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Economic Ghosts Block Post-Lockdown Recovery

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 9 2020 (IPS) – As governments the world over struggle to revive their economies after the debilitating lockdowns they imposed following their failure to undertake adequate precautionary containment measures to curb Covid-19 contagion, neoliberal naysayers are already warning against needed deficit financing for relief and recovery. Read More »

Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city’s hospitals, medics warn. Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local drivers are often unwilling or unable to make way — a situation experts say is causing patients to die ... Read More »

Fishers block Dhaka-Chittagong Highway to end Bay fishing ban

Chattogram, June 9 (UNB) – Traffic movement on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway was halted for about two hours on Sunday when fishermen blocked the road in Sitakunda upazila demanding withdrawal of fishing ban in the Bay. Several hundred people from ‘Matshyajibi Jele Somproday’ organisation came out on the street around 10am. Halting vehicular movement caused immense sufferings to commuters returning to ... Read More »

Bd regulators block 1279 more pornographic websites

Dhaka, Feb 14 – The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday blocked 1,279 more pornographic websites in the country to all International Internet Gateway (IIG). Confirming the matter an official of an IIG said the BTRC ordered to block pornographic websites and implement of the directive instantly. Earlier on February 6, the BTRC also blocked 244 pornography websites to ... Read More »