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Jeremy Corbyn: no ‘credible evidence’ of Iran role in tanker attacks

Labour leader urges UK to ease tensions in Gulf after Foreign Office links blasts to Tehran WT24 Desk Jeremy Corbyn has called for the government to abstain from escalating tensions with Iran without “credible evidence” that Tehran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers, Agencies report. The Labour leader said Britain risked increasing the threat of war after the Foreign ...

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Vessel movement resumes at Ctg port

WT24 Desk The vessel movement at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong port resumed on Friday noon after three hours of suspension following a head-on collision between two vessels at the estuary of the Bay of Bengal and the Karnafuli River in the morning, Agencies report. The accident occurred around 8:45 am on Friday although no causality was reported. Secretary ...

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Tax-free income ceiling remains unchanged in proposed budget

WT24 Desk The ceiling of tax-free income remains unchanged in the proposed budget, presented by prime minister Sheikh Hasina instead of ailing finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in parliament, for 2019-20 fiscal, according to report. The income ceiling is Tk 250,000 for male taxpayers and Tk 300,000 for females. In the budget speech the minister said, “The criteria for keeping ...

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Mount pressure on Myanmar

Bangladesh to diplomats WT24 Desk Bangladesh has urged the international community to ramp up pressure on Myanmar so that it creates a conducive environment for Rohingya repatriation, Agencies report. After briefing diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Wednesday morning, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Bangladesh clarified its position about the matter. “They told us that they’re with us. We ...

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House Democrats make deal to see Mueller files on Trump

Democrats have shifted their strategy toward lawsuits and away from criminal contempt. Criminal contempt would be referred to the Justice Department, where it would certainly be rejected. WT24 Desk The House expects to receive the first files of underlying evidence from Robert Mueller’s report soon, after a sudden shift by the Justice Department as Democrats weigh impeachment proceedings against President ...

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South Korea, US in discord over North Korea’s nuclear policy

The state media noted that Washington is “bluntly ignoring” South Korea’s opinion and stressed that the US has no right to interfere with internal issues of other nations. WT24 Desk The relations between South Korea and the United States are not in good shape, a North Korean state media said on Sunday, criticising Washington for unveiling a “unilateral” and “gangster-like” ...

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BNP’s Rumeen Farhana takes oath

WT24 Desk Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s reserved seat MP-elect Rumeen Farhana took oath as a member of the 11th parliament on Sunday, reports UNB. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Parliament secretariat’s senior secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath-taking ceremony. Fifty seats, reserved for women, are distributed among political parties in proportion to their ...

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Indian workers losing interest in US tech jobs: Report

India is still the largest source of foreign job clicks on US tech listings by a large margin, according to the study. Job seekers in India accounted for 3.7% of all clicks for US tech postings in April. Clicks from Canadian IP addresses were second while the U.K., Germany and Philippines rounded out the top five. WT24 Desk Foreign tech ...

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North Korea urges US to resume talks, warns ‘patience has a limit’

In a statement carried by the KCNA, a spokesperson for North Korea’s foreign ministry has urged the US to “drop its current way of calculation” to keep alive the agreement they reached earlier. WT24 Desk Four months into the stalled denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea following the failed Hanoi summit, Pyongyang has once again urged Washington ...

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China warns citizens against US travel, citing ‘frequent’ shootings

The country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism cited recent “frequent” shootings, robbery and theft in America as the reason for its alert, according to the official Xinhua News Agency on Monday. WT24 Desk China issued a travel advisory on the US through the end of the year, amid spiraling trade tensions between the two countries, Bloomberg reports. The country’s Ministry ...

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