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Female garments workers face miserable conditions

Workers in the garments manufacturing industry in Bangladesh lead pathetic lives, living from hand to mouth and barely able to eke out a living and sustain their basic needs, writes Mohammad Rubel Mia for South Asia Monitor

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Rohingya children must be protected

We are appalled to learn that there are around 40,000 orphans among the three lakh children in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. These unfortunate children have lost either one or both parents in the brutal persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine State that has forced over six lakh Rohingyas to flee their homes and take refuge in Bangladesh. One can only imagine the trauma these children have gone through and continue to suffer as they await an uncertain future.

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Why Dhaka is not a walkable city, yet!

I have been walking around Dhaka, kind of randomly, for the past few months. It was not for health reasons. I was mostly interested in doing a personal assessment of the capital city's walkability.

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Police Week: Between reforms and rituals

Ritualist-ically every year, a week is set aside in the month of January for observing as the Police Week. I use the word “ritualistically” deliberately, since except for the parade and general “durbar” with the PM, very little palpable seems to happen during the seven days.

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No progress without homes for the poor

In a recent plan, the housing and public works minister has said that the slums in Dhaka will be replaced by high-rise buildings.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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