A ray of hope for people and marine wildlife

A ray of hope for people and marine wildlife

Bangladesh extends legal protection to threatened sharks and rays Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:00 AM Fishermen in Bangladesh are being trained to record and safely release threatened sharks and rays. Photo: WCS Bangladesh “> Fishermen in Bangladesh are being trained to record and safely release threatened sharks and rays. Photo: WCS Bangladesh Bangladesh recently took […]

As More People Eat Plant-Based Meats, Midwest Farmers Give Peas A Chance

Fueled by the rise of meat alternatives, consumers have been eating more and more dry peas, chickpeas, lentils and beans. Bags of lentils or canned chickpeas aren’t a surprising sight in a grocery store, but a closer look may reveal some surprising bean and pea products on the shelves. There are bags of PeaTos, which […]

Over 139mn people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Over 139mn people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19, IFRC analysis reveals

Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new global analysis.  The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, on the […]

Over 139m people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19 

Published: September 17, 2021 18:42:16 Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, say a new global analysis. The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red […]

Govt to provide houses for all climate change affected people: Environment minister

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Md Shahab Uddin, today said that the government is sincerely working to accommodate all the people affected by climate change by providing the required number of houses for them. “The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is sincerely working to address various risks related to […]

Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050: report

Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050: report

Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hotspots unless urgent action is taken to cut global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found. The second part of the Groundswell report published Monday examines how the impacts […]

‘We need to foster policy literacy in young people’

INTERVIEW In conversation with Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:00 AM Farah Kabir. Photo: Courtesy “> Farah Kabir. Photo: Courtesy What has been the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people in education? There is no one “young people”. In this country, we have young people from various backgrounds, […]

People don’t have to call you ‘sir’, ‘madam’

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Saying that government officials’ anger towards the general public  or misbehaving with them is tantamount to corruption, State Minister for  Public Administration Farhad Hossain yesterday said public servants’  attitudes represent those of the government. “Your attitude represents government. People consider your office as  a part of the Prime Minister’s Office … there are no rules […]

LankaWeb – How PTA helps Bhutan and Bangladesh fulfill the expectations of their people?

MD Pathik Hasan Image source: Internet Bangladesh and Bhutan  are situated in South Asia geographically. They share a common regional platform such as BIMTEC, SAARC. There are some harmonies between Bangladesh and Bhutan in sphere of mutual interest, shared history, culture. On December 6, 1971, Bhutan and India became the first countries to recognize the […]

People can be rehabilitated, nature cannot

People can be rehabilitated, nature cannot

Sultana Kamal says criticising safari park project in Moulvibazar Our Correspondent, Moulvibazar Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:00 AM If there’s a safari park inside the forest, the character of the evergreen forest will change. The animals and birds that live there will face habitat loss. “> If there’s a safari park inside the forest, the […]