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COVID-19 in the Time of Insecurity

By HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 26 2020 (IPS) – Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the institution of serfdom once it had become clear that medieval rule in the aftermath of devastating pestilence would ... Read More »

Fighting coronavirus: It’s time to invest in universal public health

By Isabel Ortiz and Thomas Stubbs NEW YORK and LONDON, Mar 23 2020 (IPS) – Austerity policies pushed by international financial institutions have weakened public health systems, despite current financial support packages, condemning many people to die. As health systems of East Asia, Europe, and the Americas buckle under the strain of coronavirus, developing countries are expecting an even higher ... Read More »

When will brutality end in Bangladesh learning places?

Sir Frank Peters If Almighty Allah is the greatest mentor/teacher ever known to mankind with superior wisdom way beyond the abilities of mastermind earthlings like Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking, why are people (school-teachers, imams and parents) ignoring his wisdom and good advice and beating the wrath of hell into his innocent children? Why did Justices Imman Ali and Sheikh ... Read More »

AI and predictive justice in our courts

By Dr Jaspal Kaur Sadhu Singh Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Talking to Strangers, wrote of the difficulty faced by a judge whether to allow bail to an accused. Gladwell, in essence, highlights that being human, there is a propensity for judges to make a wrong judgment of the accused’s character when faced with strangers in a courtroom. Gladwell then ... Read More »

Rare Steppe Eagle rescued in Panchagarh

Panchagarh, Feb 07 – A rare eagle has been rescued from Dhangram in Boda Upazila after it reportedly took toxic food. Photographer Firoz Al Saba of Atwari Upazila, who works for wildlife, is now taking care of the eagle at his house. The bird will be released after treatment. Read More »

ACC appoints investigation officers in 22 districts to nab wrong-doers

Dhaka, Feb 06 – Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Thursday said that the commission has appointed investigation officers in 22 districts across the country to nab the terrorists, drug peddlers and godfathers, who were amassing wealth illegally beyond known source of income. He also said that the commission is taking immediate steps through Interpol to bring back all ... Read More »

IOM ensures return of 148 Bangladeshis stranded in Libya

Dhaka, Jan 29 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme facilitated the safe return of 148 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya, said a press release. A charter flight carrying returnees, including conflict, wounded, survivors of failed attempts sneak into Europe through the sea, and former detainees, arrived in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. ... Read More »