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2 suffer bullets in UZ polls clash

Two rival factions of AL lock into clash WT24 Desk Two people sustained bullet injuries following a clash between two rival groups after the upazila elections at Dewanbazar in Sadar upazila on Sunday afternoon, Agencies report. The injured Md Faisal, 32, and Ruhul Amin, 45, were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being taken to Munshiganj General Hospital, said ...

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Polls to 107 more upazilas Sunday

39 chairmen, 22 vice-chairmen, 406 vice-chairwomen elected uncontested. WT24 Desk Another 107 upazila parishads go to polls on Sunday in the 4th phase of the local body elections, Agencies report. Some 2,55,40,704 voters will be able to exercise their voting rights under 9740 polling stations in the balloting that is set to begin at 8am and continue till 4pm without ...

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US lawmakers ask for GSP talks to be held after elections

George Holding, the other lawmaker who is the Republican co-chair of the House India caucus, said he has been in touch with the US trade representative Robert Lighthizer on GSP talks. WT24 Desk A bipartisan duo of US lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Trump administration delay the termination of zero-tariff trade benefits for India till after election to make room ...

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Brunei brings in death by stoning as punishment for gay sex

From 3 April, people in the tiny south-east Asian kingdom will be subject to a draconian new penal code based on sharia law WT24 Desk Brunei is to begin imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex and adultery from next week, as part of the country’s highly criticised implementation of sharia law, The Guardian reports. From 3 ...

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Thailand’s pro-democracy parties unite to claim right to govern

Announcement comes amid concern of voter irregularities in election and before preliminary vote count is released WT24 Desk Seven pro-democracy political parties in Thailand have united to form a coalition large enough to claim a parliamentary majority and declared their intention to form a government, ousting the military from power, The Guardian reports. The announcement came amid concerns about potential irregularities in ...

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Calls grow in Algeria for Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to lead

Triggering of constitutional process could lead to ousting of the ailing president WT24 Desk The coalition ally of Algeria’s ruling party has called for the country’s ailing president to resign, piling pressure on Abdelaziz Bouteflika after the army chief also demanded he be declared unfit for office, The Guardian reports. In a statement signed by its leader, recently sacked prime ...

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Thai election process ‘deeply flawed’, say independent observers

Asian Network for Free Elections says international standards were not met in recent vote WT24 Desk International independent observers have declared that the process of counting the votes in Thailand’s election lacked transparency and was “deeply flawed”, adding to a climate of mistrust and uncertainty in the country, The Guardian reports. Thailand held its first election in eight years on ...

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Opposition raises doubts about Thailand election

WT24 Desk Two major political parties raised doubts on Monday about the results of Thailand’s general election after a party linked to the military took a surprise lead in the popular vote that suggested the country’s junta chief will remain in power, Reuters reports. It was still not certain that the military’s proxy party would secure enough seats in the ...

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