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Front Pagearrow Blockade postponed
The Awami League-led 14-party alliance yesterday postponed its ongoing countrywide blockade up to Sunday and asked the chief adviser again to meet its demands, including reconstitution of the Election
 arrow 100 hurt outside Dhaka on day 4 of blockade
The fourth day of the blockade yesterday, enforced by Awami League-led 14-party coalition, was marked by sporadic clashes in different districts across the country while the capital remained peaceful.
 arrow Ball now in CA's court
All eyes are now fixed on the president and chief adviser of the caretaker government as the advisers are expecting directions from him to decide the future course to resolve the ongoing political crisis.
 arrow Ctg port springs to life as lock-down suspended
Full operations of Chittagong Port resumed last night following postponement of the 14-party's countrywide blockade programme.
 arrow EC security upped amid attack report
Security was beefed up at the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat and in adjoining areas yesterday following intelligence information of 'possible attack on Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) due to his
 arrow 4-party extends its counter agitation
The BNP-led four-party alliance yesterday decided to continue its counter programmes across the country protesting ' killings, anarchy, terrorism and vandalism' by the 14-party combine.
 arrow No election commissioner willing to quit
The Election Commission (EC) Secretariat yesterday claimed that none of the election commissioners is willing to resign now while the three election commissioners, who earlier told reporters of theirunwillingness
 arrow Juktofront for CEC's ouster
Juktofront leaders yesterday unequivocally demanded immediate removal of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and the three other election commissioners, while Jatiya Party (Manju) said if the removal
 arrow FBCCI, BGMEA hail 14-party for halting blockade
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association yesterday hailed the 14-party combine for postponing its nonstop blockade
 arrow 4 robbers killed in gunfight, 2 lynched
Four robbers were killed during a gunfight with police while two others lynched by locals in Raozan upazila of the district early yesterday.
 arrow Raise fuel prices, or provide funds for BPC
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday asked the caretaker government either to increase fuel prices or provide money for Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) from the block allocation of the
 arrow CEC MA Aziz...

 arrow CEC's removal, transfer of biased staff key to fair polls
Removal of the controversial Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other commissioners and transfer of biased officials is the prime condition for a free and fair election, eminent citizens said yesterday.
 arrow Decision to deploy army came from president
Home Secretary SM Jahurul Islam categorically told Voice of America (VOA) on Tuesday that the decision to deploy army was taken at the instruction of President and Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed.
 arrow Transfer process of 42 police officers halted in last moment
The Advisory Council for Administrative Affairs last night approved transfer of 42 police officers, including 35 superintendents of police (SPs), but the process was halted in the eleventh hour.
 arrow Big int'l banks keen to follow Yunus lead
Robert Annibale clearly enjoys his role as a globe-trotting senior banker for US giant Citigroup, but his clients are unusual because they have no credit histories, scant savings and are often illiterate.
 arrow Due to the 14-party blockade

 arrow Tk 50cr antiques seized from city
A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) team recovered a cache of antiques worth around Tk 50 crore and held three persons in that connection from Badda area in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Contribute to protecting constitutional institutions
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday urged the journalists to play their role in protecting the constitutional institutions.
 arrow Hartal greets controversial cop Kohinoor
A dawn-to-dusk hartal called by local Awami League protesting the appointment of Deputy Commissioner (Police) Kohinoor Mia as commanding officer of Rangamati was observed in the district town yesterday.
 arrow Ershad blames CEC, says he should quit
Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad blamed Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz for the prevailing political crisis in the country, saying that the CEC should make any sacrifice including that of
 arrow BB alerts banks to rescheduling of bad loans
Bangladesh Bank (BB) yesterday asked all commercial banks to be aware about the irregularities in loan rescheduling by defaulters who are likely to contest the next parliamentary election.
 arrow Trawler with 60 passengers capsizes
A trawler with at least 60 passengers on board capsized near Saheberhat Channel of Kirtankhola river in Barisal yesterday.
