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Day: January 18, 2017

Saudi tightens security for Hajj
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi tightens security for Hajj

    Saudi Arabia will cooperate with the opposition in Syria to prevent the entry of militants as pilgrims during upcoming Hajj, a daily reported on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia allocated a quota of 15,000 pilgrims for the upcoming season and it will be ensured that all of them are civilians who will come for the religious rituals. Abdul Ilah Fahad, General Secretary of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, told that the names of Syrian pilgrims were checked carefully and their fingerprints were taken before sending the pre-final list to Saudi Arabia for approval. Throughout the Hajj season, Saudi Arabia implements tight security to ensure the safety of pilgrims. The last Hajj season attracted more than 1.8 million pilgrims while the number is expected...
Theresa May threatening maneuver slammed by the negotiators could Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May threatening maneuver slammed by the negotiators could Brexit

    The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator has criticised Theresa May's threatening tactics and warned the days of Britain cherry-picking its relationship with Brussels are over. Guy Verhofstadt said the Prime Minister's decision to suggest the UK would become a low-tax, low-regulation haven if the EU failed to agree a good exit deal was a counter-productive strategy. He also called on Mrs May to listen to the concerns of the 48% of voters who backed Remain. Mr Verhofstadt, president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, said: Britain has chosen a hard Brexit. May's clarity is welcome but the days of UK cherry-picking and Europe a la carte are over. Threatening to turn the UK into a deregulated tax heaven will not only hurt British people - it ...
Should you refrigerate eggs
ENGLISH, Life Style

Should you refrigerate eggs

    I have asked loads of my friend’s this question because my sister who lives in the States asked me. Apparently, its ALL down to salmonella! In Europe apparently, we don’t generally chill our eggs. Why? Because the rate of salmonella is next to nil compared to that of in the States! Why? I don’t know! In the UK apparently, farmers took it upon themselves to vaccinate their hens against infection thus preventing salmonella to be an issue full stop. Eggs don’t need to be refrigerated, but one day out on the counter at room temperature is equivalent to about a week in the refrigerator, so if you aren’t planning on eating your eggs for awhile, it is best to refrigerate them. The decision to refrigerate or not is up to you. In the UK, Ireland and many European countries, eggs ar...
Luxury BMW from London seized in Dhaka
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Luxury BMW from London seized in Dhaka

    A team of the customs detectives seized a luxurious BMW X5 car from a house in Dhaka’s Banani area on Wednesday morning on charges of tax evasion and concealing information. Though the BMW X5, worth around Tk 3.5 crore, was seized, the vehicle’s owner Mohammad Muhsin Alam is yet to be detained in this connection, said Director General of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Moinul Khan. Tipped off, a team of the CIID conducted a raid at the basement of a house named Akashprodip in the area and seized the car that had a British registration plate on it, he added. Moinul Khan said, ‘We recovered the vehicle on Tuesday night, but formally seized it on Wednesday morning after checking the documents.’ A case was filed with the Banani Police Station in t...
Pound the biggest rally since 2008: The Prime Minister’s speech
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Pound the biggest rally since 2008: The Prime Minister’s speech

    The pound has surged by more than three cents on Theresa May's Brexit speech putting it on course for its biggest one-day rise against the US dollar since 2008. Sterling rocketed after the Prime Minister's vision for exiting the European Union appeared less "hawkish" than had been expected - and floated the possibility of an associate membership of the tariff-free customs union. Markets were also cheered by the confirmation that Parliament would get a vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal and that there would be a transition phase to Brexit after divorce negotiations are completed. What Theresa May's Brexit plan really means Sterling leapt by as much as 2.5% to match the scale of one-day gains last seen in 2008 and overtake the size of a rally seen earlier this year a...