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Rohingya children must be protected

We are appalled to learn that there are around 40,000 orphans among the three lakh children in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. These unfortunate children have lost either one or both parents in the brutal persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine State that has forced over six lakh Rohingyas to flee their homes and take refuge in Bangladesh. One can only imagine the trauma these children have gone through and continue to suffer as they await an uncertain future.

Why Dhaka is not a walkable city, yet!

I have been walking around Dhaka, kind of randomly, for the past few months. It was not for health reasons. I was mostly interested in doing a personal assessment of the capital city's walkability.

Police Week: Between reforms and rituals

Ritualist-ically every year, a week is set aside in the month of January for observing as the Police Week. I use the word “ritualistically” deliberately, since except for the parade and general “durbar” with the PM, very little palpable seems to happen during the seven days.

No progress without homes for the poor

In a recent plan, the housing and public works minister has said that the slums in Dhaka will be replaced by high-rise buildings.

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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,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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