 arrow Nuke rivals agree on terror combat steps
Nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan announced yesterday they would create a panel to share intelligence on terrorism and move to cut the risk of nuclear weapon "accidents".
 arrow Probe blames Nepal king for deaths
A Nepali panel investigating the shooting and killing of pro-democracy protesters in April has held King Gyanendra responsible for the bloody crackdown, media reports said yesterday.
 arrow Annan chides inaction on global warming
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the UN conference on climate change yesterday that those who would deny global warming or delay taking action against it are "out of step" and "out of time.
 arrow Iran vows to pursue nuke plans 'until the end'
Iran's president said yesterday his country would press on with its nuclear programme "until the end" and would not be stopped by the West, which fears the Islamic Republic is trying to build atomic bombs.
Businessarrow Negotiation to finalise documents deferred, fresh date soon
Negotiation for finalising the sale and purchase agreement to hand over the state-owned Rupali Bank to its Saudi buyer has been deferred for an indefinite period due to the present law and order situation
 arrow Housing sector faces Tk 400cr loss daily
Country's real estate and housing sector faces a Tk 400 crore loss every day due to the countrywide indefinite blockade programme, lamented leaders of the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh
 arrow IFC to invest in 16pc stake in Brac Afghanistan Bank
International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, on Monday announced it will invest in a 16 percent stake in Brac Afghanistan Bank, says an IFC press release.
 arrow 31 DSE firms fail to submit audited reports
A total of 31 listed companies have failed to submit their audited reports to the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on time.
 arrow BB contemplating to adopt factoring and forfaiting
Bangladesh Bank has formed a committee to formulate rules and regulations for exploring the potentials of launching of factoring and forfaiting in Bangladesh, says a press release quoting Mamun Rashid,
 arrow WorldTel signs connectivity accord with BTTB
First private land phone company in Dhaka metropolis WorldTel Bangladesh Limited has recently signed an interconnectivity agreement with Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) to provide itscustomers
 arrow Apec leaders ready to break deadlock
Key Asia-Pacific economies said Wednesday they were ready to break the deadlock in global trade talks and urged other blocs to follow suit, according to a draft summit statement obtained by the news agency.
 arrow Dollar edges up after tame inflation data
The dollar was mixed in Asian trade on Wednesday after stumbling overseas on signs of tamer inflation in the United States that eased worries about higher interest rates there, dealers said.
 arrow EU lawmakers approve hotly-contested services reform
EU lawmakers backed plans on Wednesday making it easier for services providers to do business in other EU countries, closing a chapter on one of the most hotly disputed reforms in years.
 arrow Southern Auto offers discount on CNG conversion
Southern Automobiles Ltd, country's first private CNG conversion workshop, announced a five percent discount on CNG conversion charges marking the celebration of its fifth anniversary, says a press release.
 arrow OXFAM blames rich states for suspension of world trade talk
Blaming rich nations for the suspension of world trade talks, international civil society group OXFAM has sought urgent action by member countries to revive the Doha round, saying adhering nations like
 arrow Russia eyes $12b IT export by 2010
Russia has set a $12 billion target for software and IT services export by 2010, a top government official said.
 arrow New MD of Krishi Bank
M Fazlul Haque, deputy managing director of Bangladesh Krishi Bank, has taken over the charge of the bank's managing director (additional charge) on Monday, says a press release.
Sportsarrow Football: No solace for Bangladesh
Bangladesh conceded a 2-0 defeat to hosts Hong Kong at the Mongkok Stadium yesterday to end their 2007 Asian Cup qualifying campaign without a single win.
 arrow Cricket: Pace works for Rajshahi
Tapash Baisya was only two runs away from his maiden first-class century as Sylhet survived from a precarious position on the first day of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League encounter
 arrow Cricket: New BCB chief takes office
Newly appointed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Mohammad Abdul Aziz said that he was honoured to be chosen as the chief of the country's most affluent sports body.
