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Trust accounts of Cyclone Dorian-hit people of Bahamas

The trail of devastation left by Cyclone Dorian in Bahamas is beyond description. People are yet to be sure how many are dead, because thousands have been listed as missing. Exactly the same situation was noticed when a furious cyclone hit the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar coasts on April 29, 1991. Rural government institutions (Union Parishads) were telling members of the Bangladesh ... Read More »

Wildlife, people work together during Assam’s annual floods

by Nabarun Guha, Sahana Ghosh on 23 July 2019 • Deadly monsoon floods have ravaged Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and other protected areas of the state. • Nearly 200 animals have been killed in Kaziranga National Park, home to the world’s largest population of greater one-horned rhinos. The floods are a necessary evil for Kaziranga’s ecology. Read More »

Budget to disparately increase living cost of low-income people

Dhaka, June 23 – Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Sunday said the proposed measures in the budget for 2019-20 fiscal year(FY) are likely to disproportionately increase the cost of living for low- and medium- income groups compared to the affluent section. The private think-tank held its annual customary “CPD Budget Dialogue” at a city hotel yesterday. The CPD in ... Read More »

How indigenous people in Sikkim united in anti-dam movement

by Sahana Ghosh on 17 June 2019 • Territoriality through traditional self-governance played a key role in successful and sustained anti-dam protests by two indigenous communities in Lachen and Lachung in the eastern Himalayas. • While many anti-dam protests have not been successful in northeast India, they worked in Sikkim’s Lachen and Lachung because of the deployment of notions of ... Read More »

Environment pollution kills 2.34 lakh people in Bangladesh every year

Air pollution causes deaths to 2.34 lakh people every year in Bangladesh while air pollution is blamed for 21 percent death during the same time, according a report-2018 of World Bank. Death caused by environment pollution is 10 times higher than road accident, this was revealed by environment experts at a workshop titled “Air pollution and doings for prevention of ... Read More »

Budget to benefit a section, people will reject it: BNP

Dhaka, June 14 – The main opposition BNP has termed the proposed national budget for fiscal 2019-20 highly ambitious and claimed the people would reject it. “The people would not accept the budget as it would create pressure on them and increase inequality. The rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer if it’s implemented,’ said BNP secretary ... Read More »

Submersible pumps bring smile on Barind people face

Submersible pumps have brought boon for the people of drought-prone Barind area here, supplying safe drinking water to over 2.80 lakh marginalized people including 68,000 ethnic minority ones. Apart from this, more eight lakh people in 38 Union Parishads (UPs) and three pourasabhas in Rajshahi, Naogaon and Chapainawabganj districts are also being benefited by it. DASCOH Foundation and Swiss Red ... Read More »

Home for third gender people in Sherpur

District administration has allocated two acres of land for construction of a residential area for third gender people here. Deputy Commissioner of the district Anarkoli Mahbub said the housing for third gender people would be constructed at Andaria village of Kamaria union under Sadar upazila. About 57 members of the third gender community would get home in that area, she ... Read More »

Dhaka’s wayside shops attract fixed-income people

Dhaka, June 2 – A large number of vendors have set up makeshift shops on the capital’s footpaths and lanes along major streets and markets to claim their stakes in the frenzied Eid shopping. These shops, offering goods at cheaper prices, usually attract lower-middle-class and poor people but many from the middle class also visit them. Items that are on ... Read More »

Solar-powered dug-wells bring hopes to drought-prone BD people

Naogaon, May 26 – The phrase ‘drought-prone region’ to describe a cluster of districts in Bangladesh’s north sounds almost benign, and hardly captures the perpetual hardships of people engaged in a daily battle for water, the other name of life. The paucity of water also makes it extremely difficult for farming or any form of agriculture to thrive in the ... Read More »

People remaining united can achieve the impossible: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, May 25 – Jatiya Oikya Front top leader Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday called upon all to remain united to establish democracy in the country. “I will urge you to remain united. We will ensure pure democracy, effective democracy and fundamental rights of the people by upholding the Constitution. Insha Allah we will do it,” he said while speaking at ... Read More »

After Moon, people on Mars by 2033…or 2060

On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon “followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations.” The dates fixed by the space agency are 2024 for the Moon and Mars in 2033, but according to experts and industry insiders, reaching the Red Planet by then is ... Read More »

Unemployment forces people to migrate risking life: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, May 12 – In the wake of the death of dozens of Bangladeshis in Friday’s boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea in Tunisia, Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday said it is shameful for the nation that people are taking a risky voyage to go abroad for employment. In a statement, he said, “Traveling abroad by Bangladeshis in ... Read More »

Titash Ekti Nadir Naam: Epic novel by a fisherman’s son

May 9, 2019 – “Titash is a river’s name. Those living beside the river hardly know the etymological source of its name. They never tried to find out, they never felt any need to. There are rivers with significant names like Madhumati, Brahmaputra, Padma, Saraswati, Jamuna. And this one is called Titash! No one will find its meaning in the ... Read More »

People now hostage to a party whim: BNP

Dhaka, Apr 29 (UNB) – Stating that the current parliament does not represent people, BNP on Monday alleged that the country is now held hostage to the whim of a particular party. “We would like to clearly say the current government is not an elected one since people were not allowed to participate in the last national election,” said BNP ... Read More »

People in a Mumbai waste-filled slum barely make it to 40

by Apekshita Varshney • Every day, 9000 metric tonnes of waste goes to the 134-hectare Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai. • The life expectancy of people living around the dumping ground hovers at 39 years, as against an urban life expectancy of 73.5 years in the state. • Better implementation of solutions, political will, stronger leaders and citizen responsibility is ... Read More »

People do not ‘deserve to die’: Why death penalty persists

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) – While figures have dropped, the “inhuman” use of the death penalty still remains too common worldwide, a human rights group said. In a new report, Amnesty International found that global executions fell by almost one-third last year, making it the lowest rate in at least a decade. “The dramatic global fall in executions proves that even ... Read More »