Safe Cities Index 2017: A positive approach to understand Dhaka perspective

If you are a news savvy person like me, you would’ve probably noticed that the London-based “The Economist” recently released its Safe Cities Index 2017 report and our beloved national capital Dhaka ranks third from the bottom of the list. Relax, before you start worrying about it.   We must take a holistic approach to understand what this means and start looking at the bigger picture than just what meets the eye. While I agree that the first thing that’s bound to come to anyone’s mind when they hear or read the words “Safe Cities” is that it has got something to do with the physical safety and security of people in that city. Well, true to some extent but that’s not the only indicator that this report managed to cover. In fact, in its second edition, the 2017 Safe Cities Index by The Economist went into ranking 60 cities across 49 indicators covering the issues of digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. Even if we take into account the issue of Personal Security, Dhaka is ranked #43 out of the 60 cities and way ahead of ...

Illegal operations of JAAGO Foundation in Bangladesh

Recently the non-government organization named JAAGO (S–8027(48)/08) has received a government grant from ICT department. The news generated an overwhelming feeling of discontent among the political leaders and workers of Awami League. Through his past activities, Korvi Rakshand, the founder of JAAG...