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Indian parliament passes amended land swap bill

WT24 Desk The historic India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement Bill, which contained some drafting errors when passed by Parliament last week, was today again cleared by the Rajya Sabha., reports agency.  The Constitution amendment bill to allow the operationalisation of the 1974 ...

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Daudkandi Upazila elections follow April 28 script

BNP-backed chairman candidate of Daudkandi Upazila election Abul Hashem Sarkar on Saturday boycotted the election, much like the boycott of BNP-backed candidates during the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections on April 28, alleging capture of polling stations and vote-rigging, ...

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Khaleda thanks Modi govt for LBA clearance

WT24 Desk BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday night thanked the Narendra Modi government for its initiative to pass the historic bill in both houses of Indian parliament — Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha– to operationaise the 1974 Land Boundary ...

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SA opposition ‘to elect black leader’

WT24 Desk South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader, BBC reports. Mmusi Maimane, 34, succeeds Helen Zille, who resigned unexpectedly last month. He faced party chairman Wilmot James for the job, and ...

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Cameron won big by selling stability over fear

WT24 Desk Prime Minister David Cameron sealed a surprise election win by persuading Britons to choose the security of modestly rising living standards over an implausible pretender many feared could become the puppet of Scottish nationalists, Reuters reports. Blending the ...

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Mubarak jailed in corruption retrial

WT24 Desk Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to three years in jail on corruption charges after a retrial in the capital, Cairo, BBC reports. His sons were given four years each in the same case which centres ...

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Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrat leader

Britain’s deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg resigned on Friday as leader of the Liberal Democrats after his party was crushed at the national election, Reuters reports. Clegg, who in 2010 led his party to its first ever spell in government ...

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