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...

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...

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...

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...

Jubo League provides food items for 6 lakh poor people

Jubo League, youth wing of Awami League, has provided food items for more than 6 lakh helpless people across the country during the ongoing second wave of coronavirus outbreak. After the announcement of countrywide lockdown from April 5, the youth body has started giving food assistance. Later, it started distributing iftar and other relief ite...

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...

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...

Jordan Senate President lauds Bangladesh’s growth during pandemic

Jordanian Senate President and former Prime Minister Faisal Akif Al-Fayez has highly appreciated Bangladesh's over 5 percent GDP growth even during pandemic under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He was addressing a special webinar as the chief guest on Sunday. Bangladesh Embassy in Amman, Jordan organised the event to mark the ...

2020 tested Sheikh Hasina. She prevailed. Thankfully

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: The first case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh was detected on Mar 8, 2020. By that time, preparations were well underway for the grand inaugural ceremony of Mujib Barsha. An emergency meeting was called at the Ganabhaban on that very day, where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in the presence of her younger sister Sheikh Reha...

Mujib Barsha Webinar lauds Bangabandhu’s leadership strengths, Sheikh Hasina’s development focus

Speakers and guests have lauded the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s leadership strengths and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s politics of development at a webinar titled, ‘Liberation of Bangladesh and the Dream of Sonar Bangla’. The webinar was organised by the Bangladesh Embassy in Amman, Jordan as...

COVID-19: Bangladesh Situation Report

Date: 27 October 2020 Basic Information The first case of Covid-19 in Bangladesh was detected on 8 March 2020. So far, the country has detected 401,586 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of whom, 5,838 have died and 318,123 have recovered after treatment. In total, 551,865 people have been quarantined (institutiona...

Government’s initiative to fight Coronavirus

Countries around the world have come to a halt as the COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading out every minute. Reported first by China, it has already affected more than 200 countries. Since March 8, Bangladesh reported 257,600 cases till 9th August and 3,399 of them died. 148,370 people have recovered and sent home. The government is alert since ...

Strengthening Bangladesh Health Sector to Tackle Covid-19

Strengthening Bangladesh Health Sector to Tackle Covid-19

The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic

Saima Wazed Hossain: The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, I found myself drawn towards writing about women’s situation in general as that automatically impacts COVID-19 response as well. S...

Let us be Respectful to Frontline Warriors

Pranab Kumar Panday: Recently, I was taken aback by following the news that portrayed the killing of a doctor after being brutally beaten by a patient's relatives in Khulna on the allegation that he committed a mistake while undertaking a surgery that caused patient's death. The doctor was suffering from serious brain haemorrhage and was admitt...

COVID-19: Emphasis on research and use of modern technology

Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain: The year 2020 is significant as we are celebrating Bangabandhu's birth centenary. But at present we are experiencing and fighting a disaster, Covid-19. Our honourable Prime Minister herself is working relentlessly and guiding us throughout the crisis. However we believe, the way we have achieved our independence ...

Don’t Blame the Victims

Pranab Kumar Panday: ‘Blaming the victims’ as a concept is often used by researchers to describe a situation where the victims are considered responsible for any incident. Usually, a person is considered as a victim when someone’s action or circumstance hurts him or her. Blaming the victim occurs when people hold the victim re...

HPM Sheikh Hasina stands by frontline COVID-19 fighters

Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the nation to the frontline workers against Covid-19 in Bangladesh, including doctors, nurses, health professionals, law enforcers, members of the armed forces and all employees of the republic engaged directly in the fight to save lives. She also announ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina announces stimulus packages worth Tk 72,750 Crore to overcome COVID-19 impact

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today unveiled the government work plan to overcome the possible COVID-19 impact on the country’s economy, declaring an allocation of Taka 72,750 crore under a set of stimulus packages. “Earlier I declared a Tk 5,000 crore (emergency) incentive package for paying salaries and allowanc...

HPM Sheikh Hasina issued 31-point directives to fight Coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to visit physicians if any symptom of coronavirus is seen and not to pay heed to any rumour about it as she issued a 31-point directive in view of the outbreak of the lethal disease.Sheikh Hasina also warned that no corruption will be tolerated in the relief distribution and advised not to use pe...