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Seminar on ‘Challenges of Shaytan : Devine Guideline’

The Institute of Family Management (IFM) will hold a seminar and workshop on ‘Challenges of Shaytan: Devine Guideline’ on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 09:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Dhaka New Hall Auditorium (H – 8, R – 135, Gulshan 1). Prof Yusuf M. Islam, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University, noted Academic and Qur’anic Researcher [Author, The Revelation (Qur’an)] will ... Read More »

SC order on HC injunction over Tk 126bn GP dues Nov 24

Dhaka, Nov 18 – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday deferred its order until November 24 on a petition filed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) seeking a stay on the High Court order that issued an interim injunction for two months against the realisation of Tk. 12,580 crore due from Grameenphone. Read More »

Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

New York, Nov 18 – People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded ... Read More »

Climate Solution: Candid, helpful book on India’s Climate Crisis

November 3, 2019 SANDRP Book Review: The Climate Solution: India’s Climate-Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It. By Mridula Ramesh. Hachette India. 2019. Pp 344 + viii. Rarely you would see a book terming India’s Climate Challenge as CRISIS. “The Climate Solution” by Mridula Ramesh does that then explains why it is being termed as a crisis, what ... Read More »

South rejects US memo on Special & Differential Treatment

Geneva, Oct (D. Ravi Kanth) – More than 50 developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (16 October) rejected the US Presidential Memorandum for bringing about differentiation/graduation among developing countries for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, trade envoys told the SUNS. Read More »

Work on Lower Subansiri HEP sans people’s concerns opposed

October 21, 2019 SANDRP – With work on NHPC Ltd’s 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydro power project restarting after a wait of almost eight years, anti-dam organisations led by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) vowed to launch an intense resistance movement to stop further construction of the project. AASU, in a statement, alleged that ... Read More »

High-level meet on finance for dev – result business-as-usual

By: Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo 28 September 2019, New York City — Following a disappointing Climate Action Summit that yielded few commitments, despite science showing the need for urgent system change, and a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit acknowledging that the international community is off-track to achieve the SDGs in 10 years, the High-level Dialogue (HLD) on Financing for Development convened ... Read More »

Rural BD families spend 2bn Dollars on climate change

By Andrew Norton London, Sep 20 2019 (IPS) – In an alarming imbalance struggling families in rural Bangladesh spend almost US$2 billion a year on preventing climate-related disasters or repairing damage caused by climate change ― far more than either the Bangladesh government or international bodies. Read More »