It has been one year since the police murder of George Floyd, an outrage that resonated around the world.
Why Experts Saying It’s a ‘Make or Break’ Moment for Forests
The report concluded that while countries have taken action to protect their forests, those efforts must be accelerated to achieve ambitious global goals.
Why FBCCI’s failure to halt polls won’t be declared illegal: HC
Dhaka, Apr 20 : The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why the inaction of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) to halt its election process should not be declared illegal.
Why Water & Sanitation Systems are Vital for the Economy
This World Water Day, we celebrate the value of water, which at first might be a given: after all, water is the basis of all life. Without water we have no health, wealth, equality, or education.
Why jail term of suspended GCC mayor won’t be extended: HC
Gazipur, Mar 9: The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the jail term of sacked mayor of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) MA Mannan in a graft case should not be extended.
Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen
While the couple drew both strong support and rebukes for detailing why they fled Britain and their royal roles, Winfrey burnished her stature as a master interviewer.
Why is suicide on the rise among Dhaka University Students?
Dhaka, Jan 01 — The pandemic has caused a dramatic rise in mental problems in people, irrespective of age and sex. An increase in suicides and ideations of self-harm among students of Dhaka University (DU), however, is a matter of…
Why Zimbabwe Women runners Want to Change Pol. Playing Field
By Ignatius Banda BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 6 2020 (IPS) – “I have long given up on active politics,” Gertrude Sidambe, a 36-year-old member of one of Zimbabwe’s opposition parties, tells IPS.
Why Flood management is not big issue in Bihar elections?
October 26, 2020 SANDRP Why Floods need to be an Election issue in Bihar. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is campaigning for the state assembly elections after being the Chief Minister for 15 years (except brief 10 month period in 2014-15).
Why 97 pc sex offences in Bangladesh go unpunished
Dhaka, Oct 06 – As the recent spate of rape and sexual harassment of women have rocked Bangladesh, experts have called for ensuring exemplary punishment of the culprits and their abettors through prompt trial since 97 percent perpetrators now get…
Why patients fear seeking treatment at Bangladesh hospitals
Dhaka, Sept 23 – Hospitals are supposed to be places where patients are to be treated in a comfortable atmosphere, but in Bangladesh patients get even sicker when they step into a hospital due to filthy, unhealthy and chaotic environment.
Why do Air Conditioners explode? How can we prevent them?
Bangladesh witnessed apparently the deadliest blast from Air Conditioner at a mosque at Fatullah in Narayanganj on Friday night that left 16 people dead so far.
Why some medicines do not work?
The other day I had an opportunity to discuss with a pharmacist the reasons behind the lack of efficacy of drugs. The pharmacists sitting in his drug store in the Kalsi area of Mirpur in Dhaka City wanted to know…
Why all in Sierra Leone are not celebrating the new media law
By Mohamed FofanahFREETOWN, Jul 30 2020 (IPS) – Last week, Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to repeal the country’s 55-year-old libel law, which criminalised the publication of information that was deemed defamatory or seditious, and which had been used by successive…
Why Regent hospital got Health Ministry nod: GM Quader
Dhaka, July 09 – Jatiya Party Chairman and deputy opposition leader in Parliament GM Quader on Thursday questioned about getting licence by a substandard hospital, Regent Hospital, from Health Ministry to provide COVID-19 tests.
Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait
By Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer GENEVA/WASHINGTON, DC – The world has been planning for the future in the mistaken belief that it will resemble the past. But as COVID-19 coincides with cyclones in South Asia and the Pacific and…
Why recovery needs to have children at its centre
by Reka Tunyogi on 16th June 2020 @Reka_Tunyogi The pandemic and the lockdown have had serious effects on children’s wellbeing. The EU recovery plan must ensure their specific needs are addressed.
New research shows why non-smokers get serious lungs condition
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a debilitating lung condition, often develops as a result of decades of heavy smoking — but that does not explain why almost a third of all cases occur among people who have never smoked.
Why some national health care systems do better than others
By Vladimir Popov BERLIN, May 13 2020 (IPS) – In public health discussions, it is generally recognized that the social returns to health care investments are greater than the private returns, and much of such investments should be financed by…
Why food system gives me hope in this difficult time for all
Danielle Nierenberg Every day, I feel I wake up to a world that is just a little bit more surreal than the day before, as COVID-19 changes day-to-day life. I’m spending time at home with my husband, and I hope…
Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic
By Ignacio López-Goñi Mar 7 2020 (IPS) – Regardless of whether we classify the new coronavirus as a pandemic, it is a serious issue. In less than two months, it has spread over several continents. Pandemic means the sustained and…
Why Digital Security Act sections 25, 31 not be illegal: HC
Dhaka, Feb 24 – The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain why sections 25 and 31 of the Digital Security Act 2018 which involved publishing the false or intimidating information, and crimes and penalty…
Why We Need Wetlands
by Martha Rojas Urrego GLAND, SWITZERLAND – It’s called the Extinction Wing. Located in a dark corner of the Paris Museum of Natural History, it houses a haunting collection of species that have long vanished from the natural world. With…
Why the Coronavirus should worry us all
By Ifeanyi Nsofor Reprint ABUJA, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus outbreak — which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness — is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially…
Why filing graft FIRs with ACC not unconstitutional: HC
Dhaka, Dec 17 – The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule seeking an explanation why the provision of filing FIRs over graft allegations with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) offices instead of police stations should not be declared unconstitutional.
Why the current case against Myanmar in ICJ is crucial
New York, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) – Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the Hague to defend Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, against charges of genocide of the Rohingya people, as brought on by…
HC rule: Why structures on Cox’s Bazar Beach not demolished
Dhaka, Dec 9 – The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain in three months why it should not be directed to demolish and remove all the structures set up illegally on the sea beach…
Why We Strike Again
by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Angela Valenzuela MADRID – For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations, with millions of people…
Why politicise Khaleda verdict: Shun craze for money: PM
She says many trying to politicise Khaleda’s conviction Dhaka, Nov 30 – Mentioning that the trend of making money now has become a disease, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday renewed her vow to continue the ongoing drive against corruption…
Why approval required to arrest public servants not illegal: HC
Dhaka, Oct 21 – The High Court (HC)on Tuesday issued a rule asking the government to explain within four weeks why the section 41 (1) of the Government Service Act should not be declared contradictory to the section 26 (1,…