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HT explains| Bangladesh elections 2024: Process, parties and problems

Published on Jan 03, 2024 03:21 PM IST

Bangladesh Elections 2024: The national parliament- called Jatiyo Sangshad- has 350 members of which 300 members are directly elected through voting.

Bangladesh Elections 2024: A supporter of Bangladesh Awami League party carries a giant portrait of Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina during an election rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(AP)

When Meghan Markle wanted to ‘confide’ in Kate, Prince William's wife said…

A royal author revealed how Prince William and Prince Harry's relationship played into their wives' dynamic.

Kate Middleton-Meghan Markle: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are seen. (File)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 03:00 PM IST

Israel ministers vs Washington amid Gaza war: ‘We aren't just a star on US flag'

Israel-Hamas War: The US State Department called their call for a population transfer as “inflammatory and irresponsible”.

Israel-Hamas War: Palestinians look at the destruction after an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 03:00 PM IST

Who is Doe 107? Alleged Epstein victim urged court to keep identity secret

Doe 107's attorney claimed that the alleged victim “faces risks of physical harm”

Jeffrey Epstein appears in court, July 30, 2008, in West Palm Beach, Fla (Uma Sanghvi/The Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:35 PM IST
BySumanti Sen

US 'confident' Gaza hospital used to hold Israeli hostages: ‘Hamas plan was…'

Israel-Hamas War: The US said that the hospital was evacuated by Hamas and sensitive documents destroyed.

Israel-Hamas War: An Israeli soldier secures a tunnel underneath Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:33 PM IST

Claudine Gay will continue to earn nearly $900K a year despite stepping down

Claudine Gay earned $879,079 as a Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean in 2021, and $824,068 in 2020, records published by the university revealed

Claudine Gay testifies before the House Education and Workforce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 5, 2023 in Washington, DC (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:20 PM IST
BySumanti Sen

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Argentina's La Rioja region

Argentina Earthquake: The quake was at a depth of 127 km (78.91 miles), EMSC said.

Argentina Earthquake: The quake was at a depth of 127 km (78.91 miles), EMSC said.(Representational)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:11 PM IST
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Vivek Ramaswamy draws former Iowa Rep Steve King's support in presidential race

Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy secures vouches from former Rep. Steve King in his bid for the presidency.

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy gestures while speaking during an election campaign event in Bettendorf, Iowa, U.S., January 2, 2024. REUTERS/Cheney Orr(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 11:42 AM IST

India expands visa services in Canada, adds 3 new centres

These centres will accept passport, visa, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card and attestation applications through appointments or walk-ins

Passengers wait for their flights at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, in Montreal, Canada, on Monday. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 12:51 PM IST

Indian-origin family's death mystery solved in US

Police confirm Indian-origin family's death in their Dover mansion in Massachusetts, US was a murder-suicide

Indian couple found dead in their Dover mansion in Massachusetts, US(X/@nikethehat, RickKamal)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 11:23 AM IST

New Jersey Sen Bob Menendez faces new charges over Qatari allegations

Senator Bob Menendez faces a new indictment unveiling deeper ties to foreign interests and a web of alleged corruption.

(FILES) US Senator Bob Menendez faces corruption-related charges in the same case, which he has denied, including conspiring to act as an agent of Egypt and taking bribes and influence peddling for Cairo. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Elise Stefanik celebrates Claudine Gay’s resignation, grilled for backing Trump

Elise Stefanik had backed Donald Trump, known for associating with antisemites like Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, who he had even invited for dinner

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks during a hearing of the House Committee on Education on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 in Washington (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 09:33 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Who will replace Claudine Gay at Harvard? All about the interim president

Harvard University’s president Claudine Gay announced on Tuesday, January 2, that she has resigned from her position amid mounting pressure

Claudine Gay listens during Harvard University’s 372nd Commencement Exercises in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., May 25, 2023 (REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo)(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 08:14 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Australians on board Japan Airlines plane are 'safe,' says PM Albanese

There were 12 Australians on the Japan Airlines flight. All of them are safe. And all of them have been accounted for, PM Albanese said in a post on X.

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Published on Jan 03, 2024 07:53 AM IST
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Man found dead inside plane engine at US airport

Kyler Efinger, of Park City, was found unconscious inside an engine mounted to the wing of a commercial aircraft.

