Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Mohammad Al-Masum Molla

Multimedia journalist with nearly 10 years’ experience in mainstream media in Bangladesh with a background in investigative journalism and environmental, political and human rights reporting.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Population and housing census 2022: Family planning paying dividends

Bangladesh’s population growth rate has slowed over the past four decades, a decline that experts attribute to massive family planning campaigns and the country’s socio-economic advancement.

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Women outnumber men for first time

For the first time, a population census has found that there are more women than men in Bangladesh.

July 25, 2022
July 25, 2022

Maintain the diplomatic norms, protocols

In view of certain “recent occurrences”, the foreign ministry recently wrote to all foreign diplomats, UN representatives and international organisations in Dhaka, urging them to maintain the diplomatic norm and protocol.

July 23, 2022
July 23, 2022

Dhaka losing its greenery

Dhaka has lost around 56 percent of its green spaces over the last three decades. In 1989, this mega city had 12,745 hectares of vegetation, which came down to just 5,599 hectares in 2020, a new study has found.

July 13, 2022
July 13, 2022

Lamiya, a proud part of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team

Lamiya Ashraf Mowla, a Bangladeshi-born astrophysicist, is a proud part of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Over 12 crore Bangladeshis can’t afford a healthy diet

Do you know how much a person living in Bangladesh needs to pay every day to maintain a healthy diet? 

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

The tug of power between our politicians and bureaucrats

Planning Minister MA Mannan, who was a veteran government employee himself before becoming a full-time politician, recently commented that bureaucrats were keeping local-level politicians on a tight leash.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Bangladesh 7th saddest nation in the world

Bangladesh has ranked seventh among the world’s angriest, saddest and most stressed nations, says a new global survey.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Floods in northeast: Worst-hit 4 lakh need rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of around four lakh people, who were worst hit by the floods and lost their homes, is the biggest challenge in the government’s recovery efforts.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Why have politicians stopped participating in relief activities?

Bangladesh has always been known as a land prone to natural disasters. Over the years, countless floods and cyclones have devastated the lives and livelihoods of its people, especially those living in marginal settings such as the coastal areas or the low-lying districts in the north and the northeast.