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67 Reported Dead After Fire Ravages Old Dhaka
February 22, 2019

67 Reported Dead After Fire Ravages Old Dhaka

By Julhas Alam
A February 20 fire gutted the oldest section of the Bangladeshi capital, where safety regulations are often flouted.

The Change Luck City: Dhaka’s Climate Refugees
August 10, 2016

The Change Luck City: Dhaka’s Climate Refugees

By Nellie Le Beau and Hugh Tuckfield
Displaced by climate change, almost half a million people flee to Bangladesh's capital every year.
Illuminating Old City Dhaka
October 16, 2015

Illuminating Old City Dhaka

By Poppy McPherson
Festival organizers hope to put a spotlight on the old city’s beautiful bones.

Urbanization and Migration in Developing Asia
September 11, 2015

Urbanization and Migration in Developing Asia

By Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada
Urbanization is a complex challenge, with implications that are difficult to forecast.

Tales from the Rubble: A Bangladeshi Factory Worker Tells Her Story
October 11, 2013

Tales from the Rubble: A Bangladeshi Factory Worker Tells Her Story

A Bangladeshi woman recalls her harrowing experience when her factory collapsed.

Is Bangladesh’s Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Democratic?
August 07, 2013

Is Bangladesh’s Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Democratic?

The banning of a controversial Islamic party has sparked heated debate over democratic principles.

Bangladesh Building Collapse: A Deficit of Governance
May 15, 2013

Bangladesh Building Collapse: A Deficit of Governance

The recent building collapse in Bangladesh shines a light on glaring governance problems plaguing Dhaka.

Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Nightmare
April 27, 2013

Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Nightmare

Reports indicate that over 2,000 people were in the Rana Plaza building on the outskirts of Dhaka when it collapsed.

March 08, 2013

Indian President Visits a Tumultuous Bangladesh

For Indian head of state Pranab Mukherjee, the visit to Dhaka this week was more than symbolic.

Bangladesh Amends War Crimes Law After Mass Protests
February 21, 2013

Bangladesh Amends War Crimes Law After Mass Protests

Bangladesh’s new war crime law has brought secularism and human rights to the fore.

Occupy Wall Street Meets Dhaka
November 05, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Meets Dhaka

Occupy Wall Street protesters aren’t the only ones taking to the street over claims of corporate greed. In Bangladesh, angry investors say they’ve also been cheated by the banks.

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