Monday, February 26, 2024

World’s largest mangrove forest

The Sundarbans, the largest single tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world, is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. The name Sundarban can be literally translated as “beautiful jungle” or “beautiful forest” in the Bengali language. The name may have been derived from the Sundari ... Read more

A Brief Story on Silk Fabric

Among all fabrics available silk fabric is the most expensive and rich. It is considered in all countries irrespective of the culture and dressing sense. Silk may vary from countries to countries, name can be changed but the main material of the fabric that is silk is unchanged and maintains the elegance throughout ages and ... Read more

Slums: Human rights live here

More than 1 billion people across all continents live in slums. These communities, characterized by inadequate housing, lack of basic services, overcrowding, and high levels of violence and insecurity, are also places where residents live, work, and raise their children. Yet, many governments are failing in their duty to protect the rights of these people. Global ... Read more

Poison River Threatens Millions in Bangladesh

It was once the lifeline of the Bangladeshi capital. But the once mighty Buriganga River, which flows by Dhaka, is now one of the most polluted rivers in Bangladesh because of rampant dumping of industrial and human waste. “Much of the Buriganga is now gone, having fallen to insatiable land grabbers and industries dumping untreated ... Read more

Bangladesh needs three-fold increase of food grain production

GLOBAL AVERAGE 2 TONS PER ACRE; OURS 0.7 Bangladesh needs three-fold increase of food grain production Abdur Rahman Khan Bangladesh has got the lowest productivity among the world’s rice producing countries. She can produce a maximum of 0.7 metric tons of paddy (not rice) per acre, against the global average of two tons per acre. ... Read more

India revels in acclaim for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Some see hope for change as the film, with four Golden Globe awards and 10 Oscar nominations, spotlights the desperation of slum life. By Anuj Chopra MUMBAI, INDIA – John D’souza hasn’t yet seen the much-feted film “Slumdog Millionaire.” But he is convinced the film has the power to transform his life. Mr. D’souza, a ... Read more

Closing Guantánamo: Will Europeans take detainees?

Europeans, who have long pushed to close the controversial facility, are hesitant to take some of its inmates. By Robert Marquand Paris – On no single issue has Europe been more in disagreement with America than the Guantánamo detention center. The camp was a focus of anti-US protest here, synonymous with the image of a ... Read more

The curse of Nigerian oil

Attacks on oil industry facilities and kidnappings for ransom are frequent in the creeks of the Niger Delta, which is home to Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry. The BBC’s Sue Lloyd-Roberts argues that Nigeria’s “black gold” has brought wealth to a few but fuels greed and corruption on a grand scale. After spending just ... Read more

Young women ‘have more sexual partners’ than men

Young women are more promiscuous than men, according to a survey that claims the average 21-year-old has had nine sexual partners compared with seven for men. By Martin Beckford The poll of 2,000 by the magazine More also found that one in four young women has slept with more than 10 people, compared with one ... Read more