FE Report || The broad agriculture sector incurred losses worth Tk 300 billion due to the political turmoil that is continuing since January this year, INCIDIN Bangladesh, an organisation dealing with development issues, said on Wednesday at a press conference.Speakers at the press meet demanded allocation for the farmers affected by political dismay in the budget for the fiscal year…
INCIDIN Bangladesh, a policy and research organization, called upon the government to allocate emergency assistance and seasonal loans without interest to the hartal-blockade affected farmers to help them grow next crops. The organization also urged the government to determine advanced prices of the standing crops, as well as to estimate exact loss in agriculture sector, so that the farmers could…
Research-based development organisation Incidin Bangladesh has stressed for effective initiatives of the local government bodies on safety, security and rights of the children to save them from repression, reports BSS. The call was made at a press conference arranged by the organisation here recently to disclose research findings on vulnerability, safety and security of the children and repression and torture…
Monira Rahman Monira Rahman, Founder and Chair of Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation Today, we will discuss about draft Mental Health Act 2014 which has been published in the website of Law Commission for public vetting. This is the first initiative to discuss this act in a public forum. Today we will listen from a wide range of multi stakeholders including…
The Daily Star || Comprehensive efforts of government bodies and NGOs are necessary to prevent the rapid increase of mental illness among the population in the country, and to ensure better services for the patients, said discussants at a roundtable yesterday. Still there are different types of social stigma attached to mental illness. In many cases, the stigmas hamper counselling…
Thursday, 23 October 2014 14:21

Government development policies serving MNCs

Environment and development activists yesterday alleged that the government was protecting multinational companies' (MNC) interest through anti-public policies and the reluctance to protect public interest was encouraging MNCs and some controversial economic bodies to act as “players” in determining the country's economic interests.Although the government should promote agriculture-based development, it is ignoring the country's largest sector in terms of the…
Dhaka Tribune || 'Farming is losing its contribution to GDP. Women farmers’ contribution is overlooked. They also need to be recognised as farmers. Land and water sources play vital role in farming, which is at the gun point of commercialisation' Speakers at a seminar yesterday emphasized small farming, family farming, co-operative farming, acknowledgement of women farmers, and protecting farming land…
Sunday, 21 September 2014 18:33

Govt must allocate resources

The government should find out the amount of resources needed for child welfare and allocate accordingly in the national budget, said speakers at a views-exchange meeting yesterday. In the current fiscal year, the government allocated an inadequate amount of Tk 50 crore for child welfare, but did not evaluate how much resources are actually needed for this, they added. The…
শিশুদের জন্য বাজেট সুনির্দিষ্ট করার দাবি বাস্তবায়নের লক্ষ্যে শিশু বাজেট ফোরাম (সিবিএফ) নামে একটি ফোরাম আত্মপ্রকাশ করেছে।ঢাকার দ্য ডেইলি স্টার ভবনের সেমিনার হলে গতকাল গণমাধ্যমকর্মীদের সঙ্গে মতবিনিময় সভায় এ কথা জানানো হয়। চলতি অর্থবছরে শিশু বাজেট বাস্তবায়নে অর্থমন্ত্রীর অঙ্গীকারের অগ্রগতি পর্যবেক্ষণসহ তিনটি দাবি বাস্তবায়নের লক্ষ্যে শিশু অধিকার নিয়ে কর্মরত বিভিন্ন বেসরকারি সংস্থা ও ব্যক্তির সমন্বয়ে ফোরামটি আত্মপ্রকাশ করে।ন্যাশনাল চিলড্রেন টাস্কফোর্স…
It was two O'clock in the afternoon when we reached Udaypur Dairy with a village motor van. Entering the Dairy farm we observed some smiling faces that were busy making delicious cream from cow's milk. Bulu Baroi, an inhabitant of Kudaliua Union under Mollahat Upazila of Bagerhat, was the leader of the women's group. She offered me to taste cream…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:37

Do your jobs

Speakers at a national conference yesterday urged the government agencies, especially the police force, to play due roles in fighting human trafficking and protecting the victims and survivors. They also emphasised coordination between government and civil society's activities to make people aware of this crime. Their remarks came at the national conference to discuss the draft National Plan of Action…
Jamadar suggested the organiser arrange an inter-ministerial meeting to effectively deal with human trafficking Speakers at a conference yesterday emphasised on the coordination among ministries concerned to combat human trafficking in the country. The observation was made at the national conference on Bangladesh’s National Plan of Action (NPA) 2012-14 and 2015-17 organised by WINROCK International at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.…
ফিলিস্তিনের গাজা উপত্যকায় বর্বরোচিত ইসরায়েলি হামলাকে মানবাধিকার ও আন্তর্জাতিক আইনের ‘জঘন্যতম’ লঙ্ঘন বলে অভিহিত করেছে জাতীয় মানবাধিকার কমিশন। তাই জরুরি বৈঠক ডেকে এর বিরুদ্ধে সুনির্দিষ্ট ব্যবস্থা নেওয়ার জন্য জাতিসংঘের মানবাধিকার পরিষদের প্রতি আহ্বান জানিয়েছে তারা।গতকাল বৃহস্পতিবার এ হামলার বিরুদ্ধে জাতীয় শহীদ মিনারে এক প্রতিবাদ সমাবেশ থেকে এ আহ্বান জানানো হয়। একই সঙ্গে মানবাধিকার বিষয়ে বিশ্বের শক্তিধর রাষ্ট্রগুলোর ‘দ্বৈত নীতি’ এবং…
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