Tuesday, August 16

Day: December 16, 2015

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful
ENGLISH, Life Style

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

    I've already posted most of the advice below but scattered among five or six posts. I thought it would be useful to collect all of my happiness and success rules in a single place. Enjoy! 1. Assume people have good intentions. Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviours adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation. 2. Avoid using negative words. Stop using negative phrases...such as "I can't," "It's impossible," or "This won't work." Stop using profanity, too. What comes out of your mouth programs your mind. When you talk trash, you're transforming your brain into trash. 3. Avoid spending time with stressed-out people...
Council tenants to lose lifetime occupation rights
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Council tenants to lose lifetime occupation rights

    Future council tenants in England are likely to lose the right to stay in their homes for life, the government has said. An amendment to the Housing Bill, currently going through Parliament, will limit occupation rights for new tenancies to five years at the most. Labour said the move would break up communities. But the government said it would improve the ability of councils to give homes to those who need them most. Up to now, most council tenants have been allowed to remain in their homes for as long as they wanted. In some cases, tenants can even pass their properties to a next of kin. "People will be astonished that ministers are legislating to deny families a stable home," said John Healey, Labour's housing spokesman. "This will cause worry and upheaval for tenants, ...
Indira Gandhi: Mujib Must Be Freed
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Indira Gandhi: Mujib Must Be Freed

Nicholas Carroll: On December 16, 1971, just a few hours after the surrender of the Pakistan army, then Prime Minister of In-dia, Indira Gandhi gave her first exclusive interview to journalist Nicholas Carroll, published in The Age on December 20, 1971. Here we publish the whole interview. In the first exclusive interview she has given since the Indo-Pakistan war began, Mrs. Gandhi told me yesterday that she has no doubt that India and Pakistan will establish a friendly relationship. She is convinced that there can be stability in the Indian sub-continent “if outsiders didn't interfere.” There were my questions and her replies: Carroll: You have carried out your declared objectives regarding Bangladesh. You have made it clear that India has no territorial ambitions. How long will it be bef...
45th Victory Day today: Nation celebrating as Freed Happy Day
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

45th Victory Day today: Nation celebrating as Freed Happy Day

    The nation celebrates the 45th Victory Day today, commemorating its glorious victory in a nine month war against Pakistan occupation forces in 1971. This year, Victory Day is going to be celebrated within one month into the executions of condemned war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed who were hanged for their war crimes in the early hours of November 22. On this day in 1971, the chief of the Pakistani occupation forces, Gen AAK Niazi, along with his 93,000 Pakistani troops, surrendered at Ramna Racecourse, now Suhrawardy Udyan, in Dhaka following their miserable defeat to the joint forces of Mukti Bahini and Mitra Bahini. In one of the heinous acts of genocide in human history, the Pakistan army and their local collaborators had launched...
Toxic smog and blood rain set to hit UK as experts urge people to stay indoors
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Toxic smog and blood rain set to hit UK as experts urge people to stay indoors

    A smog alert has been issued for parts of the UK. A cloud of dust from the Sahara will hit Britain on Thursday. Southern and central England will be affected, with eastern areas worst hit. The Department for Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Defra) has issued alerts across southern and central England. A level-8 red warning is in place for eastern regions with toxic fog and dust threatening to engulf the region. Health experts have issued emergency warnings to people with asthma and other conditions to stay indoors and avoid exercise. Asthma UK warned of a "perfect storm" of conditions as Britain prepares for a blast of hot air to send thermometers to 17C. Director of Advice Andrew Proctor said: "People with asthma need to take extra care. "We are facing a perfect storm...