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East London Mosque raised over £40,000  for flood-affected people of Sylhet, Bangladesh

3 August 2022: The East London Mosque has raised over £40,000 in partnership with several charities to help flood victims in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The humanitarian aid relief has already been delivered to the flood-affected people, and our charity partners continue to monitor the situation on the ground. About 75 percent of the area of Greater Sylhet was submerged under water due to ...

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Karim Foundation Trust provides financial assistance to 130 families in Jagannathpur

Bangla Mirror Desk ■  Karim Foundation Trust donated two lac and sixty thousand taka to poor and destitute families affected by flood in Kishorpur village of Pailgaon union in Jagannathpur upazila, Sunamgonj on Wednesday 27th July. The money was given to poor and destitute families at the trustee’s own house in Kishorpur.  President of Jagannathpur Press Club Shankor Roy, Sunamganj ...

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Two siblings from the same family have done proud

Muhammed Shahed Rahman :   In the UK, while life has been overwhelmed by the unbearable heatwave, two siblings of the same family have obtained successful results in their respective fields. The two, Shazmin and Shahej, have brightened the face of the Bengali community in Britain. Recently Shazmin Ahmed graduated from King’s College of London in medical science from the ...

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Rana Begum’s exhibition in Ealing 

Muhammed Shahed Rahman :   The Pitzhanger’s exhibition Dappled Light by Rana Begum explores the perception of light, colour and form and blurs the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, design and painting. The exhibition creates a dynamic dialogue with John Soane’s design of Pitzhanger as the works respond to the manor’s architecture, sightlines, and intricate interior decorative schemes, including his play ...

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TM Ahmed Kaysher was honored with the Pride of Bengal Award 

Bangla Mirror Desk:   The director of Saudha poet T M Ahmed Kaysherhas been conferred the pride of Bengal award at the Churchill Hall of British Parliament, the House of Commons last Wednesday (20 July). A British-Indian company Avotech Foundationinitiated this award four years ago to honour the unique contributions of Bengalis, from both Bangladeshi and Indian origin, in the ...

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UK heatwave sees temperatures above 40C for first time

Thermometers hit 40.3C (104.5F) at Coningsby in Lincolnshire, one of 34 locations to surpass the previous high of 38.7C – set in July 2019. London Fire Brigade declared a major incident after a surge in fires, including grassland blazes, and power has been disrupted in parts of England. Some rail services have been cancelled after tracks overheated or buckled and ...

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New £2.7m cost of living relief package agreed at Cabinet

    THOUSANDS of Tower Hamlets families most impacted by the cost-of-living crisis will receive one-off grants of £100 from the council, after a new relief package was agreed by the borough’s Mayor. Under the package approved by the Mayor at last night’s cabinet meeting (July, 11), households who are eligible for free school meals will receive a £100 per ...

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CCTV van and £3.2m investment to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

  A CCTV van has launched in Tower Hamlets as well as a £3.2million investment to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). Funded by the council, the state-of-the-art van is completely mobile, allowing it to be sent to ASB and crime hotspots across the borough. Inside, a number of cameras watched by trained operatives film a 360 degree view of ...

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