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John Biggs pledges Altab Ali commemoration day

John Biggs, Labour’s Mayoral Candidate in Tower Hamlets has pledged that if he were elected Mayor, the date 4 May in Tower Hamlets would be dedicated as Altab Ali Day, in commemoration of the 25-year-old Bengali worker, who was murdered on 4 May 1978 by three racist teenagers as he walked home from work. After meeting with members of the ...

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Project launched to reflect lives of Bangladeshis in Westminster

Central London Youth Development has started a project on ‘hopes and fears’ of Bangladeshi parents wen they raised their children in 60’s and 70’s. The name of the project is ‘Faced in Westminster’ which will speak about mainly on parents living in Central London. The project will focus largely on stories of parents on that time describing benefits, advantages and ...

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Project launched to reflect lives of Bangladeshis in Westminster

Central London Youth Development has started a project on ‘hopes and fears’ of Bangladeshi parents when they raised their children in 60’s and 70’s. The name of the project is ‘Faced in Westminster’ which will speak about mainly on parents living in Central London. The project will focus largely on stories of parents on that time describing benefits, advantages and ...

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Redbridge Welfare Association UK summer sports festival starts

Redbridge Welfare Association UK officially started its annual sports festival. The organisation organises this festival every year to enhance relationship across communities. Association officials were present at the opening ceremony on 10th May which took place in Laxford Park in Illford. Along with many contenders from Bangladeshi community, a number of competitors from other communities took part from the multicultural ...

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Flying empty with 80 seats, passenger did not get ticket!

Bangla Mirror desk : UK living Shahanara Akhtar’s husband died in Bangladesh. She wanted to go to Sylhet with her children to attend the funeral of her late husband. When she wanted to book the tickets, she was told by the travel agent that there was only one seat left. As a result, she could not take her two children ...

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Jury returns critical narrative in the inquest of Rubel Ahmed

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :  On 18 May, the jury in the Central Lincolnshire Coroner’s Court found “inadequate” communication between multi-disciplinary teams was one of the factors that contributed to Rubel Ahmed’s death following the service of removal directions on him. Rubel Ahmed was discovered hanging in his cell on 5 September 2014, a few days after being informed of the ...

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Rushanara Ali: Vote for John Biggs & Sabina Akhtar

By Ansar Ahmed Ullah :  Tower Hamlets Borough Mayoral election and a local Council by-election in Stepney Green Ward is on 11th June 2015. Rushanara Ali MP has requested Tower Hamlets residents to vote for our Labour Mayoral candidate, John Biggs, and Labour Councillor candidate in Stepney Green Ward, Sabina Akhtar. Following her win in the general election Rushanara Ali MP thanked everybody who ...

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Mina Rahman expresses her gratitude towards voters and supporters

Conservative Party candidate for Barking Mina Rahman has expressed her sincere gratitude towards voters and supporters.  She has also congratulated Labour Party candidate Margaret Hodge for winning from Barking and Dagenham.  In a press release sent to newspapers she said that, Barking and Dagenham has always been known as a place of working class people and an area not free ...

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UK ex pat Bengalis celebrate the winning of Bengali trio in the UK election

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :  Following the amazing win by three Bengalis, Rushanara Ali, Rupa Huq & Tulip Siddiq, in the UK 2015 general election the East End Bengali community spontaneously celebrated the victory of the three. Following Jumma prayer at the Brick Lane Mosque on 8 May local people gathered at a community centre in Banglatown to celebrate the victory ...

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Boishakhi Mela 2015 in London

This year’s Boishakhi Mela will take place in Victoria Park at Grove Road on Sunday 17th May. The once in a year Baishakhi Mela will have a multitude of food stalls, rickshaw rides and colourful floats to welcome the Bengali New Year. The Mela committee has invited everyone at the Baishakhi celebrations in London with family and friends where Bengali ...

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