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MCB’s One-day Conference on Terrorism and
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 25/11/2015

Extremism: How Should British Muslims Respond? Dr. Mozammel Haque Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools, organised a one-day conference on ‘Terrorism and Extremism: How should British Muslims respond?’ held at Regent Hall, Salvation Army, London, on Thursday, 12th of November, 2015. “This conference is organised to explore the i

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Nadya Hussain wins the Great British Bake Off
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 14/10/2015

A record 14.5million people saw Nadiya Hussain win the 2015 Great British Bake Off  - including her own army of supporters calling themselves the 'Nadiyators'.The mother-of-three's tear-jerking victory won the hearts of viewers and meant even hardened baker Mary Berry, 80, broke down after she beat Tamal Ray, 29, and Ian Cumming, 41.After producing near-perfect iced buns and millefeuille under huge pressure Nadiya, who was born to Bangladeshi parents in Luton and now lives in Leeds, wowe

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Muslim Charity Dinner Networking
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 15/09/2015

Muslim Charities to be big supporters of values of peace Dr. Mozammel Haque We need Muslim charities most to be big supporter to support the values of peace, the value of justice; the value of equality; the value of women; actually the value of children; the value of kids, the value of families; all these need to be shown always and always highlighted through your way; through your work. This is actually your vision of work for the future of the Mosque in the UK; the vision for the Muslim

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World has not learnt lesson from Holocaust
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 19/08/2015

The Srebrenica Massacre: First–ever   Genocide in Europe After the World War II     Dr. Mozammel Haque Extremism in Srebrenia; A new kind of extremism – religious extremism; ethnic cleansing by the ‘Serbian Butchers.” World community wonders and asks themselves has the world learnt lesson from holocaust that took place in 1940’s? If the world has learnt anything from that holocaust, is it possible within the same century the revisit o

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Tower Hamlets: a victory for democracy or a neocolonial coup?
Posted by Selim Rahman
- Last updated on : 23/06/2015

PAUL THOMPSON 23 June 2015 The ousting of Lutfur Rahman suggests that we expect different levels of behaviour from Bangadeshi politicians and those of the general white British political culture.  Flickr/Alan Denney. Some rights reserved. Now the general election is over, it’s worthwhile trying to understand the nature of political consent in Britain by looking into recent events in Tower Hamlets. In late 2014, Eric Pickles, then communities secretary, too

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Bangladeshi doctor treats patient at 30,000 feet!
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/06/2015

“LADIES and gentlemen, please may I have your attention. We have a medical emergency on board. If you are a doctor please make yourself known to a member of cabin crew.” Thankfully this isn’t a phrase we hear often, but when Dr Kazi Azad heard this announcement during a recent flight he didn’t hesitate to put himself forward. Dr Azad, a consultant physician working in the Acute Medical Unit at Basildon University Hospital, was on a flight from Jeddah to Frankfurt in Apr

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Tower Hamlets election: New mayor John Biggs vows to clean up rotten borough following Lutfur Rahman scandal
Posted by Selim Rahman
- Last updated on : 13/06/2015

 Victor: John Biggs with Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali (Picture: Nigel Howard)   MATT WATTS, ï»¿JOSEPH WATTS, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT ï»¿ Updated: 11:06, 12 June 2015Published: 12 June 2015  He defeated his rival Rabina Khan following a bitterly fought campaign, marred by fresh claims of malpractice and a police investigation. New Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs today vowed to clean up the scandal-hit London borough after clinching a dra

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Tower Hamlets mayoral election re-run hit by claims of irregularities
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 10/06/2015

Police assesses allegations of harvesting of postal votes, use of ‘ghost’ voters and improper distribution of election literature  Rabina Khan canvassing in her campaign to become Tower Hamlets mayor. Photograph: LNP/Rex Shutterstock  The election of a new mayor for Tower Hamlets, prompted by the ejection of the last incumbent for widespread fraud, is already the subject of 16 separate allegations of electoral irregularities, police have confirmed. Four days before vote

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Nerves and defiance in re-run Tower Hamlets mayoral race
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 10/06/2015

Lutfur Rahman protege and independent candidate Rabina Khan is mounting a determined challenge to Labour’s experienced and able John Biggs     Rabina Khan address a rally in Tower Hamlets. Photograph: Dave Hill  ï»¿ï»¿ You’ll have heard of Lutfur Rahman. He’s the now former mayor of Tower Hamlets who was heaved out of the Town Hall six weeks ago after a legal judgement found that his unexpected victory at last May’s mayoral election had been tain

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Lutfur Rahman is toast. But picking up the pieces in Tower Hamlets will be hard
Posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 10/06/2015

