Views & Opinion

The sordid tale of a ruthless dictator

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Bangladesh's history in its first decade of freedom was fundamentally a story of bloodletting. You do not have to go into research to arrive at such a morbid conclusion. But you cannot escape feeling a certain sense of irony as you revisit the whole episode of the country's actually claiming, and taking, its place in the glob...

Bangabandhu-1 satellite remarks: Ignorance or lies?

Shah Ali Farhad: It is quite clear, from information readily available in the public domain, that Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite, the Bangabandhu-1, is both owned and controlled, for all intents and purposes, by the government of Bangladesh. In particular, the satellite, which is currently on its way to its dedi...

Bangabandhu Satellite-1: A Dream Turns into a Reality

Pranab Kumar Panday Since we are now living in the digital era, life has become very onerous without internet and modern telecommunication system that have transformed into an instrument of attaining economic development. Thus, most of the modern and economically developed nations have their own satellite in the orbit. Like other countries of ...

Bangladesh’s Space Victory: A New Era Begins

Bappy Rahman Finally, the very first satellite of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Satellite-1, successfully took off from Cape Canaveral launch site onboard a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket. It was a very historical and exciting moment for the entire nation of Bangladesh to watch its very first satellite taking off for space successfully. This telecommunicatio...

Sheikh Hasina: Reflections of a citizen

Syed Badrul Ahsan The first time many of us came to know of Sheikh Hasina was on the day after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was freed from the Agartala Case and was released, along with his co-accused, unconditionally. On 23 February 1969, the Karachi-based newspaper Dawn carried a front-page picture of her hugging her father in what was c...