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CPRMB wants Anne Main MP to take up minority issue with Bangladesh

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: In a petition dated 10 September UK based Campaign for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) draws British Anne Main MP’s attention to the sufferings of the minorities in Bangladesh. The petition goes on to say Hindus are the minority in Bangladesh, and they are leaving Bangladesh in thousands according to the census of Bangladesh ...

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Conservative Friends of Bangladesh – Project Shapla 2019

On 13th September 2019, the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB) is leading its 5th social action project to Bangladesh. The team will be visiting Dhaka and Sylhet for one week until Friday 20th September 2019. Conservative parliamentarians Anne Main MP, Paul Scully MP and Bob Blackman MP will lead a team of 23 volunteers, including Conservative party activists and members ...

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University of East London pro vice-chancellor Charles Egbu welcomes new visa proposals for international students

Professor Charles Egbu, the University of East London’s pro vice-chancellor (education and experience) welcomes news of government proposals that international students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after graduation. Professor Egbu said the move will have the support of the UK higher education sector. “The new proposals clearly indicate the importance attached to international students and ...

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Bangladesh development delegation to Belfast

    Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The event was held on 5 September at the Long Gallery, Parliament Building, Belfast, with guests Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly members Mairtin-O-Muilleoir MLA, Mike Nesbitt MLA and Chris Lyttle MLA. Syed Mozammel Ali, Chair of the Study Circle presided the proceedings. Chief guest at the event was Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, Panel speaker was Deputy ...

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‘Bangabandhu Corner’ adds new dimension to London book fair: High Commission

The ‘Bangabandhu Corner’ has added a ‘new dimension’ to the annual ‘Bangladesh book fair’ in London. The Bangladesh High Commission set up the corner that what it said became a ‘centre point’ for the book lovers. The Sammilita Sahitya O Sangskritik Parishad, UK organised the two-day fair in Brady Arts Centre in East London. It ended on Monday.With deep interest, ...

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Shop fined for selling knife to teenage girls

  A shop has been fined after a bread knife was sold to teenage girls during a joint operation between Tower Hamlets Council and the police. Razzak Miah, 39, of Chipka Street, Isle of Dogs, pleaded guilty to selling a knife to a person under the age of 18 when he appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on 18 July. John ...

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Mayor Biggs calls for tuition fees to be scrapped as UK student loan debt soars

  New analysis of official government projections shows that the total interest being racked up by graduates on their student loan debt is set to rise to £8.6 billion in 2024, an increase of £4.2 billion. Figures published by the Department for Education on student loan repayments show that almost all the rise in accrued interest will come from the ...

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Bangladesh: Fight against communalism for justice, equality and peace

A roundtable discussion organised jointly by the UK Nirmul Committee, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi UK Sangsad and Secular Bangladesh Movement UK on Saturday 7 Sept at Micro Business Centre, Greatorex Street, East London on the topic of fighting communalism in Bangladesh under the title of ‘Protest, Protect, Prevent & Promote’. Thematic papers were presented respectively by Nirmul Committee activist Ansar Ahmed Ullah, ...

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Big Clean Up is back in town

  Get your litter pickers ready – the Big Clean Up is back in town. Throughout September, residents and businesses from across Tower Hamlets will be mucking in to take part in clean-ups in Whitechapel, Victoria Park, Poplar and Bethnal Green. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Our Big Clean Up events are a great way to engage local residents ...

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