Human Development Index: Bangladesh moves up a notch

Bangladesh climbed up a spot to 135 among 189 countries in the 2019 human development index, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It is, however, ranked lower than Sri Lanka, India and Bhutan. Last year, Bangladesh was ranked 136. The steady progress was due to development, which had seen a […]

Bangladesh: Can migration brokers be finally held accountable?

A large number of aspiring migrants seek the assistance of brokers who they expect will help them travel overseas for work. In many cases, however, such brokers mislead or deceive the migrants, thus pushing them into a far more difficult life than the one they are keen to escape from. In response to widespread complaints […]

How are banned polythene bags still in the Bangladeshi market?

Despite getting banned in 2002, polythene has managed to stick around in the Bangladeshi markets as producers, wholesalers, suppliers, and consumers all continue to use polythene bags indiscriminately. hile the government agencies claim the sustained use stems from a lack of consciousness and alternatives, experts claim the true reason is a lack of the ban’s […]

TIB on Rohingya repatriation: It’s diplomatic limitation of Dhaka, not failure

TIB has said Bangladesh tried its level best to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar but were unsuccessful due to its diplomatic limitations. “Dhaka did not diplomatically fail in the repatriation process. Rather I’d say it was our limitation that led to the unsuccessful repatriation of the Rohingya people,” Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) […]

Sexual abuse in KSA breaks Bangladeshi woman’s psyche

The return of Rubina Begum, a 22-year-old domestic worker revealed the horrendous details of her abuse at the hands of her employers in Saudi Arabia which has left her mentally disturbed. Hailing from Bongaon village, Islampur union 9 of Kamalganj, Moulvibazar, Rubina, wife of Ful Miah was admitted to Mukti Medical hospital in Srimangal on […]