Views & Opinion

Dhanmondi 32, Bangabandhu and our history

Syed Badrul Ahsan: It is a place suffused in history. It is the embodiment of national history. The home of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi 32 was in the 1960s and till the mid-1970s a proper centre of Bengali nationalistic aspirations. Today it is a hallowed spot, testimony to the supreme struggle and equally supreme sacrifices...

Bangabandhu: A world statesman

Uday Sankar Das: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was on the global political and diplomatic stage for less than four years after leading his country to independence but in that short period between mid-January, 1972 and mid-August, 1975, his great statesmanship, insight and valour enabled Bangladesh to be f...

Sheikh Hasina's Indispensability in Bangladesh's Development

Pranab Kumar Panday: In the wake of political upheaval in 2006, Bangladeshis endured an interim government for nearly two years. A caretaker government first promised citizens to hold free and fair elections within a reasonable time frame. However, after seizing control of the country, the ruling elite developed a case of hubris. Detaining the ...

Sheikh Kamal a Talented and Energetic Patriot

Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, was born on August 5, 1949 in Tungipara village of Gopalganj district. Today is his 74th birth anniversary. Sheikh Kamal was the second of five siblings. He received matriculation from Shaheen School, intermediate from...

Bangladesh a victim of global economic crisis

Dr. Atiur Rahman:  Like many other emerging economies, Bangladesh is also a victim of the global economic crisis. As indicated by the World Economic Outlook of the IMF, a fear of global recession coupled with rising inflation has been looming large leading to unprecedented financial turbulences across the board. When the world economy was ...