Syed Mansur Hashim | The Daily Star
  • Syed Mansur Hashim

    Assistant Editor, The Daily Star

  • Hacking is serious business

    The internet has become an indispensible part of our lives. It's not just about sending an email. We surf it for banking transactions, online shopping, booking accommodation, entertainment, sharing our holiday pictures on social media sites like Facebook, etc.
  • Pollution plays havoc with children's health!

    Thanks to the World Health Organisation (WHO), we now have a clearer picture of what indoor and outdoor pollution is doing to our children's health.
  • Asia's massive infrastructure gap

    Asia is suffering from a USD 26 trillion infrastructure gap that threatens future growth. That is the subject matter of a recent report titled "Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs" by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Militancy strikes Pakistan hard

    Those are the ground realities in Pakistan as elsewhere in other Muslim majority states including Bangladesh where the State essentially views religious extremism as a security problem that can be exterminated using overwhelming force.
  • Backlog in aid utilisation

    As highlighted many times before, today, for Bangladesh, it is no longer a question of finding the requisite finance but the capacity to implement projects either undertaken or envisaged.