Eresh Omar Jamal

THE OVERTON WINDOW

The writer is a member of the Editorial team, The Daily Star. His Twitter handle is: @EreshOmarJamal

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Our health sector is ‘sick’ because of government apathy

In a report published on May 1, this newspaper revealed that according to a recent study, the Covid-19 treatment cost is abnormally higher in private hospitals compared to public hospitals.

April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

The pandemic has exposed our existing vulnerabilities

The ongoing pandemic has caused huge economic losses for the world. In 2020, growth in South Asia contracted by 5.4 percent, which does not capture the whole story of how terribly its people have...

April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021

Government must have a clear vision to ensure better healthcare

For this year’s World Health Day, the World Health Organization wanted to highlight the importance of building a fairer and healthier world. In terms of fairness, how do you rate our healthcare...

March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021

Solving the power sector’s overcapacity problem

One of the less talked-about downsides of the pandemic-induced lull has been the increasing financial stress on the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). According to a study last year by the...

March 6, 2021
March 6, 2021

Issues that demand inclusion in the development debate

The reason behind the creation of the concept of Least Developed Countries (LDC) by the UN in the 1960s was to identify a set of nations whose development struggles were not solely based on their...

February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

Our financial system is just broken

It was good to hear the High Court blasting a section of Bangladesh Bank officials for their alleged connection with financial scams involving People’s Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (PLFSL), a...

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

Transforming Bangladesh into a stable success story

After liberation in 1971, Bangladesh faced massive economic and humanitarian challenges right from the get-go. The country was born through struggle, but the struggles were nowhere near over as its...

January 16, 2021
January 16, 2021

Main reasons why the government’s recovery effort has fallen short

Bangladesh is no stranger to disaster management. Since independence it has dealt with numerous natural disasters as well as political unrest and overhauls.

January 2, 2021
January 2, 2021

A year when poverty increased, and so did misery

The year 2020 has been like no other in recent history. Even the biggest doomsdayers could not have predicted what was to occur, and how the Covid-19 pandemic was to derail millions, if not...

November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020

Is there no one to speak up for Palestine?

On the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Bangladesh, Yousuf S Ramadan, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star...