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Day: April 9, 2016

Top ten most hated professions
ENGLISH, Life Style

Top ten most hated professions

    There are some professions that it's hard to love. There may be lovely traffic wardens - and debt collectors who are wonderful human beings - but they'll have an uphill struggle to convince anyone of their good points. We reveal ten of the most hated professions - and why. 10. Bouncer They may be useful for breaking up pub brawls, but those who have been unlucky enough to get up close and personal with a bouncer will know they can get very carried away with the power they have been given. On the other hand, it's easy to understand why bouncers get easily riled up when you see the state people get themselves into on a night out! 9. Mechanic For a lot of us, a trip to the mechanic can be pretty stressful, especially when we don't know anything about fixing cars. This also pu...
UK ministers humiliated after Cayman and BVI leaders repeatedly ignore requests for meetings
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK ministers humiliated after Cayman and BVI leaders repeatedly ignore requests for meetings

    The governments of two notorious tax havens have repeatedly ignored UK ministers’ requests to meet about cracking down on corporate tax avoidance of the kind detailed on the so-called Panama Papers, The Independent can reveal. Official letters obtained using freedom of information rules show humiliated ministers “disappointed” at being stood-up after “numerous attempts” to meet with the premiers of the British Virgin Island and Cayman Islands. Campaigners reacted to the letters by berating the Government’s “meek” and “softly-softly” approach towards the havens, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of “pussyfooting” around the issue. The revelation comes after a massive data leak from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca which shows it registered mo...
Pahela Baishakh coming ahead: high price in the market of Hilsa
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Pahela Baishakh coming ahead: high price in the market of Hilsa

    Hilsa, our national fish, has become an inseparable part of Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations, but experts say the practice has no roots in a thousand years of Bengali tradition. Welcoming the New Year is a national festival in Bangladesh and is celebrated with much ado. A dish of panta-ilish (a combination of rice soaked in water overnight and Hilsa fried, steamed or in curry) is usually featured on the day’s menu. This practice of eating Hilsa on the first day of Baishakh is of recent origin, Bangla Academy Director General Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan told BBC Bangla. “Baishakh, the first month of Bangla calendar, is a hot and mostly dry season interspersed with sporadic nor’westers. Farmers usually have no extra money to have Hilsa to celebrate the New Year. It ...
Urgent action demanded over Calais child asylum seekers aiming for UK
ENGLISH, Europe

Urgent action demanded over Calais child asylum seekers aiming for UK

    The Children's Commissioner for England has called on authorities in France to speed up processing scores of lone child asylum seekers who may be eligible to come to the UK. Anne Longfield has written to the French government asking for urgent action to be taken in relation to an estimated 150 unaccompanied minors in a refugee camp in Calais. Under European regulations known as Dublin III, child asylum seekers can have their claims transferred to another EU country if they have relatives there. However, the system has come under fire amid claims the process can take several months. Charities have identified children as young as ten who have fled war and fighting in countries such as Syria as potentially eligible to travel to the UK under the agreement, according to the com...
PM Tries To Rally Tory Troops Amid Tax Furore
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

PM Tries To Rally Tory Troops Amid Tax Furore

    David Cameron will try and rally the Conservative troops later ahead of next month's local elections, amid division in the party over Europe and the continued fallout from the Panama Papers row about his father's business affairs. The Prime Minister will aim to shift the focus onto his party's record in office after a torrid few weeks, which has also included the resignation of Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith. Mr Cameron has also been accused of "misleading the public" after admitting he made money from shares in an investment fund operated by his late father Ian. Downing Street had initially said Mr Cameron's financial affairs were a "private matter", before backtracking. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the PM to make a statement in Parliament setting out his...