Category: Bangladesh

Rising salinity threatens ‘the wealth of the world’ in Bangladesh; Partha Shankar Saha; The Third Pole

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Archaeological sites such as the Mosque City of Bagerhat on the coast of the country are particularly vulnerable to climate change…

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The Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh is a treasure trove; Panchali Dey; Times of India

The Mosque City of Bagerhat, situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat city, is in the southwest of Dhaka. What is remarkable about this historic city is that it was once a lost city, and was discovered after many centuries. Boasting of more than 50 monuments, all following the Indo-Islamic architecture, this region was beyond the sight of men for quite some time.

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Bagerhat natural beauty, historical sites draw huge holidaymakers; UNB

Bagerhat, one of the popular tourist destinations of the country, attracted a huge number of visitors with its historical sites and magnificent beauty in this Eid vacation as in previous years, reports UNB.   While the people of all age have been crowding the tourist spots and recreation…

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8 Ancient Universities That Flourished Across Ancient India; Aayush; Detechter

Bangladesh – Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

In ancient times India was a center of higher learning as it is one of the oldest civilization in the world. Hence, historically, universities and libraries were a big part of Indus-Valley civilization. The two famous ancient universities from India and the oldest universities in the world are Takshashila (Taxila) and Nalanda. But these were not the only knowledge centers that existed in ancient India. Education has always been given great prominence in Indian society since the times of the Vedic civilization, with Gurukul and ashrams being the centers of learning. And with evolving times, a large number of centers of learning were established across ancient India of which Takshashila and Nalanda are the most famous ones known today. Here is the list of major ancient universities that flourished across ancient India.

1 Nalanda

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The 18 least visited countries in the world; Traveller

Bangladesh – Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Not every nation can be a France or a Spain, but which countries see the fewest visitors? Take a look at the world’s least-visited countries below (by region and excluding war-torn nations like Syria and Afghanistan). Are you one of the few travellers who has visited one of these places?

Europe – Liechtenstein: 69,000 (up from 57,000 in 2016)

Europe’s second least visited country, with 69,000 arrivals in 2016, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), is Liechtenstein. That’s a rise of 21 per cent on 2015. So what are we all missing? This German-speaking sliver between Austria and Switzerland has astounding mountain scenery, apt for hiking, mountain biking and winter sports, and Vaduz Castle, a 12th century fortress. The eponymous capital has a fine contemporary art gallery – and a postal museum.

Can I visit? Yes. See liechtenstein.li

Europe – Moldova: 121,000 (up from 94,000)

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Sundarbans Mangroves: Freshwater Species of the Week; Brian Clark Howard; National Geographic

Mangroves anchor the edges of the world, but they are slipping away, thanks to coastal development, pollution, over-harvesting, nutrient loading, overuse of freshwater, and climate change. The world’s largest intact halophytic (salt-tolerating) mangrove forest is the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage…

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