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London’s mayoral election is a referendum on London’s housing crisis – Sadiq Khan

Bangla Mirror Desk Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London, on Wednesday pledged to turn next May’s battle for City Hall into “a referendum on London’s housing crisis”. On the final day of Labour’s conference in Brighton, Sadiq Khan said the housing crisis is “the greatest challenge facing our city that now affects all Londoners, regardless of age or ...

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Tavella’s killing demonstrates law and order slide: Fakhrul

Denouncing the killing of an Italian citizen in the capital, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the incident has happened due to a serious slide in the country’s law and order situation. “An Italian citizen was killed by criminals in the city on Monday. We strongly condemn it. We think such an incident has taken ...

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President for UK visa processing for Bangladeshis in Dhaka

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged the All-Party Parliamentary Group to take steps so that British visa could be processed from Bangladesh as a large number of Bangladeshis regularly visit the UK regularly, reports UNB. British visa is now processed from New Delhi which is time-consuming one, the President said when a delegation of Conservatives Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB), led ...

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Transport corridors linking neighbours from Dec

Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar to have passenger and cargo transport through land route The exciting life of Bangkok, serenity of Nepal and exotic food of Bangladesh could be a road trip away. Not to forget Myanmar and Bhutan that can also be reached by road in the foreseeable future, reports the Times of India. Accelerating the plan to ...

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Sheikh Hasina receives Champions of the Earth award

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received the “Champions of the Earth” award in New York, the US in recognition of Bangladesh’s far-reaching initiatives to combat climate change affects. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner handed the award over to the prime minister at a gala reception in at Hotel Cipriani Le Specialita on Sunday evening, the ...

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Cops nab 16 medical test protesters

Police on Wednesday allegedly arrested 16 of the agitators who were demanding retake of admission test for entry into medical colleges on the 12th day of their agitation. While trying to disperse the demonstrators, police also beat up “a large number” of the agitators inside Shahbagh Police Station, according to the agitators. Abdul Baten, deputy commissioner of Ramna zone of ...

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NBR extends deadline for tax returns till Nov 30

Individual taxpayers have received two months more to submit their returns for the current fiscal year. The current deadline for returns submission ended on Wednesday, but it has been extended to November 30, said Syed A Momen, spokesperson of NBR. The move comes as many found it difficult to gather tax-related documents on time due to the Hajj and holidays ...

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Italian killing not IS job: Kamal

Ruling out existence of Islamic State (IS) in the country, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday said both Bangladesh and Italy primarily are of the opinion that militant outfit was not involved with the killing of Italian citizen Cesare Tavella. A gang of three gunned down, Tavella, an official of Netherlands-based organisation ICCO Cooperation, while he was jogging on ...

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Coach your kids

Parents can benefit by looking at themselves as coaches who build life skills. In an extract from her book, a family therapist and psychologist prescribes a gentler approach.We measure our worth according to how well the children fit into those dreams. If they fall short, we feel cheated, angry, depressed and wonder ‘Why me?’ We feel inadequate and, in our ...

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How do you get someone to fall in love? Make them laugh

The surefire way to a woman’s heart? In the wise words of Donald O’Conner in the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain: “Make ‘em laugh!” According to a recent study, the more a woman laughs when conversing with a man, the more likely she’s interested. And if both people laugh together, well, that’s an indicator of a definite romantic connection. ...

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