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Bangladesh's Economy to pay high prices due to climate change
Global climate change impact and global crisis

Environment and Climate

Bangladesh's Economy to pay high prices due to climate change

In recent times, the most widely discussed and important topic globally is climate change. It can be said that this is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. As climate change increasingly has adverse effects on biodiversity, it has become a matter of concern for us. Extensive research is also being conducted on this issue. Climate naturally undergoes some changes due to natural causes. However, the extent to which temperatures are now rising is primarily due to human activities. Since humans started burning oil, gas, and coal to operate factories and vehicles or to heat homes in winter, the Earth's temperature has increased by 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to that time. The amount of carbon dioxide, one of the primary greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, has increased by 50 percent compared to the 19th century. In the last two decades, it has increased by 12 percent. Deforestation also contributes to the rise in greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, as trees absorb carbon. As a result, when trees are cut down or burned, the stored carbon is released into the atmosphere. To live healthily in any region, a healthy and clean environment is essential. The impact of the environment on our overall lives is immense.

Additional tax burden to impede journey to Smart Bangladesh
Smart Bangladesh

Smart Bangladesh

Additional tax burden to impede journey to Smart Bangladesh

The proposed budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 has raised a complex question among analysts regarding the allocation in the Telecommunication and Information Technology sectors. Analyzing this budget from a supportive or non-supportive perspective for these two sectors is crucial. No budget can entirely satisfy everyone, but the extent of satisfaction or dissatisfaction determines whether the budget is evaluated as supportive or non-supportive. While the announcement of extending the deadline for tax exemption in the Information Technology sector is promising, increasing taxes in the Telecommunication sector might impede the progress of Smart Bangladesh.

To survive, we must combat environmental desertification
environmental desertification

Environment and Climate

To survive, we must combat environmental desertification

For the past two decades, unusual weather patterns have been observed worldwide. Where once there used to be cries for a drop of water in the scorching deserts, now the deserts are witnessing rainfall, painting the landscape green. Conversely, the opposite scenario is visible in the Indian subcontinent and Europe. Most areas in South Asia, including Bangladesh, now experience severe heatwaves during the summer. While Europe, which used to be predominantly cold, is facing intense heatwaves for the most part of the year. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently warned in a published report that if global temperatures are not reduced soon, South Asia, including Bangladesh, could suffer catastrophic consequences. The entire region could be engulfed by desertification.

Why are the hands that grow paddy neglected?
Farmer-rice-paddy

Report

Why are the hands that grow paddy neglected?

After bringing their harvested paddy to the market, farmers are becoming increasingly disheartened due to the prices not meeting their expectations. In many cases, they struggle to even cover their costs. Meanwhile, the price of paddy continues to rise, but farmers' hands remain empty.

Don't choke me for speaking about country's disappointments
Don't choke me for speaking about country's disappointments

Interview

Don't choke me for speaking about country's disappointments

The circumstances under which Bangladesh gained independence were unprecedented. Apart from a few countries like Iraq, no third-world country supported us (Bangladesh) at that time. Why didn’t they support us? Because they were all conservative then. Breaking up one state to create another—people in the third world did not support this idea. The so-called Muslim world that currently supports us did not support us in 1971.

Power, energy to get Tk38,799cr allocation in budget
Power, energy to get Tk38,799cr allocation in budget

Report

Power, energy to get Tk38,799cr allocation in budget

The power and energy sector is getting an allocation of Tk 38,799 crore in the budget for next financial year (2024-25).

What will be the major catastrophe for future Bangladesh
the major catastrophe for future Bangladesh

Environment and Climate

What will be the major catastrophe for future Bangladesh

To believe the news that water has entered inside our house in the city of Jhalokathi, I have to remain silent for quite some time. Then, I start calling countless people one by one, including my father, mother, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Everyone's phone is either switched off or showing 'unable to connect'. Suddenly, a call goes through to my younger uncle's phone. He is also surprised at how I managed to reach him on his phone!

Bangladesh's achievement at Cannes not less significant
Bangladesh's achievement at Cannes not less significant

Interview

Bangladesh's achievement at Cannes not less significant

The curtain of the 77th edition of the most prestigious 'Cannes Film Festival' is coming down on Saturday (May 25) night. The event is held for 12 days in May every year in the city of Cannes in the southeastern region of France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Directors, producers, actors from different countries of the world participated in this festival. Bangladeshi-origin Irish model Maksuda Akhter Prioty has been participating at Cannes events regularly for the past few years. This year, she is spending busy time there like other years. In the midst of this busyness, Maria Salam, the news editor of Views Bangladesh, managed to speak with this model over the phone.

Why do these issues suddenly come to mind?
auto-rickshaw drivers clearing the roads.

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Why do these issues suddenly come to mind?

Ultimately, it was Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's initiative that led to the auto-rickshaw drivers clearing the roads. The prime minister clearly stated that no one should be rendered jobless without providing an alternative means of livelihood. This has temporarily resolved the issue. For two days, auto-rickshaw drivers had blocked the roads in Dhaka. They were infuriated by the sudden restrictions on their movement. Protests by drivers from Mirpur to Rampura brought some roads to a standstill.

Confusion created over recovery of MP Anar's body
MP Anwarul Azim Anar

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Confusion created over recovery of MP Anar's body

The disappearance, murder and recovery of body of Anwarul Azim Anar, a Member of Parliament for Jhenaidah-4 (Kaliganj upazila) constituency from Awami League has created a kind of mystery among the countrymen.

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