Monwarul Islam

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    How hollow our development is

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2020

    THE COVID-19 outbreak has shown how hollow our development is. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown Bangladesh, in fact the world too, that the development and...

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    Shrinking space for freedom

    by Monwarul Islam | Updated at 01:27am on March 26, 2020

    WHEN the government acts against people, it becomes people’s duty, patriotic duty that is, to save democracy and the country from the government. The people,...

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    Dengue menace lurks around corner

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on March 13, 2020

    WE APPEAR to be neglecting the dengue menace, which is lurking around the corder, all the while we have been busy getting to know the...

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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...