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The disappearing wetlands of Dhaka

The disappearing wetlands of Dhaka Uncontrolled and unplanned growth has meant that more than 75% of Dhaka’s wetlands have disappeared since 1967, leaving a hotter, far more miserable, city As Dhaka expands, wetlands are illegally taken over in its suburbs [image by: Sheikh Enam] Pinaki Roy, Tuesday March 13th, 2018  www.thethirdpole.net Shaheen Mollah recalls that, when […]

22 university students denied bail, sent to jail Prothom Alo English Desk | Aug 09, 2018        Denying bail to them, a Dhaka court on Thursday sent 22 private university students to jail in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police, reports UNB. The accused are students of East West University, North South University, […]

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CEC sees elections irregularities as inevitable Prothom Alo  Aug 09, 2018        Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda has been making all sorts of contradictory and ridiculous statements that we could have easily ignored, had he not been the head of a constitutional institution. He is responsible for conducting a free, fair and peaceful election. […]

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Let people tell the truth to curb rumours, says Mirza Fakhrul Prothom Alo English Desk | Aug 10, 2018       Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam came down hard on the government for what he said arresting and torturing the students who waged the movement for safe roads. Demanding their immediate release, he […]

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Bangladesh: The rise and silencing of a mass student movement Daily Star  10 August 2018 How did the protests begin? What made it expand in such a short time? And finally, why did it die out? The following is a day-to-day breakdown of the protests created solely based on reports published in The Daily Star […]

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