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World News Day: How newsrooms made an impact in society

Thirty-eight newsrooms. Forty-seven stories. Making an impact that has been felt far and wide. Editors and journalists in newsrooms around the world have come together to showcase some of the work they do and the effort that goes into producing stories that make a difference to the lives of people in their communities, according to The Straits Times. Read More »

Two Assemblywomen organise Eid-ul-Adha reuinon in New York

From Mahfuz Adnan, US Correspondent New York, (USA) – An Eid reunion was held in New York’s Bronx park Chester organised by two Women of the Assembly on August 14. Assembly Member Carinus Reyes (Assembly District-87) and Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez (Assembly District-80) jointly organised the event at St Paul’s church for the Bronx Bangla Bazaar on Wednesday from 5 ... Read More »

৬ আগস্ট পঙ্কজ ভট্টাচার্যের ৮০তম জন্মদিন

৬০ এর দশকের আয়ুবী সামরিক শাসনের নিপীড়নের বিরুদ্ধে তীব্র ছাত্র আন্দোলনগড়ে তোলার অগ্রসৈনিক মুক্তিযুদ্ধের অন্যতম সংগঠক দেশের গণতান্ত্রিক আন্দোলনের সম্মুখের কাতারে অবস্থান নিয়ে জন মানুষের পক্ষে কথা বলার আপোষহীন ব্যাক্তিত্ব ও ঐক্যন্যাপ সভাপতি পঙ্কজ ভট্টাচার্যের ৬ আগস্ট ২০১৯, ৮০তম জন্মদিন। Read More »

Social investment for future wellbeing: Rescue, not renewal

by Anton Hemerijck and Massimiliano Santini on 29th July 2019 The welfare state in Europe must become a social-investment state if the broken European social contract is to be renewed. The new European Commission, set to take office on November 1st, will face a daunting future. Today, many people feel that the main pillars of the social contract which kept ... Read More »

প্রবীণদের সেবা দিন, নিজের বার্ধক্যের প্রস্ত্ততি নিন

সামাজিক সংগঠন সভ্যতার উদ্যোগে ‘সন্তানদের সঠিক ধর্মীয় শিক্ষা ও সৎ উপার্জনে লালন পালনই বৃদ্ধ বয়সে সুখ আর সম্মানে থাকার পাথেয়’ শীর্ষক আলোচনা সভা ৬ জুলাই শনিবার জাতীয় যাদুঘর কবি সুফিয়া কামাল মিলনায়তনে অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। শ্রম ও কর্মসংস্থান মন্ত্রনালয় সম্পর্কিত স্থায়ী কমিটির সভাপতি মুজিবুল হক চুন্নু, এমপি অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথি হিসেবে উপস্থিত ছিলেন। বিশেষ অতিথি ছিলেন ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের উপাচার্য অধ্যাপক ড ... Read More »

Older and wiser?—when govts get it wrong on pensions reform

by Steve Coulter on 18th June 2019 Greater dependency ratios may imply pensions reform—but not that it be unfair. Europe is turning grey. By 2060 over a quarter of the EU’s population will be over 65. Ageing is accelerating as the baby-boom generation retires and average life-spans continue to increase. But while most of us are celebrating the fact that ... Read More »

Botswana decriminalises gay sex in landmark case

By Cara Anna | AP Johennesburg — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday, a landmark case for Africa, as the High Court rejected laws punishing it with up to seven years in prison. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision in the southern African nation that is seen as one of the continent’s most ... Read More »

Society: Financialisation destroys social solidarity

By Michael Lim Mah Hui and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Jun 4 2019 (IPS) – Finance has not stopped at dominating the real economy. The tentacles of finance have reached into significant, if not most parts of society. Gerald Davis characterises modern society, where finance is dominant, as a ‘portfolio society’, in which aspects of social life ... Read More »

The new face of activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has seen a rise in youth engagement from education activist Malala Yousafzai to climate change warrior Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez. “More often than not, ... Read More »

1st state to allow human bodies composting

Seattle, May 22 (AP/UNB) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction,” which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into about two wheelbarrows’ ... Read More »

Authoritarianism, social inequalities a prelude to conflict

STOCKHOLM, May 17 2019 (IPS) – I want to talk about peacebuilding and inclusive peace. My main point is that peace begins in the minds of people, and people, communities, societies must be allowed to participate in peace for it to be sustainable. Peace means a lot more than just the absence of war. I want to highlight the need for ... Read More »

Want social change? Give communities more agency

By Ashif Shaikh DEWAS, India, May 3 2019 (IPS) – No external force can bring about real change in society. Only the community itself can. There are 650 districts in India. However, most nonprofits work only in a few districts. Given how large our country is, there are only two types of people that can work towards creating change at ... Read More »

লেবাসের অসম্মান করা অনুচিত নয়কি?

