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East London Mosque launches first ever British Muslim archives

East London Mosque formally inaugurated its on-line archive catalogue and reading room service on 15 January. The event was attended by over 70 well wishers of the project, interfaith leaders and researchers. Chief guests included the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice; Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of the National Archives; the ...

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Careworld celebrates it New Year get together party

Careworld Limited organised its New Year get together party in his own office in East London on 21 January. Former Deputy Mayor of Tower Hamlets Cllr Ohid Ahmed, Bangla Mirror Editor Abdul Karim Gani, Barristar Kazi Shahen Shah, Ajom Ali and other company executives were presented as special guests in the colourful event. In their welcoming speech, Managing Director of ...

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Pasha-Munim panel retain the leadership of BCA

The present Pasha-Munim committee has again retained the leadership of Bangladesh Caterers Association, the organisation which represents the Bangladeshi restaurateurs in the UK. The panel was elected without any contestants. The newly elected committee emphasised that they will continue their hard work towards the alleviation of struggles and problems that the curry industry is facing now. Election Commissioner Mahmud Hasan ...

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BBPI Person OF the year announced

The British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration 2015 celebrated the success of 100 British Bangladeshi’s on the 27th January at an exclusive launch event in Canary Wharf, London. The list highlights talent across 20 categories and showcases the contributions and achievements of 100 British Bangladeshis to every walk of British life. The 2015 list and the BBPI Person of the Year ...

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‘Think about the students’

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has again asked the BNP-led alliance to withdraw the countrywide blockade to avoid violence during the forthcoming Secondary School Certificate and equivalent exams. A total of 14.79 million students will take the exams scheduled to start on Feb 2. The minister spoke at a press briefing on Thursday. “They should respond to our request. Look ...

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Tarique attends prayer and Milad Mahfil for brother Koko in London

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s eldest son Tarique Rahman has attended an absentia funeral prayer and Milad Mahfil for his late younger brother Arafat Rahman Koko. The funeral prayer was held around 3:30pm on Sunday 25 January local time at Altaf Ali Ground in East London. Apart from Tarique, the prayer was also attended by the expatriate supporters of the BNP ...

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Public transport running in Dhaka, long-route buses off

Vehicles are out on the streets of Dhaka as usual but long distance buses have been grounded during Thursday’s 24-hour shutdown in Dhaka City and a dawn-to-dusk general strike in nine districts alongside a crippling countrywide blockade. Islami Chhatra Shibir activists started a pro-strike rally at Mirpur on Thursday which was later dispersed by the police. No other agitation has ...

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Do whatever needed to stop violence: Hasina

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Tuesday ordered the police to take whatever steps are necessary to stop the ongoing violence in the country. “I’ll take the responsibility for whatever happens [due to the action]. But you’ll have to ensure the security of the common people. You’ll take whatever steps are necessary against those responsible for burning and attacking people,” ...

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ISIS loses battle for Kobani

Kurdish fighters have taken the Syrian city of Kobani from ISIS’ grip after 112 days of fighting with the Sunni extremist group, multiple sources said Monday. The announcement comes a day after an Iraqi official declared that Iraq’s Diyala Province had been “liberated” from ISIS. Idriss Nassan, Kobani’s deputy foreign minister, told CNN he expects an official announcement Tuesday “if ...

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