Bangladesh

Bangladesh

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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Plots, item numbers, or the navel?

Bangladeshi movies, especially commercial ones, have a special place in the lives of all those who grew up in this city in the decades after liberation. Featuring top-class actors, purely commercial ventures like Mintu Amaar Naam, Barud, Johnny, CID, Toofan, Pagla Raja, Love in Singapore, Challenge, and many others often did not have fully original plots.

Bangladesh

Where is the due process?

Bangladesh, long been called a secular Muslim-majority nation, has seen a surge of terrorist atrocities over the past couple of months. Several secular bloggers, academics, and religious minorities have been hacked to death by radical believers.  
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Developing a defense-II

There is no ready-made policy directive to solve this problem. One thing is clear: We need to speed up the inclusive growth process. For that, the governance process needs to be far more simplistic and nimble, and at the same time transparent and credible. Although, how such a model can he achieved is not yet certain.

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Developing a defense

When we talk about security, we are focusing on three aspects: People, investments, and assets. The security of people includes people working in a particular territory or district, working at a particular location for a particular employer, and also people travelling from other locations to live and work in a certain locality for a certain reason.  
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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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