The troubled borough has been portrayed as a hotbed of villains and fanatics, and changing that will be no easy task for the next mayor  'Richard Mawrey QC slams Rahman as an evasive witness of ruthless ambition and a shameless player of the race card to silence opponents.' Photograph: Graeme Robertson  And so, after five years of allegations, investigations and complaints, Lutfur Rahman, the East End politician who defied the might of the Labour party that forsook him, the int

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Shahena died after 'punishment' by members of her family
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Shahena Uddin, found dead at her home last year had “suffered a regime of brutality and extreme punishment” at the hands of her family for years, a court heard today. The body of Shahena Uddin was found in the bathroom of her house in Leavesden Road, Watford, by paramedics shortly before 9.30am on Saturday, October 11, 2014, after a brother called 999. The 19-year-old student’s legal guardians, her oldest brother Suhail Uddin and his wife Salma Begum, appeared at St Alba

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Shelim Hussain MBE Wins London & South Entrepreneur of the Year Award
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Shelim Hussain MBE, owner of the Euro Foods Group and Founder of Kukd.com won the EY London & South Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 last night at a ceremony at the Tate Modern.  Shelim Hussain MBE is a Bangladeshi-born British entrepreneur. He has worked in restaurants since the age of 11 and started the Euro Foods Group at the age of 17 with a £20 investment. Euro Foods Group is now a leading international manufacturer and distributor of frozen and fresh foods, with a UK tur

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Seamark’s Iqbal Ahmed wins Business Person of the Year in 2015
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

The global success of the Seamark organisation was recognised once again when its CEO and Chairman Iqbal Ahmed OBE won Business Person of the Year in the prestigious Asian Achievers Awards on Friday, 18th September, at the London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane Mayfair. Before a star-studded audience, Iqbal Ahmed was presented with his coveted award by the chairman of the judging panel, Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Other  jud

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Bangladeshi Faith Healer murdered in Whitechapel
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

A faith healer was stabbed to death at a business centre in East London. Father-of-three Zakariya Islam was killed at the Ruqya Therapy Centre’s based in Whitechapel. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene and found the married 46-year-old Islamic healer suffering critical injuries. Despite desperate attempts he could not be saved and was pronounced dead a short time later. A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He was treated in hospital for hand i

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Greater Lamakazi Welfare Association celebrates its 10 year anniversary
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Greater Lamakazi Welfare Association celebrated its 10 year anniversary and fund raising dinner party at White House venue in East London on 29th October vibrantly in the presence of huge number of non-residence-bangladeshis. Community leaders and members enjoyed the whole event throughout which was present by a group of new generation young people. Najia Yasmin Miah and Jeba Mohammod jointly presented the event and organisation’s General Secretary Abdus Salam took care of everything.&nb

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Biman signs agreement with London Bangla Press Club
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Biman Bangladesh Airlines and London Bangla Press Club have completed the signing of corporate agreement between them.  General Manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Mohammod Shafiqul Islam signed on behalf of his organisation while the President of LBPC Nabab Uddin represented London Bangla Press Club.  The co-signatories of this agreement were Reservation and Ticketing officer of Biman Mansur Ali Tuhin and Genreal Secretary of London Bangla Press Club Emdadul Haque Chowdhury. As a re

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BCA Essex Region decides to sigh agreement with Learn Direct
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

BCA leader called upon all caterers to maintain the highest quality, presentation and realistic pricing of their products.  The leaders requested this to all curry industry owners in a executive committee meeting held in Colchester on Thursday 8th October which was organised by Bangladesh Caterers Association Essex branch. President of Essex BCA and UK BCCI London President Jamal Uddin Moqoddus presided over the meeting and General Secretary Forhad Hossain Tipu.  Membership Secretary

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Celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication, held a press conference on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the London Muslim Centre, to announce the launch of the much anticipated 2015 publication. The official launch of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2015 publication and award is being held in the prestigiousMeridian Grand venue on Thursday 5th November 2015.Many high profile dignitaries, celebrities and guests are expected to attend. The fir

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Barrister Nadia Choudhury accuses BNP and Jamat for the attack on Shamsuddin Manik
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

A press conference was held in protest of the attack on former Supreme Court Judge A H M Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik, which took place on 21st October in a Puja Celebration in Bethnal Green.  Some unidentified men assaulted the ex-judge when he and his daughter were leaving the York Hall in Bethnal Green after visiting a Durga Puja Mandap there. In a press conference held on 26th October at Monte fiore Center, Barrister Nadia Chowdhury read out a written statement to the journalists and co

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Bangladeshi migrants get less for lack of language skill
News posted by Shaheed Khan
- Last updated on : 23/03/2016

Bangladesh’s migrant workers toil in foreign lands for longer hours compared to peers from other countries, but they earn much less as they lack skills and face a language barrier, depriving themselves of a better future and the country of remittance. Experts on Wednesday called on the government to equip aspirant migrant workers with the right set of skills and languages before they depart for jobs, so they can earn more and protect themselves from exploitation. Syed Manzur Elahi, a for

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