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Khaleda wins bail in 2 defamation cases

WT24 Desk The High Court on Tuesday granted bail for six months to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases filed on defamation charges, Agencies report. The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order after hearing separate petitions. Senior lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Zainul Abedin and AKM Ehsanur Rahman stood for ...

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PM Modi, other MPs take oath on 1st day of 17th Lok Sabha

As soon as the House met, the Members stood in silence for a few minutes as per the convention after the assembling of the new Lok Sabha. WT24 Desk Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha ...

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Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

WT24 Desk New Delhi — India’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world’s largest democracy, AP reports. Nearly 43% of the new members of the lower house of Parliament that convenes Monday for the first time since the ...

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3 chief ministers skip 1st Niti Aayog meeting after Lok Sabha polls

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has joined the list of chief ministers giving a miss to NITI Aayog’s fifth governing council meeting today. WT24 Desk Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has joined the list of chief ministers giving a miss to NITI Aayog’s fifth governing council meeting on Saturday. Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar ...

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Protestors blame UN peacekeeping forces as death toll increase to 17 in Sudan’s Dafur

The shootings took place in the village of Al-Dalij in the state of Central Darfur, a doctors’ committee close to the country’s protest movement said, blaming the “massacre” on Janjaweed militiamen. WT24 Desk UN peacekeepers said Thursday they were 4 this week in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, raising the death toll to 17 after doctors initially reported that militiamen shot ...

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Boris Johnson tops first round of voting for next UK PM

The seven candidates remaining in the fray are: Johnson (114), Michael Gove (37), Jeremy Hunt (43), Matt Hancock (20), Sajid Javid (23), Dominic Raab (27) and Rory Stewart (19). WT24 Desk Favourite Boris Johnson got the most votes – 114 – in the first round of voting by ruling Conservative MPs in the first phase of the two-phase election to ...

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Cong leaders to meet today; discuss strategy for upcoming Parl session

Cong will also discuss appointment of Leader of Congress in LS and Rahul’s unwillingness to continue as party chief. WT24 Desk New Delhi: A core group of Congress leaders will meet on Wednesday to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Parliament session, sources said, ANI reports. Top Congress leaders including, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed ...

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Pak decides to let PM Modi’s plane fly over its airspace to Shanghai summit

Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. WT24 Desk Pakistan on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June ...

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Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam vows to push ahead with extradition bill

Leader of government refuses to withdraw the bill, which critics fear could lead to abuse by Beijing WT24 Desk The leader of Hong Kong’s government has said she remains determined to pass a controversial extradition bill, despite an estimated one million people marching against the legislation on Sunday, Agencies report. The huge march, which stretched for more than two miles, was ...

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