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Online Birth Data to Prevent Child Marriage

DHAKA, 3 July 2012 (IRIN) – The Bangladeshi government is attempting to register birth data online to combat high levels of child marriage. On 8 June in Bangladesh’s western Khustia District, local media reported that 15-year-old Iva Parvin was to be married off by parents hiding her age, but local officials challenged the marriage and […]

US-Bangladesh relations: Some observations

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The United States of America is the only superpower in the world today. Various international organisations like the UN, World Bank, IMF are directly influenced by US policies. The affairs of most countries in the world are also more or less influenced by Washington. The influence of the US is all pervasiveencompassing the economic, political […]

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Bangla still ignored in Bangladesh

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THE Bangla-speaking population in general, and the Bengalis of Bangladesh in particular, [The Bangla-speaking people, as a ‘truncated speech community’, live in different parts of the world. Of them, more than 150 million live in Bangladesh. More than 80 million live in different states of India including West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Bihar and Manipur. Besides, […]

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