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The Irrawaddy River


The Irrawaddy River

The Irrawaddy, or Ayeyarwady, is Myanmar‘s longest river and its most important commercial waterway. For many centuries, it was Myanmar’s principal communication route. The 1,000-mile (1,600-km) river bisects the country from north to south and empties into the Indian Ocean through a vast, nine-armed delta, which is one of the world’s great rice-producing regions. The Ayeyarwady lends its name to what animal found in its waters? More… Discuss

Festivalul Cetelor de Feciori Fagaras 2015


Festivalul Cetelor de Feciori Fagaras 2015

LOOK WHO’S TALKING: AM PM BLOODLINE PRICE NEW YEAR’s EVE TODAY


bloodline prices (gas) finally to a level at which both the economy and the citizen can grow: Too bad market fixers and speculantors alike!

bloodline prices (gas) finally to a level at which both the economy and the citizen can grow: Too bad market fixers and speculantors alike!

AM – PM gas station:   BLOODLINE PRICE NEW YEAR’s EVE TODAY


surfeit

Definition: (noun) An excessive amount.
Synonyms: overabundance, excess
Usage: The surfeit of goods produced caused prices to fall, hurting the economy. Discuss.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN Genial Musical composition!


Malnutrition a Global Problem


Malnutrition a Global Problem

When we think of malnutrition, we typically think of undernutrition, but in truth the term refers to all types of bad nutrition, including overnutrition. With this definition in mind, a new report finds that malnutrition has become a serious public health issue for every nation in the world, with all but China having already crossed a “malnutrition red line.” Complicating the problem is the fact that about half of the world’s nations are grappling with both undernutrition and overnutrition at the same time. More… Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE DAY


Bangladesh Independence Day

This public holiday celebrates the declaration of independence of the state of Bangladesh on March 26, 1971. When India gained independence from Britain in 1947, the region that is now Bangladesh became East Pakistan, and was governed together with West Pakistan as one country. By early 1971, differences between East and West Pakistan had led to war. When India entered the war in November, independence was assured. Bangladeshis observe this national holiday in the capital city of Dhaka with memorial ceremonies, a boat race on the Buriganga river, and other festivities. More… Discuss

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: BENGALI LANGUAGE MOVEMENT: POLICE SHOOT STUDENT PROTESTERS (1952)


Bengali Language Movement: Police Shoot Student Protesters (1952)

The day that police opened fire on a group of students protesting the exclusion of Bengali as an official language of Pakistan marked a turning point in the Bengali Language Movement. At the time, Pakistan was made up of two provinces, East and West Pakistan. Though East Pakistan was the more populous province, the government favored West Pakistani interests, as evidenced by its attempt to make Urdu the only official language of the dominion. When was Bengali added as an official language? More… Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: SHAHEED DAY


Shaheed Day

Before becoming an autonomous country in 1971, Bangladesh had been East Pakistan ever since India gained independence from Britain in 1947. West Pakistan wanted to make its language, Urdu, the only official language of both Pakistans. Most of the people in East Pakistan spoke Bengali, and they opposed the restriction of the use of their language in government and commerce. In 1952, university students held protests that erupted in violence. Lives were lost, and, as a memorial, people form a procession from the Azimpur graveyard on February 21 each year. More…Discuss

 

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