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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

Protect the lifelines of Bangladesh


Bangladesh is a riverine country, but sadly, we have not done a good job of protecting the many rivers which sustain us.

Don't hold people hostage

The residents of Dhaka were stranded for hours on the streets on Monday as the traders of New Market were protesting the Dhaka South City Corporation's plan to turn the market into a two-storey building, by blocking the capital's Nilkhet intersection for around four hours. Whatever may be the merits of their demands, holding people hostage in order to extract them is totally indefensible.

Turn it down

Excessively high noise levels are not merely a public nuisance, they are a health hazard. And while there are noise laws in place — the acceptable volume is 55 decibels for daytime and 45db for night time in residential urban areas — regrettably, there is a lack of enforcement of these matters.
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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...