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Brexit: MPs willing to go to court to enforce delay


MNA International Desk: British MPs, including Tories expelled from the party, are preparing legal action in case the PM refuses to seek a delay to Brexit. A bill requiring Boris Johnson to ask for an extension to the UK’s departure date to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 31 October is set to gain royal assent. But the PM has said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask for a delay. Now MPs have lined up a legal team and are willing to go to court to enforce the legislation, if necessary. The cross-party bill – which requires ...

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Gazette of 49 women MPs published


MNA National Desk: The Election Commission has issued an official gazette notification containing the names and addresses of 49 members of parliament (MP) for reserved seats for women. According to the notification, the EC published the list of the MPs for reserved seats as per the provisions of the relevant law. Among the MPs, 43 are from Awami League, four from Jatiya Party, one from Workers’ Party of Bangladesh and one independent. According to the gazette published on Sunday, 43 elected women MPs are from ruling Awami League, four from Jatiya Party, one from Workers Party and another is independent, ...

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Facebook to shut down fake accounts of MPs, VVIPs: Tarana

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MNA Science & Technology Desk: Tarana Halim, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, said Facebook authorities will delete the fake accounts registered using the names of members of parliament (MPs) and VVIP personalities of Bangladesh. “Once we provide the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of those fake accounts of MPs and VVIPs to Facebook authorities, they’ll shut down those,” Tarana said to journalists. She made the remarks at a press briefing in Secretariat on Monday after returning from a meeting with Facebook authorities in Singapore. “We will now send a letter to the parliament speaker for identifying the URL of the ...

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MPs can’t lead school, college governing bodies: SC

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court order that disallows members of parliament to lead the governing bodies of private schools and colleges. The High Court declared illegal the rules that were allowing MPs to become chiefs of the committees of the educational institutions, reported news agency. A four-member bench led by chief justice SK Sinha passed the order rejecting a leave to appeal filed by state and the authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School & College. Earlier on Sunday, the SC fixed Monday to deliver its verdict after concluding the hearing ...

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