Syed Mansur Hashim

NO FRILLS

Assistant Editor, The Daily Star

August 4, 2019
August 4, 2019

Foreign assistance boosts infrastructure development

During the five-day state visit by PM Sheikh Hasina to China on July 2-6, Bangladesh and China inked some important deals—five agreements including three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and...

May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019

Bringing more people under the tax net

The finance minister recently stated that it is the government’s intention to bring 10 million people under the tax net.

May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019

A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone

At the end of April, at a joint conference that included Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers’ Association (BELA), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)...

April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019

Illegal dam construction: The problem is not with laws but with their implementation

The lead item in the front page of The Daily Star on April 28 tells the story of a steel factory that has constructed a makeshift dam on a stream bordering the Jangal-Bashbaria reserve forest in...

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Running out of landfills

As we urbanise at record speed, urban waste is being generated in massive quantities. The problem of course is that the two landfills serving the capital have nearly reached their limit.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

A saga of non-compliance

Less than two days after the devastating fire that gutted FR Tower in Banani, city residents woke up to find the DNCC kitchen market had been burnt to the ground.

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

Bisramganj hospital for freedom fighters

When we look back at the war of independence, it is filled with stories of heroism on the battlefield and the war effort on the diplomatic front.

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

Time to improve our logistics potential

A new global report titled “Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index” unveiled a week ago ranks Bangladesh at 39th position out of 50

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

Chawkbazar Fire: Confusing comments may compromise findings

According to a report published in this paper on February 24, an industries ministry probe committee has claimed that it found no evidence of a chemical factory or warehouse in the vicinity of the...

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019

Bhasha Andolon Museum: A private initiative by a few

A little known museum sits at House 5 on Road 10 (Kazi Golam Mahboob road) of Dhanmondi residential area. It is called the Bhasha