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Heightened armed police presence for New Year’s Eve fireworks in London

Armed officers will be on duty amid a heightened police presence across the capital as a “precautionary” measure on the night. 3,000 police officers will be on duty in total, predominantly in central London. The Met is also warning Londoners to stay away from the central London firework display areas if you do not have a ticket, and to plan ...

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London student’s parking appeals website saves drivers £2m in four months

An inventive London student who set up a website for parking appeals has saved drivers £2million in the four months since it was launched. Joshua Browder, 18, came up with a website that generates a parking charge appeal automatically. DoNotPay.co.uk has been used by 86,000 people since the IT student set it up in August. Of those, almost 40 per ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls on Cameron to take part in annual televised debates

The call for the debate came afte research by Leeds University found debates increased viewers’ interest in politics by 30%. Jeremy Corbyn has challenged David Cameron to take part in an annual “state of the nation” televised debate with other political leaders to help the public engage more in politics. The Labour leader urged his rival not to “shrink” from ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan slams Russia for backing Assad

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government of “mercilessly” killing 400,000 people and criticized Russia for backing him. Erdogan was speaking to reporters on Tuesday before departing for Saudi Arabia for a visit that wiykd focus on Syria, the fight against terror and energy cooperation. Turkey is intensifying efforts to diversify its energy supplies ...

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Bombing kills 12, wounds 35 in northwestern Pakistan

Pakistani police say a bomb has gone off outside a government office in the northwestern city of Mardan, killing at least 12 people and wounding 35. Senior police officer Saeed Khan Wazir says Tuesday’s attack took place outside the regional office of the National Database and Registration Authority, which issues identity cards to Pakistanis. He says the police are still ...

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Report: 69 Journalists Died on the Job in 2015

Sixty-nine journalists were killed around the world on the job in 2015. Twenty-eight of them were slain by Islamic militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization says Syria again was the deadliest place for journalists, though the number of deaths there in 2015 — 13 — was ...

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Daily mobile recharge capped at Tk 500

Prepaid mobile phone users can now recharge a maximum amount of Tk 500 a day in their mobile accounts. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) sent a letter to the country’s all mobile phone operators on Tuesday in this regard. “A letter has been sent to all mobile phone operators. They’ve been asked to implement the directive as soon as possible,” ...

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Voters can know polling centers through SMS

Voters of the upcoming municipal polls in 234 municipalities can get the name of polling centres through Short Message Service (SMS). Quoting election commission official, BSS reports that voters can obtain such information by typing PC space 17-digit number of National ID in the message option of mobile phones and send to 16103. A reply SMS will inform the name ...

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The first ever Municipality polls with party symbols tomorrow

Around 7.1 million voters will exercise their rights of franchise tomorrow (Wednesday) to elect mayors and councilors in 234 municipalities in the country. The very specialty of tomorrow’s municipal polls is that all mayoral candidates are vying for their respective posts with party symbols, the first ever in Bangladesh, UNB reports. After a hectic electioneering over the past few weeks, ...

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33.37cr free textbooks to be distributed on Jan 1

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Tuesday said the government will distribute some 33,37,62,760 textbooks among 4,44,16,728 students of pre-primary to secondary level on January 1, 2016 The minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at the secretariat. Nahid said the textbooks have already been sent to the institutions concerned. Although January 1 is Friday, a public ...

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