Varying Covid outcomes due to ‘intersecting forms of disadvantage’

A woman receives an injection of the the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Varying coronavirus health outcomes are the result of “intersecting forms of disadvantage”, including structural inequalities faced by certain communities, experts have said. A combination of political, economic and social factors can have “exponential impacts” on certain groups, according to a paper from the ethnicity subgroup of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). The paper was […]

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues on the climate front. Kerry, now in India on a four-day visit, will hand over the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in person […]

Kerry due Apr 9 to invite PM Hasina

Leader’s Summit on Climate Industry Desk: John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on April 9 on a daylong visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues to him on the climate front.“Yes, we’re happy that he’s coming. We worked with him before, too,” Foreign […]

5 South Asian leaders due over 10 days

5 South Asian leaders due over 10 days

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam and other officials of the ministry address a press conference in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo The leaders of five out of the eight South Asian countries would visit Bangladesh over the next 10 days, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen […]

Turmeric turns gold due to low arrivals | Coimbatore News – Times of India

How East UP’s fruit, veg exportbranched out amid Covid crisis | Lucknow News - Times of India

Erode: Turmeric farmers here hope of a brighter future with prices of the yellow spice increasing steadily after a gap of nine years.The prices have gone up from Rs 5,500 to Rs 8,000 per quintal since the first week of February due to low arrivals, farmers said. They hope it will cross Rs 12,000 on […]

Northern region witnesses atypical weather due to climate change: Experts

Northern region witnesses atypical weather due to climate change: Experts

Country’s northern districts are witnessing abnormal weather with sharp falls of temperatures on Sunday morning and rise again in the afternoon almost daily with a bit exception in the on-going winter season . Experts and environmentalists said such behavioural change in the weather has been taking paces due to adverse impacts of climate change and […]

Public health issues like air pollution, environment not getting due attention

Public health issues like air pollution, environment not getting due attention

Speakers at a webinar urged the authorities concerned to pay more attention to public health issues like air pollution, environment pollution that makes a cost every year.  “Some 173,000 people died of environmental pollution only in 2019. This has been killing us silently,” said Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on Environment, […]

Bangladesh set to lose Tk 6.0b due to China’s ban on exports of eel, crab

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FE REPORT | Published: January 17, 2021 13:47:06 | Updated: January 17, 2021 16:06:45 Bangladesh is set to lose Tk 6.0 billion in export revenue as export of live crab and eel fish to China has remained halted for more than six months, industry insiders said. Bangladesh Live and Chilled Food Exporters Association (BLCFEA) has […]

Onion growers worry over falling prices due to higher arrival of produce

Onion growers worry over falling prices due to higher arrival of produce

Mumbai: Even when the state onion growers are forced to dispose of stock at the lower price, they are worried that the prices may further fall because of arrival of imported onion from Turkey and Egypt and fresh produce from various parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Onion growers from Nashik, Solapur and Sangli […]