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Day: April 6, 2017

Norway to build world’s first ship tunnel at sea
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Norway to build world’s first ship tunnel at sea

    The Stad Ship Tunnel will be the world's first sea tunnel to pass through a mountain Norway on Wednesday unveiled plans to build the world's first sea tunnel to pass through a mountain, avoiding dangerous waters that intimidated even the Vikings. Built to bypass the Stad peninsula, a storm-swept area in western Norway, the Stad ship tunnel will be 1.7 kilometres (one mile) long and 36 meters wide, making journeys safer. The Stad tunnel for boats will finally be built, said Norwegian Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen, presenting a comprehensive transport plan for the period 2018-2029. The government is now ensuring a safer and more reliable passage of the most dangerous and harsh waters for the transport of goods along the Norwegian coasts, he said in a statement. The N...
The Lea River Park: East London’s hidden gem celebrated
ENGLISH, London

The Lea River Park: East London’s hidden gem celebrated

A new exhibition opens today (5 April) at New London Architecture (NLA) charting the history and future of the Lea River Park. The redevelopment of the Lea River Park opens up 45 acres of new space creating walkways and cycle paths stretching from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the historic Royal Docks. It takes a couple of hours to walk the entire Lea River Park with the opportunity to stop off and learn about its rich history: Indian Pale Ale was first brewed on the banks of the Lea at the Bow Brewery. Three Mills is the world's biggest tidal mill which was listed in the Domesday Book and is now a film studio home of Master Chef. Bow Ecology Park is a thriving wildlife sanctuary with newts, water scorpions and flocks of wading birds. Trinity Buoy Wharf is home to London's only lighthous...
News brief  From Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief From Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Government will never compromise with the country's interests while signing any deal with any country. The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a program marking the distribution of allotment letters of plots of Police Officers' Housing Society among 25 police officials at her office. The Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka for New Delhi on Friday morning on a four-day official visit when some crucial deals are expected to be signed between Bangladesh and India. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that historic and traditional relationship between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia would be further broadened and strengthened in the days to come. The Premier said this when Vice President of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque Dr Moham...
As Trump Fumbles, Putin Prepares to Invade Neighbours
ENGLISH, Europe

As Trump Fumbles, Putin Prepares to Invade Neighbours

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin is a popular figure who has dominated Russian politics for more than a decade. Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine and potentially to the Caucasus, Belarus or the Baltic states as well that could presage a new large-scale military operation. First, in 2016, Russia created 25 division formations and 15 brigades, while raising manpower by only 10,000 men. This suggests the possibility that Russia may aim to wage protracted large-scale war using the Soviet model, with a Soviet-type army composed of “skeleton units” that existed solely on paper until they were called up as part of the process of mass mobilization. That such mobilization may be under consideration is apparent from the Kavkaz-2016 and othe...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday strongly condemned the 'senseless killing of innocent people' in Russia saying Bangladesh is with other countries in fight against terrorism in its all forms and manifestations. In a condolence message to the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, she expressed deep shock at the killing of 10 people and injuries to many others in a terrorist attack on a subway train in St Petersburg. President Md Abdul Hamid yesterday urged global leaders to work together to fight social disparities, human inequalities, militancy and terrorism to make the world a safe place for living. The President said this while delivering a speech at the dinner at Bangabhaban in honor of the delegation of 136th IPU assembly. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Counci...