Friday , November 22 2019

Air

Dhaka ranks 4th worst in Air Quality Index

Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning.Dhaka had a score of 195 at 10am, indicating that the air quality was unhealthy.India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore and Vietnam’s Hanoi occupied the first, second and third spots respectively. Read More »

Global requests for SSR for airline passengers nearly double

• Little-known SSR code, DPNA 1, can be used to alert airlines when a traveler has an intellectual or developmental disability and needs assistance • Many airlines offer support to meet passengers’ individual needs once alerted via the SSR code • Use of the code on flights booked through Travelport has increased 89% since the launch of its Travel Unified ... Read More »

Cleaning Dhaka’s air: Brick kilns blamed for 58pc pollution

Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – The government has taken a series of measures to tackle air pollution in the capital and protect the environment, said Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin. In an interview with UNB, he blamed various development projects in general and brick kilns in particular for the unhealthy air quality of Dhaka. “Brick kilns ... Read More »

Our poisonous air is harming our children’s brains: HRW

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 700,000 children under five die each year as a result of air pollution. Millions more are being condemned to a life of ill health because of the damage it does to their developing brains and bodies. Which is hardly surprising when you realise nine out of ten of us are breathing polluted air. ... Read More »

MH 17: Charging Individuals based on flawed Investigation

The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) share Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s skepticism about Russia’s culpability in the shooting down of MH17 on the 17th of July 2014. The Dutch-led joint investigation team (JIT) has not produced any solid evidence to show that the four suspects it has named are ... Read More »

Saudi airline changes flight routes to avoid Iran’s airspace

Riyadh, Jun 23 (AP/UNB) — Saudi Arabia’s state airline Saudia says it is rerouting flight paths to some Asian destinations in order to avoid Iranian airspace amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. The statement Saturday evening follows the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to bar U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of ... Read More »

What to expect from the Bonn climate talks this month

Bonn, 17 June, 2019 (Meena Raman) – As students, youth and environmental activists around the world staged recent protests and continue to do so demanding for urgent and greater climate action on the part of governments in combatting climate change, Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the Paris Agreement (PA) ... Read More »

Standing up for the clean air we deserve!

By Mahamadou Tounkara Jun 5 2019 – (GGGI) – Air pollution has become the number one environmental problem affecting people’s health, impacting 300 million children worldwide and contributing to the premature death of 600 thousand children every year. Indoor air pollution from cooking on an open fire using firewood or charcoal is a major problem in many developing countries. In ... Read More »

A premature death every five seconds for air pollution: UN

Dhaka, June 3 (UNB) – Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David Boyd on Monday urged governments to take bold action to beat air pollution, improve health, address climate change and fulfill their human rights obligations. “Air pollution is a silent, invisible and prolific killer that is responsible for the premature death of 7 million people each year, ... Read More »

Bangladesh Biman flight makes emergency landing in Dhaka

Dhaka, June 3 (UNB)-A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Monday morning. General Manager (PR) of Biman Shakil Meraj told UNB that the domestic flight of Biman BG-1433 made an emergency landing at 8am shortly after it had taken off from Shahajalal Airport for Cox’s Bazar via Chattogram. The ... Read More »

Bangladesh Biman suspends 3 flights for aircraft shortage

Dhaka, May 10 (UNB)– The shortage of aircrafts has forced Biman Bangladesh Airlines  to suspended three flights on domestic routes until Monday. One flight on Saidpur, and two on Sylhet routes will remain suspend for now, said Shakil Meraj, Biman’s general manager (public relations). The national flag carrier has been facing aircraft shortage since one of its flights crash-landed at ... Read More »