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Kerala challenges Citizenship Act in Indian Supreme Court

Indian Supreme Court The Kerala government has challenged the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) before the Supreme Court, becoming the first state to do so amid nationwide protests against the religion-based citizenship law. The Supreme Court is already hearing over 60 petitions against the law. Kerala’s Left-led government in its petition calls the CAA a violation of several articles of ...

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GOP senators reject plans to dismiss Trump impeachment

Photo : Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arrives for a closed meeting with fellow Republicans about the looming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans signaled Monday they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the ...

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Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

Photo : This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the signing of an interim U.S.-China trade deal. Asian shares followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday amid optimism that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will be a boon for the ...

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AL candidate Moslem Uddin wins Chattogram-8 by-polls

Awami League nominated candidate Moslem Uddin Ahmed has been elected in the Jatiya Sangsad by-elections of Chattogram-8 constituency. Moslem defeated his rival candidate BNP’s Mohammad Abu Sufian by a margin of 69,311 votes bagging 87,246 votes while his nearest rival got 17,935 votes.Returning Officer (RO) and Chattogram Regional Election Officer Md Hasanuzzaman announced the result from the announcement centre at ...

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PM urges DP World to invest in Bangladesh

DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her place of residence in Abu Dhabi. Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged Dubai-based company DP World to come up with investment in port, shipbuilding and ICT sectors of Bangladesh alongside the energy one. “You can come up with investment not only in the ...

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UK ‘generations away’ from equality in top roles: survey

Britain is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in top positions across the workplace, according to a survey by a leading women’s rights group published on Monday. “Despite much lip service about the importance of having women in top jobs, today’s data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality,” said Sam Smethers, chief executive of ...

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British model plunges 98ft to death from clifftop selfie spot in Australia

Madalyn Davis died after plunging off a 30-metre-high cliff in Diamond Bay Reserve in Sydney on Sunday morning, according to police.She was 21 at her last breath. Madalyn Davis fell to her death at a popular selfie spot in Sydney on Sunday morning. The backpacker reportedly fell from a cliff at the Diamond Bay Reserve at 6:30 am on Sunday.The ...

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Queen agrees ‘transition’ for Harry and Meghan

The Queen has agreed a “period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she is “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals. She expects final decisions to be made in the coming days, she said. ...

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PM joins Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020

Photo : PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 and Zayed Sustainability Prize Ceremony here. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 was formally opened at the ICC Hall of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition at 11am (local time). On her arrival at the venue, the Prime Minister was received by ...

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