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National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

January 19, 2015
Zahidul Islam
National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: Improvement?

Last year we wrote an article entitled ‘National Water Security Index of Bangladesh: What does it indicate?‘ to give an overview on National Water Security Index (NWSI)
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Of heritage and environment

December 13, 2014
Hammad Ali
Of heritage and environment

About four days ago, an oil tanker sank at the Shela River near Sundarbans
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The Gorky of 1970

November 12, 2014
Anis Chowdhury
The Gorky of 1970

November 12, 1970, the night the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded,
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The Great Bhola Cyclone

November 12, 2014
Julian Francis
The Great Bhola Cyclone

Today is the anniversary of the cyclone of 1970 which took the lives of at least 500,000 people
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August 6, 1945

August 6, 2014
Zeenat Khan
August 6, 1945

On August 6th, in Hiroshima, Japan, people will gather at the Peace Memorial, or A-Bomb Dome to reflect on the 69th anniversary of dropping of the Atomic bomb.
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Children’s Mental Health Day and the Rana Plaza victims

May 8, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Children’s Mental Health Day and the Rana Plaza victims

By now, many people know this story. There had been some 2,400 workers rescued already – some calm, some comatose
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A deadly business

July 23, 2013
Lalon Sander
A deadly business

Why did 1,129 people have to die? This question has been running through my head since I began reporting on the Rana Plaza disaster.
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1974 famine in Bangladesh and aggravating factors

July 9, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
1974 famine in Bangladesh and aggravating factors

Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) “British economist wrote an essay on the principle of population (1798), arguing that population tends to increase faster than food supply
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1974 famine in Bangladesh and causal triggers

July 1, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
1974 famine in Bangladesh and causal triggers

There are different economic theories of famine, which have been analysed in the context of 1974 famine in Bangladesh. Let’s discuss demand failure first then
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