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Day: January 11, 2016

Germany: Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in Cologne amid tension
ENGLISH, Europe

Germany: Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in Cologne amid tension

    Supporters of anti-immigration right-wing movement PEGIDA during a demonstration march, in reaction to mass assaults on women on New Year's Eve, in Cologne, Germany January 9, 2016 BERLIN. A group of Pakistanis and a Syrian were attacked in Cologne amid tensions over New Year's Eve assaults in the city that have been blamed largely on foreigners, police said Monday. Six Pakistani nationals were attacked Sunday by a group of around 20 people and two of them were briefly admitted to a hospital, police said. Also Sunday evening, a Syrian man was attacked by five people. He was injured but didn't need treatment. Police said they received tips Sunday afternoon about groups of people who would "seek provocation," but were still investigating whether the subsequent attacks were r...
UK house price to crash as global asset prices unravel
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK house price to crash as global asset prices unravel

    House prices have broken free from reality and defied gravity for far too long, but they are an asset like anything else, and there are six clear reasons a nasty correction looms in the coming year. Global asset price crash Asset prices around the world soared as central bankers embarked on the greatest money printing experiment in history. While much of that money flowed into the stock market, a great deal also found its way into house prices. What we are now witnessing on trading screens around the world is the unwinding of the era of monetary excess, and house prices will not escape the fallout. The end of easy money began when the US stopped its third quantitative easing programme in October 2014. That date marks the point the US balance sheet, or amount of money in th...
Don’t hamper to students academic activities: PM warns to university teachers
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Don’t hamper to students academic activities: PM warns to university teachers

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the public university teachers not to hamper the aca-demic activities of students by enforcing any strike in their universities. Prime Minister warned today to the agitating public university teachers against causing any damage to the education life of thousands of students.Students will not accept it if you continue protests against the new pay scale boycotting classes, Hasina said while addressing a rally marking Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day in Dhaka. There’s no reason to be unhappy after a salary hike by 123 percent … teachers shouldn’t continue movement hampering the students’ academic life, she said while addressing a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan marking the Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day. Over the recent protests by students an...
Cabinet okays draft of Hajj Package 2016
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Cabinet okays draft of Hajj Package 2016

    The cabinet today approved the drafts of the 'National Hajj and Omrah Policy-2016' and Hajj Package-2016. The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the cabinet also approved a proposal of the Minister of Public Administration to fill up some 2,475 tech-nical/professional posts of the government from 34th and 35th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exami-nation. Under the Hajj Package-2016, a total of 1,13,868 pilgrims including 5,000 ballotee hajjis could perform holy hajj this year under two packages. In the first package a pilgrim would cost Taka 3,60,028 including Kurbani and in the second package ...
King of Spain’s sister arrives at court to face tax evasion charges
ENGLISH, Europe

King of Spain’s sister arrives at court to face tax evasion charges

    Members from the Civic Unity for the Republic protest outside court. The Infanta Cristina, the sister of the king of Spain, has arrived at a court in Mallorca where she is appearing on charges of tax evasion, the first time a member of the royal family has been arraigned in court. Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia – her full title – and 17 co-defendants face 89 charges ranging from fraud and money laundering to trafficking of influences. It is alleged that the sixth in line to the Spanish throne was complicit in the illegal business affairs of her husband Iñaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball champion. The trial will be presided over by three female judges. Cristina and Urdangarin said nothing as they entered a makeshif...