UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all governments to do everything in their power to support a free, independent and diverse media.
NGOs urged to design action plan in line with Covid-19
Speakers at a programme called upon partner NGOs of BRAC to chalk out a plan of action for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
Myanmar coup: Int’l response, sanctions, arms embargo urged
Dhaka, Feb 2 – A UN human rights expert on Monday condemned the military coup in Myanmar, urging a strong and unequivocal condemnation and action by the international community.
Medals for Covid-19 medical workers urged
Sir Frank Peters Celebrated broadcaster, historian, and Freedom Fighter Muhammad Musa is advocating that all doctors, nurses and medical assistants on the front-line in the war against Coronavirus Covid-19 are conferred with the honour “Hero of Humanitarian Services”.
Forced Child Marriage: Legal Reforms urged in Pakistan
By Zofeen Ebrahim KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov 4 2020 (IPS) – October 13 began like any other day at the Lal house as Raja Lal and his wife Rita Raja left for work at 7:30 am. “I made the usual breakfast…
US urged to acknowledge genocide the Rohingyas faced
“On Thursday, the United States will co-host a virtual global donor conference for the Rohingya. If U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to truly demonstrate U.S. leadership and galvanize international support for the Rohingya people, he must first acknowledge…
Budding cricketers urged to prepare them through HP programme
DHAKA—High Performance (HP) chairman Naimur Rahman Durjoy, MP, urged the players to rectify their technique and other aspects of the game while they will remain the part of the HP programme. He said the players should prepare them in such…
Handing over Dhaka’s canals to two city corporations urged
Dhaka, Sept 06 – State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder on Sunday suggested digging canals in Dhaka city alongside constructing walkways, green fences on both sides and handing them over to the two city corporations through a memorandum of…
Myanmar urged to ensure all Rohingya can vote in Nov polls
14 Rohingya-led refugee organisations call on Myanmar Union Election Commission for the right to vote. Fortify Rights on Thursday said the government of Myanmar should ensure all voting-age Rohingya—including refugees in Bangladesh—have the right and opportunity to vote in the…
Move for solution to flood problem alongside relief urged
Dhaka, July 25 – Expressing serious concern over the devastating floods that have come down the Teesta and the Brahmaputra Rivers, the International Farakka Committee (IFC) has urged the government to strengthen dredging and river training activities to increase the…
Transparency in financial aid disbursement among poor urged
Dhaka, July 18 – Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Saturday urged the government to ensure transparency and accountability in the distribution of financial aid among poor people of the country during the coronavirus pandemic. They also said the income…
Special incentive pack urged for tourism to overcome crisis
Dhaka, July 11- Speakers at a virtual discussion on Saturday demanded a special incentive package from the government to overcome the current crisis in the tourism sector in of Cox’s Bazar during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bollywood stars urged to stop promoting Chinese goods
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged celebrities, especially the Bollywood stars to stop participating in any advertisement that can Chinese products.
Spain urged to take agri labourers from Bangladesh
Bangladesh has urged the Spanish government to take Bangladeshi workers to engage in agriculture sector, noting that there is ample scope of expanding cooperation in the sector between the two countries.
Urgent justice tool for repatriated migrant workers urged
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted millions of migrant workers in destination countries, many of whom have experienced job loss or non-payment of wages, been forced by employers to take unpaid leave or reduced wages, been confined in poor living…
US urged to call crimes against the Rohingya genocide
On Thursday, May 21, Refugees International launched a petition to urge U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to call the crimes committed against the Rohingya what they are: genocide.
Collective efforts urged to make Planet Earth a better place
Dhaka, April 22 – Earth Day was observed in Bangladesh, as across the globe, on Wednesday. Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It aims to draw attention…
People with coronavirus symptoms urged not to be in mosques
Dhaka, March 19 – The returnees and the persons having fever, cough and symptoms of coronavirus have been urged not to go to the mosques and public gatherings in view of the outbreak of the deadly disease in the country.
Australians on SE coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates
Tomerong, AP/UNB, Jan 09 – Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia were urged to evacuate on Thursday if they don’t intend to defend their homes as hot and windy conditions are forecast to escalate the danger over…
BNP lawmakers urged to resign, join movement for democracy
Dhaka, Dec 30 – The 20-party alliance leaders yesterday called upon the BNP lawmakers to resign from parliament and take to the streets for the restoration of democracy and the release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Toaha recalled, movement to restore people’s rights urged
Rich tributes were paid to Comrade Mohammad Toaha and united movement for restoring democracy and the rights of toiling masses was emphasised at a meeting organised on Friday by the syamyabadi Dal marking the 32nd death anniversary of the late…
Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or ‘stop complaining’
Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December. Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr Trump could either attend or “stop complaining about the process”.
Body to find people behind enforced disappearances urged
Dhaka, Aug 30 – Eminent citizens and rights body activists yesterday demanded formation of an independent and neutral commission to find out the people who were behind enforced disappearances during the various period of time across the country.
G7 Leaders urged to promote gender empowerment
By Thalif Deen UN, Aug 23 2019 (IPS) – As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal sea town of Biarritz in the south-west of France, one of the world’s leading women’s organisations is calling…
BD biodiversity platform launched, coordinated work urged
Dhaka, July 29 – The need for coordination of biodiversity conservation activities was emphasised at the launch of the Bangladesh Platform on Biodiversity Conservation by the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN in Dhaka on Monday.
Budgetary reform for sustainable development in BD urged
Dhaka, June 21 – Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), a civil society platform of Bangladesh called for budgetary system reform for sustainable development. The platform recommended the budgetary system be reformed to effectively impact the country’s sustainable development at roundtable programme…
Formal education for Rohingyas in multi-year planning urged
Dhaka, June 14 (UNB)— Speakers at a roundtable suggested engaging Rohingyas in multi-year planning, providing formal education and more support as their repatriation continues to be delayed. They also urged involving Rohingyas with meaningful and productive activities. National Daily Samakal…
G20 urged to speed up digital tax on tech giants
FUKUOKA, Japan, June 8, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Top G20 finance officials agreed Saturday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it.…
Grants to flourish dairy industry urged
Dhaka, Apr 23 (UNB)- Speakers at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday suggested that the potentials of dairy sector should be utilized by providing grants to the farmers and reducing the production cost of milk. The theme of the roundtable programme…