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High-voltage Dhaka mayoral polls today

The eight-hour non-stop high-voltage elections to the two city corporations of Dhaka are set to be held today with a pledge by the Election Commission of ensuring a transparent and neutral voting under a security clampdown. The entire polls will be held for the first time under the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) despite a strong opposition by the opposition Bangladesh ...

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Senate poised to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

The US Senate could acquit Donald Trump of impeachment charges as early as Friday after Democratic efforts to call trial witnesses appeared to fall short, handing the president a decisive political victory heading into a tough re-election fight. Democrats have four more hours of debate to try and convince Republicans to agree to subpoena former White House national security advisor ...

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 Justice for Rohingya Minority

    Rayhan Ahmed Topader: More than 700,000 members fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following a reported military crackdown in August 2017 during which numerous alleged human rights abuses were committed. According to news reports, around 600,000 Rohingya remain inside the country, and remain extremely vulnerable to attacks and persecution, said the court. In its ruling, the ICJ imposed provisional measures ...

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Prize-winning study highlights how borders and migration affect everyone

Migrant workers who are being exploited by agencies forcing them into precarious work under the minimum wage can also affect everyone in the workplace, says a University of East London researcher in a new book on migration and borders. The book, ‘Bordering’, written by three academics from the University of East London, has put the spotlight on how immigration legislation ...

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Brexit: UK to quit EU at 23:00 GMT, as PM promises ‘new dawn’

  The UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership. In a video message to be released an hour earlier, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call Brexit – which follows more than three years of political wrangling – a “new dawn”. A series of events including marches, celebrations and candlelit vigils will be held by ...

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Dhaka city polls: CEC visits venue as Returning officers distribute election materials

Returning officers have started distributing election materials including Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the upcoming Dhaka north and south city elections slated for February 1. The returning officers of both Dhaka north and south city corporations handed over the polls materials to the respective presiding officers of the voting centres at Dhaka Residential Model School and College at Mohammadpur and ...

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Obaidul Quader’s condition stable, says BSMMU vice chancellor

The condition of Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader, now undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), is stable, said vice chancellor (VC) of the university Professor Kanak Kanti Barua on Friday. The VC of BSMMU came up with the development while talking to reporters at the hospital at around 12:00 pm. Earlier in the morning, road ...

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UK prepares to leave European Union today

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail the “dawn of a new era” on Friday, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union after 47 years, reports BBC. In a speech to be shown at 22:00 GMT – an hour before the official departure time – he will say Brexit is “not an end but a beginning”. He will ...

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Sheikh Hasina to visit ailing Quader at BSMMU

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to visit ailing Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader, who was admitted to the BSMMU after he fell sick on Friday morning. PM Sheikh Hasina, also president of ruling AL, will visit Obaidul Quader, now undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), a professor of cardiology department at the hospital told ...

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Trump rails against Democratic rivals ahead of Iowa caucuses

President Donald Trump lashed out at his top Democratic presidential rivals Thursday, taking his fight to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa and the crucial battleground state of Michigan. With Democrats set to hold their nominating battle Monday, Trump slammed former Vice President Joe Biden for his small campaign crowds, mocked Bernie Sanders as “Crazy Bernie” and ragged on Pete ...

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