Bangladesh

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Today's news: In Russia more than 400 protesters arrested for taking to the streets in the wake of Naval'nyj's death; A survey reveals that nearly 70 per cent of Japan's 108 tsunami-prone coastal municipalities would be unprepared for the disaster; The police forcibly keep protesting farmers out of New Delhi; Thaksin Shinawatra returned to freedom; After Cop28 the United Arab Emirates set a record for non-oil exports.

by Sumon Corraya

The missionary institute is run by the Congregation of the Holy Cross. For three days, meetings and activities were held with students and the Christian community. About 90 per cent of the student body is made up of non-Christians. For Archbishop Kevin Randall, Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh, “One can see the [college’s] effects in civil society in Bangladesh”.

 

| 29/01/2024
| BANGLADESH

Today's news: China tries to push Iran to curb Houthi attacks in the Red Sea; Under threat of going underwater within the next 25 years, elections are held in Tuvalu;Taiwan initiates compulsory conscription extended to one year in response to the Chinese threat; The earth continues to shake on the border between Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China; The precision landing of its space lander on the Moon boosts the ambitions of Japan's space programme.

| 26/01/2024
| ASIA TODAY
by Sumon Corraya

Since November 2013, the Bangladesh government has officially recognised the transgender community by admitting them on identity documents as a third gender in addition to male and female. However, the inclusion of the issue of inclusion in school education is also causing debate. The case of a teacher who was fired for blatantly tearing out the pages of a book is provoking demonstrations supported by Islamic fundamentalists.

| 24/01/2024
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

For the World Economic Forum, energy shortages are the top risk among five that threaten the country's economy. Gas shortages make cooking harder, leading to greater distress in people. Manufacturing is also affected. Without quick action, production could see a major drop.

| 20/01/2024
| BANGLADESH
by Sumon Corraya

At the inauguration of the newly formed organization-which unites experts, activists and civil society-also the archbishop of the capital. Who recalls how the "climate emergency" has cost a lot in terms of human lives in the country. In 11 points, the work plan, which also includes a role as a guarantor for transparency and accountability on environmental initiatives.

| 15/01/2024
| BANGLADESH

After the Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the vote, the Election Commission announced a 40 per cent turnout, but many doubt the figure. The Awami League will be able to govern for five years without any real opposition in Parliament. Its challenge will be to stem the economic slowdown.

| 08/01/2024
| BANGLADESH
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