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Hindu Aid to carry out charitable work

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah A meeting of ” Hindu Aid UK” took place on 15 February at Barking, Essex. The meeting was chaired by Mihir Sarkar and addressed by Mr Sataybroto Das Swapan, Mr Swapan Mazumdar, Mr Prodip Saha, Mr. Adhir Das, Mr. Anupam Saha, Mr, Ajit Saha, Mr Bijon Bhattacharjee, Dr Sukanta Maitro, and Sujit Sen. ” Hindu Aid” ...

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Islamic Relief UK shows the love for the earth

  Islamic Relief UK, as a member of the Climate Coalition, joined the ‘Show the Love’ campaign to highlight the importance of our environment using a green heart to symbolise all that we love but could lose to climate change. As part of the campaign, Islamic Relief UK volunteers had a stall outside the charity’s London office on Lower Marsh, where ...

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Obituary of a Camden community activist Abdul Momen

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Professor Abdul Momen, born on 22 August 1938 in Bangladesh, the then British India, died on 31st January 2020 in London, after a few years of suffering dementia. But this debilitating disease could never eclipse Abdul Momen’s life work in supporting racial equality and grass roots community activism. Dr Eithne Nightingale first met Abdul Momen when ...

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Afzal Sayed Munna elected to Newham Barking and Dagenham Lib Dem Vice Chair

Afzal Munna the Lecturer and Programme Coordinator, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a Doctoral Researcher at University of Bath have been elected to the Executive Board of the Newham Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrat Party as the Vice Chair. This makes Afzal the only Bangladeshi Born to currently sit as a Vice Chair on the local party in ...

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Property developer fined thousands after noise complaints

A property firm that defied repeated warnings to keep the noise down on its Commercial Street building site has been ordered to pay almost £3,000 after a successful prosecution by Tower Hamlets Council. London Square Development Ltd is responsible for a 74 unit scheme on the Toynbee Hall estate. On 9 January, the company appeared at Thames Magistrates Court where ...

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     The launch of the Teach Me Islam App and platform (TMI).

Monday 3rd February sees the launch of the Teach Me Islam App and platform (TMI).The app is the brainchild of Nabeela Raza a 25 year old female entrepreneur whose own experiences led her to creating this app. TMI is all about bringing Islamic education into the 21st century, the new app allows parents to browse tutor profiles and select a local Islamic ...

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London’s first ‘recycled’ road is laid in Tower Hamlets

  Tower Hamlets has become the first borough in London to get a ‘recycled road’ made partly from old tyres that would once have been destined for a landfill site. The council has been working with Tarmac, the company behind the new technology that uses rubber crumb from the 40 million waste tyres produced every year mixed into asphalt. On ...

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Tower Hamlets celebrates LGBT History Month

February is officially LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month and Tower Hamlets will be celebrating with a number of exciting free events for people of all ages and backgrounds. The celebrations are funded by Tower Hamlets Council and kick off at a launch event at The Reach Community Hub, Poplar on Wednesday 5 February, 6 – 9pm. The ...

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 Justice for Rohingya Minority

    Rayhan Ahmed Topader: More than 700,000 members fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following a reported military crackdown in August 2017 during which numerous alleged human rights abuses were committed. According to news reports, around 600,000 Rohingya remain inside the country, and remain extremely vulnerable to attacks and persecution, said the court. In its ruling, the ICJ imposed provisional measures ...

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Prize-winning study highlights how borders and migration affect everyone

Migrant workers who are being exploited by agencies forcing them into precarious work under the minimum wage can also affect everyone in the workplace, says a University of East London researcher in a new book on migration and borders. The book, ‘Bordering’, written by three academics from the University of East London, has put the spotlight on how immigration legislation ...

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