Sunday’s depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining area moved north-westwards and intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ over the same area.
Despite clear legal obligations, persons with disabilities continue to experience discrimination in their access to health.
Latest Escalation Highlights Reality of Apartheid, Persecution for Millions of Palestinians
Omar Shakir Israel and Palestine Director
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.
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One can’t talk about power without talking about patriarchy – in which men always hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.
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…
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…
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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,…
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.
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…
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.
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’.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Dhaka, July 16 – Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said public transport movement will continue during Eid-ul-Azha.
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.
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…