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Blogger Washiqur’s murder condemned by IHEU

Ansar Ahmed Ullah Bob Churchill, Director of Communications at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) commented, “We are deeply saddened that yet another rationalist voice has been so brutally silenced in this vile backlash against bloggers. Our thoughts are with Washiqur’s family and we stand in solidarity with the many individual thinkers and writers from Bangladesh who exercise their right to discuss religion frankly and critically. ...

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Dorset Awami League observes Victory Day

UK Awami League Dorset Branch organised a discussion meeting in Bournemouth on 26th March to observe the 44th Victory and National Day of Bangladesh.  The meeting was presided over by the Convenor of Dorset Awami League Yahia Miah and was conducted by Member Secretary A M Afjol. Dorset Awami League’s Advisor and Senior Awami League Leader Abdus Shahid was present ...

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Martyr Zia is the first President of Bangladesh and its him who called for the independence: Sussex BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party Sussex Branch organised a discussion meeting and Duwa Mahfil to observe the 44th Independence and National Day on 26th March at a restaurant in Brighton.  Sussex BNP President Haji Rofique Miah presided over the meeting and Organising Secretary Bakhtiar Khan conducted it. Guests who addressed the audience included Senior Vice-President Tofuzzol Hossain, General Secretary Golam Rabbani Sohel, ...

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Sheikh Tasniah stood first in Sundor Kore Bangla Likhi competition

Channel S recently organised a Bengali hand writing competition in 29 March in Lonodon Enterprise Academy in East London called Sundor Kore Bangla Likhi. Around one hundred competitors from around the UK took part in the competition.  These one hundred candidates got this chance to take part in the competition by receiving Yes card. The competition was divided into two ...

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Tower Hamlets set for 20mph speed limit

Following a positive public consultation, Tower Hamlets Council is moving ahead to implement a 20mph speed limit across the borough. The 20mph limit will come into effect on Monday, April 13 and applies to all of the borough’s roads excluding red routes. 80per cent of respondents to the public consultation – which took place during October 2014 – were in ...

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Parents and carers can play a very important role to save the young people from drugs, says speakers in anti-drug symposium

The speakers in an anti-drug symposium “Drugs and Anti-social Activates: The role of Community Leaders”, has said that, one part of our British Bangladeshi younger generation are badly affected by the use of drugs.  The time when they should be studying and aim for higher university degrees and qualifications, these youth are pushing themselves to darker side of life by ...

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Inauguration of Crawly Bangladeshi Welfare Association

Crawly Bangladesh Welfare Association organised inauguration of its newly elected committee in a local restaurant on 24 March.  The Blue India restaurant authority welcomed the new committee members in a festive mood. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by the President of the association Kayum Miah, who has been elected again this time.  The newly elected General Secretary Tariq Miah ...

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BNP hosts dinner for Cambridge MP

By Shahida Rahman Members of the Bangladesh National Party in Cambridge held a dinner on Thursday 19th March 2015, for Cambridge Liberal Democrat MP, Dr Julian Huppert to support his campaign for re-election in May 2015. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Romsey ward in Cambridge, Catherine Smart and Cambridge Liberal Democrat Chairman, Spencer Haggard were also welcomed as guests. The buffet ...

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East London Jubo Dol organises activists meeting demanding immediate resignation of current illegal government

East London Jubo Dol organised a protest meeting of its activists demanding immediate reinstate of democracy in Bangladesh, withdrawal of all control measures on political activities imposed on former three times Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, free her from confinement, immediate return of missing Ilias Ali and recently missing Salauddin, stop all types of political killing and harassments of all media ...

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TUSC Candidate demands action to stop Spitalfields estate demolition

Glyn Robbins (TUSC election candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow) met residents of a Spitalfields estate fighting demolition of their homes.  The Bernard, Brune and Carter (BBC blocks) and others comprising the Holland Estate off Toynbee Street were transferred from Tower Hamlets Council to East End Homes (EEH) in 2006.  Residents were promised works to improve the whole estate.  Now ...

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