Migrant workers withdraw hunger strike

Migrant workers withdraw hunger strike

OF DEMOS AND DEMANDS Expat welfare minister assures them of setting up RT-PCR lab at airport Staff Correspondent Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:00 AM Migrant workers at the expatriates’ welfare ministry. Photo: Collected “> Migrant workers at the expatriates’ welfare ministry. Photo: Collected After assurance from the authorities, the stranded Bangladeshis who works […]

Truckers go on 96hr strike from today

Goods carrying transport workers in Dinajpur has called a 96-hour strike from today, protesting unauthorized extortion on roads and highways and harassment by police and officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authorities (BRTA) in the name of checking documents and valid driving licence. The strike is scheduled to begin from 6:00am this morning. For all latest […]

Bangladesh, Australia going to strike TIFA deal

SYFUL ISLAM | Published: August 20, 2021 09:41:44 Bangladesh and Australia are set to sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) aimed at bolstering bilateral trade by way of removing barriers and tapping potential, officials said. Both the sides have completed the spadework and taken approval for signing the umbrella agreement, possibly in mid-September, they […]

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. Among those killed were nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities and two firefighters involved in rescue […]

Lightning strike may have killed 18 wild elephants in India, officials say

A woman prays next to the carcasses of elephants that according to the forest officials possibly died because of a lightning strike, on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve forest area in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, May 14, 2021. REUTERS

Fourteen adult elephants were found dead by villagers on Thursday, and another four bodies were found scattered on the foothills of the Kundoli reserve forest area of Assam, 160 kilometres from the state capital of Dispur, local wildlife official MK Yadava told Reuters. The state government ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident on Friday, […]

18 elephants suspected killed by India lightning strike

18 elephants suspected killed by India lightning strike

A veterinarian team checks the bodies of wild elephants, suspected to have been killed by lightning, on a hillside in Nagaon district of Assam state on May 14, 2021 AFP India is home to nearly 30,000 elephants, around 60% of the wild Asian elephant population At least 18 elephants are suspected to have been killed […]

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

Dinosaur-killing asteroid strike gave rise to Amazon rainforest

The asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs gave birth to our planet’s tropical rainforests, a study suggests. Researchers used fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia to investigate how the impact changed South American tropical forests, reports BBC News. After the 12km-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, the type of vegetation that […]

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police during strike

Bangladesh General Strike

Bangladesh security forces have opened fire and used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who were enforcing a nationwide general strike they called to denounce violence at a previous protest over a visit by India’s prime minister. At least one man was shot in Sanarpara in Narayanganj district after thousands of protesters, mostly students […]

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 […]

Far right moves to smash farmers in India

Indian farmers have been met with state repression

Indian farmers have been met with state repression (Pic: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto/PA Images) A coalition of far right thugs, police and government ministers are out to smash the Indian farmers’ movement. A huge “tractor protest” last week put thousands on the streets across the country as part of a fight against new agriculture laws introduced by […]