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US congrats Bhandari on re-election to ICJ

US congrats Bhandari on re-election to ICJ

Washington, Nov 22 (UNI) The US Government has congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari of India for his re-election to the ICJ, saying it was open to the idea of modest expansion of the 15-member body.
"We congratulate Judge Dalveer Bhandari of India for his re-election to the International Court of Justice, as well as the other candidates who were elected or re-elected...," the State Department spokesperson said.
"... Judge Bhandari received the unanimous support of the UNSC and an absolute majority in the UN General Assembly for his re-election to the ICJ," the spokesperson said.
As regards the Security Council expansion, the spokesperson said: "The United States remains open in principle to the idea of UN Security Council reform, including a modest expansion of the Security Council."
"We believe a reformed council must reflect the realities of the 21st century and be able to meet the challenges of this century with enhanced -- and not diminished -- effectiveness and efficiency. To this end, we remain opposed to any alteration or expansion of the veto, the spokesperson told.
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Turkish President Erdogan to visit Bangladesh early 2021 to join D-8 summit

19 Sep 2020 | 12:33 AM

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Dhaka, Sept 18 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that he would be visiting Dhaka early next year to join the D-8 summit after Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen called on him in Ankara.

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B'desh: Attorney General Mahbubey Alam moved to Intense Care Unit

18 Sep 2020 | 11:45 PM

Dhaka, Sept 18 (UNI) Attorney general of Bangladesh Mahbubey Alam, who tested positive for COVID-19, two weeks ago, was shifted to the Intense Care Unit of the Combine Military Hospital in the capital on early Friday.

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Bangladesh reports 1,541 fresh nCoV cases, with 22 deaths

Bangladesh reports 1,541 fresh nCoV cases, with 22 deaths

18 Sep 2020 | 10:36 PM

Dhaka, Sep 18 (UNI) Bangladesh has reported 1,541 fresh coronavirus cases and 22 deaths on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 345,805 and deaths to 4,881, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

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Railway services to resume in Nepal

18 Sep 2020 | 9:58 PM

Kathmandu, Sep 18 (Xinhua) Nepal is planning to resume passenger railway services after seven years as two sets of rails that Nepal purchased from India have arrived in the southeastern Janakpur city on Friday.

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Forrest Gump author dies at 77

Forrest Gump author dies at 77

18 Sep 2020 | 9:29 PM

Washington, Sep 18 (UNI) Winston Groom, the author of the novel 'Forrest Gump', which was produced into the cult classic Hollywood movie has died at age 77 in US state of Alabama.

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