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Premier launches university fees’ review

Premier launches university fees’ review

Universities must offer students value for money, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday, launching a review that could reduce fees and restore grants in a bid to entice younger voters who helped punish her party at an election last year.

Karnataka MLA’s son surrenders in assault case

Karnataka MLA’s son surrenders in assault case

Karnataka Congress legislator N A Haris’ son and expelled state Youth Congress leader Mohamed Nalapad surrendered yesterday after he was booked a day earlier in an assault case, police said.

BJP wins Gujarat municipal polls, but share comes down

BJP wins Gujarat municipal polls, but share comes down

Gujarat’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday retained power in most of the 75 municipalities in 22 districts where polling was held last week.

Flower power!

Flower power!

Revellers row a boat decorated with flowers as they take part in the traditional ‘battle of flowers’ carnival in Beaulieu-sur-mer, southeastern France.

Dhaka seeks talks on return of Rohingya trapped at border

Dhaka seeks talks on return of Rohingya trapped at border

Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet today to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries, Bangladeshi officials said.

Merkel taps ally for crucial party job

Merkel taps ally for crucial party job

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

Lankan president’s party to stay in unity govt

Lankan president’s party to stay in unity govt

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday ended days of political uncertainty in the country, ...

Next polls to be held as per constitution: PM Hasina

Next polls to be held as per constitution: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the next national elections will be held as per the constitution, no matter who are joining it and who are boycotting it.

Nepal to hold first parliament session on March 5

Nepal to hold first parliament session on March 5

Nepal’s new bicameral parliament will begin work in March for the first time since its approval in the 2015 constitution, ...

In the dock

In the dock

Isaac Emmanuel Roberts of Australia is escorted to a court room to attend his ongoing trial on drugs charges in Denpasar on Indonesia’s Bali island yesterday.

‘Two-thirds of Australians want deputy PM to resign’

‘Two-thirds of Australians want deputy PM to resign’

Two-thirds of Australian voters want Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign following his extramarital affair with his former press secretary, a poll showed yesterday, adding pressure on a government already fractured by the scandal.

Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said yesterday.

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