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Day: December 13, 2015

The 25 cities with the most economic power on earth
ENGLISH, Life Style

The 25 cities with the most economic power on earth

    The world's most powerful cities ranked. There's fierce competition among the world's most powerful and influential cities, and there are a lot of questions: Are the megacities cropping up in the developing world displacing the western world's hubs? Does London or New York come out on top? Click through to see which cities come out on top. CityLab and the the Martin Prosperity Institute have teamed up to compile a ranking of the 25 most economically powerful cities in the world today. They've based it on four major factors: Overall economic clout, equity and quality of life, financial power and global competitiveness. There are some surprising cities pretty high up on in the ranks, and you can check where they all sat three years ago when the list was last made. Some have ...
David Cameron to curb migration from EU by targeting jobless
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

David Cameron to curb migration from EU by targeting jobless

    David Cameron is ready to consider a “plan B” to curb EU migration to the UK, which would involve strict new limits on benefit payments to out-of-work migrants rather than those in jobs, as he seeks to cobble together a new deal for Britain in Europe. The prime minister will take centre stage at a working dinner with European leaders in Brussels on Thursday evening, where he will say that concerns about migration are a major issue for the British people and that they need addressing before an in/out referendum to be held by the end of 2017. He is expected to abandon his protracted battle for treaty changes – which would ban EU migrants who are in work from receiving benefits until they have been in employment in the UK for four years – and turn his attention to other measu...
Japan to provide Tk 8660 cr loan for 6 projects
Asia, ENGLISH

Japan to provide Tk 8660 cr loan for 6 projects

    The government of Japan will provide Japanese yen 133265 million or Tk 8660 crore under the 36th Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan package to Bangladesh against six projects to help the country's development endeavors. The Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements for the six projects were signed on Sunday between the governments of Bangladesh and Japan at the Economic Relations Division (ERD). ERD Senior Secretary Mohammad Mejbahuddin and Japanese Ambassador toBangladesh Masato Watanabe signed the exchange of notes while ERD Senior Secretary signed the loan agreements with Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Bangladesh Office Mikio Ha-taeda. The rate of interest is 0.01 percent per annum which is payable in 40 years, including 10 year...
Woman elected in Saudi Arabia for first time in history
Arab world, ENGLISH

Woman elected in Saudi Arabia for first time in history

    A Saudi woman has won a seat on a municipal court in the country's first ever elections that were open to women voters and candidates for the first time in the country’s history. Salma bint Hiab al-Oteibi won a seat in Madrakah, a region in Mecca, the official SPA news agency reporte. It fiollows the kingdom's decision earlier this year to lift its ban on women voters. Ms Oteibi ran against two other women and seven men, the president of the election commission, Osama al-Bar, confirmed. According to Saudi’s electoral commission, a total of 978 women registered as candidates, as well as 5,938 men. It is also believed that 1.35 million men registered to vote, compared to 130,000 women. The lack of female voters was attributed partly due to a lack of transport, as women are s...
Aamer Tells Extremists To Get The Hell Out
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Aamer Tells Extremists To Get The Hell Out

    Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay, has delivered a blunt message for Islamic extremists living in the UK to get the hell out. Mr Aamer, 48, returned to Britain in October after being held without charge for 13 years at the US military facility in Cuba. During his time in captivity, Mr Aamer's lawyers said he was tortured and held in solitary confinement for 360 days. In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, the father of four spoke out against extremists: "How can you give yourself the right to be living here in this country, and living with the people and acting like you are a normal person, and then you just walk in the street and try to kill people?" He said Islam did not allow the killing of civilians: "Even if there is a war you cannot kil...