Bangladesh is capable of producing COVID19 vaccines to export: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes Bangladesh has the capacity to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccine in the country and export it around the world. She outlined her experiences from her recent foreign tour and emphasised the international reaction to Bangladesh's COVID-19 response during a general discussion in parliament on Monday. "Our succ...

Sheikh Hasina: The Pioneer of Progress

The greatest Bengali, who led the nation for freedom from the thousand-years-chain of subordination, was none but Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He finally declared independence on March 26 in 1971, following the two-long decades of struggles for freedom. The Bengali nation leapt into the war at the risk of their lives. The whole 55,000 squa...

HPM Sheikh Hasina presents five-point proposal to ensure SDG achievement fighting COVID-19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for a global roadmap to ensure permanent recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGSs) by 2030. "We need to chart out a bold and ambitious global roadmap to put us back on the SDGs track, so that no one is left behind," she said while addressing vir...

Bangladesh receives two mobile oxygen plants from India

Bangladesh received two mobile oxygen plants, each with a capacity of generating 960 litres of oxygen per minute, from India on Thursday to support the effort to fight the Covid-19 situation. Indian Navy handed over the oxygen plants developed and manufactured by DRDO in India, to Bangladesh Navy at Chattogram Port at about 10:00am. One oxygen...

India hands over 31 life support ambulances and other medical supplies to Bangladesh

India has gifted 31 life support ambulances and other medical equipment to Bangladesh in an effort to help the country deal with the Covid-19 situation. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami formally handed over the equipment and ambulances to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen during a program at the state guesthouse Padma. ...

Utilise Local Government Potentials to Overcome Pandemic

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: The role of local government in the overall development of a country is immense. In a democratic system of governance, the local government bodies help the central government achieve its goals. This is why local government institutions (LGIs) are considered as an important unit of the central government. The country's o...

Life, Livelihood and Lockdown: An Ineffable Dilemma

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: At the time of writing this piece, the Covid-19 daily infection rate was around 25%, with over 100 mortalities in Bangladesh. For over a week, the country has witnessed a steady spike in the number of infected patients and deaths. The community transmission of the Delta variant in several districts surrounding Indian bo...

Awami League changed the fate of people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina today asked her party men to remain always beside the countrymen as vanguards so that none could play ducks and drakes with their fate anymore. “The fates of the people are being changed due to stay of the Awami League in power. We, all the Awami League leaders and activists, have to...

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 ...

Lockdown extension a prudent decision

Pranab Kumar Panday: The government of Bangladesh has been implementing lockdown since April 14 to deal with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have already learned that the implementation of complete lockdown is one of the most effective tools to prevent the spread of the lethal Coronavirus. Implementing lockdown means forcing people...

Why Sheikh Hasina is an inspirational leader in the fight against Covid?

Pranab Kumar Panday: When almost all the countries of the world are making desperate efforts to tackle the scourge of coronavirus, the visionary leadership of Sheikh Hasina has been appreciated all over the world in tackling the COVID-19 catastrophe. Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, every decision taken by the Prime Minister Sheikh H...

HPM Sheikh Hasina launches cash disbursement among pandemic-hit people

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has launched the second phase of cash support disbursement among 36.50 lakh families hit hard by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The premier joined the inauguration ceremony virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban where the district administrations of Chattogram, Bhola and Joypur...

Come forward to recover quickly from the pandemic: HPM Sheikh Hasina urges global leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the international community to come forward to achieve a quick recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister remarked during a speech at the 77th annual session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, or ESCAP, on Monday. Sheikh Hasina highlighted the devastating impac...

Coronavirus vaccines should be declared 'global public goods': HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh firmly believes that coronavirus vaccines should be declared "global public goods", and called for a strong partnership to tackle challenges posed by the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic, she noted, has brought mankind at a crossroad of history, confronting possibly the gravest global challen...

3.6 million families to get cash aid from HPM Sheikh Hasina

The government is going to provide another round of cash assistance to nearly 36 lakh poor families facing income losses and hardship amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown. Each family will receive one-off cash support of Tk 2,500 before the Eid-ul-Fitr through mobile financial services, say finance ministry officials. The Finance Division on A...

Sheikh Hasina: Leading Bangladesh through pandemic

2020 was a significant year for Bangladesh. The country and its people were all gearing up to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. The nation’s mood was optimistic. 2019 had been a good year, both economically and socially....

Bangladesh epitomises handling of Coronavirus

Ajoy Dasgupta: Across the length and breadth of the country, the spree now going on among the people from all walks of life is registering for the coronavirus vaccine and waiting for one’s turn. While some adults might have some apprehension about the vaccination, children and women played the pioneering role in eliminating that fear sinc...

Comprehensive Efforts to Counter Rumours and Conspiracy

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: Political opposition groups in every country tend to disseminate various forms of propaganda and rumours as a political tactic to undermine the government’s popularity. Consequently, every government across the globe remains watchful of rumour-making efforts to spread such adverse news about the government. The si...

Rumour-Mongers' Failed Attempt to Defame Government

Pranab Kumar Panday Like the whole world, the people and the government of Bangladesh have been passing through the worst ever time of the century due to the catastrophic effect of Covid-19 pandemic. In the most challenging time of the history when the citizens and the government should help each other overcome the pandemic triggered devastatio...