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Nov 28 2016 Millions voted illegally, Trump claims

US President-elect Donald Trump has asserted he won the popular vote on 8 November "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally".
The Republican, who won the all-important electoral college count, offered no evidence to back his claim, reports BBC.
It comes after the camp of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said it would support a [...]


Nov 28 2016 Asian shares mixed 

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after oil prices slid on unease about this week's meeting of OPEC member to discuss possible output cuts. 
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.5 per cent to 22,846.10 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 per cent to 3,273.93. Seoul's Kospi added 0.3 per cent to 1,980.50.
The benchmarks in [...]


Nov 28 2016 Oil tumbles on elusive output cut

Oil prices tumbled on Monday on fears that producer countries may fail to agree an output cut, pressuring US stocks and the dollar as traders reversed their "Trumpflation" trade as weak oil prices would reduce pressure on US interest rates to rise.
That gave some relief to Asian shares, which had underperformed on worries about capital [...]


Nov 28 2016 Fillon wins France primary

Francois Fillon is to be the conservative candidate in next year's French presidential election after his rival Alain Juppe admitted defeat.
With virtually all the results counted, Mr Fillon won Sunday's run-off with nearly 67 per cent of the vote.
Mr Fillon promised to build a fairer society, saying France wants "truth and it wants action".
He is [...]


Nov 28 2016 SC upholds bail for Manna

The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Monday upheld High Court orders that granted bails to Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna in two cases.
A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order on condition for submission of his passport, reports UNB.
Dr Shahdin Malik and Idrisur Rahman stood for Manna while additional [...]


Nov 28 2016 Australia to impose 15pc \’backpacker tax\’

The Australian government on Monday says it will support imposing a 15 per cent tax rate on working holiday visitors from overseas.
The new "backpacker tax" proposal is lower than the government's original plan for a 32.5 per cent rate, which angered tourism and farming operators.
They feared taxing temporary workers 32.5 cents on every dollar would [...]


Nov 28 2016 PM safely reaches Budapest

A red carpet was rolled out as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday evening on a four-day official visit at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr Janos Ader to attend the Budapest Water Summit 2016.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage arrived at Ferenc [...]


Nov 28 2016 India to fund dev projects in Madaripur

Indian government will fund a number of projects in Madaripur district involving Tk 23 million. 
To this effect, India and Bangladesh signed two memorandum of understandings (MoUs) on Sunday in  the presence of Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan and Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla. 
Senior government officials from Madaripur were also present on the occasion.
Under the projects, [...]


Nov 28 2016 Top court rule on Manna’s bail today

The Appellate Division today (Monday) will deliver its verdict on the government appeals seeking cancellation of the High Court orders that granted bails to Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna in two cases.
A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha on Sunday set the schedule after concluding the hearing of the cases on Sunday.
Dr [...]


Nov 28 2016 Gas supply to Khulna in one week

Though the much expected gas supply through the newly set up Bheramara-Khulna pipeline is going to be activated within one week, the residents will not get the benefit for now, according to officials.
The utility will be provided only to the power plants for the time being, they added.
Administrator of Gas Transmission Company Ltd (GTCL), Abdur [...]