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The UK election should be about ideas, not polls

by Lea Ypi on 13th November 2019 With the UK facing one of the most important elections in decades, the focus should be on the clear programmatic differences between the main parties, rather than weekly polling outcomes. If I were to give unsolicited advice to media pundits preparing to comment on the upcoming general election it would be the following: ... Read More »

পাঠ্যসূচীতে ইকবালের রচনা অর্ন্তভূক্ত করে জ্ঞানের সন্ধান দিন

আজ বেলা তিনটায় জাতীয় প্রেস ক্লাবের মাওলানা আকরম খাঁ মিলনায়তনে দার্শনিক, রাজনীতিক ও মরমী কবি ড. আল্লামা ইকবালের ১৪২তম জন্মবার্ষিকীতে আল্লামা ইকবাল স্মৃতি সংসদের উদ্যোগে সংগঠন সভাপতি খান আসাদের সভাপতিত্বে এক আলোচনা সভা অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। Read More »

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup begins on Thursday

Dhaka – The eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup’2019 begins on Thursday (Nov 14) at four different venues in Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Savar with hosts Bangladesh taking on Hong Kong in one of the four opening day’s matches at BKSP ground-4 in Savar. In the other opening day’s matches, India will play Nepal at BKSP (Ground 3), Sri Lanka ... Read More »

Bernardo Silva banned by FA over tweet to Man City teammate

London (AP/UNB) — Bernardo Silva will miss Manchester City’s trip to Chelsea after being banned for one game for posting a tweet which compared teammate Benjamin Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates. The midfielder admitted to an “aggravated breach” of rules because the post referenced race. He was also fined 50,000 pounds ($64,000) and ordered to ... Read More »

Bangladesh to play hosts Oman on Thursday

Dhaka  – Bangladesh will play Oman on Thursday in their fixture of the joint qualification round for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asia Cup 2023 (November 14) at the Seeb Sports Stadium in Al Seeb city of Oman. Bangladesh’s first-ever match against tough and highly rated Oman, will kicks-off at 9:pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh was placed 184th in ... Read More »

FIFA hires Arsene Wenger for global soccer development role

Zurich, (AP/UNB) — FIFA says it has hired Arsene Wenger in a full-time role leading its global work developing soccer. The former Arsenal manager accepted FIFA’s offer more than two months after it was first reported, and one week after talks with Bayern Munich about the German champion’s vacant head coach job. FIFA says Wenger’s title will be Chief of ... Read More »

Embattled Ranga offers unconditional apology

Opposition Chief Whip Mashiur Rahman Ranga on Wednesday extended unconditional apology for making derogatory remarks on slain pro-democracy activist Noor Hossain. Ranga offered the apology as he stood in the House to make his personal statement under section 274 of the rules of procedure. While speaking at a Jatiya Party meeting at its Banani office on November 10, Ranga said ... Read More »

Dhaka ranks 4th worst in Air Quality Index

Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning.Dhaka had a score of 195 at 10am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy.India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore and Vietnam’s Hanoi occupied the first, second and third spots respectively. Read More »

Collision for ignoring signal: Double tragedy for a family

Five days after husband’s death, wife killed in Brahmanbaria train collision Dhaka, Nov 13 – The grief-stricken family of Muslim Mia, who died while working at a shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda upazila five days ago, was returning to their residence here by a train after his funeral in his native district of Moulvibazar. But little did they know that this ... Read More »

The German impasse

by Adam Tooze on 12th November 2019 Adam Tooze dissects how the macroeconomic policy discourse is disabling necessary German, and European, steps forward. The autumn of 2019 is a moment of anniversaries. The 30th anniversary of German unification has garnered much attention. Rather less remarked upon has been the ten-year anniversary of the eurozone crisis. It was in the autumn ... Read More »