মোস্তফা কামাল মজুমদারইংরেজীতে বলে ‘ফেস ইজ দ্য ইন্ডেক্স অব মাইন্ড’। তার মানে, চেহারা দেখে মন চেনা যায়। এটাতো একটা চিরন্তন বাকধারা। আমরা একে অন্যকে চেনা ও বোঝার জন্য যে কয়টা জিনিষ পরখ করি তার মধ্যে অন্যতম হচ্ছে বেশভূষা – জীর্ণশীর্ণ, সাধারণ, স্মার্ট না আনস্মার্ট, চেহারা মলিন না হাস্যোজ্জ্বল; কোন কিছুর দিকে লক্ষ্য নির্দিষ্ট নাকি খোলা মন এবং যে কোন আকার-ইংগিতে ... Read More »

Tributes to my teacher A. R. Khan

From my boyhood and till the present, I’ve sat in front of so many persons–in our home, in the schools, college, universities; and in lecture rooms in order to learn to read, write, listen; and speak, and to learn to improve my life. I’ve not learnt enough yet to lay a claim that I don’t need to learn any more. ... Read More »

Sustainability and a society of distracted drivers

By Richard Heinberg Driving is dangerous. In fact, it’s about the riskiest activity most of us engage in routinely. It requires one’s full attention—and even then, things can sometimes go horribly awry. The brakes fail. The weather turns roads to ice. A driver in the oncoming lane falls asleep. Tragedy ensues. But if we’re asleep at the wheel, the likelihood ... Read More »

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Washington, (AP/UNB) – Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do ... Read More »

Buet teachers meet President; seek support for ailing VC

Teachers of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) on Tuesday sought support from President Abdul Hamid for the treatment of its ailing Vice Chancellor Prof Khaleda Ekram. A seven-member delegation of Buet, led by its acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jebun Nasrin Ahmad, met the President at Bangabhaban and sought his cooperation. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Indian Supreme Court to reassess “Sodomy” Law

India’s Supreme Court agreed on February 2, 2016, to hear an appeal of its 2013 decision that upheld a discriminatory law criminalizing same-sex relations, Human Rights Watch said today. The Indian government should file an affidavit with the court to set aside the country’s “sodomy” law and uphold the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.“The Supreme ... Read More »

Madonna goes to court to force teen son to return from UK

Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s 15-year-old son with British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, is refusing to come home from London to join his mom for the holidays in New York. So Madonna went to court in Manhattan on Wednesday (dressed in a black fur cape) and won a court order to force Rocco to return, against his wishes if necessary. Read More »

Martyred Intellectuals Day Monday

The nation will observe the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Monday to pay rich tributes to the intellectuals killed by the Pakistan occupation army and their local collaborators at the fag-end of the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Renowned academics, doctors, engineers, journalists, teachers and other eminent personalities were dragged out of their homes, blindfolded, and taken to unknown places and ... Read More »

Where prisoners are established in the society

Mohammad Zainal Abedin New York – Journalists were amazed to see how some of the American prisons change the behavior of those who were awarded long-term sentences for their crimes and establish them in the society as dignified people. On December 3 a team of 14 New York-based overseas correspondents visited three correctional facilities in New York State. The journalists ... Read More »

Influence of philanthropic foundations on global development

Aachen/Berlin/Bonn/New York – For the last few decades, increasing globalization of the world economy and waves of deregulation and privatization have facilitated the emergence and increased the power of private actors, particularly of large transnational corporations. However, it is not only “big business” but also “big philanthropy” that has an increasing influence in global (development) policy, particularly large philanthropic foundations. ... Read More »

facebook invited for talks

Dhaka – facebook authorities are set to have talks with the Bangladesh government Sunday on issues of violence against women through the misuse the popular social networking site, official news agency BSS reported quoting state minister for posts and telecommunications Tarana Halim. “facebook is sending tomorrow their South Asian public policy manager and legal consultant for the region for talks ... Read More »