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Day: August 27, 2015

Price of gas may hike by 25% of power by 3%
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Price of gas may hike by 25% of power by 3%

    State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid says that prices of gas and of electricity are going to increase at consumer level. He adds that new prices are likely to be effective from the 1st of September. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, BERC is expected to make an announcement in this regard this afternoon. Gas price may increase by more than 25 percent, while electricity price may rise by 3 percent on an average. Gas price was last increased in 2009, while the pow-er price was last hiked in March last year. At the beginning of this year, the energy regulatory commission held hearings in response to the requests of distributors for the hike of gas and electricity prices. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) has increased the average power retail pri...
Night Tube service launch suspended amid threat of further strikes on London Underground
ENGLISH, London

Night Tube service launch suspended amid threat of further strikes on London Underground

    The introduction of an all-night service on the London Underground has been suspended amid the threat of further strike action by workers. London Underground said that plans to launch the weekend Night Tube service on 12 September had been "deferred". It had previously been reported that officials were considering delaying the launch after it was met with staunch opposition by members of staff. Three rail unions staged walkouts in July and August, and planned to strike again in the coming weeks. LU officials had previously said that the service would not be launched "at any cost", but Transport for London had confirmed as recently as this week that it was still committed to the 12 September date. Speaking to PA, LU said it wanted to allow more time for talks with unions to...
Gunman: I’m Surprised I Didn’t Do This Before
America, ENGLISH

Gunman: I’m Surprised I Didn’t Do This Before

    A man who shot dead two former colleagues on live television wrote a rambling 23-page suicide note and manifesto in which said he was "surprised I didn't 'do this' before now". According to ABC News, a man claiming to be Bryce Williams had called repeatedly asking for the station's fax number which was later used hours after the shooting in Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, to send the document. In it, Vester Lee Flanagan - who used Bryce Williams on screen - described being the victim of racial discrimination and said the fatal shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, "sent me over the top". He also claims the initials of the Charleston victims were on the bullets he used to kill reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, and expresses ad...