Population

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

World population about to hit 8 billion later this week

According to United Nations (UN) projections, the world population is going to hit 8 billion on November 15.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Bangladesh needs independent census evaluation

For a census to be successful, three things need to be looked at: how the data was collected, how it was compiled, and whether it was published or not.

July 30, 2022
July 30, 2022

Nine times that books told us why overpopulation is scary

Despite the decelerating growth rate and with the country's population currently standing at 16.51 crore as opposed to just 14 crore in 2011—merely 10 years ago—overcrowding is still a massive cause of headache for most of us.

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017

Rich become richer, poor get poorer

The poor's share in the national income eroded further in the past six years, with the richer segment of the population having bigger stakes.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Congested Dhaka city needs more space

Development of the eastern part of Dhaka would help reduce population density and traffic congestion in the entire city, allowing it to

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Rethinking the population problem

With the knowledge that Bangladesh's population - which was about 75 million in 1971 - now stands bloated to more than 160 million, all crammed into ...

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Getting the best out of a youthful nation

Sakib Khan's family has six members. The parents and two sons, aged between 20 and 55 years, earn a livelihood, while the two daughters aged below 15 attend school.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

The Migration Superpowers

We have entered the age of migration. If all the people who live outside the country of their birth united to form their own – a republic of the rootless – it would be the fifth-largest country in the world, with a population of more than 240 million people.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

Rohingya census begins in 6 dists

The government yesterday began a household survey to register the undocumented Rohingya population and also to get an idea of the circumstances under which they fled their home country, Myanmar.

December 20, 2015
December 20, 2015

Bangladesh’s urban population rising fast

Bangladesh is set to see 50 percent urban population in the next four decades as people are increasingly migrating to the urban areas for livelihoods, education or as fallouts of climate change.