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Photo ID must during domestic air travel: CAAB

Passengers will have to carry photo IDs while travelling on domestic flights, according to an instruction of the civil aviation regulators.   The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) issued the instruction on Tuesday, two days after a reported attempted hijacking of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft at Chattogram airport.  Valid passports, NID cards, driving licences, student IDs or office ...

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Lily Singh Announces that she is bisexual

Digital star and actor Lilly Singh announced that she is bisexual, eliciting a warm wave of love and approval on social media.   In a tweet Sunday, the popular Canadian YouTuber listed herself as “female,” “coloured” and “bisexual,” accompanied by a positive message encouraging fans to embrace their own identities as “superpowers.”  “Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from ...

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Indian air strike in Pakistan territory killed 300 militants: Sources

The Indian airstrike in Pakistani territory killed about 300 militants, the Economic Times reports quoting government sources on Tuesday.   India has confirmed the attack on the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terror group which was involved in the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy. Twelve Mirage 2000 fighter jets struck joint training camps of Jaish and LeT ...

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Chawkbazar fire: Govt plans on jobs for survivors, family members

The government is mulling to provide jobs to survivors and family members of Chawkbazar fire victims. “Chawkbazar fire is a tragic incident. We have plans to provide jobs for the victims’ family memberrsss,” said Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed on Tuesday after visiting the blaze victims at Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). “We’ve been providing compensations to ...

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Bengali language martyrs remembered

  More than 1600 people gathered at Altab Ali Park in Whitechapel just before midnight on Wednesday 20 February, in commemoration of four martyrs who lost their lives during a campaign for Bangla to be recognised as one of the state languages of Bangladesh. Tower Hamlets Council in partnership with Kendrio Shaheed Minar Committee (KSMC) organised the special service in ...

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A budget to support the services local people value

  Tower Hamlets councillors last night approved the budget and council tax rates for the next financial year following extensive consultation with local residents businesses and community groups. The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs spoke in the council chamber about the financial challenges that were being faced and how he wanted to deliver a budget to invest in the ...

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Local imams learn of need for organ donation in BAME community

  300 adults from a BAME background in east London are waiting for a kidney transplant Someone from a BAME background with wait twice as long as a white person for an organ donation Imams and local scholars came together on Tuesday 19 February at the East London Mosque to hear from experts about the great need for organ donation ...

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London Times seminar held on International Mother Language: Parents too have to take responsibility for teaching Bengali to next generation

A seminar was held to mark and celebrate International Mother Language Day organised by London times news in association with Italian Family Welfare Association in Tower Hamlets on 24 February at a restaurant in East London. Presided by London Times Director Md Abdul Hannan Cllr John Biggs Mayor of Tower Hamlets presented key note speech. Special guest Cllr Sirajul Islam, ...

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Learning and motivation

Taslim Ahammad: Motivation and the nature of the learning experience are important factors for all learners, however, particularly for learners with issues like dyslexia. These factors need to be taken into account when developing a programme of learning over and done with motivation focusing on all learners. Learning- Educational researchers reach a decision that learning is much deeper than memorisation ...

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Ocean acidification – climate

Fatema Miah: In the last articles I explained albedo process and oceans are vast actor in the earth and how oceans are effected by Carbondioxide. Here lets talk about ocean acidification. The ocean acidification  caused by carbondioxide as well as other pollution. It is a concern issue. The earths largest portion of that’s 70% is Oceans and sea. Oceans and ...

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