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Civil Aviation, Tourism Ministry move for Tobacco-free BD

Dhaka, Jan 19 – According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2017, even in the provision of tobacco control law, almost 50% of people are being exposed to secondhand smoking in public places. In order to rescue the people from the harms of secondhand smoking, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, along with technical supports from National Tobacco Control Cell, ... Read More »

Search for rare species as 1bn Australia flames toll feared

New South Wales, AP/UNB, Jan 18 – Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometres) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fearsome of the island continent’s unique and colourful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines. Read More »

Be ready for a smooth ride

Sudhirendar Sharma In recent times mention of ubiquitous traffic jams often kick-start most civic conversations, and sadly end-up at just that. Lest you missed out, the inconclusive deliberations leave a trail of repetitive accusations on urban planners and traffic regulators. Crowding of roads by paddle and e-rickshaws receive abusive treatment during such civic exchanges which curiously veer towards a discussion ... Read More »

Reflections for a New Year

By Roberto Savio Rome, Jan 3 2020 (IPS) – In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – ... Read More »

120 organisations creating a new decade for food

Danielle Nierenberg 2019 was a great year for Food Tank. We hosted our largest ever NYC Summit and Gala, spearheaded our first-ever event series across the U.S., and created completely original, informative content for our international readership every day. We participated in global discussions about the food system in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Italy, and across the United States. And we ... Read More »

147 collect BNP nomination forms for city Councilor posts

Dhaka, Dec 25 – A total of 147 aspirants yesterday collected BNP nomination forms to contest the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) polls for the post of councilors. Of them, only 18 female aspirants collected nomination forms to contest in the women reserved seats in the two cities. Read More »

Body on general students’ rights wants DU Proctor to resign

Dhaka, Dec 25 – Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad yesterday demanded the resignation of the Dhaka University’s proctor AKM Golam Rabbani for his what they alleged that he has directly help the perpetrators to disappear the CCTV footage of the attack and vandalism on Dhaka University VP Nurul Haq Nur and his associates on Sunday. Read More »

A new hope for US climate action

By Jules Kortenhorst and Andrew Steer Boulder, Colorado – The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) took place in Madrid was supposed to prepare the ground for more ambitious national climate commitments. Nowhere was this more important than in the country where national leadership on climate change is least likely: the United States. Read More »

Is tech a new frontier for sustainability?

By Bertrand Badré and Philippe Heim Paris – Discussions about “sustainability” usually center on a company’s environmental and social commitments, and for understandable reasons. But the financial sector in particular should consider two other, less obvious, dimensions of sustainability. Regulatory sustainability is essential for addressing the systemic risk that the financial sector poses to our societies. In addition, the emerging ... Read More »