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Bengali diaspora in Europe demands apology from Pakistan

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The Europe-based Bangladeshi diaspora organisation, European Bangladesh Forum (EBF) organised a demonstration on 14 April 2021 to demand an ‘unconditional official apology’ from Pakistan for the genocide they committed in Bangladesh during 1971. The demonstration took place at Paleisstraaat, close to Pakistan Embassy in the Hague, participated by the Bangladeshis living in the Netherlands, Belgium ...

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COMMONWEALTH JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (CJA) ELECTS NEW LEADERS

    The newly elected president of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association (CJA) wants the international organization to collaborate with like-minded organizations and add the CJA’s voice to those protesting the systemic abuse of journalists. Chris Cobb was named president as the CJA elected a new slate of officers Sunday. The email voting included among members from across the world. The ...

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Redbridge council’s by election on 6 may 2021

  On Friday 9 April Mohammed Ohid Uddin was officially declared as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the by election in Loxford ward.  He was selected by the local Liberal Democrats in February because of his significant contributions to the community. Mohammed has been visiting mosques today and met local residents.  The Loxford residents offered him support and encouragement for ...

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CPRMB takes up Hindus persecution with UK govt

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The UK based Campaign for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh (CPRMB) has asked the UK government to take up the issue of religious persecution with Bangladesh in the light of the recent attack on the Hindu minority in Sulla, Sunamganj. In a petition, dated 9 April, to the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP, ...

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MPF calls for equalities to be at the heart of economic recovery

As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) began its spring meeting, it released the welcome prediction that the global economy would recover from the Covid downturn. The IMF predicted growth of 6% in 2021 and 4.4% in 2022.  However, the IMF also acknowledged that the recovery will be patchy, with poorer countries at a disadvantage. The MPF welcomed the positive forecast but ...

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Tower Hamlets residents urged to save more lives by telling others i had my jab.

Residents who have had their Covid-19 vaccine are being asked to help save more lives by sharing their story with others to encourage vaccine take up. Studies have shown that the Covid-19 vaccines can both reduce the risk of serious illness and death from Covid-19, along with transmission to others. Along with testing, mass vaccinations are also one of the ...

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I am standing to listen to residents and to give them a voice

    On 6th May 2021, Thames ward residents will head to the polls to elect a new Councillor. Liberal Democrat candidate Afzal Sayed Munna defines this by-election as  an extended opportunity for residents to abolish what is not working, and to make a fresh start. Afzal believes a local election like Thames ward election is an opportunity to build ...

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50 YEARS ON: THE NIGHT OF THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1971: Simon Dring

  (British journalist Simon Dring was invited to UK Nirmul Committee’s event to observe Bangladesh’s Genocide Day on 25 March 2021. Unfortunately, as he was unable to attend, he sent the following article with audio recordings of his experience in Dhaka on that fateful night of 25 March 1971 to be read out and played at the meeting. Bangladesh Government ...

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