Monwarul Islam

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    Occupational safety in sorry state

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2020

    BANGLADESH stands in an alarmingly poor position when it comes to occupational safety and health, a significant component of decent work agenda. Disregard for occupational...

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    Economic growth, mismanagement, wrong policies

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 10:34pm on December 15, 2019

    SINCE the first budget of Tk 786 crore placed by the then finance minister of the country Tajuddin Ahmed in 1972, Bangladesh’s economy has swelled...

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    Dreams returned in body bags

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    IN THE first eight months of 2019, Bangladesh has received dead in body bags on an average of 11 migrant workers every day. In each...

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    How liveable and safe Dhaka is

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on September 08, 2019

    THERE might be debates on the ways to measure how safe and liveable a city is, but there are certainly some indicators that are pretty...

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    Development rhetoric and public health

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    WE ARE living in a country and political culture where development rhetoric seems to be a way of washing away and hiding harsh realities that...

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    Hunger, food, political economy

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 05, 2019

    LET us imagine a common, but often unnoticed, sight that a penniless and hungry person is roaming about the roads of the capital amidst thousands...

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    Merciless Mayhem screened

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 11:51pm on July 12, 2019

    Canada-based Bangladeshi journalist-filmmaker Fuad Chowdhury’s investigative documentary Merciless Mayhem, which was screened at National Art Gallery Auditorium to a packed audience, gives a glimpse into...

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    Theatre has become minority culture: Asish Goswami

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    In Bangladesh, the boom of theatre is widely conceived to be a result of the Liberation War and the values and spirit it spread. Theatre,...

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    Nilu’s Stalin fails to leave a mark

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on June 12, 2019

    Centre for Asian Theatre’s much-talked about play Stalin, which was premiered at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday, appeared to be...

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    Tagore’s birth anniv today

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:15am on May 08, 2019

    The 158th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore will be observed today.Different cultural organisations have taken elaborate programmes to mark the great poet’s...