‘Unprecedented exodus’: Why are migrant workers leaving the UK?

By David Child: London, United Kingdom – Migrants have left the United Kingdom in large numbers, causing what is likely to be the largest population decline since WWII, according to a new study. As many as 1.3 million people born abroad left the UK in just over a year – from July 2019 to September 2020 – […]

Apparel sector needs collaboration among stakeholders for recovery, experts say

LT24::FEXP::Dhaka::A collaborative approach among governments, brands and suppliers will be the key to ensure better recovery of the global apparel sector which has suffered an unprecedented disruption in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The observation emerged on Saturday at a virtual dialogue titled “Recovery of the Apparels Sectors from the COVID-19 Crisis: Is a Value […]

Free speech highly controlled on plea of COVID-19 in Bangladesh: HRW

LT24::Bangladesh doubled down on an authoritarian crackdown on free speech, arresting critics, and censoring media. The Awami League-led government used the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to carry out its agenda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. The US-based global rights body made the observations in its World Report 2020, released on Wednesday. The report said, […]

Bangladesh seeks five years to prepare for graduation to developing nation

LT24::Bangladesh has sought the facilities reserved for the least developed countries for five years for preparations after graduating to the developing nation bracket. It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday. Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

Second year of pandemic ‘could even be tougher’ – WHO’s Ryan

Reuters::The second year of the Covid-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first given how the new coronavirus is spreading, especially in the northern hemisphere as more-infectious variants circulate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. “Going into the second year of this could even be tougher given some of the transmission dynamics,” WHO’s […]

Whose river are you? Occupying the river fish enclosure! The administration is silent!

O A ABIR AKASH, LAKSHMIPUR: A mahal is fishing by occupying the traditional Dakatia river of Lakshmipur. Although at the tip of the administration’s nose, the local administration is not flinching in this direction. Occupying the Dakatia River at noon, a mahal is building a fishing ground with a dam. Terrible images were seen on […]

NHS at breaking point and public ‘not listening’ to lockdown, warns top doctor

By Lucia Binding::The NHS is “breaking in front of us” as people fail to obey lockdown rules, and hospitals may soon be too short of staff to keep their patients safe, a leading doctor has warned. Dr Zudin Puthucheary, council member of the Intensive Care Society and a critical care consultant, told Sky News he […]

Bangabandhu’s historic 8 January 1972 UK visit celebrated by London High Commission

LT24::London::Bangladesh High Commission, London yesterday organised a high-profile celebratory event commemorating the historic maiden visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the United Kingdom on 8 January 1972 en route his heroic homecoming to independent Bangladesh following his release form 9-month long imprisonment in Pakistan. British Ministers, Leader of the Opposition, eminent parliamentarians, senior members […]

World needs greater diversity in its climate action champions

CHANDRAHAS CHOUDHURY::Greta Thunberg turned 18 on Sunday, but it feels as though the world’s most influential climate change activist has been around for so long that the news is hard to process. Thunberg’s story is inspiring for so many reasons (let us not forget she has Asperger syndrome). If, by the time you become eligible […]

Fending off coronavirus, Vietnam revs up economy

LT24::Vietnam’s success in curbing the coronavirus so far, while its Southeast Asia neighbours struggle, is helping the country power ahead in economic growth and attracting funds, foreign investors, experts and analysts say. Its strength in containing the pandemic saw it build on the foundations of two free trade agreements signed in 2020, also outpacing peers […]

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