Ansar Ahmed Ullah

'Dilchad' more than a restaurant

Buildings, structures, and institutions that are hundreds of years old stand as historical and cultural monuments throughout the world. Every nation has iconic buildings that are priceless jewels in its history. One such place is Dilchad restaurant in London's East End, which serves as a testament to the language, independence, and Liberation War era of the Bangalee nation.

Joi Bangla! Mayor of West Midlands, UK greets Bangladesh on Victory Day

Mayor of West Midlands, UK, Andy Street, has greeted Bangladesh on Victory Day.

Dabir Chacha: A living legend

On a British sunny afternoon when the entire nation was celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in a four day weekend from Thursday, June 2 till Sunday, June 5, I was off to North London to see another elderly who had become a celebrity in his own rights and rose to fame at the age of 100 when he decided to raise funds during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, he has become an iconic figure in the Bengali community and is lovingly called Dabir Chacha.

Akke Rahman becomes first British Bangladeshi to conquer Mt Everest while fasting

Mountaineer Akke Rahman, a British citizen of Bangladeshi descent, has climbed Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Akke Rahman first British Bangladeshi and Muslim to climb Mount Everest while fasting

Akke Rahman (39) from Oldham in the UK, will climb Mount Everest tomorrow April (11, 2022), while fasting during Ramadan.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan shares Ramadan plans, wishes Daily Star readers

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, in a conversation with The Daily Star's UK correspondent today, shared his and the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) plans to observe the holy month of Ramadan.

Bangladesh High Commission in London launches memorabilia on Bangabandhu in Sylhet

Bangladesh High Commission in London launched special memorabilia on the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, titled, "Bangabandhu in Sylhet" featuring images taken by photojournalist Abul Lais Shyamal on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s 102nd birth anniversary and the National Children’s Day 2022.

Bangladesh High Commission to facilitate Bengali learning to new generation in UK

Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem said that as Bengali is the third most spoken language in Greater London, the High Commission would facilitate Bengali language learning to the new generation of British-Bangladeshis.

UK will continue to stand by Bangladesh: Lord Ahmed

“The United Kingdom has stood by Bangladesh for the past 50 years through good times and bad times and will continue to remain its trusted friend and partner also in the next 50 years”, said UK FCDO Minister for South and Central Asia Lord Ahmad.

London’s Tower Hamlets to name buildings after Bengali heroes

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs has announced name proposals for four more Council buildings across the borough after local community heroes of the past.

‘Bangabandhu-Edward Heath Friendship Award' launched in the UK

Bangladesh High Commission, London on January 11 commemorated the 50th anniversary of Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's maiden visit to the UK at a high-profile event titled “Bangabandhu in Britain: The Historic 8 January”.

50 years of Bangladesh celebrated at British Library

The UK based Bengali heritage organisation celebrated Bangladesh’s Victory Day with an event at the British Library on 16 December with an evening of conversation, stories, songs and music from 1971.

Breakthrough: A tale of love and prejudice

Suhail Aziz’s book, Breakthrough (Book Guild, 2020), is a memoir of a British Bengali and his intertwined personal story of love and prejudice. Aziz is best known within the UK Bengali community for his involvement with the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE).

Pleas unheard, he suffers in silence

This year as Bangladesh celebrates its Golden Jubilee, Bangalee diasporas abroad, including in the UK, too are rejoicing while looking back at the country’s independence movement.

First ever Bangladesh-UK connectivity hub launched at high commission in London

A virtual IT desk and B2B connectivity hub have been launched in London to connect businesses in the UK with Bangladesh-based IT companies.

London mayor Sadiq Khan joins 101-year-old Dabirul in his ‘Global Walk Challenge’

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accompanied 101-year-old Dabirul Islam Choudhury OBE in his bid to lead a global challenge named ‘Walk with Dabirul’ to complete 1.5 million steps.

London Bhatiali Festival starts on April 29

Celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence, London-based cultural organisation Mukto Arts will hold a five-day Bhatiali music festival. The event, titled "A Week for Bhatiali of Bengal”, will feature essays on Bhatiali's heritage by researchers, Bhatiali songs and social media premiere of a short film, along with live painting and music.

London Eye lit up in red and green marking 50 years of Bangladesh's independence

The London Eye -- in partnership with the BBPI Foundation -- was lit up in red and green yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

Bangladesh envoy to UK elected vice-chair of IMSO 26th Assembly

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK and the Commonwealth Saida Muna Tasneem has been unanimously elected as the vice-chair of the 26th Assembly of International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) for the biennial 2021-2022 at the weeklong assembly held recently in London.

Britain expresses solidarity with Bangabandhu’s secular values at Victory Day celebration in London

Bangladesh High Commission in London organised a high-profile Victory Day celebration programme on December 16, where participants including eminent British parliamentarians, ambassadors, senior officials of UK Foreign Office and recipients of Friends of Liberation War honour paid their profound homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and expressed solidarity with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s commitment to uphold Bangabandhu’s secular, progressive and pluralistic values in sustaining Bangladesh’s growth and prosperity.

