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Daily Archives: September 19, 2019

Greta Thunberg to lead Global Climate Strike on Friday

The international protest from 150 countries will come ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit. Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday, September 20, to protest government and business inaction on climate change. It is likely to be one of the largest environmental protests in history. Read More »

Canada court allows BD judicial review for Nur Chy’s status

Dhaka – A Canadian Federal Court on September 17 allowed a judicial review plea filed by Bangladesh against Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s decision not to disclose immigration status of Bangabandhu’s killer Nur Chowdhury in that country. “This court’s judgment is that the application for judicial review is allowed, with costs,” said Justice James W O’Reilly of Federal ... Read More »

Casino raid: 3 cases filed against JL leader Khalid

Dhaka -Three cases were filed against Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, organising secretary of Dhaka South city unit of Jubo League on Thursday afternoon in connection with the recovery of illegal firearms and drugs from his possession. Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Division) Sudip Kumar Chatterjee said three cases—one under the Arms Act, another under the Narcotics Control Act while another under the Anti-money ... Read More »

Let rival student bodies coexist, love and check each other

The government has taken timely steps against two erring top leaders of BCL as complaints of seeking a share of development project money of Jahangirnagar University has come out in the open. The allegation has been made by none else than the vice-chancellor of the university Prof Farzana Islam herself. BCL is the student associate of the ruling Bangladesh Awami ... Read More »

Infrastructure + Technology = Resilience

John Kjorstad, September 18, 2019 No one understands the financial risks of climate change better than insurance companies. As I sit down to write this blog on what we need to accelerate and fund the convergence of infrastructure and technology, Hurricane Dorian is parked over the Bahamas wreaking unimaginable havoc. It is tragic — and yet familiar to the masses ... Read More »

Prof Usha Goswami, Fazle Hasan Abed win Yidan Prize 2019

Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 19 September 2019 – The Yidan Prize, the world’s largest international prize in education, announces its 2019 laureates. Professor Usha GOSWAMI, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, has been awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research, while Sir Fazle Hasan ABED KCMG, Founder and Chair ... Read More »

5 major world cities to rid streets of fossil fuels by 2030

Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Jakarta and Liverpool are the latest pioneering cities committing to ensure a major area of the city is zero emission by 2030 and to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025. 34 cities worldwide are now committed to C40’s Green and Healthy Streets Declaration – benefitting a total population of 165.5 million Read More »