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100,000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul : UNICEF

100,000 children in dangerous conditions in Mosul : UNICEF

Baghdad, Jun 5 – Mosul’s children are bearing the brunt of the intensified fight between U.S.-backed government forces and the Islamic State group in the city’s western half, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Monday, reports Ap/UNB. Iraqi forces are in their last push to drive IS militants from the remaining pockets of territory […]

Connect with nature, before it’s too late: UN expert

Dhaka, Jun 1 – United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John H Knox has urged all States to do more to fulfill their existing obligations to protect the world’s biological diversity from extinction, reports UNB. “Governments should ensure public information and participation in biodiversity-related decisions and provide access to effective remedies […]

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DCCI terms budget as business friendly

DHAKA, June 1, 2017 – Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Abul Kasem Khan today termed the budget “business friendly” but implementation of such a large budget will be challenged for the government, reports BSS. “DCCI supports government’s target to increase investment to the GDP ratio to 31.09 percent,” he said while giving […]

Mobile app stopping early marriage

DHAKA : Sultana Begum used to live at Dangapara village in Joldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district. She is the second among her three sisters and two brothers. Her father is a farmer by profession. Sultana’s father, who was experiencing hardship in running his seven-member family, was in tension with the marriage of his daughters, reports […]

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Analyses on five women’s movements

Adrija Roychowdhury : On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country. On December 21, 2012, the streets surrounding Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi was teeming with thousands of people out in anger against the brutal rape of a 23-year-old […]

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Why feminist movement is failing

Brigid Meney and Hannah Eves Watching the women’s marches around the globe, manifesting themselves around Washington DC on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration, one can be forgiven for expressing confusion as to the purpose of these well-publicised and well-executed events. Was it to defend the vulnerable women, fighting against the rise of genital […]

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The challenges of feminism today

Development Desk: Feminist and women’s rights movements draw their strength and their ideological arguments from one simple observation. Throughout the world and throughout very long historical time, women have been oppressed in multiple ways. There is now an enormous literature presenting a very large gamut of views both about what explains this and what ought […]

2 Mercedes cars seized in Ctg

CHITTAGONG : Customs intelligence officials seized two luxury Mercedes cars worth around Tk 4.5 crore from a garage in Muradpur area of the city on Wednesday night, reports UNB. Tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted drive at ‘Car Cold and Service Centre’ and seized a SUV and a Sedan, said Md Tareque Mahmud, […]

Analyses on five women’s movements

Adrija Roychowdhury : On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country. On December 21, 2012, the streets surrounding Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi was teeming with thousands of people out in anger against the brutal rape of a 23-year-old […]

Why feminist movement is failing

Brigid Meney and Hannah Eves Watching the women’s marches around the globe, manifesting themselves around Washington DC on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration, one can be forgiven for expressing confusion as to the purpose of these well-publicised and well-executed events. Was it to defend the vulnerable women, fighting against the rise of genital […]

The challenges of feminism today

Development Desk: Feminist and women’s rights movements draw their strength and their ideological arguments from one simple observation. Throughout the world and throughout very long historical time, women have been oppressed in multiple ways. There is now an enormous literature presenting a very large gamut of views both about what explains this and what ought […]

Sex education: on the way of breaking barriers

Ishrat Naher Erina: Having the membership of third world country where basic needs are not equal for everyone and dreaming to educate people on sex education is nothing but cry in a wilderness. Most often, people do believe that being born in a developing country is a curse but it gives people an immense pleasure […]

Complete agro-mechanization enters implementation phase

DHAKA : The plan to complete mechanization of the country’s agriculture sector has entered into the phase of implementation with handing over to farmers 6,004 farm equipment procured under an agreement with China, officials said yesterday, reports BSS. Officials familiar with the process said the farm equipment were procured under the deal, signed with China […]

Four day international food and agro exhibition kicks off in capital

DHAKA : A four-day International exhibition on Food and Agro, Poultry and Livestock and Agro Chemical kicked off in the capital yesterday, reports BSS. Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam inaugurated the international exhibition at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) at Kuril here. A multinational exhibition organizer CEMS-Global has been organizing the exhibition and is celebrating […]

Bangladesh’s Crackdown on Labor

Development Desk: International pressure following the 2013 collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people brought improvement in workplace safety and forced the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to amend the country’s labor laws. Yet it would be a mistake for Western consumers to assume that clothing made […]

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Bangladesh’s Development Surprise

Syed A. Al-Muti: By many metrics, Bangladesh’s development trajectory is a unique success story, especially since the 1990s when democratic rule was reinstated and extensive economic reforms were made. Poverty incidence has fallen from 60 percent to around 30 percent. Gender parity has been achieved in primary and secondary school enrollment. The total fertility rate […]

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China aligns with Nepal

Development Desk : Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his country is ready to align development strategies with Nepal and hopes to build the two neighbours into a community of shared destiny. Xi met with Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday along the sidelines of the eighth summit of the emerging-market bloc of […]

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Pakistan developing maritime doctrine

Development Desk: Pakistan is developing its maritime doctrine in response to ‘disturbing developments’ in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to protect its maritime interests and respond to conventional and sub-conventional threats emerging there. The draft doctrine is being reviewed at different levels in the navy and government ahead of adoption. Senior Research Fellow of Pakistan […]

Policies to improve millions of Latin lives

Development Desk: The main threat to progress in Latin America and the Caribbean is the relapse of millions of families back into poverty. The economic slowdown is part of the story, but not the only cause of such a setback, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Report (HDR) for Latin America and […]

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Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2016

Development Desk: Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years. If countries do not start planning for this demographic change, […]

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