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Day: June 2, 2016

Inside the secret bedrooms where cabin crew put their feet up and take a rest
ENGLISH, Life Style

Inside the secret bedrooms where cabin crew put their feet up and take a rest

    We've all wondered what flight attendants do when they're not pacing the aisle serving us drinks and food. And these images of cabin crews' own secret bedrooms show they too get the chance to grab forty winks onboard. These images show crews onboard some certain Boeing 777 and 787 planes get their very own beds. Some of these jets feature a secret staircase which leads crew to their own sleeping quarters. But while they might offer a chance to rest your head, the set of windowless bedrooms in a row leave some attendants saying they feel like they're in a coffin. Used for long haul flights, the staircase leads crew members upwards into sleeping quarters fitted with mattresses, pillows and curtains offering a small amount of privacy. The beds are even fitted with seat belts ...
Power allocation drops
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Power allocation drops

    The government has allocated Tk15,036 crore for the power and energy sector for the 2016-17 fiscal, which is smaller than outgoing fiscal's Tk18,541 crore. Finance Minister AMA Muhith placed a Tk340,000 crore budget for FY17 in parliament on Thursday. Special allocations have been made for a proposed gas pipeline in Bhola and a proposed petrochemicals factory in the coastal region.
Obama writes to slain LGBT editor’s family
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Obama writes to slain LGBT editor’s family

    US President Barack Obama has written to the family of slain LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and extended his condolences. In the letter dated May 5, President Obama said he along with his wife Michelle joined with the family of Xulhaz saying the “pain of a loss like this is indescribable.” A family member of Xulhaz Mannan confirmed The Daily Star about receiving the letter from the US President. The Daily Star also obtained a copy of the letter. Xulhaz Mannan, an employee of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), who also served the US Embassy in Dhaka, was killed along with friend Mahbub Tonoy at his residence on April 25. “I hope it brings you some measure of solace to know that his courageous, compassionate spirit will endure through all who knew and l...
PM Faces Sky News Test As Remain Loses Ground
ENGLISH, London

PM Faces Sky News Test As Remain Loses Ground

    David Cameron will make the case for remaining in the European Union tonight in the first major television event of the referendum campaign. The Prime Minister will be interviewed at length by Sky News' political editor Faisal Islam before Kay Burley invites questions from a studio audience which has been weighted to include inners, outers and the undecided. After a stronger start, the Remain campaign appears to have been losing ground in the opinion polls to Vote Leave as the Brexiteers have turned their focus towards immigration. For the first time, a telephone poll by ICM for The Guardian newspaper has suggested a 4% lead for Vote Leave (52%) over Stronger In (48%) once 'don't knows' are excluded. And now Sky News has been shown internal polling by Vote Leave which will...
Syria conflict: Calls for air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged towns
Arab world, ENGLISH

Syria conflict: Calls for air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged towns

    France and the UK have called on the UN to begin air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria. Last month, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) set a deadline of 1 June for the distribution of urgent humanitarian supplies. But only a small amount of aid was delivered on Wednesday and a convoy to the town of Darayya near Damascus did not carry food. The UN Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss the air drops.British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the Syrian government had failed to deliver the widespread humanitarian access called for by the international community. "While air drops are complex, costly and risky, they are now the last resort to relieve human suffering across many besieged areas," he said.He called on Russia and Iran, whic...