President Abdul Hamid on Monday said the time has come to evaluate how much has been done or is being done for the welfare of the people of the country.
Donald Trump’s farewell: We did what we came to do
US President Donald Trump has made his farewell address before leaving office, saying: “We did what we came to do – and so much more.”
What Would the Buddha Do?
By David Loy Maybe every modern generation feels confronted by some crisis that will affect the fate of the world, but unless your head is buried in the sand (or some Buddhist equivalent) it’s impossible to be ignorant of the…
SDGs Not Just About Collecting Data, but What You Do With it
By Tim Mohin AMSTERDAM, Sep 21 2020 (IPS) – The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 have reminded us that we are an interconnected global community. While this crisis rightly has dominated our attention, we must not lose sight of progress…
What are the risks of catching Covid-19 from food packaging?
Coronavirus traces, reportedly found on packaging in China recently on consignments of frozen shrimp and frozen chicken wings from South America, has again raised questions about whether the virus can be transmitted via food packaging.
What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery?
27 June 2020 – As governments try to kick-start their economies, the UN is calling for recovery plans to be built around low-carbon technologies, to avoid a return to fossil fuel-based business as usual.
What now for cricket in 2020?
Cricket has seen international series postponed, the Indian Premier League put on hold and the T20 World Cup in Australia thrown into doubt by the coronavirus pandemic.
What we learned from women’s Twenty20 World Cup
The Twenty20 World Cup culminated on Sunday with hosts Australia beating India by 85 runs in front of a record crowd for a women’s cricket match in Melbourne.
Deepika on what will make Chhapaak a successful film
Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has said that more than the box office performance of her upcoming film Chhapaak, she will be happier if the movie manages to impact the lives of acid attack survivors, in terms of legislation or financial…
India Citizens Report on what ails Ganga Rejuvenation
December 9, 2019 SANDRP The Hindustan Times editorial on Nov 27, 2019, has rightly said the following about “a recently-released Rejuvenating-Ganga River – A Citizen-Report, by the India Rivers Week, a consortium of seven NGOs”. “A key reason for the…
Care in Europe: What makes for generosity?
by Ivan Privalko, Bertrand Mâitre, Dorothy Watson and Raffaele Grotti on 21st November 2019 How well children, dependent adults and the elderly are cared for isn’t about national stereotypes—but it does reflect welfare regimes.
Nudge is what push is not
In recent years, several countries have been drawn to nudges to makes progress on pressing social problems as these do not cost a great deal.
Doctors not saying what BNP saying about Khaleda: Quader
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the physicians of BNP chief Khaleda Zia are not saying what the party leaders are saying about her health.
What matters at the end is ingenuity
Sudhirendar Sharma Bad news holds currency, subsuming whatever little good that lies littered around. That has been the way of life, lately. Had I not read hugely popular Factfulness by noted statistician Hans Rosling who stressed that one must strive…
What surfing taught me on reforming state-owned enterprises
By Rafayil Abbasov Reforming state-owned enterprises can be an extraordinarily complex activity but it is underpinned by a single clear goal.
What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year?
Dubbed “break bone fever”, dengue is one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually.
What is cloud seeding?
by Sahana Ghosh on 1 August 2019 Dreaming of a perfect blue-sky and rain-free wedding day? A luxury travel company promises to do just that for a price with the help of cloud seeding, a commonly used technique in weather…
Doctors reveal what Nicaragua tries to hide: HRW
Amy Braunschweiger When colleagues told him the Nicaraguan government had ordered the country’s public hospitals to turn away injured protesters, Dr Josmar Ulises Briones Montalván was shocked. “The duty of a doctor is to save lives,” he said. Briones is…
Mothers in the US are dying: What are we doing to save them?
By Juan Pablo Segura Washington DC, Jun 7 2019 (IPS) – The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of any developed country – and the rate is rising. The US is currently the most dangerous place…
What football teaches us about migration
By International Organization for Migration Jun 26, 2018 (IOM) – Football is more than just a popular sport in many societies. Regardless of origin, social class or skin colour, if there is any sport that can give one a sense…