Thursday, 18 Jul, 2024


1 in every 10 women in the world lives in extreme poverty

On International Women’s Day, UN Women calls for the world to “Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress” as the best way to accelerate economic growth and build more prosperous, equitable societies. This is particularly urgent when war and crisis are eroding the

France makes abortion a constitutional right

France has become the first country in the world to explicitly include the right to abortion in its constitution. Parliamentarians voted to revise the country's 1958 constitution to enshrine women's "guaranteed freedom" to abort. The overwhelming 780-72 vote saw a

Aging Population: Romania needs 6 lakh qualified people by 2030

Romania faces multiple demographic challenges, which will have a major impact on the labor market in the next 10 years, according to an analysis by the Bucharest Center for Economy & Society (CES Bucharest). Romania’s aging population will lead to fewer young people in the

Swiss immigration up sharply in 2023

In 2023, 98,851 more people moved to Switzerland than left, according to data from Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). The net number of arrivals in Switzerland in 2023, exceeded the number in 2022 by 21.5%. A total of 181,553 people immigrated to Switzerland, of

1,200 couples get hitched in Mexican mass wedding

Some 1,200 couples tied the knot in a mass ceremony on the outskirts of Mexico City on Wednesday, setting a record for the town of Nezahualcoyotl’s annual Valentine’s Day tradition. Couples of varying generations said “I do” in the town square, some to save

Immigrants increasingly leaving Canada for "greener pastures": Report

As per the recent study conducted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the Conference Board of Canada, immigrants are increasingly departing from Canada in pursuit of "greener pastures," sparking concerns in the Great White North, Khalsa Vox reported. According to

Japan bets on tech, immigration as labor crisis worsens

The first sectors to feel the pinch of worker shortages were nursing and elderly care. The problem soon spread to construction and delivery businesses, followed by taxi firms, forestry companies and train operators.   Now, Japan's acute shortage of labor has spread to the

Ultra-luxe branded residences are booming in Dubai

Armani… Bulgari… Versace… The list reads like the directory of a designer shopping mall. But these are not storefronts: they’re addresses. Branded residences are residential complexes that incorporate the design and service style of their namesake brand,

More than 150 countries celebrate 12th annual World Hijab Day

People in more than 150 countries celebrated World Hijab Day on Thursday with events designed to counter hijabophobia through raised awareness and improved education about the traditional Muslim head covering. The headline event hosted by the World Hijab Day organization, which is

Record-high immigration to Finland in 2023 amid declining birth rates

Finland experienced a historic high in immigration in 2023, according to preliminary data, with 71,918 individuals moving to the country. This number surpasses the previous record set in 2022 by 21,920 migrations.  Net immigration also reached an all-time high of 58,496 people.

Rich people hoarding wealth as poverty gap widens: Oxfam

Poverty inequality across the world is exploding, with the rich hoarding a disproportionate amount of global wealth while the already vulnerable are getting fewer resources. That’s according to a new report released this week by the nongovernmental organisation Oxfam. The charity

Six effective ways to stay warm in winter

There is something to the saying that “there’s no such thing as ‘too cold’ — there’s only ‘not prepared enough.” If you’re not dressed well enough or prepared properly, hypothermia can set in even in temperatures in the 40s and 50s

Winter raises pneumonia risk; protect your lungs with these lifestyle changes

Winter season can catch you off guard with its many health risks including pneumonia. Strengthen your lung health with these essential tips. Winter season brings with it a pleasant nip in the air but could trigger onset of certain illnesses in vulnerable population. As the mercury

5 Winter wellness tips

Welcome to our winter wellness guide! As the colder months settle in, it's essential to prioritise our well-being and adapt to the changing seasons. In this blog post, we'll explore five game changing winter wellness tips to help you stay healthy and happy throughout the

11 self-care tips for winters

Winter is all about curling up in your warm blanket, relishing a cup of coffee, sunny afternoon picnics and so much more. All this becomes more fun if you’re at the top of your health. Don’t forget to keep a tab on your health and follow covid appropriate behaviour.

The Health and Mood-Boosting Benefits of Pets

Most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with companion animals. However, many of us remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of snuggling up to a furry friend.  It’s only

22 Health Benefits of Quail Eggs

Quails are medium-sized birds found throughout Europe, North Africa, the southern United States, and some regions of Asia.  Quail eggs are smaller than the typical chicken eggs at the local grocery store. They are either white or tan, with dark brown speckles. They are widely

10 tricks that actually work to stop hair fall and get strong locks

Here are ten essential tips that have been tested and approved to stop hair loss. 1. Get a water filter Consider installing a water filter in your shower. This removes chlorine, heavy metals and certain bacteria that cause hair loss and breakage. 2. Do not wash hair often

5 tips to protect yourself from poor air quality

High levels of pollutants in the air trigger various respiratory illnesses including asthma, chronic obstructive respiratory disease, bronchitis and more.  Several studies have also highlighted the link between poor air quality and higher risk of several health conditions. It can

MocoXoco’s love for animals tell various facets

MocoXoco, is the first animal content creator in Bangladesh, this creator mainly creates content on the existence of animals. His items tell various facets of animal existence. Md Zahidul Islam Sabbir, the founder and creator of MocoXoco, spoke about being a successful video content