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Day: June 11, 2019

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
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News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

The Jatiya Sangsad is going into its third and budget session today. Earlier, President Md. Abdul Hamid summoned the third session of the 11th Parliament exercising the power bestowed upon him as per Article 72 (1) of the constitution. Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal will place the national budget for 2019-20 fiscal in the House on June 13. Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen has said, Rohingya crisis will be a major issue for discussion during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to China next month. The Minister said this to the media at his ministry yesterday. China is sincere to help Bangladesh in tackling the crisis and has always advised us to resolve the problem through bilateral discussion with Myanmar, the Minister added. The 11th anniversary of release of Awami League Pre...
Tenants urged to know their rights as new law comes into force
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Tenants urged to know their rights as new law comes into force

Residents in Tower Hamlets are being urged to familiarise themselves with changes to the law covering letting agents fees. It is now illegal for agents to charge most fees on new and renewed tenancies. Charges for reference and credit checks have been abolished and caps on how much landlords and agents can ask for as a security deposit and rent in advance have been introduced. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: "The number of privately rented homes in the borough has grown massively in recent years and we've seen too many examples of tenants being charged rip-off fees by unscrupulous agents. "I welcome this change in the law which I called for and would urge all those in private rented accommodation to visit our website where they can learn more about their rights and ho...
£15 million scheme to create Liveable Streets across Tower Hamlets
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£15 million scheme to create Liveable Streets across Tower Hamlets

Funding in 17 areas for infrastructure that will encourage more walking and cycling John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets joined school children, residents and businesses on Friday 7 June, to launch an ambitious four-year programme to create Liveable Streets in Tower Hamlets. Liveable Streets is a £15 million programme, which aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough, making it easier, safer and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport. Parts of Columbia Road in Bethnal Green were transformed into a beautiful outdoor space with trees and greenery, where Liveable Streets was launched in a street party atmosphere with bunting, deckchairs, speakers, cycling taster sessions and giant games for children. John Biggs, Ma...