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British-Bangladeshi politician Wais Islam to fight Labor leader in Camden and St. Pancras constituencies.

Bangla Mirror Desk:   British-Bangladeshi politician Wais Islam has announced that he will be elected as an independent candidate in London’s Camden and St. Pancras constituencies in the British national election to be held on July 4. He will fight against Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer in this seat. Basically, he is a candidate for this election to challenge the ...

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Nasima Begum elected mayor of Lowestoft

Councillor Nasima Begum has been elected as the mayor of Lowestoft for the municipal year 2024-2025. At the annual meeting of Lowestoft Town Council this week, the new mayor admitted that it was an honour to serve the coastal town. Councillor Elise Youngman was appointed the deputy mayor for the upcoming year during the meeting held at Hamilton House on ...

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Five-year-old died after fall from kitchen window

A five-year-old boy died when he fell from a kitchen window on the 15th storey of an east London tower block, an inquest has heard. Aalim Ahmed, previously named locally as Aalim Makail, landed on a railing at the bottom of the residential block in Plaistow. His body was identified by his family and his cause of death has been ...

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Teenager guilty of murdering 16-year-old boy

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a 16-year-old boy by stabbing him with a ninja-style sword bought from the internet. A 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, stabbed Rahaan Ahmed Amin in the chest as he chatted to friends in an east London park last summer. Following a three week trial at the Old Bailey, ...

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Manchester boxer Moniah Miah tastes success in professional debut

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Moniah Miah, a 23-year-old boxer from Manchester, has achieved a remarkable milestone by securing a victory in his first professional boxing fight. Despite facing initial resistance from his family due to the uncommon nature of boxing in the Bengali community, Moniah’s unwavering dedication and passion for the sport ultimately earned their support. Moniah’s journey in boxing ...

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Kolkata journalist Sharmila Maiti received by UK Bangla Reporters Unity in London

  Bangla Mirror Desk:   Members of UK Bangla Reporters Unity held a friendly chat and exchange of views with prominent Kolkata-based journalist Sharmila Maiti, who is visiting the UK, last Tuesday, 21 May 2024, at a restaurant in East London under the chairmanship of the President of UK Bangla Reporters Unity Ansar Ahmed Ullah. The event was conducted by ...

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Poplar and Limehouse MP say that a “Public Inquiry has long been needed” regarding the 2021 New Providence Wharf fire

    Apsana Begum MP heads up a cross-party MPs call for “a Public Inquiry into the fire at New Providence Wharf in Poplar and Limehouse” which occurred on May 7th 2021. MPs from the cross-party All Party Parliament Group (APPG) on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform have written to the Government expressing concerns that “that adequate lessons have not been learnt from ...

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Sheikh Russell Memorial Association UK and 26 TV, UK jointly organized a memorial meeting on the occasion of the second death anniversary of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.

Bangla Mirror Desk:   On Sunday, May 19, a memorial meeting was held at the London Bangla Press Club office in East London on the occasion of the second death anniversary of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, a renowned writer, journalist and composer of the classic Ekushey song, jointly organized by Sheikh Russell Memorial Association UK and 26 TV, UK. United Kingdom ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s skill-based education agenda praised at the Commonwealth

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in Bangladesh’s extraordinary education sector success was praised at the 22nd Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers held in London on May 16-17, 2024. Bangladesh was particularly commended for its recent achievements and transformations in the education sector, in particular for a stronger emphasis on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) over ...

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London court set to rule on Julian Assange extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could find out on Monday whether he has won a reprieve in his last-ditch UK legal battle to avoid extradition to the United States. The Australian national, aged 52, is seeking permission to appeal against a ruling allowing him to be sent to face a US trial on espionage charges. The two High Court judges in ...

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