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Dutch ballad bookies’ favourite for Israel’s controversial Eurovision

Holland, Sweden and Australia are the bookmakers’ favourites going into Saturday’s Eurovision song contest finals, as last year’s winner and current host Israel battles to emerge with the biggest brand boost. The glitzy and oh-so-glamorous finale will give the Jewish state a chance to showcase its credentials as a culturally progressive nation. But the choice of Tel Aviv as host ... Read More »

Deprived BCL men call 99 BCL central leaders controversial

Dhaka, May 16 – Deprived leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Thursday demanded that newly elected central leaders, including president and general secretary, undergo dope tests. They made the demand at a press conference at Madhur Canteen of Dhaka University (DU) around 2 pm. On behalf of those failed to find their names in the newly announced committee, former ... Read More »

India’s top court upholds controversial biometric scheme

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s controversial biometric identity scheme is constitutional and does not violate the right to privacy. However the court limited the scope of the Aadhaar scheme, saying it could not be compulsory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions. The world’s largest biometric ID scheme covers welfare and tax payments and access to ... Read More »

Israel approves controversial law, Arabs condemn

Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also states that the “whole and united” Jerusalem is its capital. Read More »