COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons We Should Learn By Bappy Rahman | Last Updated: 14th July, 2020, 13:18

The Coronavirus shows us how terrible it is to waste our lives, embroiled in endless battles for wealth and status and power, says Bappy Rahman

COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons We Should Learn

High unemployment and COVID-19 hampering monsoon readiness in Bangladesh

High unemployment, COVID-19 hampering monsoon readiness in Bangladesh

New research found that 72 per cent ofthe population surveyed in Bangladesh were unemployed due to movement restrictions and workplace closures


Bangladesh-India Relations Will Remain Unchanged Bangladesh-India Relations Will Remain Unchanged

Under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh has become one of the most peaceful countries in the world


GDP Is Not a Good Economic Indicator GDP Is Not a Good Economic Indicator

Theoretically, GDP can be measured in three different ways: The production approach, the expenditure approach and the income approach


What’s happening in Xinjiang is genocide What’s happening in Xinjiang is genocide

New evidence has surfaced that China has also imposed on the Uighurs a form of demographic genocide with forced sterilizations and other measures aimed at reducing the population


China Pursuing Demographic Genocide of Uighur Muslims China Pursuing Demographic Genocide of Uighur Muslims

The Chinese authorities have been continuing atrocities on Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province. Communist China has curbed their religious activities


Slack Lockdown Unlikely to Improve Corona Situation Slack Lockdown Unlikely to Improve Corona Situation

"The rate at which COVID-19 is spreading in the country, it is difficult to say when we would be able to free Bangladesh from this pandemic," says A.K.M. Atiqur Rahman


Always on the move Always on the move

He himself was always on the move, seeking the just cause of people’s freedom from all kinds of injustices and inequalities


Norms of Decency or Morality in Facebook Use Norms of Decency or Morality in Facebook Use

Though many people use the Facebook platform commercially, most of the people, using Facebook, are common users


Resistance to Antibiotic: An Ignored Enemy at COVID-19 Resistance to Antibiotic: An Ignored Enemy at COVID-19

COVID-19 is a viral disease that greatly weakens the immune system of severely affected patients, making them susceptible to secondary infections by other germs


Avoid Toxic People even during Lockdown Avoid Toxic People even during Lockdown

This lockdown has a long-lasting impact on our psyche




Human Trafficking by an MP: What a Shame!
Human Trafficking by an MP: What a Shame!

In Bangladesh, involvement of people in human trafficking or money laundering is not something new


Information Officials Having a Glorious Stride for Tracking Hard Times Like Coronavirus Outbreak

Information Officials Having a Glorious Stride for Tracking Hard Times Like Coronavirus Outbreak

The power of radio is not that it speaks to millions, but that it speaks intimately and privately to each one of those millions. —Hallie Flanagan

 


Let us be Respectful to Frontline Warriors Let us be Respectful to Frontline Warriors

There is a group of people in our country who seem to be critical about the role of doctors during the pandemic


The spokesman of emerging Bengali nationalism The spokesman of emerging Bengali nationalism

After his release from jail on 27 February 1952 he went to his village home for a few days to recuperate his health. The moment he was a little better he left to tour the countryside


Trafficking in Persons Report 2020: Bangladesh Perspective Trafficking in Persons Report 2020: Bangladesh Perspective

The report clearly expounds that the government took steps to establish seven anti-trafficking tribunals stipulated in the PSHTA to exclusively hear human trafficking cases, including appointing seven judges


India-Bangladesh Relation Poised for New Heights in Mujib Barsho India-Bangladesh Relation Poised for New Heights in Mujib Barsho

New Delhi is conscious about the long pending legitimate demand of Bangladesh on sharing of Teesta River on equitable basis and is committed to resolving it 'as early as possible'


COVID-19 Implications for the Environment and Sustainability COVID-19 Implications for the Environment and Sustainability

Initial research findings indicate a key reason of coronavirus emergence is the potentially harmful interactions between human and wildlife


