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Trudeau wins narrow victory to form minority government

Liberals secure four more years in power despite lingering criticism over handling of corruption inquiry and blackface scandal WT24 Desk Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win but he will now be prime minister of a minority government, Agencies report. The Liberals are projected to win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority, and ...

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‘Bhola incident premeditated’

BNP’s countrywide protest prog Wednesday WT24 Desk Describing the incident over the blasphemous Facebook post from a hacked account as a premeditated one, BNP on Monday demanded a fair investigation into Sunday’s violence in Bhola to uncover its real reasons, Agencies report. “Communal harmony in our country has been a unique example since the time immemorial. People here live peacefully ...

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BNP MP Harun gets 5-year jail

WT24 Desk A court here on Monday sentenced BNP MP Harun-ur Rashid Harun of Chapainawabganj-3 constituency, to five-year imprisonment in a case filed for abusing duty-free import privilege, Agencies report. Judge of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-4, Shekh Nazmul Alam handed down the verdict. The court fined him Tk 50 lakh, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment. The ...

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Menon proves current govt ‘illegal’

BNP on Sunday said Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon like a ‘state approver’ admitted the fact that the current government is ‘illegal as no election was held on December 30 last year’, Agencies report. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said the government should quit ...

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Trump outstripping Obama on pace of executive orders

It wasn’t too long ago that Donald Trump derided presidential executive orders as “power grabs” and a “basic disaster”, Agencies report. He’s switched sides in a big way: In each year of his presidency, he has issued more executive orders than did former President Barack Obama during the same time span. He surpassed Obama’s third-year total just recently. Back in ...

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Trudeau could lose power in election

Ian Bremmer remembers the first time he met Justin Trudeau, at the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, Agencies report. Bremmer, a prominent foreign policy expert, said Canada’s party at the world economic forum is usually “the sleepiest thing you could do.” It is typically held at a second-tier hotel, and if you go, it’s ...

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Boris Johnson gives last-minute push for deal

After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament, Agencies report. Johnson returned from an EU summit in Brussels overnight for what is expected to be a busy day attempting to persuade lawmakers ...

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Govt out to ‘kill’ Khaleda slowly in jail slowly

 BNP senior leader Selima Rahman on Friday feared that the government has made a plan to ‘kill their seriously ill’ chairperson Khaleda Zia slowly in jail depriving her of proper medical treatment, Agencies report. “Our leader Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail by convicting her in a false case. She’s not being granted bail,” she told a human-chain programme. ...

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Dr Kamal pushes for greater unity

Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday laid emphasis on spreading the call for unity to every locality to free the country from ‘autocracy’ and establish ‘effective’ democracy, Agencies report. “Those who want to continue autocratic rule, they create divisions  among people and use the communalism for their parochial party interests.  The autocratic rule can be removed if people ...

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