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Home-grown solutions for a global crisis: 'Rohingya Camp Narratives' launches at IUB

“Here one will find on state policy analysis and societal dynamics–exploring grey areas and bringing multidimensional analysis to the refugee crisis”, said Professor Dr Meghna Guhathakurta.

2w ago| Bangladesh

Right policies to tackle crisis vital

With global food and fertiliser prices alarmingly high already, the government must come up with policy responses to offset the increase in

2w ago| Crime & Justice

‘Tortured by cops, framed in false case’

A former Union Parishad member has alleged of being tortured and implicated in a false case by police in Rajshahi’s Mohonpur a week ago.

Anatomy of a city on fire

A resource-strapped fire brigade, skyscrapers with non-existent fire exits, no fire hydrants on the roads, and hospitals on top of chemical warehouses—that is the city of Dhaka.

Eviction in the days of development

Anyone who has witnessed Ashura in and around of Mirpur may have noticed a two-storey red and gold taziya. Tucked inside a one-roomed imambara mausoleum on Lane 18 of Mirpur-11, locked behind green warehouse doors, this taziya is one of the stranded Pakistani community's best kept secrets.

A sanctuary for the 'troublemakers'

In a world of expensive rentals and shared housing, where bachelors are often treated as troublemakers by landlords, the Sarder Colony of south Kamlapur has become a sanctuary for such people.

August 9, 2019
August 9, 2019

Mission Impossible: Dengue control

The death toll from dengue has broken all previous records. The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) had a budget of nearly 47 crores of taka for the control and surveillance of mosquitoes in the last fiscal year.

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

Breaking the cycle/rickshaw

Thus, reads an article published on BBC News World Edition by the BBC Reporter in Dhaka, Alastair Lawson. It paints a bleak picture of the people at the helm of Dhaka’s ‘lowest’ form of transport—the cycle rickshaw. Considering the propensity of articles that cover a

April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

Anatomy of a city on fire

A resource-strapped fire brigade, skyscrapers with non-existent fire exits, no fire hydrants on the roads, and hospitals on top of chemical warehouses—that is the city of Dhaka.

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

Eviction in the days of development

Anyone who has witnessed Ashura in and around of Mirpur may have noticed a two-storey red and gold taziya. Tucked inside a one-roomed imambara mausoleum on Lane 18 of Mirpur-11, locked behind green warehouse doors, this taziya is one of the stranded Pakistani community's best kept secrets.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

A sanctuary for the 'troublemakers'

In a world of expensive rentals and shared housing, where bachelors are often treated as troublemakers by landlords, the Sarder Colony of south Kamlapur has become a sanctuary for such people.

October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

How a lottery ticket became an eviction threat

It all started years ago, when an advertisement by the National Housing Authority appeared in The Daily Inqilab on February 14, 1995, inviting prospective buyers for land in Mirpur.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

When it rains, it pours (and clogs) in Mirpur

For Mirpur residents, hardship while commuting has become an everyday affair; by now, even the media is probably tired of repeatedly covering the same news about the area.

March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018

Water bodies or death traps?

A city that had over 50 canals and lakes only three decades ago, Dhaka has currently lost almost all of its water bodies. Over the years, most of these water bodies have been snatched by land grabbers and some have been used to dump massive quantities of garbage from nearby areas.

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