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Senior Tory criticises Boris Johnson over Commonwealth comments

Tom Tugendhat appears to suggest foreign secretary should choose his words more carefully A senior Tory has questioned the way Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, promotes Britain abroad. Tom Tugendhat, chair of the cross-party foreign affairs committee, also criticised Johnson’s apparent suggestion that the Commonwealth was not a political priority. In an interview with the centre-right Tory publication Bright Blue, ...

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Labour MP Barry Gardiner: party’s Brexit tests are ‘bollocks’

Recording of party frontbencher emerges hours after apology for Good Friday agreement criticism Barry Gardiner, the shadow trade secretary and Jeremy Corbyn loyalist, has described Labour’s six tests on Brexit as “bollocks”, ridiculed the “meaningful vote” on the deal that Labour MPs fought for and said “any politician who tells you what’s going to happen … around that final deal ...

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Quota system to be re-examined after budget: Finance Minister

  Finance Minister AMA Muhith. Dhaka Office : Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the government will re-examine the quota system of the public servant recruitment after the national budget. “We will re-examine the quota system after the budget”, he said while addressing a meeting at the Finance Ministry on the occasion of handing over a dividend cheque by the Investment ...

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Govt to spend Tk 15,683cr on 16 dev projects; proposals cleared

  Photo: Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presiding over a meeting at the NEC conference room Tuesday. Bangladesh Desk : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 16 development projects involving Tk 15,683 crore. The approval came from its meeting held at the NEC conference room here with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister ...

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UK not to interfere in BD’s internal political affairs: Blake

  Photo: British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake addressing a DCABtalk at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.  British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake on Tuesday said they will not interfere in the internal political affairs of Bangladesh. “So, you won’t find me speculating about the politics or election outcomes,” she said while addressing a DCABtalk at the ...

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2 female workers killed in Sunamganj stone quarry 

Sunamganj Correspondent : Two female workers were killed while extracting stones from a quarry at Chalti river bank in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Alaykha Begum, 30, wife of Tajul Mia of Guchhogram village in Jahangir union and Rahima Begum, 35, wife of Chan Mia of Feni Bail village of the same union here. Locals said ...

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Nearly 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

  International Desk : Indonesian authorities say more people have died from toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll this month to nearly 80 and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol appear to have tragically backfired. West Java police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said Tuesday that deaths from three locations in the province now total 45. In Cicalengka, near the ...

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Khaleda has problems on shoulder, hand, hip bones: Medical board

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka Office : The medical board formed by the government for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s treatment on Tuesday said Khaleda has problems on her shoulder, hand and hip bones. “However, her blood reports were found normal,” Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Professor Dr Shamsuzzaman Sheheen, head of the four-member medical team, told reporters ...

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Ex-Russian spy’s daughter released from British hospital  

  Mirror Desk : British media report that Yulia Skripal, one of two Russians poisoned by nerve agent, has been released from the hospital. BBC News said Tuesday the 33-year-old Skripal had been discharged from hospital and taken to a “secure” location on Monday. Britain’s Press Association says hospital officials plan to make an official statement shortly. The British government ...

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Cumilla arson case: Court denies Khaleda’s bail

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Mirror Desk :  A court here on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over the 2015 arson attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila that left eight people dead. Senior Judicial Magistrate Mustain Billah of Judicial Magistrate Court-5 rejected the bail prayer after holding a ...

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