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Musical extravaganza for Victory Day marks conclusion of nine-month celebration of Bangladeshi independence

  Stars of British-Bengali stage and screen will headline one of the UK’s biggest celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. The event will also mark the conclusion of a nine-month series of events, known as Bangladesh@50, which has given residents, visitors and others in Tower Hamlets the opportunity to enjoy some of the best Bengali arts, music and culture in the country. Organised by the council, the Bangladesh@50 Victory Day concert on Friday 17 ...

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Labour MP calls for protections for undocumented migrants in Nationality Bill 

  Poplar and Limehouse MP Apsana Begum has tabled two clauses to the Nationality and Borders Bill, to protect the rights of migrants in the UK. Commenting on the Nationality and Borders Bill Apsana Begum said, “This is a dangerously divisive bill which proposes to erode the basic human rights of migrants and seeks to put already vulnerable migrant communities at further socio-economic disadvantage in ...

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Councillor Khaled Noor has become the latest victim of the Labour Party’s handling of Islamophobia.

    Councillor Khaled Noor has become the latest victim of the Labour Party’s handling of Islamophobia.   He has asked the Redbridge Labour Group for many months to hold a proper inquiry into an Islamophobic tweet sent from the official Redbridge Labour Party Twitter Account. The offending tweet was sent on 29th November 2020. The Leader of the Redbridge Labour Group acknowledged that the tweet was “incendiary” and “extremely ...

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Channel S Founder Mahee Ferdhaus receives Asian Curry Award for his outstanding contribution in charity work

By Abdul Karim Goni:   Channel S Founder Mahee Ferdhaus Jalil has received a special award for his outstanding contribution in charity work. He received this special award for serving humanity through media and personal effort. Paul Scally MP and Asian Catering Federation Eayor Khan handed over this award to him.  Prior to this, popular BBC Journalist Kate Silverstone announced ...

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London Bangla Press Club organises Freedom Fifty at Queen Mary London

    Discussions on the role of British media in 71, press freedom in Bangladesh, challenges and achievements in last 50 years By  Rashed Belal: The lifestyles of people of Bangladesh has improved a lot. The country has advanced in so many sectors. However, challenges remain in corruption, democracy, independence, public media, human rights and in many other areas. Speakers ...

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International conference to recognise ‘71 genocide at Nieuwspoort, Den Haag

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The European Bangladesh Forum, a platform of Bangladeshi European, is organising an international conference on Tuesday 30 November 2021 at Nieuwspoort, the Internationaal Perscentrum in Den Haag, attached to the Parliament building. This is a follow-up of the Geneva conference held on the same subject on 30 September 2021 at the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland. ...

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Grand Union Orchestra to mark 50 years of Bangladesh at British Library & Rich Mix

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Grand Union Orchestra has been celebrating Bengali artists and their contribution to music in the UK for many decades. Grand Union Orchestra is currently working with partners Swadhinata Trust and Rich Mix on two important cultural commemorative events next month. Both events celebrate the birth of the independent nation of Bangladesh, forged out of the ...

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Saadiya Ahmad appointed new Director of UEL’s Legal Advice Centre

  Criminal defence solicitor, Saadiya has over 20 years’ experience in criminal law Legal Advice Centre awarded “Trainer provider status” First training contract awarded to UEL alumni law student Saadiya Ahmad has been announced as the new Director of University of East London’s Legal Advice Centre [LAC] based in the Royal Docks School of Business and Law at University Square Stratford ...

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British police arrest three men after deadly car blast

British police announced the arrest of three men after a car exploded in front of Liverpool Women’s Hospital, in the city centre, killing one man and injuring another Sunday morning. Officers arrested the three men, aged 29, 26 and 21, in Liverpool’s Kensington district under the anti-terrorism laws, Greater Manchester Police said in a tweet. The man killed in the ...

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