Dhaka, March 12 : The government is doing everything it can to protect Bangladesh’s only coral island St Martin’s, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said Friday. He said it is difficult to protect the environment and…
Call to Promote, Protect the Rights of Workers in South Asia
A Charter of Demands written by the South Asian Regional Trade Union Council (SARTUC) has been issued. The Charter of Demands aims to show support to the 12 Indian Trade Unions and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) – Asia-…
Tk 32.80 bn being spent to protect Bangladesh coastal areas
The government is constructing 139 polders in the coastal belt to protect the areas from tidal surges and floods, State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque said Saturday.
WFP, Oxfam, Green Delta Insurance to help protect labourers
Dhaka, Aug 03 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Oxfam Bangladesh and Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd have launched a new insurance scheme to protect casual agricultural labourers in Bangladesh from floods during this monsoon.
Govt sincere to protect people from coronavirus: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government has relentlessly been working hard to protect the people of the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Protect journalists’ eights so we can stop Covid-19 disinfodemic
By Stella Paul HYDERABAD, India, May 1 2020 (IPS) – Andrew Sam Raja Pandian, a digital journalist and founder of a news portal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, was arrested for running two news articles related to COVID-19.
Protect workers both now, after lockdowns ease: ILO
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has urged governments to take action to prevent and control COVID-19 in workplace, with active involvement and dialogue with employers’ and workers’ organisations as the pressure mounts on countries to ease their lockdown restrictions
Protect Rohingyas, host communities from coronavirus: Rights body
Dhaka, March 17 – The government of Bangladesh should take all necessary steps to protect Rohingyas and nearby host communities from coronavirus infection, said Fortify Rights on Monday.
Iran urges steps to protect nuclear interests
The spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrooz Kamalvandi, on Sunday urged the signatories to the landmark Iranian 2015 nuclear deal to take steps to protect Iran’s nuclear interests.
Docs signed with India fail to protect BD’s interests: Reza
Dhaka, Oct 5 – Gono forum General Secretary Dr Reza Kibria on Saturday alleged that the interests of the country’s people have not been protected through the bilateral documents Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed with India.
Jatiya Oikya Front seeks national govt to ‘protect’ country
Dhaka, Sept – Accusing the ruling party of taking the country to the brink of ruination, Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front on Saturday demanded that a national government be formed to protect the nation.
Canada takes new steps to protect endangered right whales
Canada implements further measures on Tuesday to protect the North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species, after six of the mammals died since June in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At least three of these deaths have been tentatively…
UN’s mandate to protect human rights takes another hit
By Thalif Deen UN, May 20, 2019 (IPS) – The UN’s longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide –- undermined recently by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes – has taken another hit. The Geneva-based Office of the…
Protect vultures from extinction in S Asia
Experts today stressed the need for strengthening regional cooperation to protect vultures from extinction in South Asia. It is high time to work together to save the nature cleaners from extinction as the use of Diclofenac and Ketoprofen, both poisonous…
Peru opens military base to protect Amazon from deforestation
Peru opened a military base in the Amazon on Tuesday in a bid to tackle illegal mining, the main culprit for deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest. “The government has taken the political decision to be present in this region…
Briefing at IUB: Respect, protect disabled peoples’ rights
Dhaka, Sept 24 – Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (BPKS) with the cooperation of independent university, Bangladesh organized an event at IUB “contribute to change life” focusing on disabled persons’ rights and development. In the program Mazeda Akter, a disabled girl…