UN survey indicates progress in streamlining trade procedures despite COVID-19 crisis

UN survey indicates progress in streamlining trade procedures despite COVID-19 crisis

Countries across the globe are continuing to move towards a seamless and efficient trading environment, within and beyond national borders, by simplifying and digitalizing formalities in international trading, helping to sustain international trade despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released by the United Nations regional commissions on Wednesday. The […]

Choking Mahananda: How Siliguri’s waste, water crisis is turning on its people

Choking Mahananda: How Siliguri’s waste, water crisis is turning on its people

Rapid urbanisation, inefficient waste management and encroachment have turned the Mahananda into a drain. And farmers are losing livelihoods Rapid urbanisation and a lack of space to dispose waste have often led to rivers being treated as dump sites. The Mahananda, which flows through Bangladesh as well as Bihar and West Bengal in India, has […]

Solutions to Britain’s climate crisis may lie in Bangladesh

Solutions to Britain's climate crisis may lie in Bangladesh

Which country banned the use of plastic and polythene bags in 2002 and banned single-use plastics in coastal areas, hotels and restaurants in 2020? Sweden? USA? Germany? No, it was Bangladesh. Too many people in the West think of countries like Bangladesh as just another “third world” country, and are ignorant of what the Southeast […]

Dhaka urges UN to take immediate steps to resolve Rohingya crisis

File photo of rohingyas living in camps are trapped there for long, people are born into camps, grow up in camps and become adults in camps Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Efforts of the UN Security Council always fell short of concrete action, says the foreign minister Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the United […]

EMK Center’s virtual exhibition ‘Connect with Nature’ addresses climate crisis

The exhibition explores the adverse effects of climate change. “Climate Refugees in Bangladesh” is a photography series by Abir Abdullah. The works on display portray the plight of people who were displaced due to flooding and river erosion, which are the primary indicators of global warming. “People in the coastal areas suffer both temporary and […]

Pandemic, Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka, Tokyo agree to work together

Bangladesh and Japan have agreed to work together to tackle the Rohingya crisis and the challenges posed by the pandemic. The consensus was reached when Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam MP at his office on Tuesday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. […]

Bangladesh, Japan agree to work together for tackling Covid-19, Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh and Japan have agreed to work together to tackle the challenges of Covid-19 and Rohingya crisis. The consensus came when Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at his office yesterday (Tuesday). For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. They comprehensively discussed the bilateral […]

See climate change as a crisis similar to Covid-19: Greta Thunberg

After a turbulent year, it looks like the world is at last coming to grips with the pandemic. In countries where it once looked as if the disease was raging out of control, infection rates are down, vaccinations are up and lockdowns are loosening. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, sees a lesson there. For […]