On April 7 morning, hundreds of Indigenous Kichwa people from the Ecuadorian Amazon marched through the city of Coca to mark one year since the country’s largest oil spill in recent history.
Dhaka wants strategic relations with Washington
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh wants to elevate her relations with the US from partnership to a strategic level through maintaining a close and sustained contact with the US leadership.
Rohingyas happy in Bhasan Char, yet they want to return to Myanmar
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB): The Rohingyas, now living in Bhasan Char, want to see a peaceful environment in Myanmar with the restoration of their basic rights for their early return despite what they say having a far better place than…
Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.
I want to be as fast as I can: Taskin
Sports Desk While he is working with his line and length, Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed also wants to increase his pace as he believes that he is dangerous for batsmen when he bowls fast.
Coastal NGOs want BD cyclone signalling system reform
Leaders of civil society working in the coastal belt on Saturday demanded reform of the cyclone signalling system and construction of cyclone-shelters with housing facilities.
Innocent BD nurses want to be armed in the coronavirus battle
Dhaka, April 12 – Bangladesh’s nurses are worried as most hospitals are not in a position to provide them with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they require to look after patients of a highly contagious disease such as COVID-19.
BD garment exporters want shipments, production till July
So far $1.5bn lost impacting lives of 1.2mn workers, says BGMEA President Dhaka, March 23 – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the international community and brands to take in all their goods and allow shipments and…
Want to develop well-trained armed force: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government wants to develop a professional and well-trained armed force for Bangladesh to keep pace with the constantly-changing world.
7 Nobel laureates want Suu Kyi take liablity for crimes
Dhaha, Dec 10 – Seven Nobel peace laureates called on Aung San Suu Kyi to publicly acknowledge crimes, including genocide, committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Protesters want Bhola SP, Borhanuddin OC removed in 72 hrs
Protesters on Monday sought removal of the district’s police chief and officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station within 72 hours over Sunday’s clashes that left four people dead.
Members of Disabled People’s Orgs want access to all facilities
Dhaka, Sept 30 – Disabled persons at a human chain in Dhaka on Monday demanded the fulfilment of their five demands which include access to all facilities and representation in the National Parliament.
Want to strengthen govt to overcome Rohingya crisis: BNP
Dhaka, Aug 31 – BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said their party wants to make the hands of the government stronger to resolve the ‘dangerous’ Rohingya crisis.
Salt mill owners want sodium sulphate import as salt to stop
Dhaka, July 22 – The owners of salt industry on Monday demanded to stop importing toxic sodium sulphate in the name of salt considering the health risks as well as to save the local industry.
Want social change? Give communities more agency
By Ashif Shaikh DEWAS, India, May 3 2019 (IPS) – No external force can bring about real change in society. Only the community itself can. There are 650 districts in India. However, most nonprofits work only in a few districts.…
BD businesses FBCCI wants tax-free income up at Tk 350000
Dhaka, Apr 30 (UNB) – The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) on Tuesday proposed raising the tax-free income tax celling for individual taxpayers to Tk 3.5 lakh from existing Tk 2.5 lakh considering the increased living…
Bundelkhand villagers want ponds for votes, not river Link
In a remarkable campaign during the ongoing general elections, Bundelkhand villages have demanded PONDs for Votes. This is exactly what is required for Bundelkhand, and not the destructive, costly and contractor driven Ken Betwa link that BJP has been trying…
BNP candidates at public hearing want Khaleda release first
Dhaka, Feb 22 – BNP’s candidates of the 11th parliamentary election who joined Jatiya Oikya Front’s public hearing on Friday, slammed their party senior leaders for not announcing any action programme to get their chairperson Khaleda Zia released from jail.…
President Tsai says Taiwanese want to maintain self-rule
Taiwan’s leader said Tuesday the people of the island want to maintain self-rule despite recent electoral gains by the Beijing-friendly opposition party.