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Raids against stockpiling of onion begins

Dhaka, Oct 01 – The governmenton Tuesday started carrying out drives against stopping stockpilings of onion in the wholesale markets at different places in the country including Khatunganj in Chattagram and Shaympur in Dhaka to control price of onions in the retail markets. Read More »

World’s hard-fought battle against climate change

By Thalif Deen UN, Sep 23 2019 (IPS) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres describes the ongoing crisis as a “climate emergency”– as the world continues its hard-fought battle against devastating droughts, floods, hurricanes and rising sea levels that threaten the very existence of small island developing states located in low-lying areas. The heatwave in Europe last summer was a scorcher ... Read More »

Burning Amazon Rainforest: Crime Against Humanity – C40 Chair

Paris, France (23 August 2019) — Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, issued the following statement today: “The lungs of our shared planet are on fire. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important common goods of humanity, and it is being burnt because of the irresponsible behaviour of a small number of international politicians ... Read More »

On brutality of violence against women

By Farhana Haque Rahman and Raghav Gaiha Horrific violence against women is unabated and rising in South Asia. Rome and New Delhi, Aug 6 2019 (IPS) – On a cold night in December 2012, a ghastly crime was committed in New Delhi which stunned the world. Six men dragged helpless Nirbhaya-a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern- to the back of the ... Read More »

How governments still allow violence against children

By Tamara Tutnjevic Gorman New York, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) – Despite what you might have heard, things are getting better, every year. We are making amazing progress on fighting diseases, reducing the preventable deaths of children, and investing huge amounts to advance medicine and knowledge and to create better living conditions. However, this progress is too slow for some ... Read More »

What steps against Taka 364mn abuse from Rooppur project: HC

Dhaka, July 21 – The High Court has wanted to see the action of Housing and Public Works ministry against 50 people, who were involved in misappropriating TK 36.40 crore in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP). After expressing satisfaction over the investigation report that found 50 people involvement in misappropriating Tk 36.40 crore from the project in purchasing furniture and ... Read More »

No excuse for violence against children

by Zoleka Mandela, Etienne Krug, Howard Taylor Geneva – At the World Health Assembly in May, we made the case for why governments and United Nations agencies need to spend more on measures to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), injury, and violence against children. One of us – Zoleka Mandela – spoke of losing her 13-year-old daughter to a drunk driver, ... Read More »

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving China from a garbage crisis now requires him to consult a complex diagram each morning. On July 1, Shanghai launched China’s most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever, as the country confronts a rising tide of trash created by ... Read More »