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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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Bangladesh PM Hasina & President Hamid congratulates three daughters of Bangladesh on their UK election win

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina & President Md Abdul Hamid has sent her warmest congratulations to Tulip Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq, the three candidates of Bangladeshi-origin, on their comfortable election to the British parliament. Hasina’s Special Assistant Mahbubul Hoque Shakil told reporters about prime minister’s message on Friday afternoon. In a message, the prime minister said their victories ...

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Community renews their demand for Sylhet-London direct flight

Aerospace Travels and Al-Amin Travels jointly organised a meeting to give farewell to former Country Manager of Biman Bangladeshi Airlines in UK and Ireland, Atiqur Rahman Chisty and to welcome the new Country Manger Shafiqul Islam. The meeting took place in the The Collective of Bangladeshi School Governors office in East London on 2nd May. The event was presided over by prominent educationist ...

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BCA North London-Herdfordshire East organises networking meeting

Labour Friends of Bangladesh organised a networking meeting on 4th of May in a restaurant in North London which was supported by BCA North London-Heardforshire East. BCA North London President Mujahid Ali Chowdhury presided over the meeting. Organising Secretary Delwar Hossain and Treasurer Akhtar Hossain jointly conducted it. BCA North London General Secretary M Foyjul Haque acted as the co-ordinator ...

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Altab Ali Day 2015 observed

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :  This year the annual Altab Ali Day was commemorated by Altab Ali Foundation (AAF) on Mon 4 May 2015, at the ‘Shahid Minar’, Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel, with a solidarity rally. The event started with a minute silence, took place on Monday 4th May, to coincide with the date of Altab Ali’s murder. Floral wreath in honour of Altab Ali & ...

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