Bangladesh calls for green business recovery at Commonwealth B2B Connectivity

Bangladesh’s Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, on November 23, put forward a 5-point proposal for a digital, green and resilient post-pandemic business recovery as Chair of a high-level Commonwealth B2B connectivity dialogue organised by the Bangladesh High Commission in London in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, on 'Connecting the Commonwealth Private Sector to Support a Digital and Green Recovery' on the occasion of the Bangabandhu's birth centenary.

Bangladesh to host 3rd Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, will host a high-level dialogue on November 23, kicking off the 3rd Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda Cluster Week.

Bengali chef’s struggle to remain in UK continues despite being cleared of charges

A Bangladeshi chef, who went to the United Kingdom (UK) with a work permit, only to face a series of unfortunate events and being implicated in false charges against him, has recently been cleared of the offences but continues to struggle to remain in the country.

New publication on UK Bengali settlement out on Kindle

Migration of Bengalis from South Asia to the outside world started with taking up jobs as lascars (sailors) in the British East India Company's ships which carried precious goods from the Indian subcontinent, such as spice, tea and cotton. In addition, from the second half of the nineteenth century, Bengali educated and wealthy gentlemen began travelling to England mainly to pursue higher education.

British lawmakers pay homage to Bangabandhu at Bangladesh High Commission in London

A British minister and members of the UK parliament have paid their homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of National Mourning Day and the 45th martyrdom anniversary of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh on August 15, at an event organised by the Bangladesh High Commission in London.

Could Covid-19 be the end of UK’s curry capital?

Brick Lane’s curry restaurants are facing a devastating impact as a result of Covid-19, with one restaurateur describing Brick Lane as a “ghost town”. A new report highlights that the pandemic has exacerbated serious challenges faced by the UK’s world-renowned curry capital, Brick Lane, in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Ustad Shahadat Hossein Khan and Dr Shyamal Kanti Chowdhury thrill audience in Bethnal Green

Tabla maestro Yousuf Ali Khan, featuring sarod virtuoso Shahadat Hossein Khan from Bangladesh, and singer Dr Shyamal Kanti Chowdhury with musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra performed at Rich Mix Centre on Bethnal Green Road in East London recently.

Remembering World War One's Army of Bengali Workers

As the UK commemorates the Centenary of the First World War, 2014-2018, it's only fitting that one sheds more light on the

First HC judge of Bangladesh origin in UK

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Akhlaq Ur Rahman Chowdhury QC, a UK citizen of Bangladesh origin, a judge of the High Court in the UK.

Tough race, but still hopeful

As many as 14 Bangladeshi-origin candidates are battling it out in the United Kingdom's general election with three sitting MPs - Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq – taking centre stage.

Grand reception of Tigers in London by BCC UK

Bangladesh Cricket Team, who are currently in the UK playing in the ICC Champions Trophy, were given a grand reception on Friday at

60 UK MPs want to work with Bangladesh

Britain will always remain with Bangladesh in its stride towards development, said British lawmakers at an event on Monday marking Bangladesh's Independence Day at the UK Houses of Parliament.

First Bangla newspaper in UK revived

On November 1, 1916, history was made as the first Bangla language newspaper "Satya-vani" (true sayings) in Britain

British Bengali journalists to be honoured annually

Nadeem Qadir, minister (press), Bangladesh High Commission in London announced the launching of a project “Amar

A step towards future

Medical students and trainee surgeons for the first time were able to view a 360-degree live stream of an eye surgery in the UK courtesy of years of effort by Shafi Ahmed, a doctor of Bangladeshi origin.

UK parliamentary group lauds progress of Bangladesh

Bangladesh received a high appreciation from the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for its commendable successes in achieving the

Lord Avebury passes away

Lord Avebury, a strong advocate of war crimes trial in Bangladesh and co-chair of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission, passed away yesterday.

A friend of Bangladesh passes away

Dutch journalist and researcher Peter Custers, a lifelong friend of Bangladesh, died on Thursday at his home in Leiden, the Netherlands, due to heart attack. He was 66.

Bangladesh on course to end child marriage

Five key countries with high child marriage rates, including Bangladesh, have begun the legal process of ending child marriage for the

UK House of Commons discusses Bangladesh

The lower house of UK's parliament on Wednesday discussed different issues relating to Bangladesh including the latter's commitment to secularism and the murders of four

Tarique seen in public amid Interpol notice

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, on whom Interpol has issued a red notice recently, was seen at the namaz-e-janaza of a

Lord Avebury of UK urges united front against terrorism

“The whole world has gasped in horror at the hacking to death by machete-wielding terrorists

Bangladeshis in UK protest firebombing

Bangladeshis in London demonstrated outside the UK parliament Tuesday protesting against the atrocities being carried out by the "BNP in alliance with the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami" against innocent people of Bangladesh.