 arrow Cricket: BCB announces national pool
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 16-member national pool for the upcoming Dhaka Senior Division Cricket Leagues yesterday.
 arrow More sports bosses resign
A day after Ali Asghar's stepping down as Bangladesh Cricket Board president, two more sports federation bosses followed in his footsteps.
 arrow Football: MSC football camp from today
Mohammedan Sporting Club, who are looking forward to organise an international club cup football tournament later this month in spite of the ongoing political unrest in the country, have requested their
 arrow Cricket: U-12 festival in December
The Under-12 Cricket Festival will begin in the city on the second week of December.
 arrow Cricket: Tres's career at stake
England coach Duncan Fletcher said Wednesday he hoped the Test career of Marcus Trescothick was not finished after the senior opening batsman quit the Ashes tour and flew home with a recurrence of a stress-related
 arrow Cricket: Lara wanted to bat on
West Indian captain Brian Lara said Tuesday he was disappointed that he could not stay at the crease long enough to wrest a draw in the first Test against Pakistan here that his team lost.
 arrow Cricket: Zim coming a day early
Zimbabwe Cricket announced a 15-member team for this month's tour to Bangladesh. Prosper Utseya-led Southern African side will arrive in Dhaka on November 22, one day ahead of the earlier schedule.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar, Asif's hearing put back
The commission formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hear the appeals of fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif against their doping bans has adjourned until November 20.
 arrow Cricket: Seamers under pressure from Kumble
Anil Kumble's return to one-day cricket and the pressure it brings on his bowling colleagues will be the focal point of India's day-night tour opener against a South African 'A' team at Willowmoore Park
 arrow Tennis: Blake downs Davydenko
Surprise package James Blake recovered from a miserable start to beat Nikolay Davydenko 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 and move within sight of the Masters Cup semifinals on Wednesday.
 arrow Cricket: Joyce in for Trescothick
England said Wednesday it had called up Middlesex batsman Ed Joyce as the replacement for opening batsman Marcus Trescothick on the Ashes cricket tour of Australia.
 arrow Cricket: ICC confirms clean CT
Random dope tests conducted on 24 cricketers at the recent Champions Trophy in India turned out to be negative, a relieved International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Kaneria to work on Lara
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will go back to the drawing board to restrict master batsman Brian Lara after the West Indies skipper reeled off his third successive hundred against Pakistan in the
 arrow Cricket: Marcus broke down
Marcus Trescothick suffered a breakdown during Day Two of the match against New South Wales and had to be cared for by the team doctor for two hours before asking for a release from the Ashes tour.
 arrow Football: Ghana hold out Socceroos
Australia had only themselves to blame as they allowed Ghana striker Junior Agogo to salvage a 1-1 draw in a friendly here on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Revenge sweet for Japan, Uzbekistan
Kawasaki Frontale marksman Kazuki Ganaha scored either side of the break after Marcus Tulio Tanaka's first half opener as Asian champions Japan ended Saudi Arabia's perfect record with a 3-1 defeat in
 arrow Football: Real on Higuain's trail
Representatives from Spanish giants Real Madrid will travel to Argentina in a bid to lure highly-rated River Plate striker Gonzalo Higuain to the club, according to radio reports here.
 arrow Football: Beckham's fancy footwork
Former England captain David Beckham may be miserable at his faltering career but he can console himself with his whopping salary, The Sun newspaper said Tuesday.
 arrow Chess: Biman cross a major hurdle
Bangladesh Biman edged defending champions Leonine in a battle of Grandmasters in the Dutch-Bangla First Division Chess League at the federation hall-room yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Imran rates Rahul over Inzamam
Rahul Dravid's leadership qualities has earned him rich accolades from the legendary Imran Khan, who described him as an "aggressive player with good leadership qualities".
 arrow Cricket: Two rookies in SL squad
Sri Lanka have named their Test and one-day squads for the tour of New Zealand which starts next month.
