But the historic park seems to be under threat, having already lost a major portion of its green cover to an ongoing redevelopment project.
Modi calls for unity to fight against common threats
Dhaka, March 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for unity to fight against the ideologies and forces behind inhuman acts like terrorism saying they are active even on Friday.
Lack of entomologists weaken fight against mosquito menace
The city corporations of the country do not have an entomologist on their payroll yet, although their research is crucial for controlling the mosquito population.
ADB praises Hasina’s leadership in Covid fight
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic and successful leadership in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and rolling out a nationwide vaccination programme.
Emmy show to include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger
ABC is airing the 72nd Emmy Awards on Sunday. But this year the Emmy will come up with something new as each Emmy Award passed out on the evening will include an additional $100,000 donation to combat child hunger, reports…
59 cops to donate plasma in fight against Covid-19
Dhaka, Aug 16: Some 59 police personnel of Bogura who made full recoveries from Covid-19 will donate their plasma to help others fight against the virus infection.
BD wants youths in global fight to achieve climate justice
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government wants to see the young people in the global fight to achieve climate justice for Bangladesh.
WHO chief calls for global cooperation to fight Covid-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief has again requested the countries to unite and fight against Covid-19 as the pandemic has claimed over 700,000 lives globally while the number of confirmed cases has gone up to 19 million as of…
Fight for HR & racial justice overriding coronavirus risk?
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) – The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of “social distancing” which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20…
Vitamin not a ‘miracle cure’ but may fight Covid-9
A new study from researchers at Trinity College Dublin has hypothesized that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to higher mortality rates from COVID-19. Published in the Irish Medical Journal, the report analyzed vitamin D levels of older people in…
Climate Action Can Help to Fight Pandemics
By Aaron Bernstein BOSTON – The COVID-19 crisis has brought economies around the world to a standstill. Huge swaths of manufacturing have been idled, and sectors such as aviation and tourism are largely shuttered. Amid all the economic ruin, some…
PM calls for ‘global coordination’ to fight future catastrophe
Dhaka, 26: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called for “global coordination” as well as “putting more policy and financial focus” to effectively deal with any future world catastrophe like the present coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook steps up fight against virus fakery
Facebook announced Thursday its many users will see tailor-made warnings highlighting facts about the coronavirus pandemic, after being accused of failing to counter the spread of outlandish conspiracy theories.
Ex-Chelsea star Drogba offers hospital in virus fight
Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba has offered his hospital in his native Ivory Coast to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, a local politician said.
UK declares £21 million for Bangladesh to fight COVID-19
The United Kingdom (UK) has announced 21 million pounds support to Bangladesh in containing outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate Dhaka’s National Preparedness and Response Plan.
Neymar donates $1M to fight coronavirus
Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT.
Bangladesh to get $100m from WB to fight Covid-19
News Desk The World Bank (WB) has approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh prevent, detect and respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and strengthen its national systems for public health emergencies.
Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus
The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don’t go out, don’t gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. population say state and federal governments are…
500-member committee formed to fight coronavirus: Quader
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said a 500-member committee has been formed to tackle the coronavirus situation in the country.
All kinds of gatherings restricted in BD to fight Covid-19
UNB – The government has imposed a restriction on all kinds of political, social, cultural and religious gatherings in an effort to contain the further spread of novel coronavirus in the country. Besides, people having fever, cough, influenza or other…
Hasina for Saarc institution to fight public health threat
Stressing the need for forging collaboration among the Saarc countries through collective expertise and resources to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday proposed that an institution be established to prevent and fight any public health threat…
Trump declares emergency; world steps up fight against virus
Washington, AP/UNB, March 14 – The United States declared a state of emergency Friday as many European countries went on a war footing amid mounting deaths as the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic.
Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths
As the new coronavirus spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up.
Taylor Swift’s father safe after fight with burglar
Taylor Swift’s father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting.
Dhaka should find alternative to COP to fight climate change
Dhaka, Jan 04 – A climate advocacy group on Saturday vented its frustration over the outcome of the COP25 meet, saying Bangladesh should come up with its own alternative to fight climate change.
Lab infected Brazilian mosquitoes pack punch in dengue fight
Dengue-resistant mosquitoes breed in a Rio de Janeiro laboratory, producing offspring infected with bacteria packing a punch in the fight against the deadly virus, which is exploding across Brazil this year.
G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage
Rio De Janeiro, Aug 26 (AP/UNB) — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got…
G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage
Rio De Janeiro, Aug 26 (AP/UNB) — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the d amage as tens of thousands of soldiers…
Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires
President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick…
Imran Khan vows to fight India’s ‘illegal’ Kashmir move
Pakistani PM Imran Khan has vowed to fight India’s decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir’s autonomy, including at the UN Security Council.