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17 Killed In Tawang Mudslide

GUWAHATI -- Torrential rains triggered a mudslide that buried a labor camp in India's remote northeast bordering China early Friday, killing 17 people, police said. Rescuers found 16 bodies in the cam...
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Poor Man's Sciences: The Survival of Dhaka

To function in Dhaka, you need to be privy to certain scientific processes. Sounds absurd? Not necessarily - after all, the city is 75% and 67% more dense than Hong Kong and Mumbai respectively, with 115,000 people per square mile, and survival is a tricky game. And sorry Dr Einstein, the types of innovations on which Dhaka thrives are engendered by the likes of slum dwellers and local bus conductors.