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Bianibazar Thana Janakalyan Shomity’s general meeting and election to be held on 6th September

Bianibazar Thana Janakalyan Shomity organised a general meeting on 26 April in a community centre in East London. The association members unanimously decided and declared 6th September as date for its general meeting and election. The committee also declared that members who want to participate in the election need to renew their membership by 6th July whereas general members would ...

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman found guilty of election corruption




Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman has been thrown out of office after being found guilty of corruption and illegal practices during election. The results of his re-election as mayor of the east London borough in 2014 was declared ‘void’ by Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey, who sat as a judge in the special High Court hearing. The Bangladesh-born politician was banned ...

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Primary school admissions figures for Tower Hamlets among London’s best

The waiting is over for parents as the majority of children – 94.8 per cent – in Tower Hamlets starting primary school in September have gained a place at one of their top three choices, it was announced yesterday (Thursday, April 16). The performance is one of the best in London. For pupils gaining a place at one of their ...

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Newham Awami League President Mobarok Ali’s wife Hawarun Nessa Mina passes away

President of Newham Awami League and former student leader Mobarok Ali’s wife and Hawarun Nessa Mina has passed away (Inna Lillahi …. Rajiun).  She was suffering from cancer.  Hawarun Nessa died on 20 April in Royal London Hospital in East London.  She was fifty when died and left her husband, three sons, three daughters and many well-wishers behind. Hawarun Nessa ...

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Education Secretary guarantees the future of modern languages

Following the campaign led by Nick de Bois, Nicky Morgan has written to exam boards guaranteeing the future of ‘lesser taught language’ qualifications and committed to an immediate consultation if exam officials press ahead with plans to drop languages including Polish, Turkish, Gujarati, Bengali and Panjabi. Conservative Candidate for Enfield North, Nick de Bois, has led the fight to save ...

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Labour Motion: Support Barts Health Trust

At a meeting of Tower Hamlets Council last week, Labour Councillors passed a motion calling on the council and Barts Health NHS Trust to prioritise provision of local housing for key workers. Labour Councillor Asma Begum introduced the motion.   Barts Health NHS Trust was put into special measures in mid-March, following a CQC report which found a culture of ...

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London’s Air Ambulance flying longer this summer

London’s Air Ambulance will, for the first time in its history, fly longer hours during the summer months. The charity is now able to deliver its advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London via helicopter every day until sunset. At its peak the helicopter can be used until 21.21 whereas previously, due to aviation resources, the service had ...

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Glyn Robbins sends down first ball

Glyn Robbins, Left Unity – TUSC general election candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow, was invited to bowl the first ball of the season by the Camel Cricket team (picture attached).  The game, between the Camel CC and Black Dog CC took place in a chilly Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon (19th April).  Glyn spent many years playing rugby and ...

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Declaration paper of independence is the Genesis of constitution of Bangladesh

Pakistan-minded anti-independence Bangladeshis do not want to accept the declaration paper of the freedom of Bangladesh. Whenever they get chance, they want to protest against it.  The members of Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee said this in a meeting held on 17 April in Monte Fiore Centre in East London. The meeting was organised to observe Mujibnagar Dibosh where the speakers ...

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Pakistani community leaders join in the campaign meeting for Mina Rahman

It does not matter who belongs to which party, whoever will work for us, we will vote for her.  Pakistani community leaders said this this while attending a campaign meeting for Conservative MP Candidate for Barking and Dagenham Mina Rahman. They also said that they did not have any chance to meet the local Labour MP, nor they did receive ...

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