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  • Slum residents, the ones living in endless peace

    Slum residents, the ones living in endless peace

    Thousands of people made homeless in an eviction drive in Kalyanpur slum on January 21,2016. The homeless peoples occupied the open spaces around the shanty town that they called home, after bulldozers razed their dwellings to the ground. More than 22,000 people in the nine slums in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area.

  • As safe as water

    In the southern coastal Delta, multi-layered aquifer conditions exist, with arsenic contamination at shallow depth and high iron and brackish groundwater occurring mainly in the deeper layers, that forms a constraint to groundwater use in the area

  • Saudi Arabia is about to behead a teenage boy

    “Please help me save my son from the imminent threat of death. He doesn’t deserve to die just because he participated in a protest rally.”

  • Iran releases US sailors

    Iran has released 10 American sailors, hours after capturing them.

  • Case of French aid worker arrested in Bangladesh

    Speaking to Al Jazeera on the condition of anonymity, a representative from the Bangladeshi embassy in France said that “Moussa is in safe custody, in good health and has access to French officials who have already met with him”.

  • School of hope

    School of hope

    The strength of their operations lies in the development of evidence-based strategies for the prevention, early identification and optimum development of CWDs, including those at-risk.

  • Able and capable ‘disabled’

    Able and capable ‘disabled’

    Mushfiqur Rahman, an official with CSID in last year, a total of 40 disabled people got job through the fair. “Most of the jobs were ICT based as we provided them the ICT training”, he said.

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    Shifting towards ‘green’ mobile towers

    In the last couple of years, the neighbouring country India has been slowly installing and converting its vast array of cell phone towers to renewable energy.

  • ‘Lack of directives on financing weakened Paris Agreement’

    ‘Lack of directives on financing weakened Paris Agreement’

    Timmons Roberts is Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University where he was the Director of Center for Environmental Studies from 2009 to 2012. Timmons was a James Martin 21st Century Professor at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute during 2006-2007 and a Research Fellow at William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations from 2008 to 2009. His 1992 PhD was from Johns Hopkins University in Sociology Programme in Comparative International Development. The Dhaka Tribune’s Abu Bakar Siddique caught up with him to discuss the Paris climate agreement.

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