In Bangabandhu’s land, there is no room for bigotry

Syed Badrul Ahsan:  Let the facts about our history, about the nation-state we are part of, be restated yet once again. This country is a People’s Republic, brought into being through the sacrifices of three million people and the humiliation endured by tens of thousands of women during the War of Liberation. The villages pillaged, ...

No one is safe until everyone is safe: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said there is a need for constructive multilateralism more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded that ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe’. “The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that no one is safe until everyone is safe. The pandemic has taught us that global prosperity is em...

Bangladesh 8th in receiving remittance in 2020: World Bank

World Bank, in one of its reports, projects that Bangladesh will see increased remittance flow and secure eighth position in the world in terms of it in 2020. WB revealed the prediction in the report titled "COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens" published on October 29. According to the projection, two South Asian countries will see an inc...

Bangladesh Forex Reserves Cross $41 Billion

Bangladesh’s foreign currency reserves have surpassed $41 billion, three weeks after crossing the $40 billion for the first time. The reserves at the Bangladesh Bank stood at $41.2 billion on Thursday, sufficient to pay more than 10 months of import bills. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal once again thanked the Bangladeshi migrant work...

Maldives wants to recruit doctors, nurses from Bangladesh

The Maldives has expressed its keen interest to recruit more doctors and nurses from Bangladesh while the island nation hosts nearly one lakh Bangladeshi expatriate workers at its tourism and fishing sector. The interest was showed while outgoing Maldivian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Aishath Shaan Shakir made a farewell call on Foreign Mini...

Bangladesh-India restores air connectivity after 7 months

The air connectivity between the neighbouring Bangladesh and India has been restored under “air bubble” arrangement after more than seven months of flight suspension for containment of Covid-19 pandemic. The first resumption flight between the two countries began as a US-Bangla Airlines regular commercial flight from Dhaka to Kolkat...

Bangabandhu and the declaration of independence

Introduction: The controversy over independence declaration The unhealthy controversy over the declaration of Bangladesh independence is still nagging the nation about four decades after the War of Independence in 1971. We have grown weary of listening to the parade of the same old debate on Mujib- Zia dichotomy, especially on the independence ...

Bangabandhu: The portrait of a visionary leader

Professor Dr M Shahinoor Rahman: Bangabandhu or the Father of the Nation—by whatever name we call him, his humongous inspirational appearance occupies the lane of our memory whenever we tend to think about anything in the context of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu did not become the Father of the Nation in a single moment or a day. Moreover, you ...

COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 27 October 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 401,586 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 5,838 have died and 318,123 have recovered after treatment. In total, 551,865 people have been quarantined (institutiona...

Bangladesh: From a ‘basket case’ to a robust economy

Mark Tully: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) projection that Bangladesh’s per capita income in dollar terms is likely to overtake India’s has focused attention on a nation that has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes. The ashes were left by the Pakistan army’s scorched earth strategy. Travelling in East Pakistan a...

The Long Road to Freedom

Pranab Kumar Panday: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's name is honoured with magnificent titles, such as "Father of the Nation" and "Bangabandhu". This is not amazing, considering his tremendous contribution to the creation of Bangladesh and the people. Now one may wonder why he sacrificed his life for the people of the country. The only answer is that h...

Post-pandemic hunger and food security: Innovation and resilience in Bangladesh

Md Arif Hossain: As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic lays waste to lives and livelihoods in countries around the globe, the approach of the annual World Food Day on 16 October reminds us not to lose sight of longer-term goals. In many developing countries, Bangladesh included, the economic shock of the pandemic is expected to have seve...

Six-Point Demands: Roadmap For Bangladesh’s Emancipation

On 7th June in 1966, the people of the then East Pakistan observed a general strike in the province in support of the Awami League's Six-Point demands of autonomy announced a few months earlier by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The strike, in the course of which a number of individuals were killed in police firing and a number of others were injured, w...

Unforgettable Heroes of Bangladesh

Following the address of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, innumerable people from all walks of life – farmers, laborers, students and common people joined the Liberation War of Bangladesh. One by one other fearless fighter from the army, navy and air-force joined the war. Their endless courage and intellectual fe...

Awami League always protect country's interest: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Asserting that the Awami League government always protects the country’s interest, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the amount of water India will get from the Feni river is insignificant and only for the drinking purpose. “We always protect our interest in all fields… the area of the river (Feni) from where India would ...

Bangladesh-India sign 7 instruments, launch 3 projects

Bangladesh and India today signed seven instruments including coastal surveillance, use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports, implementation of the Indian Lines of Credit (LoCs) to Bangladesh, to further boost the bilateral ties between the two friendly countries.Of the instruments, four are Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), one is Standard Operati...

Bangladesh is booming and here's why: Sheikh Hasina

Many see Bangladesh as a 'market' of over 30 million middle- and affluent-class people and a 'development miracle'. To me, our strengths are the societal values and peoples' trust in Bangladesh. Equally, peoples' aspiration to progress and their resilience as well as their confidence in our leadership.My father, the Father of our Nation Bangaban...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for focusing on economic diplomacy in Europe

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Bangladesh envoys in European countries to pursue the economic diplomacy alongside the political one as she joined the first-ever Bangladeshi envoys conference in the British capital here. “We need to focus more on economic issues besides political diplomacy so the ongoing dev...

Digital Bangladesh: A Story of Transformation

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP: The Digital Bangladesh program was launched in 2009. It aims to be at the forefront of achieving Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision of transforming Bangladesh into a country of the digital economy by 2021 and a knowledge-based economy by 2041. The four pillars of Digital Bangladesh - Human Resource Dev...

Japan PM assured to continue supporting Bangladesh

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has assured Sheikh Hasina of continuing to support Bangladesh in its efforts to graduate to a developed nation. The two premiers held a joint news conference after a bilateral meeting and signing of $2.5 billion official development assistance in Tokyo on Wednesday. “Prime Minister Abe has assured me th...

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