India’s federal government has asked states to check the practice of dumping bodies of COVID-19 victims into the river Ganga, as the country struggles in a devastating second wave of infections.
Parliament goes into 12th session on Apr 1
Dhaka, Mar 15 : The 12th session of the current Parliament will begin on April 1 next as President Abdul Hamid on Monday summoned the second session of 2021.
Gaibandha women turn water hyacinth into home decor items
But women in the remote hamlets of Gaibandha have turned water hyacinth into profit, literally.
‘Bangladesh to be turned into green Bengal’
Dhaka, Jan 3 – Illegal occupants will be evicted from the forest lands and the forests will be brought back. The country will be turned into green Bengal by planting more and more trees.
US Groups Pour Millions of ‘Dark Money’ into Latin America
By Diana Cariboni and Isabella Cota MONTEVIDEO, Oct 30 2020 (IPS) – Half a dozen US Christian right groups have poured millions of dollars into Latin America and have promoted misinformation about COVID-19 and other health and rights issues, openDemocracy…
BNP demands impartial probe into UNO attack
Dhaka, Sept 06 – BNP standing committee has demanded an impartial probe into the brutal attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam as there is an allegation that Jubo League “cadres have the direct involvement in it”.
Beating Anger into Empathy: The Need of the Hour in Ethiopia
By Dr Joshua Castellino LONDON, Aug 17 2020 (IPS) – The murder of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an icon of the Oromo people in Ethiopia was a tragic loss for all who struggle for rights in systems that fail to accommodate them.
Pakistan turns locust threat into chicken feed
Pakistani scientists have successfully tried a simple solution to turn the pests into protein and income amid the worst swarms for decades.
Amphan turns into Super Cyclone headed for Bangladesh Coast
Dhaka, May 18 – Very severe cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ intensified into a ‘Super Cyclone’ on Monday evening and is heading towards the Bangladesh coast, the Met Office said.
AI: Into a new era of work
by Daniela Kolbe on 24th April 2020 @danielakolbe Artificial intelligence will drastically transform the economy and the workplace. Which skills will be required and is training the all-encompassing solution?
JS goes into 7th session on Saturday
News Desk The seventh session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 5:00pm today (Saturday).
Bus plunges into ditch on Cox’s Bazar road killing 4
Cox’s Bazar, Feb 08 – A bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Cox’s Bazar-Chattogram Highway in Baniarchhora in Chokoria upazila on Friday night killing four people and injuring at least 22 others.
Abrar murder case: Court takes charges into cognisance
A court here on Tuesday took the charges into cognisance against 25 in the case over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad.
HC orders probe into use of Cancer Hospital ICU equipment
The High Court (HC) on Thursday ordered investigation into irregularities in using modern equipment procured for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital (NICRH).
Guterres for more climate ambition as COP25 goes into night
14 December 2019 – Guterres the UN chief, side strongly with science, and commit to stronger action.
Sewer blockage pushes waste into 300 New York City homes
A blocked sewer main flooded basements Sunday with brown filth and left residents in the neighborhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench.
Ships collide spilling 12000 litres of diesel into Karnaphuli
8,000 litres oil removed from water Chittagong, Oct 26 – A huge quantity of oil has spilled into the Karnaphuli River from a ship following a collision with another ship in the Dolphin Oil Jetty-3 area of Chittagong Port ea…
The world mustn’t sleep-walk into another debt crisis
By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General 16 October 2019 -Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to create the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest…
How bus driver’s brilliant boy turned into a polite “killer”!
Shamim Billah, an accused in the Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case, was known in the locality as a brilliant, polite and gentleman.
Clean Air Protocol for human health, Planet, put into force
UN, Oct 2019 (IPS) – European and North American countries have taken a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the…
Turn waste into wealth: World Habitat Day – clean up cities
7 October 2019 – Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as…
We have swung into Dark Ages: Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
By Anna Shen UN, Sep 26 2019 (IPS) – On Monday, United States President Donald Trump continued to float the idea that he should be awarded a Nobel Prize, but that it would never happen because the system was rigged.
Turning faecal sludge into resource for rural sanitation
By Joep Verhagen Co-author: Pippa Scott September 16, 2019 – Safely managed sanitation is a focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is central to stunting reduction and early childhood survival, both identified by the World Bank’s Human Capital…
Turning ambition into action: High hopes for UN action week
By Cameron Diver New Caledonia, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) – In less than 10 days, countries from around the planet will come together in New York for the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit. I look forward to representing…
Graft institutionalised into partnership in land sector: TIB
Corruption has become institutionalized and taken a shape of partnership in land sector. The service receivers will face difficulties if corrupt people are not brought under justice.
Federer, Serena breeze into US Open last 16; Nishikori out
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the all-time leaders in Grand Slam titles, cruised into the fourth round of the US Open on Friday while 2014 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was ousted by Australian Alex de Minaur. Federer routed Britain’s…
Government falls into Myanmar’s trap: BNP
Dhaka, Aug 29 – Accusing the government of adopting a foreign policy of appeasement over Rohingya issue, BNP on Thursday said the government has got caught in Myanmar’s trap.
Writ filed seeking probe into Eid hide-skin market collapse
Dhaka, Aug 18 – A writ petition was filed on Sunday with the High Court (HC) seeking its directives to form a judicial inquiry committee to find out the reasons behind the unprecedented and drastic price fall or rawhides and…
Turning agro-waste into environment-friendly plastics
by Sahana Ghosh on 30 July 2019 • Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy’s port city of Genoa is making bioplastics from agro-waste. The institute has tied up with the city’s central vegetable market for sourcing raw material. • The…
Palestinian DJs bring past into present with fresh beats
A mixing desk at her fingertips, the artist known as Sarouna coaxed a haunting refrain from the bass track — music both about the past and the present. Like other popular names on the Palestinian electro scene, the 23-year-old, wearing…