Wednesday, May 25

Day: May 31, 2016

Evidence grows of an end to the house price boom
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Evidence grows of an end to the house price boom

    House prices, estate agents for sale and to let. Signs of faltering demand in the housing market are prompting estate agents and analysts to suggest England’s house price boom may be ending. Paul Smith, chief executive of the Haart agency — which has more than 100 branches — said: “We believe the nation has now neared the limit in terms of price rises.” Inquiries declined in April at their second-highest rate since 2008, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors — a trend that Mike Prew, equity analyst at investment bank Jefferies, said “signals this slowdown could morph into a period of sustained house price deflation”. Drops in this Rics measure are strongly correlated with price falls about a year later, Mr Prew added. “The balance of surveyors expecting...
15 lakh Bangladeshis living like slaves
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

15 lakh Bangladeshis living like slaves

    Over 15 lakh people in Bangladesh are living like slaves with nearly half the population vulnerable to be exposed to it, a report of Australia-based Walk Free Foundation said today. Global Slavery Index for 2016 placed Bangladesh 10th among 167 countries in prevalence ranking with an estimated 15.3 lakh people living like slaves with over 44 percent of the population at risk of being exposed to it. Last reported in 2014, the index placed about 6.8 lakh Bangladeshis living in conditions of modern day slavery. Thus, in two years, the number of ‘modern day slaves’ nearly doubled. The number accounts to nearly 1 percent of the total population of 16 crore in Bangladesh. Within the Asia region, Bangladesh is the 11th country most vulnerable to modern slavery. Endemic poverty, n...
Another Aylan dies in Europe’s sea water
ENGLISH, Europe

Another Aylan dies in Europe’s sea water

    Another picture of a baby who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while on his way to Europe has succeeded to shock the world and echoes of criticism regarding the incompetence of the leadership in Europe was voiced in the face of the ongoing crisis. A number of months after the picture of the body of Ayman Kurdi, age 3, was documented on the beach, a picture that shocked Europe and turned the world’s attention towards the refugee issue, a new and heartbreaking image of a baby who drowned is again causing the international media and world leaders to deal with the difficult refugee crisis. According to the reports, 45 people on board a ship drowned to death and 135 others were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard and European volunteers recently. During the efforts to locate sur...
Heroic return for Mustafiz welcome at home
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Heroic return for Mustafiz welcome at home

    Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman returned home yesterday night after completing his maiden IPL mission with a great success as his team Sunrisers Hyderabad lifted the coveted title for the first time on Sunday. An overwhelmed but shy Mustafiz, wearing a rose made crown, arrived on a flight that landed at Hazrat Shahjal International Airport at 10.45 pm. He was received by Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy and BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon at the airport. They garlanded the cricket prodigy and offered him sweets. Mohammedan Sporting Club official Wasim Khan and some relatives of Mustafiz were also present to greet him. The deputy sports minister informed the proud cricketer that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dubbed him a ‘National Hero’ ...
Parents accused of neglect after boy fell into gorilla enclosure before gentle giant was shot dead
Africa world, ENGLISH

Parents accused of neglect after boy fell into gorilla enclosure before gentle giant was shot dead

    This is the first picture of parents accused of neglect after their son fell into a gorilla's enclosure forcing workers to shoot the 'gentle giant' dead. Mother Michelle Gregg, 32, reportedly has four children to father Deonne Dickerson, 37, seen smiling above in a people carrier car. Yesterday police confirmed they are investigating whether to charge them with neglect after their four-year-old boy fell into the cage of 17-year-old Harambe. Fearing for the safety of the youngster, zoo staff shot the endangered primate, sparking fury amongst animal lovers. But footage later appeared to show the 'gentle giant' trying to protect the boy. Both parents have faced criticism for social media users and animal rights campaigners, who claim they should have been keeping a closer eye...
The Bangladeshi governments policies are like the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS
Arab world, ENGLISH

The Bangladeshi governments policies are like the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS

    After Mendi Safadi made headlines in Bangladesh after meeting with BNP Opposition Leader Aslam Chowdhury, a meeting that resulted in Bangladeshi officials accusing Safadi of being a Mossad agent and in Chowdhury being arrested for allegedly seeking to overthrow the Bangladesh government, Safadi once again is attacking the Bangladeshi government for its mistreatment of dissidents and minorities. According to him, despite the Awami League governments’ claims that they are secular democrats, their policies towards Hindus are similar to those of the Muslim Brotherhood and even ISIS. After Mendi Safadi, the head of the Safadi Center for Public Diplomacy and International Relations, recently made headlines in Bangladesh after meeting with BNP Opposition Leader Aslam Chowdhury, a...