Already battered by Covid-19, load shedding hits hard Kuakata tourism, fisheries sectors

Kuakata tourism load shedding

Already hit-hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, when tourism and fisheries sectors in Kuakata are trying to make a recovery, frequent load shedding have dealt another blow. Bearing the brunt are hotel and motel owners in Kuakata, wholesale fish traders in the district’s Alipur and Mahipur landing stations, and trawler owners. When the government decided to […]

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The panel has members from the five PAGD constituents.

The committee was formed a month after much deliberations and consultations at a meeting of senior leaders from various political parties under Abdullah’s chairmanship in Jammu on September 10 08 October 2022 District Collector Himanshu Gupta has ordered a probe into the matter and assured that anyone found responsible would be prosecuted as per law.  […]

PM expresses concern over Covid-19, Russia-Ukraine war challenges

Published: September 22, 2022 11:24:18 | Updated: September 22, 2022 11:45:35 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed concern about financial and commercial challenges alongside the food and energy crisis facing the developing countries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the Russia-Ukraine war. The Premier expressed this worry while Executive Chairman of World […]

UN-Habitat calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a healthier future

UN-Habitat calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a healthier future

A new report on pandemics and cities from UN-Habitat, points the way to how hard-hit urban centres can reduce the impact of future outbreaks and become more equitable, healthy and environmentally friendly. ‘Cities and Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future’, launched on Tuesday, describes how urban areas have been at the forefront […]

UN chief applauds Bangladesh’s Covid-19 mitigation efforts

The secretary-general says the UN is ready to support Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has highly applauded Bangladesh’s tremendous efforts in mitigating the health and socio-economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. He made the statement while meeting the foreign minister virtually on Thursday. Referring to Bangladesh’s past […]

Sundarbans resource dependent communities get Covid-19 aid

Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industry Research (BCSIR) Chairman Professor Aftab Ali Shaikh at an agreement signing ceremony in Dhaka Yesterday Courtesy The cash grant and aid package are meant to help them to overcome the fallout of Covid-19 pandemic Some 7,000 households neighbouring Chandpai and Sarankhola Range of the Sundarbans have received cash grants […]

WHO: Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last

People walk through Oxford Circus as shops remain closed under Tier 4 restrictions, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, December 26, 2020 Reuters The WHO director-general said it was time to learn the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic The Covid-19 crisis will not be the last pandemic, and attempts to improve human […]

Working poverty was going down, until Covid-19 brought it back up

Working poverty was going down, until Covid-19 brought it back up

File photo: Workers sewing apparel products at a readymade garment factory Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune With the new wage structure in several sectors including RMG, agriculture, leather and tea, its workers’ wages increased Bangladesh had reduced working poverty by 3 percentage points from 2016 to 2019, said the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday. They […]

Thousands left out of flood relief, Covid-19 incentive

Thousands left out of flood relief, Covid-19 incentive

Transparency and accountability in distribution of relief and incentives is of paramount importance Many real poor people and farmers missed out on flood relief, Covid-19 assistance and agricultural incentives due to nepotism and political bias. To ensure transparency, government officials at the upazila level need to be directly involved in relief and incentives distribution instead […]