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Governments urged to give up nuclear weapons by 2045

Governments urged to give up nuclear weapons by 2045

Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Saber Hossain Chowdhury has appealed to all governments to support and implement the calls to commit to the total elimination of nuclear weapons by 2045.

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Youth Policy Forum begins governance apprentice program

Youth Policy Forum begins governance apprentice program

The platform will allow young policy enthusiasts to delve into the world of policymaking and come out with invaluable experiences and a deep understanding of the practical challenges and considerations involved in statecraft

Youth Policy Forum (YPF) launched a flagship program titled &l... Read More

SI, 2 ASIs jailed for life

SI, 2 ASIs jailed for life

The Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court on Wednesday jailed three police officers for life term and two police informers for seven years for killing Urdu-speaking youth Ishtiaque Ahmed Jony in the custody of Pallabi police station in 2014.

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Cost of air pollution: $60-270m every year

Cost of air pollution: $60-270m every year

Air pollution causes around 3,580 premature deaths in Bangladesh every year and exposes nearly 87 million to respiratory complications.

An estimated economic loss of $60-270 million is linked to air pollution.

Speakers said this on Monday at the webinar "Bangladesh Clean... Read More

Aug 21 grenade attack: a timeline of events

Aug 21 grenade attack: a timeline of events

On the afternoon of Aug 21, 2004, tens of thousands of people had gathered outside the Awami League headquarters at Bangabandhu Avenue to attend a rally. Led by Sheikh Hasina, then the leader of the opposition, the Awami League had called the rally in protest against a series of blasts in the co... Read More

OP-ED: Remembering the August bloodbath

OP-ED: Remembering the August bloodbath

On this day in 2004, Sheikh Hasina survived a brutal attack on the Awami League leadership

As dusk fell on August 21, 2004, I received a desperate phone call from a diplomat (his identity cannot be disclosed). His voice was very urgent and he said his head of mission demanded to know wh... Read More

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