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Bangladesh general elections: Armed forces to be deployed from Jan 3

Dhaka, Jan 2 (UNI) With Bangladesh slated to hold countywide general elections on January 7, the authorities have decided to deploy the armed forces from Wednesday to assist the civil administration in conducting free, fair, and peaceful polls, according to an official statement.
The forces will help the Election Commission and the civil administration till January 10 to control law and order before, after, and during the polling day, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release on Tuesday.
The armed forces will be stationed at nodal points and other convenient places in every district, sub-district and metropolitan area for the polls, which have been boycotted by the principal opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).
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14 Jun 2024 | 8:08 AM

Beirut, June 14 (UNI) A woman was killed, and 14 other civilians injured on Thursday night in an Israeli airstrike on a house located between the town of Jannata and the municipality of Deir Qanoun En Nahr in southern Lebanon, Lebanese sources told Xinhua.

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Electrical short circuit caused fire that killed over 40 Indians in Kuwait; MoS Singh visits injured Indians

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13 Jun 2024 | 11:22 PM

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Hezbollah claims biggest attack on Israel since outbreak of Gaza conflict

13 Jun 2024 | 9:24 PM

Beirut, June 13 (UNI) Hezbollah launched a barrage of missiles and drones at Israeli barracks and military centres on Thursday, two days after an Israeli strike in southeastern Lebanon killed a senior commander and three other members of the Lebanese armed group.

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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232

13 Jun 2024 | 7:29 PM

Gaza, June 13 (UNI) Thirty more Palestinians died in the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours taking their total toll to 37,232, health authorities in the Palestinian enclave said on Thursday.

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EU countries ask Borrell to restrict movement of Russian diplomats

13 Jun 2024 | 6:07 PM

Brussels, June 13 (UNI) Foreign ministers of a number of European countries have asked EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to limit the freedom of movement of Russian diplomats in the European Union as part of a future package of sanctions against Moscow "to narrow operational space for Russian agents," Politico reported on Thursday, citing the ministers' letter.

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