World News Day: Editors and reporters need to push back against disinformers | UNB

World News Day: Editors and reporters need to push back against disinformers | UNB

The digital age has ushered in an era of unprecedented connectivity, allowing people across the world to share ideas and opinions in almost real time. It has also been characterised by the spread of disinformation.  This is clear when examining nearly all the major issues facing the world today. For instance, the rise of the […]

Shrimp farmers in Bagerhat stare at starvation | UNB

Shrimp farmers in Bagerhat stare at starvation | UNB

Already hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, shrimp farmers in Bagerhat district have been dealt another severe blow this year — incessant showers and consequent tidal surges. This year, shrimps, crabs and different species of fish worth over Tk 6 crore have been swept away by tidal surges with more than 8,000 shrimp enclosures going […]

JS body recommends raising ETP capacity to 20,000 kiloliter at tannery estate | UNB

JS body recommends raising ETP capacity to 20,000 kiloliter at tannery estate | UNB

A parliamentary watchdog has recommended taking steps to raise the capacity of Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to 20,000 kiloliter per day at Savar Tannery Industrial Estate within six months. The recommendation came on Tuesday at 30th meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with […]

Sundarbans to have 4 more eco-tourism centres | UNB

Sundarbans to have 4 more eco-tourism centres | UNB

Tourist spots in the country’s southern districts, including the Sundarbans and the historic Shat Gombuj Mosque, are seeing sizeable flow of tourists as travelling has become easy after Padma Bridge opened. The Forest Department is going to open four more eco-tourism centres in the Sundarbans to manage the growing number of tourists. Muhammad Belayet Hossain, […]

“Put People Over Profit”: Bangladeshi youths join Global Climate Strike | UNB

“Put People Over Profit”: Bangladeshi youths join Global Climate Strike | UNB

Global Climate Strike 2022 was observed in Bangladesh with hundreds of young people turning out in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka today. ActionAid Bangladesh, with 72 countries, organized the Climate Strike in collaboration with Fridays for Future and youth groups. The goal of the climate strike is to urge all nations to act […]

Nasrul Hamid urges World Bank to expedite funding for power, energy projects | UNB

Nasrul Hamid urges World Bank to expedite funding for power, energy projects | UNB

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has urged World Bank to expedite its funding to projects in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector. He made the request while holding a bilateral meeting today with visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Martin Raiser, at the ministry, said a release of […]

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 […]

Webinar emphasises effective govt-NGO collaboration

Webinar emphasises effective govt-NGO collaboration

Speakers at a webinar on Sunday underscored the needs for effective collaboration between the government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for the sake of sustainable development. They also said NGOs must be united to continue sustainable development of future Bangladesh and ensure timely and quality services for the grassroots. The observations came at a virtual discussion […]

Will follow up discussion that FM Momen had in Washington: Miller

Will follow up discussion that FM Momen had in Washington: Miller

US Ambassador Earl Miller has expressed willingness to work closely with Bangladesh government to follow up the discussion that Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen had in Washington DC with his counterpart and other high dignitaries.  Both sides also expressed satisfaction about the upcoming launch of the US-Bangladesh Business Council this month.  Foreign Minister Dr […]