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No one safe from ‘evil elements in govt’

Govt is not accountable to people, says BNP WT24 Desk BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Tuesday alleged that no one is safe from the clutches of ‘wicked elements in the current government’, Agencies report “I would like to ask who is in society safe from the grasp of the wicked people in the current government or the administration. ...

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Sisi could rule Egypt until 2030 under constitutional changes

MPs to vote on granting president control over judiciary and boosting military power WT24 Desk Egypt’s parliament is to vote on a bill of sweeping constitutional changes this week that would increase President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s power and allow him to rule until 2030, The Guardian reports. MPs are expected to overwhelmingly confirm the bill on Tuesday, triggering a referendum. ...

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‘I won’t be silent’: Ilhan Omar answers Trump 9/11 attack

Congresswoman says rightwing vitriol cannot threaten her ‘unwavering love for America’ as president pushes video WT24 Desk In the face of attacks from Donald Trump, Republicans and rightwing media outlets, the Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar said on Saturday no one could “threaten” her “unwavering love for America”, The Guardian reports. “I did not run for Congress to be silent,” Omar wrote ...

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Ilhan Omar: progressive Democrats condemn Republican smears and urge party to do the same

Trump escalates attacks on Muslim American congresswoman’s patriotism, prompting 2020 frontrunners to defend her WT24 Desk Progressive Democrats fiercely condemned Donald Trump and other Republicans’ growing efforts to smear the US representative Ilhan Omar, and urged party leaders to do the same, The Guardian reports. The president’s attacks labeling Omar, one of the two Muslim women serving in Congress, as unpatriotic ...

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Hard to enforce hartal for ‘lack of democracy’

Our party is going through a critical time, says Fakrul WT24 Desk BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said it is now difficult to enforce a hartal in the country for ‘lack of democracy’. “Our party is going through a critical time after the election. BNP leaders and activists are in fear of getting arrested or implicated ...

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India election 2019: marathon vote begins to decide Modi’s fate

Six weeks of voting begin with many viewing it as referendum on prime minister WT24 Desk The world’s largest ever election has started in India, with voters in 20 states casting their ballots in the first phase of a marathon six-week poll, The Guardian reports. The contest in the vast country of 1.3 billion people is dominated by local issues but ...

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Netanyahu appears on track for victory despite tied result

Major parties neck and neck but incumbent has path to form majority government with right-wing allies WT24 Desk Benjamin Netanyahu was on track on Wednesday morning to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, despite his Likud party winning the same number of seats as his rivals, The Guardian reports. With 97% of votes counted, both Likud and the Blue and White ...

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Hong Kong ‘umbrella movement’: nine convicted over protests

Fresh alarm about civil rights in region after verdict against 2014 democracy campaigners WT24 Desk Nine pro-democracy campaigners have been convicted over their leadership of “umbrella movement” rallies in Hong Kong in 2014, in a controversial verdict that has prompted renewed alarm about the city’s political freedom, The Guardian reports. Protest leaders including the sociology professor Chan Kin-man, 60, the law ...

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Congress-NCP needs more than arithmetic to better its standing

The Congress-NCP have contested all general and assembly elections in Maharashtra together since 2004, except the October 2014 assembly election. WT24 Desk The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena won 41 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra in the 2014 elections. Notwithstanding a lot of tension since, including contesting the 2014 assembly elections separately, the two ...

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BNP starts hunger strike

Seeks Khaleda’s release WT24 Desk BNP on Sunday started a six-hour token hunger strike in the capital demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail and her proper treatment, Agencies report. The programme began at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh at 10:30am. Leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies joined the programme amid tight security. The ...

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