Bharat Bandh: Congress leader Muzaffar Hussain observes hunger strike in Mira Road

Bharat Bandh: Congress leader Muzaffar Hussain observes hunger strike in Mira Road

To extend their support and express solidarity with farmer unions, members of the local Congress unit led by former legislator Muzaffar Hussain observed a day-long token hunger strike in Mira Road on Bharat Bandh, which had been called on Friday to protest against the Central government to register protest against the agriculture bills and fuel […]

Mishandling of COVID-19 may cause large-scale hunger: discussion

Mishandling of COVID-19 may cause large-scale hunger: discussion

Large-scale hunger may revisit Bangladesh if the country fails in handling the crises related to the COVID-19 outbreak and climate change, speakers observed during an online discussion on Tuesday. The government must expand the reach of the existing safety net programme to help the poor survive the crises as well as redesign agricultural practices fit […]

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

Indian farmers and their leaders spearheading more than two months of protests against new agriculture laws began a daylong hunger strike Saturday, directing their fury toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. Farmer leaders said the hunger strike, which coincides with the death anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, would reaffirm the peaceful […]

Global hunger grows

People waiting for food aid at Motijheel area of Dhaka on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune UN agency warns of widespread hunger risk and global instability if smallholders are not supported in adapting to climate change; Bangladesh eyes US$500 global climate adaptation fund to be launched on January 26  The world has seen […]

Zero hunger in Bangladesh: Is it still a far cry?

Zero hunger in Bangladesh: Is it still a far cry?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of targets to be accomplished by all countries in order to build a sustainable future for everyone. These 17 SDGs seek to minimize poverty, eliminate widespread hunger and solve other worldwide challenges. According to WFP Hunger map 2020, if current trends continue, the number of hungry people […]

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

Farmers shout slogans as they continue to demonstrate blocking a highway to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on December 14, 2020 AFP Modi has sought to allay concerns, telling farmers they will gain new rights and opportunities Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger […]

Indian farmers on hunger strike as protests continue against farm laws

Indian farmers on hunger strike as protests continue against farm laws

Agitating farmer leaders today went on a day-long hunger strike against the Indian government’s contentious new farm laws, intensifying their protests which entered into the third week yesterday. Farmer leader Baldev Singh said, “Representatives of farmer unions have started their hunger strike at Singhu on the border of Delhi.” As part of the nationwide protest, […]

Breaking News LIVE: Farmer leaders on hunger strike on 19th day of protest

Breaking News LIVE: Farmer leaders on hunger strike on 19th day of protest

Breaking News LIVE, December 14: 4:00 PM| Agriculture Minister & Home Minister are continuously discussing the issue. Next round of discussions to be held soon. I hope 40 unions who came for talks earlier, will also join the next round of talks as well & come to a conclusion: Haryana Dy CM Dushyant Chautala. Agriculture […]