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‘Brexit 50-50’ if May’s deal rejected, says Liam Fox

Senior Brexiteer minister Liam Fox says there is a 50-50 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March if MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal next month. The international trade secretary told the Sunday Times it would only be “100% certain” if MPs back the deal. He said if the deal is rejected, that “would shatter the ...

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Liverpool thrash Arsenal to extend Premier League lead

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to an imposing nine points with a devastating attacking dismissal of Arsenal at Anfield – with hat-trick hero Roberto Firmino the inspiration. Arsenal took the lead after only 11 minutes when Ainsley Maitland-Niles slid in at the far post to score from Alex Iwobi’s cross – but it was ...

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Voting took place peacefully: Foreign observers

Voting for the 11th general elections is going on in a fair and peaceful manner, a team of foreign and local election observers has said. After visiting several polling centres in Dhaka on Sunday morning, a team of foreign and local election observers found voting were taking place smoothly. The observers’ team — five foreign election observers from Canada, India ...

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Will accept people’s mandate: Hasina

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said she believes in democracy and will accept people’s mandate in the ongoing national election. Hasina made her remark after casting the ballot at Dhaka City College centre this morning. “We will accept people’ mandate as we believe in democracy,” she said while talking to journalists. Meanwhile, the voting began ...

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Voting ends, ballot counting begins

Voting in the 11th parliamentary elections has ended all across the country and now the people await the results as vote counting has begun. The voting started at 8am on Sunday and went on uninterruptedly till 4pm. The situation in Dhaka was peaceful with reports of violence coming from the outside. At least 13 people including an Ansar member was ...

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Mrinal Sen dead at 95

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Dec 30 :  Mrinal Sen, the legendary director of Indian cinema based in West Bengal, is no more. Part of the Pantheon of visionary filmmakers to emerge in the ‘parallel cinema’ of West Bengal in the 20th century, with the likes of Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, Sen died of a cardiac arrest ...

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Italy’s contentious budget wins government’s confidence vote

Photo: Forza Italia party’s lawmakers protest wearing blue vest reading “stop taxes” and “hands off non-profit”, referring to increasing taxes on non-profit sector workers, before the vote of confidence on the budget law at the Italian lower chamber in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Rome, Dec 30 : The lower chamber of the Italian Parliament has approved a 2019 national ...

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Voters satisfied with EVM

Photo: Voters cast vote through EVM in Dhaka on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 30 : Voters in six out of 299 constituencies cast votes using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), instead of traditional ballots, in Sunday’s national election. Dhaka-6 was one of the constituencies where EVMs were used. It saw an impressive turnout and many voters said balloting had ...

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Counting on after voting; 15 killed in violence

Photo: Voters wait to cast vote at Mirpur area in Dhaka on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 30 : The counting of votes has begun in the 11th national election held on Sunday amid allegations of irregularities, including overnight stuffing of ballot boxes and capturing of polling stations, and sporadic violence in different parts of the country, leaving 15 ...

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Govt criticises ANFREL, finds biased speculations by many quarters

Foreign observers, journos monitor polls: Ministry Photo: A foreign observer is monitoring a vote center on Sunday, Dec 30, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 30 : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has described the joint statement of ANFREL-affiliated organisations issued on Saturday as “premature” and criticised it saying its comment was based on “misinformation and premeditated assumptions.” In a statement issued ...

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