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Racist murder of Altab Ali book launched

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: ‘We must pledge to stand up to intolerance’ said, Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs. He was speaking as the chief guest at the book launch of ‘Racist Murder of Altab Ali’ edited by Nobab Uddin on Friday 5 May at the Osmani Centre, East London. He added, ‘We must remind ourselves … keep the memory of ...

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11 Bengali candidates for UK general election

11th May was the last date for submission nominations for Theresa May’s snap UK general election 2017. 11 contestants from Bangladeshi origin are competing in this election. Out of these candidates, seven are from Labour, one from Liberal Democrat and three are standing as independent candidate.  In 2015 general election, there were 11 contestants, out of them Rushanara Ali, Tulip ...

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Taher-Wahid-Reza panel elected in Jagannathpur Upozila Unnoyan Songstha (UK) election

Taher-Wahid-Reza panel has been elected uncontested in this years’ Jagannathpur Upozila Unnoyan Songstha (UK) election.  Last 7th May was the last day of final selection and 2nd May was last date for nomination submission.  As  no other committee submitted their nomination, the Election Commission declared the Taher-Wahid-Reza panel as the winner. Among others who were present on the day included ...

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Atiqul Hoque elected as first British Bangladeshi councillor from Salisbury Council

Prominent businessman and Press and Publicity of British Bangladesh Caterers Association (BBCA) Atiqul Hoque has been elected second time as councillor form St Edmund and Milford ward in Salisbury.  He is the first British Bangladeshi councillor from the borough. Winners from the ruling conservative party from this borough are Atiqul Hoque (Con) with 682 votes, Amanda Foster (Con) with 545 and ...

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UK Awami Legue Dorsett branch observes Independence Day

UK Awami League Dorsett branch recently organised a meeting to observe the Independance Day of Bangladesh.   A huge number of guests from Dorsett and nearby cities attended the event. Convenor of Dorsett Awami League Mohammod Yahia Miah presided over the discussion which was jointly presented by Joint Convenor Mohit Afjal and Mamunur Rashid. Guest Speakers in the meeting were Awami ...

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Press conference held by Tower Hamlets Independent Group

Tower Hamlets Independent Group organised a press conference to express their concern upon releasing the Ofstead report on Tower Hamlets Children Service. Cllr Mayum Miah started the meeting with his introductory speech.  Cllr Muhammod Ansar Mustakim conducted the meeting and read written statement to the audience. The speakers told in the meeting that Mayor John Biggs and his administration has ...

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Permanent commemoration in recognition of the death of Altab Ali

A poignant ceremonial event to remember and mark the permanent recognition of Altab Ali Day has taken place by Tower Hamlets Council. Altab Ali’s tragic and racially motivated murder on 4 May ,1978 in a park in Whitechapel that now bears his name, helped mobilise a profound, heartfelt and energetic anti-racism movement. The 1970’s saw the rise of National Front ...

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Altab Ali & other victims of racial violence remembered on Altab Ali Day

Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Altab Ali’s tragic, senseless and racially motivated murder in a park that now bears his name, helped mobilise a profound, heartfelt and energetic anti-racism movement said Mayor John Biggs. He said, ‘We remember him, we also remember all of those who have been victims of racial violence in our community’. The Mayor was speaking at the annual ...

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War forces two million South Sudanese children to flee homes

War and famine have forced more than two million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world, the United Nations said on Monday. The civil war in the oil-producing country began two years after it won independence from neighbouring Sudan, when president Salva Kiir fired his deputy in 2013. The fighting ...

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Trump congratulates Macron for ‘big win’ in French election

US President Donald Trump congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his victory in France’s presidential election on Sunday.   Trump had backed neither Macron nor his far-right rival Marine Le Pen ahead of the vote’s second round, reports AFP.   “Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France,” he tweeted. “I look very much forward ...

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