Bangladesh’s development model matches that of stages in South Korea, China: WSJ

Bangladesh is becoming South Asia's "economic bull case", reported Wall Street Journal on March 3. WSJ's Hong Kong-based reporter Mike Bird claimed Bangladesh is notable in South Asia for being the "closest proxy" for the successful development models seen at various stages in South Korea, China, and Vietnam. Bangladesh provides the world wit...

Stop being unfair to Sheikh Hasina's success in handling the pandemic

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: The entire planet has been living a veritable doomsday since the eruption of last year's Covid-19 pandemic. Its health and economic impacts are so grave that many of the world's strongest economies are still in the doldrums. The US, UK, and the majority of the European countries are still struggling to deal with the sec...

Bridging Rural-Urban Gap in Vaccination

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In continuation of its performance in grappling with the worst pandemic of the century, the government led by Sheikh Hasina has shown its credibility in demonstrating the essences of vaccination to shield citizens from further contamination to the Covid-19 lethal virus. It has succeeded in organizing the vaccine and has...

International Mother Language Day and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: During her first tenure as Prime Minister of PR of Bangladesh (1996-2001), H.E Sheikh Hasina played a crucial role in establishing 21st February and the Bangla language movement internationally. An initiative was undertaken by two expatriate Bangladeshi in Canada, Freedom Fighter Mr. Rafiqul Islam and Mr. Abdus Salam...

HPM Sheikh Hasina places six proposals to stop random use of antibiotics

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the need for immediate global actions to decrease careless and indiscriminate use of antibiotics to effectively fight the silently emerging antimicrobial resistance that could endanger mankind. In a recorded speech aired in the inaugural meeting of the One Health Global Leaders’ Group on An...

No bigger festival than gifting home to homeless: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes the gifting of homes to the homeless and landless people of Bangladesh marks the biggest festival in Mujib Year, the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Hasina handed over the keys to the new homes for 66,189 homeless families via video conference on Saturday. Speaking at the event...

HPM Sheikh Hasina thanks Indian PM Narendra Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending the Oxford vaccine produced in India as a gift for Bangladesh. “I’m thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift,” she said, adding that the procured vaccine will come soon from India as planned. The Pr...

Bangladesh prospering because people voted Awami League: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Laying emphasis on continuation of the ongoing pace of development works, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh becomes a dignified and self-reliant developing nation as the people have voted the Awami League government for a long tenure. “Bangladesh is no more known as the country of natural calamities, cyclone...

Will so-called eminent citizens still back anti-government quarter?

Ajoy Dasgupta: Ruling the country for over 12 years in a row is not the only feat that Awami League can be credited for. Rather, many countries and organisations across the world take note of their basket of achievements in socio-economic aspects. But, is everyone in Bangladesh willing to take any lesson from them? Before taking over as the pri...

Bangabandhu’s Jan 10 speech has all guidelines to run an independent state: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina said Bangabandhu's January 10, 1972 speech has all the guidelines required to run an independent state. "The January 10, 1972 speech of Bangabandhu at the Racecourse Maidan on his return to the country from Pakistani captivity has all the required guidelines to run an indep...

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 ...

12 Years of Progress under the leadership of HPM Sheikh Hasina

12 Years of Progress under the leadership of HPM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh's fight against COVID-19 and Sheikh Hasina factor

Pranab Kumar Panday: In 2020, the Covid-19 paralyzed all sectors worldwide as one of the major catastrophes of the century. The virus spread around the globe within a relatively brief span after it appeared in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. It also brought changes in the people's behaviour, along with its negative impact on the economy and oth...

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...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for further integrating Bangladesh-India economies

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today suggested further integrating economies of Bangladesh and India to consolidate the global and regional value chains cashing on the available synergies. “I believe both our countries can move up the global and regional value chains by further integrating our economies taking advantage of available synergi...

People of all religious faiths will live together with equal right: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to the countrymen to stay firm on non-communal spirit of the War of Liberation, saying people of all religious faiths will live in the country with equal right. “All people in combine have made the country independent in exchange of their blood . . . Freedom of pract...

HPM Sheikh Hasina ranks 39th in Forbes' list of 100 most powerful women of 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ranks 39th on the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women of 2020 announced by Forbes on Tuesday. Sheikh Hasina, the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh, is currently serving her fourth term, which is also her third consecutive term, after her party, Bangladesh Awami League, won 288...

1971 trauma is motivation for seeking an end to genocide: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh is among the few countries in the world that have experienced one of the worst forms of genocide. The premier has issued a separate message on the occasion of the 'International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime' and the...

Govt creating skilled manpower for ‘4th Industrial Revolution’: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her government’s initiative to create skilled manpower to keep pace with the advancement of technology and face the challenges of ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. “We have to keep pace with the world as far as the technology is concerned . . . Otherwise, the count...