June 07, 2023
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  • Boost climate action or face music: Activists to govt

    Staff Correspondent: Governments around the world must scale up climate action “or face further legal action”, an open letter from campaign groups warned Tuesday, as battles over policies to cut emissions and protect the environment are increasingly fought in the courts.From legal efforts to steer governments to do more to…

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  • Rain fertilizer electricity shortage hit hard farmers

    –Lowest rainfall in 40-years-Aman cultivation decreased by 30 pc-12 lakh tons of less rice production feared Mahfuja Mukul: Anti-nature behaviour, extreme contrasts in weather have created huge impact on the agriculture. There is no rain even during the rainy season. Bangladesh is going through the least rainy year in four…

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  • Listen to countries like Bangladesh: Bachelet

    Act now on climate front Rising temperatures, heat stress already affecting rice productionin parts of Bangladesh Industry Desk: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said the international community “must heed” the voice of specially affected countries like Bangladesh and act to deploy every possible resource to…

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  • 200,000 clients out of electricity in Sylhet

    Sylhet Correspondent: Sylhet is floating in the water of the slope coming down from the upper reaches. In the meantime, several lakh people of the district have become waterlogged. There has been food and drinking water crisis. In this situation, power supply to several areas of Sunamganj and Chatak has…

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  • Reservoir filling continues in city

    DAP gazette hanging Mahfuz Emran: Two government agencies, Bangladesh Railway and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are not abiding by them. They are filling their own reservoirs. The government supervision agencies are not very active in this regard.According to the city planners, the reservoirs are being filled in front of…

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  • PM expects to intensify climate campaign: FM

    Industry Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s presence inperson in UN General Assembly (UNGA) is expected to intensify the climatechange campaign alongside giving momentum to demands for equitable access toCOVID-19 vaccines.“She has come to New York in person to attend the UNGA for people’swelfare. Issues like the Covid-19, climate change and…

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  • Climate crisis no longer a looming crisis: Mia Seppo

    Few countries know this better than BD Industry Desk: UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo has said the climate crisis is no longer a looming one but it is widespread, rapid and intensifying.“Few countries know this better than Bangladesh,” she said, adding that this pressing issue (climate crisis) will…

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  • Climate action essential to >cool season of fire and floods

    International Desk:With extreme weather events increasingly impacting countries across the world, the deputy UN chief yesterday underlined the importance of limiting temperature rise to the internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.“The entire planet is going through a season of fire and floods”, Amina Mohammed told a…

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  • 15 mm rain submerge parts of Dhaka city

    Likely to continue Staff Correspondent: Torrential monsoon rain swamped many parts of the capital yesterday, disrupting public movement and triggering a traffic chaos.According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, 12mm of rain was recorded in the last 24 hours in Dhaka until 6am yesterday.Besides, 3 mm rain was recorded from 6…

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  • BD climbs up 7 notches in world peace index

    Staff Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that Bangladesh has climbed seven notches to 91st position in the Global Peace Index.He said Bangladesh is moving forward at an indomitable pace on the path of peace and prosperity under the able leadership of…

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