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Doomsday in real life: Warned of quake, govt eyed risk area

Petobo, Oct 9 (AP/UNB) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started to rise. Terrified, she clung to a small sliver of ... Read More »

Youth gathering program held at BAU

Mymensingh, Oct 8 – To celebrate the International Rural women’s day a ‘Youth gathering’ programme was held at Shilpacharya Jainul Abedin auditorium of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on Monday. ‘Manusher Jonno Foundation’ and BAU Journalists’ Association (BAUJA) organized the program titled on ‘Explicit recognition of the contribution of rural women to agriculture’. BAU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Ali Akbar attended ... Read More »

People are the biggest assets for Bangladesh tourism

Says Russian bloggers after their 8-day tour of Bangladesh Dhaka, Oct 6 – Bangladesh has a lot of unique things to offer foreign tourists. But the simple, friendly and hospitable people are the biggest assets for the development of tourism in the country, according to Oleg Cricket, the most popular Russian travel blogger at the moment with almost one million ... Read More »

Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry

by Daniel Litvin London – This has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United Kingdom in March to Hurricane Florence on the US East Coast and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. Scientists generally hesitate to say that any particular natural disaster is the result of climate change, but ... Read More »

Entrepreneurial about gender equality

Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women’s economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs’ ... Read More »