Rohingya protest against living conditions on Bangladesh island

Rohingya protest against living conditions on Bangladesh island

Police say 4,000 refugees demonstrated when senior UN officials arrived on remote Bhasan Char island to visit the settlement. Several thousand Rohingya refugees have staged “unruly” protests against living conditions on a cyclone-prone island off Bangladesh where they were moved from vast camps on the mainland, police said. Since December, Bangladesh has shifted 18,000 out […]

Awards finalist living her best life

Awards finalist living her best life

Maniototo vet and farmer Becks Smith was a finalist for the recent Zanda McDonald Award for young professionals in the agricultural sector. She talks to rural editor Sally Rae about her passion for the industry. Becks Smith genuinely has the best of both worlds. A finalist for the recent Zanda McDonald Award, Mrs Smith works […]

Bangladesh’s floating gardens offer a solution to rising sea levels | Living

Bangladesh’s floating gardens offer a solution to rising sea levels | Living

Bangladesh’s farmers were developing creative planting solutions long before climate change was on most people’s radar. The country’s wild monsoon seasons deemed it a necessity. In the event of excess rain, parts of the country become vulnerable and thousands are forced to migrate. Experts predict that by 2050 about 20 per cent of the available […]

Living on Earth: Sorry!

Living on Earth: Sorry!

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Still living in a world of half excellence

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No country on the planet is on schedule to achieve absolute gender equality by 2030 — the Sustainable Development Goals’ deadline As we begin to stir awake from the hard-hit reality of the pandemic, we must have realized by now that some things ought to change?Thinking back to life before Corona, it appears that nothing […]

Living a life haunted by inescapable death

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Shihab Sarkar   | Published: February 11, 2021 20:40:13 Nobody, even the terminally ill persons, can say exactly when death will strike them. This riddle has been haunting humans since long. The broader medical science has progressed radically, with new discovery of medicines and causes of death continuing unabated. In the case of many ailments […]

2020: Going online, washing hands – COVID-19 has changed the way of living

2020: Going online, washing hands - COVID-19 has changed the way of living

He puts on a mask and takes hand sanitiser with him while going outdoors. When he comes back, he sprays disinfectant all over his body before entering home. Then he takes a bath before touching anything. He even takes his evening walk at home. For shopping essentials other than meat and fish, Syed Mominul ventures […]

Living with systems loss, reluctance to research

How extreme weather emptying Bangladesh's villages

Khawaza Main Uddin | Published: December 22, 2020 20:14:08 An engineer of India’s Maharashtra state was awarded for his contribution to organic farming. Rajendra Bhat has reportedly utilised a five-acre, forest-like farm for growing 187 varieties of fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Without knowing the prospect of recognition, he had bought the land, once considered […]

Living with systems loss, reluctance to research

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Khawaza Main Uddin | Published: December 22, 2020 20:14:08 An engineer of India’s Maharashtra state was awarded for his contribution to organic farming. Rajendra Bhat has reportedly utilised a five-acre, forest-like farm for growing 187 varieties of fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Without knowing the prospect of recognition, he had bought the land, once considered […]