi always played a significant role in every types of activities including liberation war.  Bangladeshi expats provided financial and intellectual help to Bangladesh during the liberation war. The present government lead by Sheikh Hasina is very active to in increasing the facilities for the non ...

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Portrait of Baul Instillation at Barbican Centre

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: As part of Interfaces showcase of art, London based Bengali photographer Enamul Hoque will be displaying Baul installation from 21 August to 23 August at the Barbican Centre, London. From interactive portraits to virtual reality technology, atmospheric realities to enlightening data visualisations Interfaces will explore the world that emerges when art and technology collide. Over the ...

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Nick Abbey appointed as new Chair of Tower Hamlets Community Housing

Following a competitive selection process coordinated by management consultancy Campbell Tickell, East London Landlord Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) are delighted to announce that Nick Abbey will be appointed as THCH’s new Chair of the Board – taking over from retiring Chair, Roger Booth, in September 2015. Nick, who is currently Chief Executive of ExtraCare, a charity supporting over 4,000 ...

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Warning against Hajj pilgrimage scams

Residents who are considering embarking on this year’s Hajj pilgrimage should be on their guard against dodgy tour operators. It is estimated there are around 40 companies selling pilgrimage packages in Tower Hamlets alone, whilst many are reputable, Tower Hamlets Council fears that some may fall short of expectations. Past scams and rip-offs have included operators claiming people will be ...

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Achievements of Well London in Bethnal Green celebrated

Locals who helped to champion residents’ health and wellbeing in Bethnal Green were celebrated at an event this weekend. The volunteers who worked on the Well London Old Bethnal Green programme were presented with certificates by Dr Somen Banerjee, the Director of Public Health, at Tower Hamlets Council. Dr Banerjee said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to congratulate the local ...

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Three-day Bangladesh Apparel and Safety Expo held in Chittagong

The three-day Bangladesh Apparel and Safety Expo in Chittagong that ended yesterday received spot orders for garment export worth $15 million. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) organised the expo in the port city for the first time with an aim to showcase the garment products to the international buyers and familiarise the entrepreneurs with the latest safety equipments ...

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Shahriar Kabir: Bring blogger killer to justice

The Bangladesh government must apprehend the killers of blogger Niloy Neel, who was hacked to death recently in his own home in Dhaka, said Shahriar Kabir, Acting President of Nirmul Committee at round table discussion on 8 August in Cafe Grill restaurant, Banglatown, East London. The discussion was chaired by UK Nirmul Committee’s Acting President Ishaque Kajol and conducted by ...

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Non-resident Bangladeshis should come forward to invest more in telecom sector: Tarana Halim MP

Telecommunication minister Tarana halim has said that this present government is working actively towards a prosperous Bangladesh. This present government has given the voting rights to non-resident Bangladeshis.  She has also urged all expats to come forward and invest in country’s telecommunication sector. Tarana Halim MP said this in a meeting at the house of President of Sheffield Awami League ...

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Stevenage Borough council organises cooking class for the young

Stevenage Borough council and community innovation and creative enterprise Pod53 organised an Indian and Bangladeshi curry cooking training for children and young adults aged between 11 and 19.  The training session was held on 6th August at Pod53 hall room.  Around 50 children and young adults took part at the training session and quiz competition. Celebrity Chef and BCA central ...

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