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Global taxi company Uber starting their service in Dhaka
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Global taxi company Uber starting their service in Dhaka

    The world polular global taxi service company Uber For Dhaka commuters taxi woes may be over soon. Uber is all set to hit the Dhaka roads within weeks. With Uber taxis plying around, Dhaka’s commuting experience will change forever. “Bangladesh has similar traffic chaos like in Indonesia” said a source linked to Uber. “Our service will help ease the situation. We have been preparing the ground to launch the service in Bangladesh for the last eight months.” An American multinational online transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, Uber offers App-based taxi service allowing customers with smartphones to submit a trip request. The software program then automatically sends the request to the Uber driver nearest to the commuter, alerting the dr...
New five years migrant visa offer by Australian govt
Australia, ENGLISH

New five years migrant visa offer by Australian govt

    Families of migrants to Australia will be able to apply for a five-year temporary residency visa, in a move set to reduce decade-long wait list for families seeking a permanent residency visa, the Australian government has announced. The move was made after the government became aware of frustrations surrounding the current visa program, Assistant Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke was quoted by The Australian on Saturday. Currently, if family members of a migrant to Australia wish to join their family through a visa program, they are put on a lengthy wait list for a permanent residency visa. But under the new plan, migrants can sponsor their family's move, and they'll be given a five-year visa without waiting for long time. Families or the migrants will be required to co...
Saudi warns of disastrous consequences over US 9/11 law
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi warns of disastrous consequences over US 9/11 law

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned of "disastrous consequences" from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies. The warning came after the U.S. Congress voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) on relations between states. JASTA allows attack survivors and relatives of terrorism victims to pursue cases against foreign governments in U.S. federal court and to demand compensation if such governments are proven to bear some responsibility for attacks on U.S. soil. A Saudi foreign ministry source on Thursday called on the U.S. Congress "to take the necessary measures to counter the disastrous and dangerous cons...
Salman Khan says Pakistani actors are artistes not terrorists
Asia, ENGLISH

Salman Khan says Pakistani actors are artistes not terrorists

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has come out in support of Pakistani actors and also praised the Indian Army for conducting the surgical strikes. Salman Khan seems to be backing Pakistani actors who have been facing severe criticism and a possible ban after the Uri attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir leading to the death of 19 security forces. On boycott of Pakistani actors like Fawad Khan in Bollywood, Salman said,”They are artistes not terrorists. It’s the government who gives them permits and visas.” Ever since the September 18 attacks on the Army camp in Uri by Pakistani terrorists, there have been calls from all over India for a ban on Pakistani artistes working here. Mumbai-based Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) on Friday had even passed a ...
PM returns home after foreign trip: AL are ready to give the reception
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

PM returns home after foreign trip: AL are ready to give the reception

    Thousands of leaders and activists of Awami League and members of its 14-party alliance are ready on the streets of Dhaka to greet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The reception has been arranged for the premier who will land at Dhaka’s Shahjajal International Airport after the two-week official visit abroad. Political activists were seen standing on both sides of the road carrying welcome placards and party flags from the airport to Gono Bhaban waiting to cheer her back home. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will land at around 6:40pm by a flight of Emirates airlines,” Asif Kabir, assistant press secretary to the prime minister, told The Daily Star. The 14-party supporters were also seen marching towards the airport on different modes of vehicles including bus and motorbike – c...