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Landslides in Bandarban kill one, four missing

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left a woman dead in Bandarban with four others still missing. The deceased has been identified as Singmehnla Marma, 18. Those missing are the Upazila’s postmaster Rabiul, 50, health worker Munni Barua, 30, Krishi Bank’s Second Officer Gautam Nandi and Mesing Marma, 15. Four others, who were trapped in mud after the landslide, have ...

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Grenfell: faith groups step in to mediate between officials and community

Faith organisations are acting as mediators between authorities and people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as providing practical help and emotional support. Churches and mosques have stepped in to the widening gulf between the community and officials, and some have seen their congregations grow. The al-Manaar mosque and cultural heritage centre is offering assistance to the bereaved, survivors ...

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BCA installation ceremony 2017 held.

Bangladesh Caterers Association installation ceremony 2017 held, on 11 July in the Royal Regency hall  east london BCA is the flagship organisation representing approximately 12,000 British-Bangladeshi restaurants and Takeaways across the UK. Established in 1960,BCA is a voluntary non-profit organisation run by the ethnic Bangladeshis. Presently, the industry employs over 100,000 people, with an estimated yearly turnover of over £4.2 ...

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MPF Round Table Discussion on Growing Knife Crimes in the Capital

The Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF)’s round table discussion on growing knife crimes in London was held last on 18th July 2017 at a Committee Room in the House of Lords. It was noted that after hearing about the death of a 20 year old student Syed Jamanoor Islam, brutally stabbed to death yards away from his home in Mile End ...

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Mayor welcomes new powers to crack down on anti-social behaviour on Brick Lane

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has welcomed new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour on Brick Lane. The decision came after more than 400 residents and businesses responded by post and online to a consultation on whether a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) should be introduced in a bid to stamp out anti-social behaviour (ASB) and improve the quality of ...

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State pension age to increase seven years earlier than planned

Britons born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait an extra year, until they are 68, to claim their state pension, the government has announced. David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, announced the controversial rise for about 7 million people in their late 30s and early 40s just before the House of Commons breaks up for its summer ...

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Theresa May tells cabinet to show unity

Theresa May has told her cabinet ministers to show “strength and unity” as she attempted to stem a series of leaks and negative briefings. The PM said “open discussion” was important but that it was vital for it to stay private, her spokesman said. Number 10 said press briefings were a case of colleagues not taking their responsibilities seriously. The ...

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HOME SECRETARY TAKES FURTHER ACTION TO TACKLE KNIFE CRIME

The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. Amber Rudd announced her intention to tighten the law in order to stop under 18s being able to ...

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Tower Hamlets Independent Group demands tough actions on hate crime and increase of police force

Tower Hamlets Independent Group recently organised a press conference where the leaders highlighted the recent failure of safety assessment of hundreds of high-rise buildings in Tower Hamlets. The leaders also highlighted the recent racist attacks on Bengali immigrant community, drug dealing, mugging and safety issues which are directly affecting the local community.  Tower Hamlets Independent Group also demanded the increase ...

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