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Lebanese PM-designate resigns amid impasseLebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country.The announcement by Moustapha Adib nearly a month after he was appointed to the job throws the small country deeper into political uncertainty. He told reporters ...
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India farmers protest farm reformsFarmers in India have taken to the streets to protest reforms that they say are against their interests.Several farming and trade unions, and opposition parties have blocked motorways and railway tracks in different states.But much of the protest is concentrated in the states of Punjab and Haryana where farm yields are high.The government denies that ...
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Dr Kamal's Gonoforum splits Ousting party general secretary Dr Reza Kibria, a faction of Gonoforum leaders on Saturday decided to hold the party’s national council on December 26 next.The decision was taken at an extended meeting of the party’s central committee convened by the faction at the Jatiya Press Club.Party president Dr Kamal Hossain and general secretary Dr Reza ...
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Google to block US election ads after polls closeExperts warn that the election results could be delayed due to increased mail-in voting amid the Covid-19 pandemic Alphabet Inc's Google will block election-related ads on its platforms after polls close in the US election on November 3, the company told advertisers in an email on Friday.The email, seen by Reuters and first reported by Axios, ...
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COVID-19 global death toll nears 1 millionThe novel coronavirus has killed at least 984,068 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday.At least 32,298,410 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 22,141,000 are now considered recovered.The tallies, using data collected by AFP ...
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Japan to ease virus entry restrictions next monthJapan will ease strict coronavirus border restrictions from October to allow more foreign nationals to enter, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday.The country banned entry for most foreigners this year in the wake of the pandemic, but has been negotiating the gradual resumption of cross-border business travel.“We will resume travel for all people — whether Japanese or foreigners ...
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Bangladesh, India partners in development: RivaIndian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has said Bangladesh and India are partners in development and that the cooperation transcends mere transactions and is built on trust and mutual respect. She also said that India looks forward to the joint commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War and the 50th anniversary of ...
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Biman resumes flights to Singapore on Oct 1Biman Bangladeshi Airlines on Friday announced the resumption of flight operations on Dhaka-Singapore route from October 1, following a disruption of several months over the coronavirus pandemic.Biman Bangladesh's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mokabbir Hossain made the disclosure through a press release, saying “A flight will be operated on Thursdays on Dhaka-Singapore-Dhaka route.”People ...
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Sharma slams Gavaskar over ‘distasteful’ Kohli commentsBollywood superstar Anushka Sharma has hit out at legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar after he referenced her while discussing husband Virat Kohli’s lack of match practice.Sharma starred in a dozen hit films and built a successful career before marrying the India captain but is regularly harassed online by cricket fans whenever her partner fails with ...
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BNP accuses AL of obstructing its candidate in by-pollsBNP on Friday alleged that ruling party men are obstructing its candidates in by-polls to Pabna and Naogaon from carrying out electioneering by ‘flexing their muscles’."The cadres of the Awami League candidate in Pabna-4 by-election are threatening the workers and supporters of our candidate. They attacked a meeting of the candidate of Sheaf of Paddy ...
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