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British Bangladeshi Mansoor Ahmad attends His Majesty The King’s Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  Having received an invitation from His Majesty King Charles III,British Bangladeshi Mansoor Ahmad along with his wife attended theRoyal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 3rdof May 2023 to celebrate His Majesty’s Coronation. Mansoor expressed his feelings: It was such a memorable day and a wonderful surprise to receive the invitation from the Lord Chamberlain commanded by His ...

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Your full guide to King Charles III’s coronation and key times

Millions of people across the UK and beyond are preparing to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III – a symbolic ceremony combining a religious service and pageantry. It is being held at Westminster Abbey on 6 May and the King, who will be crowned along with Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be the 40th reigning monarch crowned there since ...

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Funeral Leave

By Taslim Ahammad:   On one occasionthe loved one passes away, it may be a difficult time for one and all. Grieving is a natural part of the process, and taking time off from work may be an essential step in honouring and saying goodbye to the deceased. In Bangladesh, there are regulations in place that provide employees with the ...

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British High Commissioner Designate to Bangladesh Ms Sarah Cooke arrives

Bangla Mirror Desk:   The British High Commissioner Designate to Bangladesh Ms Sarah Cooke arrived today in Dhaka. She succeeds Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson. On her appointment as the British High Commissioner Designate to Bangladesh, Ms Cooke said: “I am delighted and deeply honoured to be returning to Bangladesh as British High Commissioner. The United Kingdom has strong cultural, political ...

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Press conference in London in support of Sylhet City Corporation Mayor candidate Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury 

By Muhammed Shahed Rahman :     A press conference was held in East London on the initiative of expatriate citizens of Sylhet City Corporation in support of Bangladesh Awami League and expatriate representative mayor candidate Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury in the Sylhet City Corporation election. On Friday (28 April 2023) afternoon in the hall of the London Bangla Press Club, the ...

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Killing of Sumaiya in Sylhet’s Balaganj : Protest event held in London

By Muhammed Shahed Rahman : Sumaiya’s murder in Sylhet’s Balaganj, a protest event was held in London in the presence of a large number of conscious citizens. The expatriate people are vocal in demanding exemplary punishment by bringing the killers to justice. On Tuesday (25 April 2023) evening at the Micro Business Center in East London, the protest meeting organized ...

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Apsana Begum MP: “This Bill will imprison pregnant women and put their health and the life of their unborn child at risk” 

Ahead of Report Stage (26th April) of the Illegal Migration Bill, Apsana Begum MP is proposing a range of human rights amendments and protections for pregnant migrants.  Apsana Begum, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, said:   “This Bill will imprison pregnant women and put their health and the life of their unborn child at risk. “Migrant women, who should have finally escaped persecution, will ...

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6th London Bengali film festival starts on 26 April

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The London Bengali Film Festival today announced the full line up of films included in this year’s 6th edition of Europe’s largest Bengali film festival, running April 26 – 30, 2023. The programme includes seven feature films and three shorts in Bengali and Hindi languages from Bangladesh, India and beyond. The festival launches at the prestigious ...

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Diane Abbott suspended as Labour MP after racism letter

  Diane Abbott has been suspended as a Labour MP pending an investigation into a letter she wrote about racism for the Observer, the party has said. The politician said “many types of white people with points of difference” can experience prejudice, in a letter published on Sunday. But they are not subject to racism “all their lives”, she said. ...

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Apsana Begum MP commemorating the Rana Plaza disaster: “All workers deserve a workplace that provides them with a living wage, decent working conditions and trade union rights including the right to refuse unsafe work.”  

  Ahead of the ten-year anniversary since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh killed at least 1,132 workers and injured more than 2,500, Apsana Begum MP has tabled a parliamentary motion condemning the ongoing poor labour conditions, low wages, and unsafe work environments, with a high incidence of work-related accidents and deaths, faced by workers in the garment sector worldwide. Apsana Begum, ...

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