Saturday, November 27

Day: March 29, 2016

Man charged £102 for 5 mile Uber journey that should have cost £15 after 20 mile detour
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Man charged £102 for 5 mile Uber journey that should have cost £15 after 20 mile detour

    Uber has transformed the taxi business since it was launched in 2008 (Picture: [copyright]) An Uber driver charged a drunk passenger £102 for a journey that should have cost £15 after taking a 20-mile detour around London, when he fell asleep in the back. Daniel Kaizen, 26, complained his journey was five times longer than it needed to be, after using the app to order an Uber from Old Street in central London to Wood Green in the north in the early hours of Easter Monday. The car went east towards Barking before taking the North Circular back around to the final destination. A screenshot from Mr Kaizen's phone shows the route taken was far from direct. It was not until the next morning Mr Kaizen saw the route and said: “I nearly spat out my tea laughing at the route”. He s...
German train operator introduces women only carriages amid fears over migrant sex attacks
ENGLISH, Europe

German train operator introduces women only carriages amid fears over migrant sex attacks

    A German train operator has announced it is introducing women and children-only train carriages amid fears over sex attacks in the country. The Regiobahn line between Leipzig and Chemnitz will introduce the carriages to increase security for women. The carriages will be next to the train conductor in a bid to make women feel more safe. A spokesman for the railway said: “The local proximity to the customer service representative is chosen deliberately.” Germany is still reeling from a a string of sex attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve, allegedly carried out by dozens of migrants. In total more than 800 complaints were made to police and the incidents have sparked criticism over German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to refuse to limit the number of refugees allowed in...
Philippines businessman to return BB $10.8m
Asia, ENGLISH

Philippines businessman to return BB $10.8m

    Businessman Kim Wong admitted during a Senate hearing today that US$21.6 million of the funds allegedly stolen from the Bank of Bangladesh went to his company but said he is willing to return half of the amount. “Yung P1 billion, nasa Eastern Hawaii casino, nandoon po, at may P550 million natitira po,” Wong said when he testified at the Senate blue ribbon committee’s ongoing investigation into the alleged $81 million or about P4 billion money laundering scheme. Wong was referring to his company, Eastern Hawaii Leisure Co. Ltd., which operates a hotel-casino complex at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone. He said P550 million was already converted into chips and played in the casino, and only more than P40 million of the amount was left. “Na-freeze na po ‘yung P40 million,” W...
Biman board reconstituted: Enamul Bari new chairman
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Biman board reconstituted: Enamul Bari new chairman

    The board of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has been reconstituted with former Air Force chief Air Marshal (retd) Muhammad Enamul Bari as its new chairman. The 13-member Biman board has been reconstituted in light of the Bangladesh Biman Corporation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2007, the Company Act, 1994 and Article of Association of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited, said an official at the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry on Tuesday. Bari replaced former Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Jamal Uddin Ahmed who was appointed in 2009. Senior Secretary, Finance Division Mahbub Ahmed, Prime Minister’s Office Secretary Suraiya Begum, Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Secretary SM Ghulam Farooque, former secretary M Nazrul Islam Khan (on PRL), BGMEA President M Siddiqur Rahman, barrist...
Man Arrested Over Hijacked Plane in Cyprus
ENGLISH, Europe

Man Arrested Over Hijacked Plane in Cyprus

    A hijacker strapped with fake explosives has been arrested in Cyprus after several of his hostages fled the plane. Egyptian national Seif Eldin Mustafa emerged from the aircraft with his hands aloft after a stand-off lasting eight hours. The Cypriot foreign minister tweeted: "It's over. The #hijacker arrested." A hijacker with a fake suicide belt emerges from the EgyptAir plane with his hands aloft - but his motive remains unclear. His surrender came minutes after a man in uniform was filmed escaping from the cockpit window. The remaining seven hostages were then seen leaving the plane in two separate groups - the latter running. All are safe. Within an hour it was established that the suicide belt the hijacker was wearing was fake. "This is not about terrorism," said the ...