 arrow Cricket: Billy wants to forget Oval
West Indian umpire Billy Doctrove is keen to put the Oval Test controversy behind him after admitting it was the most difficult moment of his career.
 arrow Tennis: Sania wiser on b'day
Sania Mirza is unrattled by the criticism that has followed her recent drop in rankings on WTA charts and says she has learnt to take failures in her stride.
 arrow Football: Hedman joins Chelsea
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Swedish goalkeeper Magnus Hedman, who will help plug the gap left by the injured Peter Cech.
 arrow Football: Real grab mega deal
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon on Wednesday announced a seven-season television rights contract worth 800 million euros (1.5 billion dollars).
 arrow Football: Wales thrash Liechtenstein
Jason Koumas' sparkling double and Craig Bellamy's guidance helped Wales to a 4-0 friendly win over Lichentenstein here on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Fergie plans all well ahead
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded another win at Sheffield United on Saturday to ensure his side keep their advantage over Chelsea ahead of next week's clash.
 arrow Football: Messi under the knife
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has had a successful operation after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his foot, the Spanish champions said Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Premiership online
Hong Kong's upstart broadband TV channel has wrested the potentially lucrative rights to broadcast English Premiership football from a rival cable company, a statement and media reports said Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Osasuna fined over 'lighter' incident
Osasuna have been fined 3,000 euros (3,847 dollars) by the Spanish Football Federation after Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas was hit on the head by a lighter thrown from the crowd during Sunday's
 arrow Football: Guardiola hangs up his boots
Barcelona's multi-decorated former captain Joseph Guardiola announced Monday he was retiring from football.
 arrow Football: Mourinho planning early retirement
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho plans to retire from coaching well before he reaches his 60s, he said in a newspaper interview published Tuesday in Portugal.
 arrow Football: Valencia looking for Reina
Spanish outfit Valencia are on the trail of Liverpool's Spanish 'keeper Jose Reina, according to a report here Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Ancelotti predicts Milan recovery
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is confident his team will quickly end their poor run of form which has seen them lose four of their last five Serie A matches.
Metropolitanarrow Uphold democratic spirit and human rights
Speakers at an international conference in London have expressed concern over recent political developments in Bangladesh and stressed the need to uphold the country's democratic spirit and fundamental
 arrow Adult literacy must top dev policy agenda
Adult literacy programme for the poor and illiterate must be placed at the top of the development policy agenda in Bangladesh, eminent academicians at a seminar observed yesterday.
 arrow Remove CEC to save nation
Leaders of the Combined Citizens Movement (CCM) and Peshajibi Samonnoy Parishad again urged the caretaker government (CG) to remove the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz and his associates tosave
 arrow Arrest misinterpreters of constitution
Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum yesterday urged the caretaker government to arrest misinterpreters of the constitution for safeguarding democracy and take effective measures so that the Election Commission
 arrow CPB warns people of underhand tricks by BNP, Jamaat
Leaders of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday warned the people of underhand tricks by the BNP-Jamaat alliance, saying that they want to go back to power by all means.
 arrow 30th anniversary of Bhasani's death tomorrow
The 30th death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, a veteran political leader, will be observed tomorrow.
 arrow Concern over 'destructive' politics
A group of doctors in a joint statement yesterday urged the caretaker government to take stern action against the quarters that are creating anarchy in the name of political programmes and to create congenial
 arrow Pro-BNP, Jamaat student bodies protest anarchy
Leaders of All-Party Student Unity, a platform of student organisations backed by BNP-Jamaat coalition, yesterday vowed to protest "killings, terrorism, anarchy and conspiracy against the upcoming election
 arrow Verdict in journo Gaus murder case today
A Dhaka court will deliver today the verdict against a man in a case filed for killing his elder brother journalist GM Gaus in July, 2004.
 arrow Chhatra Jubo Oikya Parishad leader shot
Criminals shot and injured a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra Jubo Oikya Parishd at Mohammadpur in the city yesterday.
