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Ministers show attitude of ‘lordship’: Fakhrul

WT24 Desk BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that ministers are exposing their ‘lordship’ attitude by issuing threats to give a fitting reply if BNP holds any political programme, Agencies report. Speaking at a discussion, he also said the government is making fun of people having failed to control the soaring prices of essentials. “The ministers ...

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Keep out of UK polls

Johnson to Trump WT24 Desk Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it would be “best” if US President Donald Trump does not get involved in Britain’s election when he visits London for a NATO summit next week, Agencies report. Trump waded into the election in October by saying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad” for ...

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Lok Sabha witnesses uproar

Pragya’s comment on Nathuram Godse triggers reaction WT24 Desk The Lok Sabha today witnessed a massive uproar over the remarks of BJP’s lawmaker Pragya Singh Thakur in the parliament as she reportedly called Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhhi, as a patriot. Although Pragya Thakur apologised twice in the parliament today for her Thursday’s remarks on Godse, the opposition ...

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Yasuhiro Nakasone,Reagan confidant, dies at 101

Former Japanese PM shared world stage with Reagan and Thatcher but failed in his push to change country’s pacifist constitution WT24 Desk Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of Japan’s longest-reigning prime ministers and known for his friendship with Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 101, Agencies report. Nakasone, prime minister from 1982 to 1987, shared the world stage with Reagan ...

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1-pt movement if Khaleda not freed

BNP threatens to oust govt after Dec 5 WT24 Desk BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday warned that their party will launch a one-point oust-government movement if its chairperson Khaleda Zia is not freed on bail on December 5 next, Agencies report. “If we see Khaleda Zia is not freed on bail on December 5, we’ll understand it ...

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12 hurt in Ctg AL triennial confce

Party infighting at Sitakunda WT24 Desk At least 12 members of Sitakunda Upazila Awami League unit were injured in a clash during its triennial conference on Friday, Agencies report. Firoz Alam Molla, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Police Station, said the activists clashed over sitting arrangement around 2:30pm. The injured were admitted to the Upazila Health Complex. According to local sources, the ...

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Two cops injured as police, BNP men clash

Muktijoddha Dal president Ulfat arrested ; 500 BNP men sued WT24 Desk Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal president Ishtiaq Aziz Ulfat was arrest at Hazrat Shahjalal international Airport early Wednesday in a case filed in connection with Tuesday’s clash between police and a group of BNP leaders and activists in front of the High Court, Agencies report. Plainclothes police arrested Ulfat around ...

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu not required to resign despite indictment: Attorney general

PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces calls from his opponents to step down following the indictment. WT24 Desk Israel’s attorney general said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges, giving a small boost to the embattled leader, AP reports. Avichai Mandelblit said in a statement that Netanyahu can remain interim prime ...

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New Bolivian minister vows to jail Evo Morales for rest of his life

Rightwing government claims former president is guilty of terrorism and sedition WT24 Desk The interior minister of Bolivia’s rightwing interim government has vowed to jail the former president Evo Morales for the rest of his life, accusing the exiled leftist of inciting anti-government protests that he claimed amounted to terrorism, The Guardian reports. In an interview with the Guardian, Arturo Murillo claimed ...

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Protests prompt huge turnout for local elections

Residents stand in long queues to have their say in polls expected to be a proxy referendum on pro-democracy campaign WT24 Desk Hong Kong residents have turned out in unprecedented numbers for local elections that many in the city are treating as a proxy referendum on months of anti-government protests, Agencies report. Hour-long queues stretched outside many polling stations and by ...

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