Mohammed Mamun Rashid | The Daily Star
  • Mohammed Mamun Rashid

  • Plight of the little-known 'tiger widows' of the Sundarbans

    The number of tigers in the world's forests has dwindled to only 4,000 from 1 lakh over the last 100 years. Three sub-species of tiger out of total eight have already become extinct. The tiger is categorised as a critically endangered species due to deforestation, piracy and poaching worldwide.
  • Protecting the constitutional rights of senior citizens

    According to “World Population Prospects: the 2017 Revision,” the number of older persons (those aged 60 years or over) is expected to more than double by 2050 and more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million globally in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050. Globally, the population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups.
  • 'Slaves of the sea'

    Employment in fisheries and aquaculture around the globe has grown faster than the world's population. The sector provides jobs to tens of millions and supports the livelihoods of hundreds of millions.
  • Why we need a policy framework for displaced people

    In more than 50 countries around the world, some 40.3 million individuals have been uprooted from their homes and displaced in their own countries as a result of conflict or human rights violations. Natural disasters, meanwhile, have caused the displacement of millions more.
  • Don't leave behind coastal districts

    The Election Commission (EC) has declared the schedule of the eleventh national elections—the election will hopefully be held on December 30, 2018. The ruling Awami League has drafted its manifesto with a “forward-looking vision”, which is to be unveiled by December 15.