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British Parliamentarians hear of Bangladesh’s religious harmony

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   British MPs and Peers participated in a high-level roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Bangladesh in the UK Parliament on 17 May. The event took place under the auspices of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Bangladesh Study Circle London. While speakers underlined the secular aspiration of ...

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Jagannathpur’s Atiqul Haque elected first British Bangladeshi mayor to Salisbury City Council

By Matiar Chowdhury:   London: Councilor Atiqul Haque became the mayor of Wiltshire’s Salisbury City Council for the first time, shining the face of Bangladesh in Britain’s multinational society. He is the first British Bangladeshi Muslim Mayor of Salisbury City Council. On Saturday 13th May, Salisbury City Council announced his name as the 762nd The Right Worshipful Mayor of Barra ...

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UK Launch of bi-lingual book for children – The Street is Not a Home

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The Street is Not a Home is a unique book that was written and illustrated with children who have survived on the streets of Dhaka. It was launched in Dhaka at the Dhaka Lit Fest and has now been printed in the UK. The book includes four stories based on the lives of eighteen real children. ...

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UK diaspora united to win Anwaruzzaman in Sylhet city

By Matiar Chowdhury:   London: It is our responsibility and duty to make Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury win the Sylhet city election regardless of party affiliation. He is not only the nominated candidate of Awami League, he is also the representative of all expatriates irrespective of party affiliation. If Mr. Chowdhury is elected mayor of Sylhet city, he will play a role in building ...

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A New Executive Committee of RCT formed

  The new Executive Committee of Red Bridge Community Trust (RCT) has been constituted with Mohammed Ohid Uddin as President and  Shaheen Chowdhury as the General Secretary. In the general meeting held at the residence of Mohammed Ohid Uddin in Newbury Park  on Sunday 15 May 2023, the former executive committee of RCT was unanimously abolished and a new executive ...

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Press conference in London demanding stop harassment of expatriates in Bangladesh and investment protection

  Muhammed Shahed Rahman :   British expatriate businessmen have demanded an end to harassment of expatriates in Bangladesh and protection of their investments. This demand was announced at a press conference organized at the London Bangla Press Club on Tuesday 16 May 2023.  Director Abdur Razzak read the written statement at the press conference. The press conference was organized ...

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Goodwill on Two Wheels: A book review

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Soon after the independence of Bangladesh, four freedom fighters, Jamal Hasan, Anwar Ahmed, Mahmud Abdul Quayum and Syed Akhtar Ali, set out on a world cycle tour on a special mission. They wanted to thank the people of the world who supported Bangladesh’s Liberation War. They started their tour from the front garden of 32 ...

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Sick Leave and Pay

By Taslim Ahammad:   Sick leave designed to provide employees with the flexibility to take time off from their work without fear of losing their jobs or income, and to prevent the spread of illness at workplace. Sick leave may also help employees recover faster from their illnesses, which may lead to increased productivity and job satisfaction. It is an ...

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Bank of England: Prices to be higher for longer as rates rise

The rate of price rises will remain higher for longer, the Bank of England has warned, as it raised interest rates to their highest in almost 15 years. Interest rates were increased to 4.5% from 4.25% – the 12th rise in a row on Thursday. Bank boss Andrew Bailey said high food costs meant it was taking longer for inflation ...

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