IN FOCUS
    World Impulse
    Rights group asks EU to call out Bangladesh on workers' rights

    Rights group asks EU to call out Bangladesh on workers' rights

    calling for respect for garment workers’ rights in Bangladesh in remembrance of the...

    In Flawed Union Law, Hope Remains for Greater Transparency

    In Flawed Union Law, Hope Remains for Greater Transparency

    ch to celebrate. In April, Cambodia’s National Assembly passed a trade union law that...

    Iraq: Car bomb kills at least 13 Shia pilgrims in Baghdad

    Iraq: Car bomb kills at least 13 Shia pilgrims in Baghdad

    y of a revered imam in Baghdad, Iraq. A parked explosives-laden car detonated shortly after...

    Kenya police arrest owner of Nairobi collapsed building

    Kenya police arrest owner of Nairobi collapsed building

    ling at least 21 people. More than 90 people are still feared trapped beneath the rubble and...

    Iran and South Korea expected to sign several trade deals

    Iran and South Korea expected to sign several trade deals

    sit during which both the countries are expected to sign several trade deals worth billions of...

    Yemeni government suspends participation in peace talks

    Yemeni government suspends participation in peace talks

    hting in the impoverished Arab country, the United Nations envoy for Yemen said.   U.N....

    Rights group asks EU to call out Bangladesh on workers' rights
    May 2, Dhaka: In April 2015, Cecilia Malmstroem, the European Union’s trade commissioner,... Full article
    In Flawed Union Law, Hope Remains for Greater Transparency
    May 2, NY: May Day was celebrated in Cambodia with rallies and calls for better working... Full article
    Syria: Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
    May 2, Damascus: The military in Syria has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and... Full article
    Political prisoner urges Iran’s workers to protest against regime
    May 2, Tehran: Abolqasem Fouladvand, an Iranian political prisoner in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, issued a statement on the occasion of International Workers’ Day and Teachers’ Day in Iran urging the people of Iran, in particular workers and teachers, to protest against the mullahs’ regime. Fouladvand was arrested on June 11, 2013 and was sentenced to 18 imprisonment on February 8, 2014 for having links to the main Iranian opposition... Full article
    Philippines: Candidates’ views on rights in spotlight
    May 2, Manila: Two of the five presidential candidates in the Philippines, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor Santiago, responded to a questionnaire on key human rights issues facing the country. Topics covered include accountability for abuses by state security forces, ending torture, indigenous peoples’ rights, killings of journalists, HIV/AIDS, and internal displacement. The presidential election is scheduled for May 9, 2016. All candidates should take a stand on human rights in... Full article
    Is the Political Environment of Bangladesh getting progressively sectorial ?
    Feb 27, Dhaka: The British formed Legislative Assembly in the then India in 1936, the... Full article
    The dawn of a new Statesman: Indian PM Modi visit to Pakistan brings life to drowning relations
    Dec 30, Delhi: With the changing times the world is witnessing the new world order, a new dawn... Full article
    Donald Trump's Islamphobic statements could fuel hate crimes
    Dec 18,  Oslo: One shouldn’t be surprised with the speech of the Republican US... Full article
    Racism in the rhetoric and action of developed nations
    By Prabalta Rijal Mia, was walking down the road, with a file in her hand and tears in her eyes, she had just walked out of her 6th job interview in three months, and this time too, she was rejected, now close to becoming a homeless tram that roams the streets of New York. She rushes to cross the street, forcing herself to accept the one -fact she had never wanted to accept, it wasn’t her college grades or her experience that kept getting her rejected, it was her color. Who says... Full article
    Blood Cotton: Uzbekistan's illegitimate trade
    Has anyone of us ever realized that the clothes we bear, the fabrics we gracefully flaunt in parties, the dresses we desire fully admire to have one of those to outshine our aura, have a fraction of share of blood and cries of those minors and helpless humans who lived under the most repressive regimes in the world, Uzbekistan! As one of the leading exporter of cotton in the world, has become most controversial and deadly producers of our times, who’s every inch of a harvested soil is... Full article

    EDITOR'S PICKS