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Day: February 2, 2016

Emirates Air Ignores Bangla Language
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Emirates Air Ignores Bangla Language

Dr Abdul Momen: Month of February is our month of pride and resolve. In this month, we struggled valiantly and shed blood to protect and preserve our Mother Language, Bangla. In this month, we talk of promotion of Bangla everywhere. Unfortunately, in everyday life, do we care much about promotion of Bangla language? For example, I was travelling by Emirates Air from Casablanca to Dhaka on 28th January, 2016. From Dubai to Dhaka segment, most of the passengers were Bangla speaking. The Airline was making announcements again and again in English and Arabic and never ever in Bangla. When I asked them whether do they care for their passengers? They replied ‘we do care for our customers’. I asked them, although overwhelming majority of their passengers are Bangla-speaking in the flight and many...
Red Card To Block EU Laws In PM’s Reforms
ENGLISH, Europe

Red Card To Block EU Laws In PM’s Reforms

    A red card system to block EU legislation is among a range of draft reforms the Prime Minister has secured from Brussels, 10 Downing Street has said. Under the system, MPs would be able stop new laws coming into force if they club together and win support from 55% of parliaments across the bloc. Members of parliament would have up to 12 weeks to convince those in other countries that the legislation needs to be blocked. No 10 said the system allows David Cameron to fulfil a key manifesto commitment and answer one of the key demands from his party members in Westminster - to give national parliaments more say in EU laws. The red card is one of a number of proposals in the "new settlement" between the UK and EU that will be published by European Council President Donald Tusk...
Student demands Nestle give her lifetime supply for KitKat with no wafer
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Student demands Nestle give her lifetime supply for KitKat with no wafer

    A student is demanding a lifetime supply of KitKats under the threat of legal action after she bought eight of the chocolate bars and none of them had the trademark wafer inside, reports Daily Mail from UK. Saima Ahmad, 20, bought the multi-pack from a supermarket for £2 last month, and has now written to manufacturer Nestle claiming that they ignored their duty of care to consumers. Miss Ahmad, a second-year student at Kings College, London, even included details of a legal precedent set in the 1930s to back up her case. She said: 'They go about advertising the unique concept of KitKat, but I'm so disappointed by what I have purchased. 'I'm hoping they will apologise to me and in future focus more on quality of their product. 'No one else in that industry has that unique ...
Stelios Haji Ioannou opens easy Food store with 25p offer
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Stelios Haji Ioannou opens easy Food store with 25p offer

    The founder of easyJet has opened a discount food store that is selling everyday groceries for 25p each. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched easyFoodstore in an attempt to take advantage of the fast-growing discount market in the UK, which is led by Aldi and Lidl. The venture could eventually be another threat to the “big four” supermarket chains – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. They are already battling dramatic changes in shopping habits as families turn away from the weekly trip to a supermarket in favour of buying food online, in convenience stores and with the discounters. The supermarket chains also face the threat of Amazon expanding into groceries in the UK. The pilot easyFoodstore has opened in Park Royal in north-west London. It will sell items for 25p...
No scope to question number of martyrs: ICT
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

No scope to question number of martyrs: ICT

    The International Crimes Tribunal, in an observation today, said that there is no scope to question the number of martyrs in the Liberation War because the issue has already been resolved. A three member bench of the tribunal, comprising Justices Shahinur Islam and Mohammad Suhrawardy, and led by Justice Anowarul Haque, made the observation this morning. The tribunal said that it is sad that many people still question the figure given for the number of martyrs in the liberation war. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has come under severe criticism for questioning the number of peo-ple killed in the Liberation War.
Elephant Kills British Tourist In Thailand
Asia, ENGLISH

Elephant Kills British Tourist In Thailand

    A Scottish man has died after being gored by an elephant in Thailand, local press has reported. Gareth Crowe, 36, and his 16-year-old daughter had been riding the animal when it apparently turned on its handler on the island of Koh Samui. The Bangkok Post said the 13-year-old elephant, called Golf, became agitated when its handler stopped in a forested area to take pictures, hitting the handler with its trunk before stabbing him in the torso with a tusk, causing serious injuries. It then threw Mr Crowe and his daughter from its back, trampling on Mr Crowe and goring him with its tusk, killing him instantly. His daughter was treated in hospital after sustaining minor injuries. When the incident was over, the elephant ran off into the forest. It had reportedly appeared upset...