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The world and the UN must reduce population growth

by Frank Götmark, Robin Maynard Gothenburg/London – On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs, which aim “to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all,” are commendable, and summarize the kind of world many of ... Read More »

China sees steady, rapid growth in military ties with BD

Dhaka, July 25 – Defence Attaché of China in Bangladesh Senior Colonel Liu Fangjian on Thursday highlighted the “steady and rapid progress” in Bangladesh-China military cooperation in recent years. He mentioned about frequent high-level visits, continuously deepening pragmatic cooperation and fruitful cooperation in personnel exchange and training. Read More »

Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth

Discarded cigarette butts can hamper plant growth, new research suggests. The study, led by Anglia Ruskin University, found the presence of butts in soil reduced the germination success and shoot length of clover by 27% and 28% respectively. For grass, germination success reduced by 10% and shoot length by 13%. An estimated 4.5 trillion butts are littered globally each year ... Read More »

Zero Population Growth vs Population Control

By Marian Starkey Washington, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – Knowledge is power, but with the caveat that said knowledge is based on fact. Otherwise, it’s misinformation. I appreciate the journalism of IPS. Similarly, I respect and spend much of my time advocating for Americans to demand that the United States support the work of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Therefore, ... Read More »

Growth Investment must increase to achieve target: FICCI

Dhaka, June 14 (UNB) – Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) on Friday said the GDP growth target of 8.2 percent is achievable provided that GDP-investment ratio increase to the expected level of 32 percent. In a post-budget reaction, it said well-structured and transparent companies will require sufficient time to accommodate the provision of new VAT and SD ... Read More »

BD garment exports record 12.82pc growth in 11 months

Dhaka, June 10 (UNB)-Bangladesh’s export earnings from Ready-Made Garment (RMG) sector earned $31.73 billion in the first 11 months of the fiscal (July to May), up 12.82 percent from the corresponding period of the last fiscal, when it was $28.12 billion.   According to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data released on Monday, knitwear products earned $15.68 billion, which is 12.50 ... Read More »

Google stock drops amid slowing ad-revenue growth

San Francisco, Apr 30 (AP/UNB) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst earnings expectations but reported slowing revenue growth amid tougher competition in the online advertising market. Alphabet shares dropped more than 7% in after-hours trading. Google’s advertising revenue, its key moneymaker, grew by 15 percent to $30.7 billion — slower than investors had hoped. Google’s digital-ad rivals include Facebook and ... Read More »

Excellent litchi growth makes farmers happy in Rangpur region

The farmers are happy over excellent growth of tender litchi and expecting a plentiful production of the fruit with better profits in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region this season. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said outstanding blossoming in litchi trees followed by smooth formation of tender fruit amid favourable climatic conditions has made farmers hopeful ... Read More »

Mass immigration and the growth of inequality

The claim that immigration is economically beneficial appears to be an article of faith amongst those who consider themselves progressive. However, mere changes in total GDP often mean little in terms of the lived reality of society. Much more important is whether or not mass immigration changes the social structure and the pattern of economic inequality. Read More »