 arrow Chef beheaded in city
Unidentified criminals yesterday beheaded a youth and dumped the head in a canal and the body on a sand field at West Rampura in the city.
 arrow CPB, CPI exchange views
Leaders of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) held a meeting with the leaders of Communist Party of India (CPI) in Kolkata on Tuesday, says a press release.
 arrow 'Do not use children in politics'
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) urged the political parties not to use the children in political activities.
 arrow Valuables worth Tk 3.55 lakh looted at Uttara
A gang of robbers looted valuables worth Tk 3.55 lakh including cash and ornaments at Uttara in the city yesterday.
 arrow 'Appoint neutral person as chief adviser'
Pro-Awami League teachers of Rajshahi University yesterday called on President and Chief Adviser to the caretaker government Iajuddin Ahmed to appoint a neutral and non-partisan person as the chief adviser.
 arrow Dhaka Divisional Convention of Nat'l Committee postponed
National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Electricity and Port has postponed its Dhaka Divisional Convention programme, scheduled to be held in Mymensingh on November 18 considering the
 arrow 3 sailors held at Ctg port
Chittagong Port Magistracy here yesterday arrested three sailors reportedly for travelling foreign ports without valid documents violating Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Law.
 arrow Brac University opens today
The Brac University will resume its classes today, says a press release. The admission test of the university for spring 2007, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
 arrow Gazi new Lions Dist Governor
Lion Gazi Abul Kalam, a social worker and businessman, was elected District Governor of Lions Clubs International District-315 B1 Bangladesh for the year 2006-2007 recently, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Follow FF's quota in RU recruitment
Freedom fighters in Rajshahi yesterday urged Rajshahi University authorities to make 30 per cent of staff recruitment from among wards and dependents of freedom fighters as per a government fixed quota
 arrow Legacy of Samad-Suranjit rivalry shadows AL hopes in Sunamganj
Immediate past BNP lawmaker from Sunamganj -5 constituency (Chhatak and Doarabazar upazilas) Kolimuddin Ahmed Milon will face a strong competition in the coming polls from former Awami League lawmaker
 arrow Syndicate decision 'flouted' to promote Jamaat man
Rajshahi University authorities have appointed a 'controversial' pro-Jamaat man as chief of university's audit cell, violating a Syndicate decision.
 arrow AL, Jubo Dal men among 3 killed in Kushtia, Meherpur
Three people were killed in separate incidents in Meherpur and Kushtia in last 8 days. The victims include an Awami League (AL) activist, a Jubo Dal leader and a police informer.
 arrow 93 more polling centres proposed in Bogra
Twelve upazila administration officials have sent a proposal to the District Election Office (DEO) for increasing 93 polling centres in 7 constituencies here, DEO sources said.
 arrow Attack on Cox's Bazar newsman
A local journalist has come under attack of a gang of criminals for allegedly writing reports on their criminal activities.
Point-Counterpointarrow Expect us to stay neutral -- but not to stay on the fence
Following the horrific political violence witnessed in Bangladesh at the end of October, I expressed the deep concerns of the UK government, and our desire to see free, fair, and peaceful elections in
 arrow The case for Bangladesh Studies
Bangladesh has become a subject of much pedagogic interest since the early 1990s, when private universities started operating in this country.
 arrow The sleepwalking caretaker regime
The current caretaker regime seems to be sleepwalking when it comes to dealing with vital and pressing issues.
 arrow EU foreign policy at sixes and sevens
French President Jacques Chirac's recent statement in which he has asked the world powers to talk with Iran without threatening sanctions even if Iran fails to halt uranium enrichment before the negotiations,
Culturearrow Promoting young musicians
Music can be a panacea for the rudderless and disheartened youth. This was the message at Bengal Music Company Ltd's album launch at Spectra Convention Centre on November 14.
 arrow 'Closeup1' finalists face the media
Third round of the musical talent hunt Closeup 1 Tomakei Khujchhe Bangladesh has finally ended and names of the 16 finalists were announced.
 arrow "...The capsule lift started to malfunction and it kept going up and down..."-- Aupee Karim
Aupee Karim is a multi-dimensional talent -- a successful actress, anchor, model and dancer.
 arrow Janis Joplin: Buried in the blues
"Oh lord won't you buy me
a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches
I must make amends...

