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Behind a ravaged Tara

Sudhirendar Sharma The gut-wrenching cars smashing scenes in Rohit Shetty’s films have their share of dirty secrets too. We all love watching movies – at home, in theatre or on phone – little realizing that we are complicit in the destruction of the film-making unleashes. The images we enjoy do not come from nothing, there are significant material consequences to ... Read More »

Coronavirus could save more lives eventually

It’s a scientific fact that washing hands has the potential to save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention Sir Frank Peters: They say “every cloud has a silver lining”, which means that even the worst events or situations have some positive aspect. While nobody would even dream of diminishing sympathy or respect for those who have died ... Read More »

Govt permits Gonoshasthaya to import virus testing materials

“Easy, effective and cheap” method different from kit Dhaka, March 20 – The Gonoshasthaya Kendra on Thursday got approval from the authorities concerned to import necessary raw materials for their “easy, effective and cheap” method to test for the novel coronavirus ravaging healthcare systems around the world, or Covid-19. Read More »

All 11 dam projects violate Ganga environmental flow notice

March 19, 2020 SANDRP A review of the Indian Central Water Commission (CWC) monitoring reports of all four quarters of 2019 reveals that all the eleven projects that were being monitored in Ganga basin have violated the mandatory Environment flows notification in each of the four quarters of 2019 at some time or the other. The reports are of poor ... Read More »

Coronavirus uncertainties

Dear Sir, Madam, The beginning of the year 2020 underlines both the interdependence of our societies and our human frailties. However, although scientists’ warnings about the dangers of the Coronavirus have led to strong responses, the same community’s warnings about the climate remain unanswered to this day. Yet how can we fail to see that behind global warming there are ... Read More »

CJA demands immediate release of Jang Group Editor in Chief

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since 12 March. His arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and are being widely seen as an attempt to intimidate the country’s ... Read More »