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I’m not sure who to address this to. Do I address our so-called “defenders of the people” — police, RAB, SWAT, Army — or do I talk to the ministers, of home and information and education? Or do I aim these words at the political parties, who constantly shoot blame missiles at each other, hoping to distract us from the real problems? Or do I address our esteemed and honourable prime minister herself?

 

Have we lost faith in our institutions?

 

Is a mega earthquake imminent in Bangladesh? Recently, some research was shared across print and electronic media where it was predicted that a 9.0 magnitude mega-earthquake will hit the central-eastern part of Bangladesh, especially in and around Dhaka city.

Is a mega earthquake imminent in Bangladesh?   Recently, some research was shared across print and electronic media where it was predicted that a 9.0 magnitude mega-earthquake will hit the central-eastern part of Bangladesh, especially in and around Dhaka city.
 

We don’t have a Forest B. Dear UNESCO team (Dr Fanny Douvere, Mizuki Murai, Naomi Clare Doak). Hello from Dhaka. So, how was your trip to Bangladesh?Let us not get into the debate over whether a “super critical” “third-generation” coal plant pollutes or not. Let us also not discuss how planet Earth is headed for 3.7 degrees Celsius of warming. Let us talk instead about the mission you just completed in Bangladesh. Especially the way the government carefully scripted your schedule: Where to go, whom to talk to, what to see, and what not to see.

We don’t have a Forest B.   Dear UNESCO team (Dr Fanny Douvere, Mizuki Murai, Naomi Clare Doak), Hello from Dhaka. So, how was your trip to Bangladesh?
 
 Right here, wrong now, Dhaka Tribune, August 2, 2016 (Bangladesh) Right now, the nation’s government — and perhaps many of its citizens — are patting themselves on the back for Operation Storm 26, which resulted in the death of nine militants and the capture of one.
 

Climate experts predict medium-range floods this season in Bangladesh. The floods caused by a sharp rise in water levels in the Teesta, Surma, Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma, and several other rivers have already marooned nearly 100,000 people in many areas throughout 15 districts, including the north and north-eastern regions of the country.

 

Bangladesh is a secular country with Islam as its official religion; it also has a sizeable minority of Hindus, Buddhists Christians and others. The clash between fundamentalism and secularism is at the heart of Bangladesh’s current crisis. But that narrative is intertwined with two other clashes—over Bangladesh’s identity, whether it is a Bengali nation or a Muslim nation, and whether those responsible for war crimes during Bangladesh’s liberation war of 1971 should face justice or not. These three clashes now threaten the stability of the world’s eighth-most populous nation.

  Bangladesh is a secular country with Islam as its official religion; it also has a sizeable minority of Hindus, Buddhists Christians and others. The clash between fundamentalism and secularism is at the heart of Bangladesh’s current crisis. But that narrative is intertwined with two other clashes—over Bangladesh’s identity, whether it is a Bengali nation or a Muslim nation, and whether those responsible for war crimes during Bangladesh’s liberation war of 1971 should face justice or not. These three clashes now threaten the stability of the world’s eighth-most populous nation.  
 

In the history of Bangladesh, there was very little small-scale communal violence. During Partition, when the whole of the Indian sub-continent was marked by communal violence between Hindus and Muslims, present day Bangladesh was comparatively calmer with very few sporadic incidents of violence.

 

Rajuk’s action to close down establishments before the October 4 deadline is an unfair move that fails to consider its full implications.

 

After the Holey Artisan attack, a wide range of emotions sprang up on social media and popular news outlets.

 


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