Views & Opinion

Bangladesh in Development and Progress

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu turned the Awami League into a popular grassroots political party. After his brutal killing, his exiled daughter Sheikh Hasina has taken the lead as Awami League president as a symbol of unity in extremely difficult times. She has walked a long way in the struggle for democracy. She came back from the face of death...

Have Bangladeshis really had enough?

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: On December 14, 2022 an “analysis” on Bangladesh’s recent economic and political developments titled ‘Bangladeshis have had enough…’ was published in Foreign Policy. Apart from the glaring absence of any comments from the government despite a number of allegations raised against it...

Metrorail: A New Dimension in City’s Communication System

One of the prerequisites for the economic prosperity of a country is the development of a communication system. Improvements in road connectivity within the country opened up new horizons of possibilities. The task of facilitating road connectivity in a riverine country like Bangladesh is not easy. For this purpose, there is a need to build brid...

Smart Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina's bold move based on Bangabandhu’s philosophy

Tonmoy Ahmed: The Awami League government has successfully implemented the 2008 election manifesto for making Bangladesh a middle-income and digital country by 2021. During this period, the country's people have changed their fate using the technology and infrastructural opportunities created by the government aiming to eliminate hunger and pov...

The Goal is now Smart Bangladesh by 2041

Hiren Pandit:The declaration of the 22nd National Conference of the Bangladesh Awami League emphasized the commitment to building a Smart Bangladesh. In her speech at the 22nd National Conference, the Party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned four pillars to building Smart Bangladesh. These are Smart Citizens, Smart Economy, Sma...