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  • Poverty Map of Bangladesh

    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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cautious welcome for China child policy

    Chinese state media have welcomed the news China is reforming its decades-old one-child policy, with one editorial saying it "echoes the people's will".

  • Extreme poverty 'to fall below 10%': World Bank

    For the first time less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015, says World Bank.

  • Why Delhi buys water on the black market

    20 percent of Delhi population have no access to piped water and have to be supplied by water tankers, but difference between demand and supply is over 750 million litres a day.

  • India to be highest populous county by 2050

    India records a population of 127,42,39,769, which is growing at a rate of 1.6 per cent a year, and could make the country the most populous in the world by 2050

  • Population, Prosperity and Public Policy

    Man in Bangladesh, the nation as a whole,” as a wise man once put it, “is the principal resource of Bangladesh.”