Sitting under a mango tree on a sunny Saturday morning, the wrinkled face of Haider Ali brimmed with pride as a local government official addressed the thousand-strong crowd. "Dear Citizens, now we are going to announce the budget of Devhata Upazila Parishad for FY 2013-2014 before we open the more
When Jahanara Begum’s sons stole mangoes from a neighbour’s garden, what should have been a petty incident of children’s mischief, escalated into a violent confrontation between Jahanara and her neighbour Babul Mia. Angry at Jahanara, Babul Mia assaulted her and injured her eye, for which she requirmore
Farzana Akhtar, 31, accepts the reality that her blindness has caused potential employers to reject every job application she has filed in the past three years. While her disability couldn’t prevent her from emerging among the top 20 students in her bachelors and masters programmes at Dhaka Universimore
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When developed economies stopped growing during the 2008–2009 financial crisis but developing economies kept on growing, the world took notice. The rise of the South, seen within the developing world as an overdue global rebalancing, has been much commented on since.
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- The people of Odisha in India are no stranger to disaster. They have lived through recurring natural disasters which killed thousands,caused repeated homelessness and destroyed decades of development growth. Today, after years of hard work invested in disaster risk reduction and emergency response trainings and planning, the people of Odisha are confident they will be ready for the next big storm. UNDP in India 19 hours ago
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