Human Development

Viral hepatitis 20,000 deaths preventable: Now is the time to act

July 28, 2015
Dr. Mamun-Al-Mahtab
Viral hepatitis 20,000 deaths preventable: Now is the time to act

Tuesday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day – and a stark reminder of the mounting challenges posed by viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B and C, in Bangladesh. Viral hepatitis (especially hepatitis B and C) affects more than fifteen million people in Bangladesh, and causes approximately twenty thousand deaths every year – more than malaria, cholera,...
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Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

January 16, 2015
Sir Frank Peters
Meet Rajowl and Oli: corporal punishment whistleblowers

Meet Rajowl Karim and Oli Ullah. Five years ago, they would have graduated with first-class honours from the Edward Snowden Whistleblower’s Academy … had it existed!
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Family planning programme: A success story

July 11, 2013
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Family planning programme: A success story

“Family Planning a success in Bangladesh” observed by the executive director of United Nations Fund for Population Activities, (UNFPA) Dr. Babatunde Osotimehi
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A 21st century munajat

October 14, 2012
Adnan Morshed
A 21st century <em>munajat</em>

O dear Allah, thank you for listening to me, you are the most merciful. Please, Allah, give Muslims strength to love you instead of fearing you. Please give them courage to follow your path not because of the rewards of heaven
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Too young to wed: End child marriages

October 10, 2012
Arthur Erken
Too young to wed: End child marriages

Today, 11 October 2012, is the first-ever “International Day of the Girl Child”! Last year, the United Nations declared that there should be a day highlighting the special challenges that girls all over the world face, each and every single day.
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2012 predictions

January 7, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
2012 predictions

This week has been, once again, a difficult one for me. I wrote this missive from the Emergency Room, during an interminable wait for doctors to see my son, whose leg had swollen with a mountain range of nasty red infections that were so hot you could practically fry an egg on.
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An act of charity

August 1, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
An act of charity

Is life but a dream? Is the glory of a springtime, the smile of stranger, the transient joy of a lazy afternoon all just the interaction of chemicals in an instant of our lives, is it nothing more?
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Unholy ‘crusade’ against 70 million women

April 21, 2011
Hasan Reza
Unholy ‘crusade’ against 70 million women

The recent Hartal by Islamist demagogues has claimed to be tantamount to a ‘crusade’ against the ‘infidels’! Past experiences suggest that similar ‘crusades’ by the Islamist zealots have always been waged against the progressive forces of the country (such as against Taslima Nasrin, Humayun Azad and Shamsur Rahman). In the present occasion, the ‘infidels’...
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The artificial leaf

April 5, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The artificial leaf

When dredging the news to write my article this week, I had bumper crop of items from which to choose: I could have written about the clash of Christian fundamentalism in The US vs. fundamentalism in Afghanistan. Certainly, this is a rich topic. That crazy preacher in Florida whose actions caused ripples that led...
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Arial Beel’s Versailles moment

February 8, 2011
Adnan Morshed
Arial Beel’s Versailles moment

I have to acknowledge that I felt deeply conflicted about the proposed airport project at Arial Beel. On the one hand, in the age of globalisation and global mobility an airport is after all the de facto gateway to a country. That crucial first impression is made at the airport. The poorly designed and stinking...
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In pursuit of happiness

September 27, 2010
Dr. Zakir Husain
In pursuit of happiness

Happiness is something apparently so simple yet so elusive to those who strive so hard after that. People want to be and often are happy as often as not so. What is it that makes one happy or happier? Is it wealth or things one possess? Is it love, compassion or contentment? Is happiness...
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