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Day: June 11, 2016

List of rogue landlords could help tenants vet their next home
ENGLISH, Life Style

List of rogue landlords could help tenants vet their next home

    Tenants could have access to a database of rogue landlords and letting agents, under a bill debated in the House of Lords on Friday. The Renters Rights Bill, introduced by Liberal Democrat Baroness Grender, proposes to ban letting agents fees and publish a public list of criminal landlords. It also proposes to ban rogue landlords from being able to own a house in multiple occupation (HMO), which is a property where more than two separate households share living space and facilities. Campaign group Generation Rent gathered in support of the Renters Rights Bill, which had its second House of Lords reading on Friday. Baroness Grender told The Debrief, an online magazine that has also been campaigning for renters’ rights, that the bill was intended to improve the quality of a...
Charlotte makes balcony bow at Queen’s official 90th birthday parade
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Charlotte makes balcony bow at Queen’s official 90th birthday parade

    Princess Charlotte has made her royal debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony, rounding off the Trooping the Colour celebrations. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's toddler daughter fulfilled a special rite of passage as an HRH. The 13-month-old joined her family including older brother Prince George - on the famous frontage of the London landmark for the first time, on the official 90th birthday of her great-grandmother the Queen. Pomp and pageantry was the order of the day as the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, William, Kate and Prince Harry earlier took part in the monarch's annual Trooping the Colour parade. Over the weekend the nation is celebrating the life of the Queen – Britain's longest reigning and oldest sovereign – in...
Mysterious Al Qaeda statement condemns SP wife killing
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Mysterious Al Qaeda statement condemns SP wife killing

    In a mysterious statement, Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, condemns the murder of Mitu, wife of Superintendent of Police Babul Akter, says SITE Intel Group. Daily Star could not verify the claim. Photo grabbed from SITE Intelligence Group website In a mysterious statement, Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh division of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), has condemned the killing of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of Superintendent of Police Babul Akter, US-based SITE Intelligence Group reports. The statement came hours after the law enforcement agencies had launched a special weeklong anti-militant drive across the country. Assailants stabbed and shot dead Mitu, who left her OR Nizam Road residence in the port city of Chittagon...
EU referendum: Panicked Remain camp plans to take out Boris as polls swing in Brexit campaign’s favour
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

EU referendum: Panicked Remain camp plans to take out Boris as polls swing in Brexit campaign’s favour

    Downing Street is “panicked” over the EU referendum amid growing internal signs that support for the Leave campaign is surging. Private data and internal polling which shows that after two weeks of building momentum there have been huge swings to the Brexit campaign has prompted growing alarm in the Remain camp, sources have said. It has led to a marked change in strategy, with the campaign to keep Britain in the EU now orchestrating a series of highly personal attacks on Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the Leave campaign. Click here to read the latest on EU referendum David Cameron’s team has adopted a “take out Boris strategy ” by allowing Tory Cabinet minister to claim he only backed a Brexit in order to further his ambition to be Prime Minister and associating him...
Hijab for British Muslim women in the police service has been launched by British police
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Hijab for British Muslim women in the police service has been launched by British police

    Police Scotland have said they will do “anything” to be more “diverse” and will be introducing a special hijab to encourage more female Muslims to join the force. The Scottish Police authority released a detailed report on how they are working “to achieve a workforce that is more representative of our society,” and encourage “people from under-represented groups to consider policing as a career.” The report is critical of the fact that 2.6 per cent of Scottish officers are non-white British, as the percentage of Scots from non-white backgrounds has recently doubled to 4 per cent, up from 2 per cent in 2001. Therefore, “…in an effort to attract more Muslim women into policing a sample hijab has been sourced and tested” the report states. Police Scotland are far from leading...