Image for representation.(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 07:50 AM IST

Bill Ackman, Vivek Ramaswamy and more react after Claudine Gay's resignation

Harvard University president Claudine Gay announced on Tuesday, January 2, has she has resigned from her position amid mounting pressure

In this December 14, 2022, image released by Harvard University, Claudine Gay poses for a photo (Photo by Stephanie Mitchell / Harvard University / AFP) (AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 07:01 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Japan earthquake toll rises to 62, rescuers battle aftershocks, poor weather

Japan earthquake: Over 20 people are reported to be seriously injured. Many are still feared trapped under collapsed buildings.

Firefighters inspect collapsed wooden houses in Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture on January 2, 2024.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:55 AM IST

Who will be named in Jeffery Epstein's list?

The release awaits of the controversial' Epstein list' tied to Jeffrey Epstein's associates, potentially known faces from politics, Hollywood, and business.

FILE - On Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, a federal judge ordered the public disclosure of the identities of more than 150 people mentioned in a mountain of court documents related to the late Jeffrey Epstein, saying that most of the names were already public and that many had not objected to the release. (Uma Sanghvi/The Palm Beach Post via AP, File)(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 06:35 AM IST

Trump appeals Maine ruling blocking ballot access over insurrection clause

Trump appealed Maine decision by Bellows, first secretary of state to bar presidential run using Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

Former President Donald Trump (AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 03:54 AM IST
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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones posts banned video of Epstein's NY ‘sex dungeon’

Alex Jones alleges Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion was the disgraced financer's ‘sex slavery lair’

Alex Jones exposes Jeffrey Epstein's NY mansion(X, formerly Twitter)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 01:17 AM IST
ByArya Vaishnavi

Sister of North Korean leader derides South Korea's president but praises his predecessor

Sister of North Korean leader derides South Korea's president but praises his predecessor

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Updated on Jan 03, 2024 07:22 AM IST
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Harvard President Claudine Gay resigns, says was subjected to racial threats

Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned from her post over her stand on antisemitism in the campus and plagiarism charges

FILE PHOTO: President of Harvard University and current Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 04:29 AM IST

Claudine Gay steps down as Harvard President over plagiarism claims

Gay announced her departure, which came just months into her tenure, in a letter to the Harvard community.

(FILES) Dr. Claudine Gay, President of Harvard University, testifies before the House Education and Workforce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 5, 2023 in Washington, DC. The president of Harvard University Claudine Gay will resign January 2, 2024, the prestigious US school's newspaper reported, after she faced criticism over allegations of plagiarism and her handling of anti-Semitism on campus. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:12 AM IST
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Only 15% of Israelis want Benjamin Netanyahu to keep job after Gaza war: Poll

Only 15% of Israelis want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stay in office after the war on Hamas in Gaza ends.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 10:58 PM IST
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Who visited Epstein's island? Bill Clinton named over 50 times in probe: Report

Keep reading to know more about the famous figures who visited Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking island

This March 28, 2017, photo provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 10:32 PM IST
ByArya Vaishnavi

Hamas deputy head Saleh Arouri killed in explosion in Beirut, Hezbollah says

Saleh Arouri was one of the founders of Hamas' military wing. He also headed the group's presence in the West Bank.

Head of Hamas delegation Saleh al-Arouri speaks.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 04:47 AM IST

Russian missiles hit Ukrainian cities, killing 5 and injuring more than 100

The Kremlin's forces targeted Kyiv, the capital, and the northeastern Kharkiv region whose provincial capital is also called Kharkiv, authorities said.

Air defenses shot down all 10 of the hypersonic missiles, out of about 100 of various types that were launched, Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi claimed. (Reuters)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:57 PM IST
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Prince William-Kate ‘different’ from royal family: ‘They don’t want to be…'

A royal author defended Kate Middleton and Prince William, claiming they are "prioritising their children".

Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales, from right, Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William and Princess Charlotte leave after attending the Christmas day service.(AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:03 PM IST

Hamas chief on Israeli hostages: ‘Will not be released except…’

Israel-Hamas War: “Hostages will not be released except under the resistance's conditions", Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said.

Israel-Hamas War: Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, speaks during a press conference.(AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 09:03 PM IST

As Taiwan prepares for polls, Xi Jinping issues a warning on reunification

The January 13 election will decide how Taiwan handles a belligerent Beijing’s threats – both economic and military — of merging it with the mainland

Taiwan President and Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate William Lai, from left, shakes hands with Taiwan's Nationalist Party presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih while Taiwan's Taiwan People's Party (TPP) presidential candidate Ko Wen-je stands by before the presidential debates at Taiwan Public Television Service in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Pei Chen, Pool)(AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 08:44 PM IST
BySutirtho Patranobis
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