Spirit of Liberation War & New Generation

Hiren Pandit: The war of liberation was a war to free the Bengali nation from the shackles of exploitation. The spirit of the liberation war is the name of a nation's dream. The dream inspired the nation to establish a sovereign state and united the Bengali nation in establishing a democratic and non-exploitative society. The liberation war of...

Bangabandhu’s Vision of Youth Development

Hiren Pandit: About 30 per cent of the total population of Bangladesh is youth. According to that, there are more than four and a half crore young men and women in the country. Bangabandhu had many thoughts about the youth. He imagined a lot about young people. He thought that the youth should be developed as good human beings and ideal citizen...

The next step of Digital Bangladesh is building a cashless society: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today said that the next step of digital Bangladesh is building a cashless society to ensure transparency, accountability and mobility in financial transactions. “The next dream of digital Bangladesh is to make a cashless society. The blaze service is a part of the cashless ...

Our Bangabandhu moments . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are the Bangabandhu moments that are part of Bangladesh’s history. As we recall the Father of the Nation on the anniversary of his assassination forty six years ago, we remember too some of the defining moments in his career. He was only 55 when his life was brought to a brutal end, but in that brief span of exist...

Joy Of Big Dreams

From the days of Bengal renaissance, dreaming big has been distinct Bengali quality. That is why Gopal Krishna Gokhale said: “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow”.  Bengal was broken up by the 1947 Partition, but great Bengalis never ceased to dream big in post-colonial South Asia. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ...

Bangladesh must win battle against Covid-19: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed Bangladesh's firm resolve to win the battle against coronavirus (Covid-19) and renewed her call to all to strictly follow the health guidelines to check the deadly virus. "We have been fighting against Covid-19 for more than one year. But, we've to secure victory in the war ... we must win the battle...

Digital Platforms to Fight Coronavirus

Bangladesh has made immense progress in the information technology world thanks to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the right direction and supervision of Prime Minister’s Adviser on Information and Communication Technology, Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Especially during the Covid period, our education, administration, judiciary...

Govt working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against COVID-19

The Government of Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against Covid-19 by the end of next year. To that end, here are some important facts regarding the mass vaccination programme (updated till evening of 15 July 2021): a) 10.2 million+ people have registered for getting vaccinated; b) 10.9 m...

Collective Efforts to Overcome Corona Pandemic

Pranab Kumar Panday: Bangladesh has been devastated by the second wave of Covid-19. The situation is getting worse day by day. The number of corona patients per day has reached more than 13,000 and the death toll has risen to a record high of 230. The overall Corona situation has created a kind of fear among the people. Although almost two week...

UNHRC adopts resolution calling for Rohingya crisis solution

A resolution on the "Human Rights Situation of Rohingya Muslims and other Minorities in Myanmar" was unanimously adopted today at the ongoing 47th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Since the massive influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar into Bangladesh in August 2017, this is the first time that any resolution on the Rohingya was adopte...

Dawn Global considers Bangladesh as a prime destination for foreign investment

Dawn Global has recently announced the launch of the Asian Growth Cubs exchange traded fund (ETF), the first active thematic ETF to focus on public equities in emerging and frontier growth markets, including Bangladesh. "When people read about how well the Bangladeshi economy is doing, they now will have a way to invest into the story,” s...

Bangladesh: Awami League's Glorious Achievement on its Journey so far

Bangladesh Awami League is the root of all achievements the country has – from the rise of nationalism among the people, mass movements against the thousand-years slavery with the spirit of the national slogan ‘Joy Bangla', to the people’s trust in boat symbol and the ultimate victory over colonial rule through nine months of L...

How This Land Became Bangladesh

After 190 years of British rule and two decades of rule of Pakistan, we got the independent sovereign state of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971. Acquired through thousands of movements, this territory has historically been known as 'Bulgakpur' or "city of the rebel' However, the Supreme Leader behind the movement for the liberation of the Benga...

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...

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Progress of Bangladesh Praise-worthy

Hiren Pandit: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned recently in a meeting that "We have to move forward with our economic activities, maintaining health protocols. Hopefully, we will establish a hunger, poverty, illiteracy-free, and secular Golden Bengalas dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She has praised Ba...

Travel ban on Israel remains, foreign policy remains unchanged: MOFA

Saying the travel ban on Israel remains for Bangladeshi passport-holders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today posted a reaction to Israeli foreign ministry's tweet which welcomed the removal of the words "all countries except Israel" in the new booklets of e-passports. The post on Bangladesh foreign ministry's verified Facebook page says the ...

Four principles of Bangladesh: Rise of Nationalism & Birth of a State

After the formation of Pakistan, West Pakistanis, using religion as their shield, started racial and cultural repression on the Bengali nation, leading to a sense of realization among the young generations. Later, the whole nation became united to attain their freedom and political rights amid unlimited economic repression by the military junta....

Covid-19 situation in India: Lessons for Bangladesh

Pranab Kumar Panday: In the past few weeks, the Covid-19 situation in India has deteriorated significantly, which received adequate attention from the Bangladeshi media. The news of the deaths of patients in various media has made everyone puzzled. We have already noticed that the Covid-19 situation in India is largely out of control. The scen...

Don’t put dear ones’ lives in risk: HPM Sheikh Hasina warns homebound people

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the countrymen not to put their near and dear ones’ lives into threat rushing to village homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. “I know people are rushing towards villages on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. You may contact the coronavirus on the ferry or in the vehicle on your way as you don’t know who ...

'NOKIA' to start making phones in Bangladesh

Nokia is set to launch its first production unit in Bangladesh, following other renowned brands such as Samsung, OPPO and Realme. Raqibul Kabir, the Managing Director of Vibrant Software (BD) (a concern of Union Group), confirmed to the Daily Star that Vibrant Software (BD) Ltd has received provisional approval from BTRC to set up a mobile phone...