Environmentalist leader wins Budapest mayoral election

Karácsony Gergely, from the Green Dialogue for Hungary Party, was elected mayor of Budapest on Sunday in a blow to the ruling nationalist Fidesz party. Budapest’s newly-elected mayor has promised to transform the Hungarian capital into a “green and socially just” city in a major blow to Viktor Orbán’s right-wing nationalist government. Gergely Karácsony, 44, […]

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$1 bn to counter climate movement

Nearly a one billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized to climate change countermovement. The overwhelming majority of climate scientists, international governmental bodies, relevant research institutes and scientific societies are in unison in saying that climate change is real, that it’s a problem, and that we should probably do something about it now, […]

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Mask banned, riot spread out in Hong Kong

Thousands of people turned out in heavy rain across Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce a ban on face masks, brought in under sweeping colonial-era emergency powers in the city government’s latest attempt to stem a four-month-old protest movement. [ BBC, CNN, The Guardian] Police used water cannon, tear gas and truncheons, reportedly removing masks from demonstrators they […]

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3 min film competition! Reduce disaster damage

Independent Desk: tve biomovies has just launched a new video competition in partnership with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) which focuses on how to build schools, hospitals, roads and other key infrastructure to withstand the damage caused by tsunamis. The competition will coincide with World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November and […]

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“Cleaner Earth Safer Earth” – An exemplary move in sea beach

Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 6, 2019): The morning of 28th September 2019 was a usual one for the people at Sugandha Beach Point of Cox’s Bazar. The place was filled with its regular crowd of tourists, vendors and locals, frolicking about in the sea or the beach when a group of people dressed in black swarmed […]

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Govt Measures to Drive Paddy Prices Up: Nothing’s working

Pinaki Roy: The government had announced a 20 percent incentive on rice export and a Tk 3,000 crore subsidy for farmers to buy agro tools. It had also doubled duties on rice import and nearly tripled its paddy procurement from farmers. But none of these measures could push paddy prices up in the last three […]

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Boris Johnson is still gambling on winning his Brexit blame game

Andrew Rawnsley: Very often, what matters in politics is not how you play the game, but how you place the blame. No one knows this better than Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. His career would have been terminated long ago did he not possess a talent for wriggling out of responsibility for his behaviour in […]

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‘The culture of impunity bedevilling public universities must be dealt with firmly’

Eresh Omar Jamal: What are your thoughts on the UGC probe committee’s recommendation to withdraw the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University in Gopalganj, following which he resigned on September 30? My immediate response would be to say “better late than never”. I am certainly happy to see UGC finally […]

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Church, a key ally to save the rain forest in Amazon

International Desk: Catholic church can play vital role in saving rain forest. Bishops from the nine South American nations opines in an unprecedented synod of Catholic bishops from across the region. They told that share the Amazon will meet in the Vatican to try and muster the spiritual and earthly forces to pull the world’s […]

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