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Consider available options: British HC to UK nationals

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has urged the British nationals to consider available options as they are encouraged to return to the UK. In a video message, he said the Government of Bangladesh and Biman Bangladesh Airlines announced the suspension of flights between the UK and Bangladesh. But they also announced that those flights plan to resume ... Read More »

South Korea reveals how to win Covid-19 war

Prime Minister Chung tells the world his country has managed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus strain By ANDREW SALMONMARCH 27, 2020 Chung Sye-kyun was not exactly triumphalist, but there was an air of undeniable pride as South Korea’s prime minister explained how his country had mastered the Covid-19 crisis and was offering a helping hand to the ... Read More »

Return home, HC advises British citizens in Bangladesh

The British High Commission in Dhaka has advised the British citizens currently staying in Bangladesh to return to the UK. The High Commission in an urgent message to British citizens in Bangladesh said flights from Dhaka on two routes- Dhaka to London and Manchester – still remain open. Meanwhile, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to suspend flights on these two ... Read More »

Never Give up on Women’s Rights – Edna Ismail

By IPS International Desk NEW YORK, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) – For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto Sawo, Ismail recalls her mother’s devasting experiences which impacted on her own life’s choices. 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 »

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 »