Generalarrow Non-govt teachers' hunger strike today
Teachers of non-government high schools, colleges and madrasas will observe a token hunger strike at all districts today and at city's Muktangan on November 19 to press home their demand to cancel the
 arrow Independent EC demanded
Leaders of Five Left Parties and Gono Mukti Andolon in a meeting yesterday demanded formation of an independent Election Commission (EC) reconstituting the present EC, says a press release.
 arrow 'Withdraw ban on politics on CU campus'
Bangladesh Chhatra Union (BCU), Chittagong University (CU) unit, here yesterday demanded withdrawal of a ban on political activities without prior permission on the campus.
 arrow Holy Family Medical College admission test Nov 30
The admission test of Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College for the session 2006-2007 scheduled to be held on November 18 has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, says a press release.
Internationalarrow Nepali rebels step up recruitment before peace deal
Nepal's Maoist insurgents have embarked on a recruitment drive ahead of signing a peace deal this week, residents and media reports said yesterday, with hundreds of young men and boys forced to join the
 arrow India's nuke record, Iran links questioned ahead of Senate vote
A non-partisan US Congressional study has underlined lawmakers' unease over India's non-proliferation record and its links with nuclear renegade Iran, on the eve of a Senate vote on a landmark US atomic
 arrow Pakistan votes to roll back law on rape
Pakistan's lower house of parliament voted yesterday to put the crime of rape under the civil penal code, curtailing the scope of Islamic laws that rights groups have long criticized as unfair to women.
 arrow Rebels attack Manipur CM's Imphal home
Separatist guerrillas carried out a grenade attack on the home of the chief minister of India's restive northeastern state of Manipur, police said yesterday.
 arrow Most hostages in Iraqi mass kidnap freed
Most of the dozens of hostages seized at a Higher Education Ministry building on Tuesday have been freed while more than 20 Iraqis and four US soldiers were killed in rebel attacks, the government said
 arrow 'Bush won't hesitate to attack Iran if other options fail'
President Bush will not hesitate to use military force against Iran if other options fail, Israel's outgoing ambassador to the United States said in an interview published yesterday.
 arrow Small tsunamis hit Japan after quake
Japan issued a tsunami warning yesterday and told Pacific coast residents to flee to higher ground after a powerful earthquake hit off sparsely populated islands to the north.
 arrow Israel vows to expand Gaza offensive
An Israeli woman was killed by Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza Wednesday, sparking warnings by the Jewish state it will expand its lethal four-month offensive in the coastal strip.
 arrow Democrats to press military to quit Iraq
Emboldened by election gains and the resignation of Defence Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld, Democrats want to press a top Army general and other advisers to President Bush on beginning to pull troops out
Editorialarrow Editorial: Blockade lifted conditionally
Though we welcome the decision taken by the 14-party alliance to halt the blockade programme till Sunday, we cannot but express our dismay at the decision to impose the programme again from Monday ifby
 arrow Editorial: More attention to adult education
At a recent discussion meeting held in the city, renowned experts on literacy opined that there should be serious policy advocacy programme amongst the government and the stakeholders for a more effective
 arrow Matters confounded, problems compounded
It is difficult to fathom what is going on in the country at the moment. Who is running what and ordering whom, if anybody is running anything at all, is a mystery.
 arrow The "not-so-ugly" Americans
Those who demonize Americans (in keeping with the personification in Graham Greene's "The Ugly American") for the ills of the entire world, tend to forget that US government policies do not accurately
 arrow Why philosophy today?
Today is World Philosophy Day. Unfortunately, many of us are not aware of the need and importance of observing the day.
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