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'Sri Lanka has no cabinet after no-confidence vote'The Speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, on Thursday said that in his view the country did not have a prime minister or cabinet after Wednesday's no-confidence vote.The parliament passed the no-confidence motion against recently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government, with the backing of 122 lawmakers from the 225-member legislature, reports ...
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Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US borderHundreds of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana.The group of 400, who include LGBTQ migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City, BBC reports.US Defence Secretary James Mattis said he would go to the US-Mexico border ...
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As US retreats, China touts its trade deal wares to AsiaChina is touting itself as the new defender of global commerce as it works with Asia-Pacific leaders to hammer out the world’s largest trade deal — with the United States relegated to the sidelines.World leaders gathered in Singapore this week for a summit where a massive Beijing-backed agreement covering half the world’s population has dominated ...
Niko graft case hearing deferred to Jan 3
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Level-playing field can’t be ensured keeping me in jail: KhaledaBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday told a court that a level-playing field cannot be ensured for all political parties in the upcoming general election keeping her and her party leaders in jail."While everyone is busy with the election, we've been confined to the court. We're made to conduct our election activities amid numerous obstacles," ...
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‘Hasina-A Daughter’s Tale’ to be premiered ThursdayThe premier show of a documentary titled “Hasina-A Daughter’s Tale” made on the life and works of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be held at the Star Cineplex of Basundhara City tomorrow.The docudrama will be released at four cinemas — Star Cineplex, Blockbuster Cinemas at ...
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BD set 443-run target for Zimbabwe; Mahmudullah hits 2nd tonBangladesh declared their second innings for 224/6 and set a target of 443 runs for Zimbabwe on the Day 4 in the second Test in Mirpur in Dhaka.In Bangladesh’s 224 runs, skipper Mahmudullah Riyad contributed a stunning century, the second in his career. That helped visitors post a challenging target for the tourists. He remained ...
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Lion Air victim's fiancée takes wedding photos aloneAn Indonesian woman whose fiancé was on a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea has gone ahead with her wedding pictures alone.Intan Syari and Rio Nanda Pratama were due to get married on 11 November.But Mr Pratama died as he was coming home for the wedding, when Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed ...
A total of 3,222 forms sold in two days
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New faces dominate as BNP sells 1,896 forms on second dayAmid huge enthusiasm like the previous day, BNP sold 1,896nomination papers on the second day on Tuesday among those old guards and new faces want to contest the 11th parliamentary elections with its tickets.The areas around the BNP's Nayapaltan central office remained overcrowded since morning as the nomination seekers together with their local supporters gathered ...
4,023 collect AL nomination forms
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AL to interview nomination seekers WednesdayThe interview of those who have collected nomination papers to contest the forthcoming general election with Awami League tickets will be held on Wednesday.Awami League Parliamentary Board (ALPB) will interview the aspirants from 11am at party President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi political office, UNB reports.ALPB President Sheikh Hasina will preside over the interview session.Staff members at ...
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BCS admin, economic cadres mergedThe government has merged two cadres of the civil administration - admin and economic -- aiming to ensure a more dynamic, coordinated and people-friendly administrative system.The Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification on Tuesday in this regard, UNB reports.As per the notification, all the posts and manpower of the Bangladesh Civil Service (Admin) and ...
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