With only two months to go for the monsoon rains to come lashing the Indo-Gangetic delta, relocating Rohingya refugees to a safe place has emerged as a serious concern for the Bangladesh government. It has also created a sense or worry for India's Border Security Force (BSF) as intelligence inputs hint at mass influx into India when floods overwhelm the grounds where they are housed in refugee camps.
Smuggling of the highly-addictive drug yaba -- and its soaring acceptance among the youth and even celebrities -- is a challenge Bangladesh faces increasingly as Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are suspected to be peddling it as a means of survival, say border guard officials.
When hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, escaping a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, gathered near the Bangladesh border last year, a senior Bangladesh army commander was caught in a dilemma. He was wary of illegal incursions but at the same time didn't want to leave innocent men, women and children to die.
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,