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No oath, no pay: Official to Oikya Front MPs

Eight Jatiya Oikya Front leaders have been listed as MPs in the government’s gazette, but they will not receive any benefits unless they take oath of office. “They can’t get their salaries or allowances unless they are sworn in to parliament,” said Nitish Chandra Sarkar, an additional secretary to the parliament secretariat. “They’ll get these payments whenever they decide to ...

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Tulip delays giving birth for Brexit vote

Photo: British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has delayed giving birth in order to vote on the Brexit deal. Tulip Siddiq, 36, has been advised by doctors to have a caesarean section, but agreed to push the procedure back to ...

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Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Photo: Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Toronto, Jan 15 : A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial of a drug smuggling case and Beijing said that it has denied a Canadian diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up ...

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AL starts selling nomination forms for reserve seats

Photo: Awami League General secretary Obaidul Quader inaugurates the selling of the nominations forms at the party president’s political office in Dhaka on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 15 : Ruling Awami League on Tuesday started selling nomination forms to aspirants for its 43 reserved seats (women) in the 11th Parliament. The aspirants have thronged at the AL president’s ...

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RMG workers go back to work

Bangladesh’s garments sector has found calm and peace after more than a month and half of unrest over the new wage structure. Today, no unrest was reported anywhere from Dhaka, Ashulia or Savar – the unrest-intensive regions, according to sources. Instead of gathering anywhere, workers were seen entering factories before 8:00am to join daily work. All closed factories had reopened. ...

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US tells Saudis to hold ‘accountable’ killers of journalist

Photo: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. Riyadh, Jan 15 : U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable “every single person” responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed ...

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Serena Williams cruises into second round of Australian Open

Serena Williams stormed into the Australian Open second round as she began her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title with a win over Tatjana Maria. The 37-year-old American, whose 23rd major win came in Melbourne when she was pregnant two years ago, won 6-0 6-2 in 49 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Williams holds the most Open Era singles ...

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Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit comes to an end. Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people down”. But with many of her own MPs ...

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Upazila Parishad polls to begin in March

Photo : A Bangladeshi woman casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Police fired at protesters and more than 100 polling stations were torched in Sunday’s general elections marred by violence and a boycott by the opposition, which dismissed the polls as a farce.   The Election Commission is set to organise the ...

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SUST student dead body recovered

SUST Correspondent : Police recovered a hanging body of a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet on Monday afternoon. The hanging body was rescued from a resident in Kajal shah area in Sylhet City. The deceased is Saifur Rahman Prokit, 25, a former student of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (GEB) department under 2011-2012 academic sessions ...

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