Wednesday, May 25

Day: May 14, 2016

ট্রাম্পের পুজো শুরু করলো হিন্দু মৌলবাদীরা
Asia, ENGLISH

ট্রাম্পের পুজো শুরু করলো হিন্দু মৌলবাদীরা

আন্তর্জাতিক নিউজ ডেস্ক: সব ধর্মের মধ্যেই সাম্প্রদায়িকতা আছে – তা সে ইসলাম হোক, হিন্দুধর্ম বা অন্য কোনো ধর্ম৷ যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের প্রেসিডেন্ট নির্বাচনে রিপাবলিকান প্রার্থী ট্রাম্প যে মুসলিমবিদ্বেষী তা সকলেই জানে৷ তাই তো তাঁর পুজো শুরু হয়েছে ভারতে! ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্প নাকি ভগবান বিষ্ণুর ‘অবতার'! অথচ দেখুন, মাত্র মাস খানেক আগে ডেলওয়ার অঙ্গরাজ্যে একটি নির্বাচনি জনসভায় বিশ্রি অঙ্গভঙ্গি আর কদর্য ভাষায় ভারতীয়দের উপহাস করেছিলেন ট্রাম্প৷ এরপর অনেকেরই মনে হয়েছিল কোনো ভারতীয়ই আর ট্রাম্পের দিকে ফিরে তাকাবেন না৷ কিন্তু এবার সেই ট্রাম্পকেই মানবজাতির একমাত্র ‘রক্ষক' আখ্যা দিয়ে শুরু হয়ে গেছে তাঁর বন্দনা৷ রাজধানী নতুন দিল্লির যন্ত্ররমন্তরে ডানপন্থি দল ‘হিন্দু সেনা' ট্রাম্পের ছবিতে তিলক এঁকে ঘটা করে করেছে পুজোর সমস্ত আয়োজন৷ প্রশ্ন হলো, গোটা বিশ্বের সংবেদনশীল মানুষ যখন বিতর্কিত ও বেফাঁস মন্তব্যের কারণে ট্র...
EU to investigate Chinese steel subsidies blamed for dumping
ENGLISH, Europe

EU to investigate Chinese steel subsidies blamed for dumping

    The European commission has launched an inquiry into Chinese subsidies for steel sold to the EU after European steelmakers warned that dumping was likely to increase. The inquiry is based on a submission from the European Steel Association (Eurofer), claiming that Chinese producers benefit from government subsidies such as preferential lending rates and low energy charges. The subsidies have allowed Chinese companies to export to the EU at prices that damage European steel producers, the association said. The European commission said Eurofer had also provided credible evidence that imports would increase soon as China diverts steel to the EU from the US and other countries that have clamped down on dumping. The inquiry is the first move announced by the commission sinc...
1 London: the most wanted addresses of the capital’s super-rich
ENGLISH, London

1 London: the most wanted addresses of the capital’s super-rich

    The most wanted addresses of the capital's super-rich At 3am, One Hyde Park’s luxury apartments are wide awake. The revolving doors swish with bleary-eyed international traders returning home to do laps in the luxurious 22-metre basement pool before bed. High-rollers bundle in from an evening at one of Knightsbridge’s casinos, before sinking into plush seats at the downstairs cinema, while a concierge scuttles through the tunnel connecting the building with the five-star neighbouring Mandarin Oriental, fetching a burger for one of the apartments above. This is what it’s like to live at the top. But it’s not simply the 24-hour, no-expense-spared treatment at One Hyde Park for which the building’s residents are forking out upwards of £14,500 a week. Living at number ‘one’ ha...
Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump
America, ENGLISH

Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. Around a dozen members of a right-wing Indian Hindu group lit a ritual fire and chanted mantras Wednesday asking the Hindu gods to help Trump win the US presidential election. While Trump has dominated the Republican primary race to decide the party's candidate for the November election, his calls for temporarily banning Muslims from America and cracking down on extremist groups abroad have earned him some fans in India. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the g...
Brexit Last Thing Economy Needs: Warns PM
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit Last Thing Economy Needs: Warns PM

    David Cameron has warned voters that leaving the EU was the "last thing the economy needs" and would be a vote for recession. Speaking at an event in his own Witney constituency in Oxfordshire, the Prime Minister said that "economic security" was the single most important thing for people to consider. He said none of the arguments for Brexit were "able to counter the immediate and sustained hit that we would suffer to our economy" if the UK left the EU. Addressing voters on the biggest day of campaigning yet, dubbed Super Saturday, Mr Cameron said: "If we vote to leave on 23 June we will be voting for higher prices, we will be voting for fewer jobs, we will be voting for lower growth, we will be voting potentially for a recession. That is the last thing our economy needs."...
Hackers leak data of 3 private Bangladesh banks
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Hackers leak data of 3 private Bangladesh banks

    A Turkish hacking group has stolen data of five South Asian banks, including three in Bangladesh. The other two banks are located in Nepal. US-based cyber security website databreachtoday.com, in a report yesterday, said the stolen data was ‘apparently posted online’ on May 10 by Turkish group Bozkurtlar. Meanwhile, saying that the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank was "part of a wider and highly adaptive campaign targeting banks," SWIFT, which oversees the financial messaging network that underpins global money transfers, yesterday warned its customers that “at least one Vietnamese bank was also breached by the same attackers”. The Bangladeshi banks whose data have been posted online are Dutch-Bangla Bank, The City Bank, and Trust Bank run by Army Welfare Trust. S...