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POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Making climate budgeting transparent PHOTO: BRET HARTMAN/REUTERS Saleemul Huq Bangladesh is among the world’s most at-risk countries in relation to climate change and the Government of Bangladesh has recognised climate change as one of the most serious threats to poverty reduction and development, and as such has made a number of […]

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Is housing for the urban poor a mere dream? Korail slum in Dhaka. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq Adnan Morshed One of the most iconic public housing projects of the 20th-century was built in St Louis, Missouri, in the early 1950s, during a time of post-war optimism and construction boom in America. The Pruitt-Igoe housing project […]

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Are enforcers of law and dispensers of justice beyond accountability? Internationally acclaimed photographer and activist Shahidul Alam was detained by police detectives before a case was filed against him under the much-criticised Information Communication Technology (ICT) Act. PHOTO: Star C R Abrar Rule of law as a principle of governance involves that all persons, institutions […]

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A stalled repatriation bid and some lessons for the future Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, where a large number of Rohingya refugees live. Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/ REUTERS Mohammad Zaman In mid-November, the world was watching with apprehension the unfolding drama surrounding the repatriation of the first batch of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. All […]

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A Research Project on People with Disability (PwD) and their economic and social empowerment: the case of Bangladesh Debashis Sarker[1] According to World Health Organization (2011), fifteen percent of the world’s population are estimated to have some form of disability. Over the years the number of People with Disability (PwD) is rising due to several […]

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The Daily Star November 21, 2018 ‘In Bangladesh, democracy was not allowed to take root’ Sultana Kamal. Photo: Anisur Rahman Eresh Omar Jamal Sultana Kamal, lawyer and human rights activist, member of CPD board of trustees, former Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, and former advisor to the caretaker government of Bangladesh, talks to Eresh Omar […]

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11th Parliamentary Election Electoral integrity matters M Sakhawat Hussain The Election Commission (EC) had announced the schedule for the 11th parliamentary election on November 8, 2018 and shifted the poll date from December 23 to December 30, 2018 as the opposition BNP and the newly formed alliance Jatiya Oikyafront decided to hold a couple of […]

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Asean needs to engage more on Rohingya issue A plan to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar stalled on November 15, 2018, amid protests by refugees at camps in Bangladesh. Photo: REUTERS/MOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN Nehginpao Kipgen The issue of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who are currently taking shelter in […]

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All BNP men should be thrown into jail: Joy Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Nov 15, 2018       Son of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her information and communication affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is no longer a political party. “The BNP is no longer a political party. […]

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The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean Plastic floats on and near the surface of the ocean. NOAA Christopher J. Preston, The University of Montana As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed […]

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Captain Fazlur Rahman’s book launching ceremony in London 12 November 2018 Bangladesh: my dream was unveiled in London yesterday in presence of a few well-wishers in a restaurant located at 59 Burdett Road, London E3 4TN (Near Mile End tube station). You can see the attached program. Captain Fazlur Rahman is from the first batch of […]

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 November 12, 2018 The Daily Star ‘No matter who wins the election, people will lose’ Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury Interviewed by Badiuzzaman Bay Eminent thinker and writer Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury outlines his views about the current state of leftist politics, the upcoming election, and the future of politics and youth leadership in Bangladesh. Here […]

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