Views & Opinion

The story of the Awami League

Syed Badrul Ahsan: History took a decisive new turn for the Bengali nation on 23 June 1949.There were some courageous men - Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy - whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown acutely aware...

A long-ago June day

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are, in the annals of history, certain defining moments in the evolution of nations. In Bangladesh's case, such a moment came on February 5, 1966, when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, general secretary of the East Pakistan Awami League, revealed in Lahore a broad-ranging formula for regional autonomy. That formula was of course...

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 ...