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London Bangla Press Club Membership Criteria 2021 Class of Membership: Full Member

  The membership policy criteria (adopted and updated at Special General Meeting [SGM] held on 12th September 2021) will be treated and must be respected as the direction of the club’s constitution when considering any membership application. Any subsequent changes to the membership policy criteria will have to be approved by another SGM. Membership To become a full member of ...

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Help shape our budget

    Residents, businesses, and local organisations are being urged to take part in the council’s budget consultation. This is at a time when the ongoing impact of the pandemic and reduced government funding, is placing increased pressure on both household and council budgets. This year the council is spending £1.2 billion gross expenditure (£364.1million net expenditure budget) on public ...

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Anti-racist activist marks Battle of Cable Street anniversary

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Jeremy Corbyn, local Labour MP Apsana Begum, Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs, trade union and community leaders gathered at St Georges Park, Cable Street on 3 October to mark the 85th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in East London. On 4 October 1936, hundreds of thousands of people blocked Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union ...

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Veteran anti-racist activist Aloke Biswas no more

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Veteran anti-racist activist of the ‘Battle of Brick Lane’ in 1978 Aloke Biswas passed away on 2 October in Kolkata, West Bengal at his residence. He had been suffering from multiple ailments and was in his 70s when he passed away. Aloke Biswas was one of the most prominent anti-racist activists of the resistance movement in ...

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Tower Hamlets Council aims to create a “fairer, stronger borough” to protect our most vulnerable after publishing its Poverty Review

As residents face an autumn of rising prices, an increase in National Insurance contributions, the end of furlough and the withdrawal of the £20 weekly increase in Universal Credit, local action to support low-income families is more important than ever. Tower Hamlets is: Investing over £7 million with partner organisations to ensure residents get the right information and advice they ...

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Bangladesh Caterers Association Celebrating Its Diamond Anniversary – 60 Years of Service & Its Awards Night2021

Bangla Mirror Desk:   This year’s Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) Awards night is back on 7 November and this year will be very special. 2021 is the 15th year of these significant industry awards, which take place during BCA’s Diamond year – celebrating 60 years of making curry the nation’s favourite dish. The Awards night will be held at the ...

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Veteran journalist Gaffar Chowdhury hospitalised in UK

The veteran journalist Abdul Gaffar Choudhury was admitted to a hospital in UK on Saturday evening. The 87-year-old Bangladeshi born British writer, journalist, columnist, political analyst and poet was suffering from pneumonia for several days. He is perhaps best known for writing the lyrics to “Amar Bhaier Rôkte Rangano” which is the most widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language ...

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Concerned at the murder of Sabina Nessa

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Altab Ali Foundation (AAF), in a statement released on 24 Sept, expresses their concern at the increase in attacks and murders of women in London. The statement signed by Nooruddin Ahmed, Rajonuddin Jalal, Raju Nathan, amongst others, expressed solidarity with the family of Sabina Nessa. AAF also demanded that the murderer is found and punished. Sabina Nessa, ...

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