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Scourge of Racism Violates UN Charter

By Amina J. Mohammed GENEVA, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) – I welcome this opportunity to speak to this urgent and necessary debate of the Human Rights Council. I bring you warm greetings from Secretary-General António Guterres, who shares your abhorrence of racism and is committed to fighting it with every tool we have. Read More »

10 doctors suspended: Refusal to treat virus patients in Ctg

Chittagong, June 17 – Ten physicians of different hospitals under Chittagong City Corporation and a store keeper have been suspended for refusing to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients. Chattogram City Corporation issued a notice in this regard on Tuesday night, said Chief Health Officer of Chattogram City Corporation, Dr Selim Akter. Read More »

Forced marriage, organ trafficking rife in Asia Pacific – II

By Neena Bhandari The Asia Pacific region predominates in the numbers of victims of modern slavery. The region had 55 percent of the victims of forced marriage worldwide. This is the second of a 2-part series on trafficking and modern slavery in the Asia Pacific region. SYDNEY, Australia, 2020 (IPS) – A single mother, Mai (name changed) had the responsibility ... Read More »

Covid-19 has increased children’s exposure to traffickers

By Tasneem Tayeb Jun 16 2020 – With Covid-19 bringing economic activities across nations to a halt, more and more people are being pushed into poverty. Job losses, business losses and farming losses, leading to economic stress, are pushing many to the fringes of poverty. And as families are being rendered helpless, the worst sufferers are invariably the children. Read More »

Restrictions on movement in Red Zones

Dhaka, June 16 – In an effort to prevent transmission of coronavirus and to improve the situation, the government has issued some directives imposing restrictions on the movement of people. The Cabinet Division issued the directives on Monday which will remain in force until June 30. Read More »

Racism and Dominance

By Jan Lundius STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 15 2020 (IPS) – The #MeToo movement triggered worldwide protests that hopefully was instrumental in making people better aware of a continuous and often hidden mistreatment of women. Maybe can the current I can’t breathe movement make people realize that institutional racism is far from extinct. Read More »

Govt asks Red zone-residents to offer prayers at home

Religious Affairs Ministry directed the dwellers of red zone areas across the country to offer their religious prayers at home and avoid congregations in places of worship. The ministry issued the directive in a press release in this regard on Saturday. In its six-point directives the ministry said all the devotees of red zone areas are asked to offer prayers ... Read More »

American traumas

by Karin Pettersson on 8th June 2020 @AB_Karin Karin Pettersson explores the deep faultlines of unexpurgated racism tearing the United States apart. In 50 years, will the United States still exist? Or will the union have been pulled apart—in a peaceful or, at worst, a violent and bloody process? Read More »

Ctg Metro Police Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman virus infected

Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman was diagnosed with coronavirus on early Tuesday. The CMP Commissioner himself confirmed the matter over phone at around 1am, saying that he tested positive but he had few symptoms of infection. “I’m doing well even although I’m already infected,” he said. Rahman and his took coronavirus test as they were suffering from fever ... Read More »

Govt reaches relief to 64.9 million people

Dhaka, June 8: As many as 64.9 million people across the country have received government’s assistances, including relief materials, as the government continues its efforts to mitigate their sufferings in the wake of the pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Read More »