 Hajj hopes linger on 

Hajj hopes linger on

A total of 127,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh had performed Hajj last year


Time Demands Health Sector Reforms Time Demands Health Sector Reforms

COVID-19 crisis has markedly shown the gravity of problems in the health sector


Quandaries of Enforcing Zone-Based Lockdown Quandaries of Enforcing Zone-Based Lockdown

The Bangladesh government has adopted a strategy to divide the whole country into three types of zones: red, yellow and green depending on the number of patients to contain the spread of COVID-19


Big blow to remittance inflow, hope still there

Big blow to remittance inflow, hope still there

With many of such people out of work and thousands being sent back to homeland from various countries, nobody knows how the days ahead are going to be like during COVID-19


International Day of Yoga celebrated Int'l Day of Yoga celebrated

Today, as people and governments take on the challenge of Covid19, we are realizing the importance of healthy living more and more


Bangabandhu—The People’s Protagonist-15 Always by the People

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman understood from day one of the journey of the state of Pakistan that it had been captured by a group of narrow-minded elite


His ordeal in jail His ordeal in jail

Sheikh Mujib was finally arrested in December 1949 from Dhaka after eluding police for quite some time


Locust Panic No More in Bangladesh Locust Panic No More in Bangladesh

Swarms of locusts have first invaded vast swathes of land in India since April this year, writes Dr. Md. Shahjahan Kabir


What will we do with the thieves? What will we do with the thieves?

The role of Bangladesh’s premier is being highlighted in the world media and lauded globally, writes Imdadul Haque Milan


Neo Razakars again Engaged in Conspiracy Neo Razakars again Engaged in Conspiracy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been in power for more than a decade


Execution remains challenging despite well-prioritized Execution remains challenging despite well-prioritized

It is in this context the projection of the growth rate of 8.2 percent for the next fiscal year has raised so many eyebrows by the commentators, writes Dr Atiur Rahman


Covid-19 and Current Budget Covid-19 and Current Budget

  As of 10 June, Covid-19 pandemic has taken more than 400,000 lives and infected more than 7.0…


A Wake-up Call for Gender Responsive Social Protection

A Wake-up Call for Gender Responsive Social Protection

Social protection does refer not only delivering social assistance and insurance to the poor and vulnerable


A Human Saga of Personal Sacrifices

A Human Saga of Personal Sacrifices

Let me try to share with the readers the human dimensions of Sheikh Mujib in this context


Six-point Movement: Roadmap to Freedom Six-point Movement: Roadmap to Freedom

The 6-point program is not a document to signify the autonomy of the Bengalis only; it has revived their dormant desire for freedom


Six-point programme – prelude to independence

Six-point programme – prelude to independence

Mujib was a person who was very much concerned   with what he saw around him and when he went to Calcutta for his College studies


Coronavirus Pandemic and Education in Emergencies Coronavirus Pandemic and Education in Emergencies

Statistics show that about 4.5 billion people are using internet in the world; over 3.5 billion Google searches are done per minute


Devastation of Cyclone Amphan: Experiences from the Field Devastation of Cyclone Amphan: Experiences from the Field

The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, has once again saved the life of the coastal people as before by shouldering huge damage


Disillusioned with Pakistan!

Disillusioned with Pakistan!

 A tentative translation of what young Mujib thought of the one-year old Pakistan was reflected in this report


Tobacco Use and COVID-19 Tobacco Use and COVID-19

Globally, tobacco causes more than 8 million deaths every year from cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and hypertension


Life after Lockdown: Battle of Survival Has Just Begun Life after Lockdown: Battle of Survival Has Just Begun

Both the government and the people of all levels have already started addressing all possible sorts of hypothetical questions and confusions


Covitime Eid: How It Was Covitime Eid: How It Was

Being the Muslim majority country, the entire region takes up a festive mood in the run-up to Eid

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