Sunday’s depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining area moved north-westwards and intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ over the same area.
The Right to Disability-Inclusive Health Sans Discrimination
Despite clear legal obligations, persons with disabilities continue to experience discrimination in their access to health.
Jerusalem to Gaza, Israeli Authorities Reassert Domination
Latest Escalation Highlights Reality of Apartheid, Persecution for Millions of Palestinians
Omar Shakir Israel and Palestine Director
Mild to moderate heatwave to continue: Dhaka temp. 39.9oC
Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Rajshahi divisions and the region of Srimangal and it may continue and spread.
Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
ILO kicks off Green Week to jump-start a sustainable future
The UN’s labour agency launched ILO Green Week to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.
Standing ovation to PM Hasina in her quest for children
If corporal punishment isn’t addressed with the sincerity it demands, there is little to no hope of ever conquering the problems of violence, drugs, militancy and terrorism.
UN Food Systems Summit: How Not Respond to Urgency of Reform
At a critical juncture on the road to the UN Food Systems Summit, three UN rights experts warn that it will fail to be a ‘people’s summit’ unless it is urgently rethought.
Hasina, Modi urged: Sign water treaties to keep rivers alive
In the light of mutual friendship, take some effective steps for basinwide management of common rivers by keeping them alive from their sources to the sea.
Women Must Continue To Claim Power & Take On Unseen Barriers
One can’t talk about power without talking about patriarchy – in which men always hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.
A Tribute to King Hussein
M ZAHIDUL HAQUE The people of Jordan on February 7 marked the 22 nd death anniversary of Late King Hussein who passed away due to cancer on February 7, 1999, at the age of only 63 years. King Hussein is…
Global Covid cases inch closer to 89 million
Dhaka, Jan 9 — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world, as cases approach 89 million. According to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University, the total count of COVID cases reached 88, 821,629, while the…
Give highest importance to human rights, rule of law: PM
Dhaka, Jan 3 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked members of the police force to attach the highest importance to basic rights, human rights and rule of law while discharging their professional duties.
Dhaka prepares master plan to properly provide Covid vaccine
Dhaka, Jan 2 – As vaccinating millions of people across the country to control Covid-19 looks to be a daunting task, the government has prepared a master plan and necessary guidelines to do the job properly.
1,700 more Rohingyas on their way to Bhashan Char
Chittagong, Dec 28 – Around 1,700 more Rohingyas have started the journey from Cox’s Bazar to Bhashan Char in the second phase, although the initial plan was to transfer 700 only.
Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to ‘kindness of strangers’
LONDON (AP/UNB) — One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that.
Berlin film festival postponed to later in 2021 due to virus
Berlin, AP/UNB, Dec 20 – The annual Berlin International Film Festival is being put off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and split into two parts later in 2021, organizers said Friday.
From pol prisoner to HR Champion – The Wai Wai Nu Story
By Mariya Salim NEW DELHI, India, Nov 23 2020 (IPS) – Instead of being cowed by her seven-year imprisonment, Wai Wai Nu, emerged stronger and more determined to fight for the rights of all people, including the Rohingya in her…
UN HR Experts call for Universal access to Covid-19 vaccines
UN human rights experts have in a statement called for ensuring universal access to Covid-19 vaccines disregarding profitability and barriers of intellectual property rights on the issue of common concern around the globe. The statement is as follows: To date,…
Climate Action Superheroes empower children to save planet
7 November 2020 – Eight new animated characters on a mission to protect the planet, have been pressed into service by the UN to empower children worldwide and boost the drive towards sustainability by 2030.
Food Systems need to Mimic Nature
By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2020 (IPS) – Despite the World Food Programme (WFP) being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its work in addressing global hunger, sustainable food systems expert Emile Frison believes a lot more…
Govt to strongly monitor rawhide collection at fixed prices
Dhaka, July 25 – Monitoring teams formed by the Ministry of Commerce will work from the Eid day to ensure the collection of rawhides of sacrificial animals across the country.
BNP recalls Emajuddin’s contributions to democracy
Dhaka, July 24 – Recalling late Professor Emajuddin Ahmed’s contributions to nationalist politics, BNP senior leaders on Friday said his works will inspire the nationalist forces in the struggle for the ‘restoration of democracy’.
No possibility to going back to ‘old normal’: WHO chief
Warning that there will be no return to “the old normal”, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged people everywhere to play a part in preventing further spread of Covid-19 as global cases have surpassed 15 million and nearly 620,000 deaths.
Memorable days: Learning to give space to opposition voices
Mostafa Kamal Majumder When I joined journalism the political arena was extremely polarized. The language of politics of especially the opposition was so strong that verbatim reporting of their viewpoints would lead to rejection of the news copy because the…
Dhaka for equitable, affordable access to Covid-19 vaccines
Dhaka, July 19 – The Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Rabab Fatima has highlighted the need for making the Covid-19 vaccines available, affordable and distributing those equitably to all countries that need those most.
Bangladeshi mango export to Switzerland begins
Dhaka, July 20 (UNB)- Sweet smells of Bangladeshi mangoes have reached Switzerland with the export of first package mangoes to the country on July 14.
Public transports to remain operational during Eid: Quader
Dhaka, July 16 – Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said public transport movement will continue during Eid-ul-Azha.
WHO, Unicef calls for immediate effort to vaccinate children
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, stressed the need for immediate efforts to vaccinate all children as the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines around the world has declined alarmingly.
BNP pays last respect to Shahjahan Siraj
Dhaka, July 14 – BNP on Tuesday paid last respects to former minister and freedom fighter Shahjahan Siraj. On behalf of the party, its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir paid tributes to its late leader as his body was…