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Beyond headlines: The dev story behind irregular migration

By Achim Steiner UN, Oct 28 2019 (IPS) – Last week, a too-familiar human tragedy captured news headlines. 39 people were found dead inside a shipping container on an industrial estate in Essex in Southeast England; 31 men and 8 women whose individual identities, for now, remain anonymous, as authorities begin to investigate one of Europe’s worst people-trafficking cases. Read More »

For digital inclusion leaving no one behind

‘Take a risk, challenge yourself and always be positive’ Dhaka, April 21 – Sonia Bashir Kabir, the outgoing managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, wants to play a role in making technology available for the citizens of Bangladesh at the grassroots level going beyond urban settings. “My dream is to have digital inclusion leaving no one ... Read More »

Lyricist behind ‘Pagol Mon Re’, Ahmed Kaiser no more

Culture Desk Lyricist behind the song ‘Pagol Mon Re’ Ahmed Kaiser has breathed his last. The songwriter died at the age of 62 on Monday at his residence in Charkhali village in Patuakhali. He was suffering from heart complications. Poet MR Monju has confirmed the news asking everyone to pray for the departed soul so that he might rest in ... Read More »

Govt apathy behind rise in road fatalities: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, Mar 20 – Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Wednesday blamed the government’s apathy for the growing road fatalities in Bangladesh. In a statement, he also said people are being subjected to unnatural deaths on roads every day as the government has failed to take any effective step in this regard. Dr Kamal said students placed some demands ... Read More »

Free visa, illegal hiring behind rising worker accidents

Bahrain, Sunday, Feb 2 – Illegal hiring of workers and employing free-visa labourers are major challenges facing authorities trying to curb accidents at work sites, according to a top official. A number of companies bring in workers on daily wages at construction sites, without providing them with proper contracts and/or safety equipment, said Labour and Social Development Ministry occupation safety ... Read More »