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Day: March 8, 2017

The UK Might Be Getting An EXTRA Public Holiday This Summer
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The UK Might Be Getting An EXTRA Public Holiday This Summer

    A bit of good news to brighten up your day – we could be getting an extra day off in June to mark the Queen’s 65th year on the throne. MPs will debate whether there should be an extra public holiday this summer to celebrate her Sapphire Jubilee, as there was in 2012 for her Diamond Jubilee. Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell said it would be a “missed opportunity” if the country didn’t celebrate the Queen’s achievement, and the public could spend the day throwing street parties and other events, the Evening Standard reported. (Alternatively, you could spend it drinking Pimm’s in a pub garden or doing whatever else you so please! You don't have to be a monarchist to appreciate a day off, after all.) If Rosindell's Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Bill passes, it will guarantee us a d...
Budget 2017: tax rise for self-employed what it means
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Budget 2017: tax rise for self-employed what it means

    Millions of self-employed workers face a rise in their National Insurance rates, bringing them closer in line with conventional employees. The move will cost 60p a week to the average self-employed person and save the Government £145m by 2021-22, Philip Hammond said. The change will particularly hit partners in professional firms, such as accountants, surveyors and lawyers. Related: Will the Budget make you richer or poorer? Find out here The situation now People who work for themselves pay two types of National Insurance, a tax that funds benefits like the state pension and job seeker's allowance. For the 2017-18 tax year they pay Class 2 NI at £2.85 a week on profits between £6,025 and £8,164. If profits are above £8,164, these are subject to Class 4 NI at 9pc. Profits a...
Dialogue with UNHR: Bangladesh to make efforts for realising civil, political rights
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Dialogue with UNHR: Bangladesh to make efforts for realising civil, political rights

    Bangladesh has reiterated its commitment to making further efforts in realising the civil and political rights of people irrespective of their age, sex and colour. Law Minister Anisul Huq conveyed the message during a two-day interactive dialogue between a high-level delegation of Bangladesh and members of the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHR) that ended on Tuesday in Geneva. The two-day meeting was convened by the committee for consideration of Bangladesh's initial report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The Bangladesh delegation participated in an interactive dialogue. The committee appreciated Bangladesh for submitting its initial report on ICCPR. During the meeting, the Law Minister provided a brief account of various statutory and...
Donald Trump’s presidency might be short-lived because something’s gotta give
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s presidency might be short-lived because something’s gotta give

    During the election campaign he made sexist, racist and discriminatory remarks in an attempt to get different sections of the American voting public onside. His trademark "off-the-cuff" mass-communication style has made him relatable and extraordinarily popular. But his main goal, right from his first election speech, has been to "make America great again". That means more jobs, tax cuts for corporate America, tighter borders, and better trade deals. So is he succeeding? Is he actually "delivering the goods" to his voters? What if I told you a very wealthy, powerful collection of people are already starting to make up their minds about Donald Trump? The crash in the Mexican peso predicted the Trump presidency weeks before the election. Now, however, it's the bond market (a...
News brief From Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief From Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Jakarta yesterday afternoon to attend the Leaders’ Summit in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight (BG-1086), carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Halim Pardana Kusuma International Airport at 2:50pm (local time). Female Empowerment and Children Protection Minister Yohana Susana and Bangladesh Ambassador to Indonesia Major General Azmal Kabir received the Prime Minister at the airport. After the warm reception, Prime Minister went through a ceremonial motorcade to Hotel Shangri-La at Central Jakarta City, a special capital region of Jakarta, where she will be staying during her visit. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said there would be no gas ...