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7 April World Health Day Safe and healthy diet for all

World Health Day again reminds us that adulteration or contamination of food not only affects the life of each people irrespective of gender, age, or economic status but also pose great threat to the growing children and even womb of Thursday, April 9th, 2015

How serious are we about saving Sundarban?

The oil spill on December 9 last year from the oil tanker Southern Star-VII carrying HFO (Heavy Furnace Oil) after collision with a cargo vessel in the river Shela flowing through the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

A dangerous dependency

It is surely a serious situation warranting society’s concern when experts warn that natural resources of fresh water, especially rivers, are becoming poisonous with industrial effluents and human waste, causing serious hazards to public health and ecological system.   Rainwater, the purest Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Bangladesh at 44: Where love and hate collide

The history of our Independence is an ever-incomplete history. None but the fool can claim to have a complete history of an occasion. The process of history is an evolutionary process, which takes different courses by different hands at different Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A cry for justice and equality

Rohingya protests around the world highlight the sufferings of the world’s most persecuted community   Rohinya activists in different parts of the world organised demonstrations urging the government to restore full citizenship for their community   The demonstrators condemned the government for using security Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Preventing kidney disease

As per data available from Bangladesh Renal Association it reveals that there are about two crore kidney patients in the country. The country needs dialysis or kidney replacement facilities for about 20 thousand patients annually but the facilities can be Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Achieving gender equality for sustainable development

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated with a theme for the day all around the world. The day provides on opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Thousands of events occur Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Lalon’s credo and its contemporary relevance

“This is the country, where still rise the sounds of azaan/And are heard the recitations of the Gita, the Bible, the Tripitaka and the Ramayana/”—Bhupen Hazarika sang of the glory of Bangladesh’s communal harmony in his famous lyrics. It is Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Winds of change in Europe

Europe faced a serious financial crisis in 2008 that posed a threat to the sustainability of the European project. The project of integration of Europe was saved through launching the austerity programme. Some of the basic things of the programme Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Biodiversity or Gmos: Will the Future of Nutrition be in Women’s Hands or under Corporate Control?

Women have been the primary growers of food and nutrition throughout history, but today, food is being taken out of our hands and substituted for toxic commodities controlled by global corporations. Monoculture industrial farming has taken the quality, taste and Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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