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Day: January 10, 2016

Albanian man jailed for sex attacks on buses
ENGLISH, London

Albanian man jailed for sex attacks on buses

    An Albanian man has been jailed after admitting a series of sexual attacks against women and at least one teenager on buses in east London. Giorge Zhukas, 47, sexually assaulted nine females on buses in Walthamstow and Ilford between August 11 and October 16 last year, Scotland Yard said. One of his victims was a 13-year-old girl, while the oldest was 43. He was arrested on October 20 after police identified him from CCTV footage on one of the buses. In four of the offences the quality of the CCTV was so high that the Crown Prosecution Service authorised charging, even though victims had not been identified. Zhukas, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 18 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to nine counts of sexual assault on buses in Waltham Fore...
Tube drivers set to strike in long-running row over all night service
ENGLISH, London

Tube drivers set to strike in long-running row over all night service

    Train drivers on London Underground look set to take three days of strike action over a long-running dispute about pay and plans for an all night Tube service. Leaders of the drivers' union Aslef will meet on Monday to decide whether to press ahead with stoppages which would cripple Tube services in the capital. If the executive agrees, there will be a 24-hour strike from 21.14 on Wednesday January 27 followed by two further 24 hour strikes from the same time on February 15 and February 17. LU has offered a four-year pay deal and said it will hire part-time drivers to staff an all-night service at weekends. But unions have been seeking assurances for months about terms and conditions for their members. Finn Brennan of Aslef said: "We genuinely regret the inconvenience that...
Biman CEO Kyle Haywood quits
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Biman CEO Kyle Haywood quits

    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Kyle Haywood refused to contin-ue his job from today. Kyle who is now on a leave, sent an email expressing his inability to continue as the MD and CEO of Biman on health grounds, Biman’s acting MD Wing Commander (retd) MM Asaduzzaman told The Bangla Media. Recently the Board of Directors extended his service for another year and on return he was supposed to sign a new contract, Biman sources said. The South African-born British citizen took over the responsibility on January 6 last year. He was appointed on a one-year contract which had provision of extension of his service.
Relocate Hazaribagh tanneries within 72 hours: Industries Minister of Bangladesh
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Relocate Hazaribagh tanneries within 72 hours: Industries Minister of Bangladesh

    Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has directed to relocate tanneries from Hazaribagh within next 72 hours. He said the tanneries would be shut down unless the factories are shifted within the stipulated time. The minister also asked BSCIC to send legal notice to the tannery owners by Sunday. If the tanneries fail to shift their factories after 72 hours of the legal notice, the allocation of the plots they have been given in the leather industrial park in Savar will be cancelled, according to the instruction of the minister.
Schoolgirl is Japan train’s only passenger
Asia, ENGLISH

Schoolgirl is Japan train’s only passenger

    The beauty of transit has never been this dramatic. Amidst its final moments, a girl in Japan gave a train station its last reason to run: to help her finish her studies. Located in the island of Hokkaido, the Kami-Shirataki train station has been in operation for more than three years. But as time passed by, the number of its passengers drastically went down because of the station’s remote location. According to CCTV News, the management of Japan Railways had thought of shutting down the station – but suddenly had a change of heart upon knowing the story of their only passenger. A report said that the girl's only means of transportation to and from the school is the Kami-Shirataki train station. Inspired with the girl's situation, the management even made some adjustments...