US Returning to the Point By Abdul Mannan | Last Updated: 28th November, 2020, 13:04

Once Joe Biden is formally administered oath of office he will inherit a country divided in the middle one half suspicious of the other

US Returning to the Point

ULFA thrived with ISI backing during BNP-Jamaat rule ULFA thrived with ISI backing during BNP-Jamaat rule

Chittagong arms haul case has revealed that the state machinery of the BNP-Jamaat government had been allowing the ULFA activists to use Bangladesh territories 


Dealing with Data: Covid-19 Alert Dealing with Data: Covid-19 Alert

Adequate data collection also helps us make wiser choices on a national and personal level


Covid-19 vaccine: Understanding Production, Power and Politics Covid-19 vaccine: Understanding Production, Power and Politics

The total population of the world is about eight billion and since each would require two doses of the vaccine, the need would be about 15-16 billion doses

 


A down-to-earth leader A down-to-earth leader

The needs and aspirations of the people were always at the top of Bangabandhu's political agenda


Bangabandhu’s Perception of International Peace and Security Bangabandhu’s Perception of International Peace and Security

His human security paradigm involved human peace first--- Dr. Syed Anwar Husain


A Prayer on Her Birthday A Prayer on Her Birthday

Sheikh Hasina was saved to navigate the boat of post-Bangabandhu Awami League and to be the benevolent future superstar in the political sky of Bangladesh
 


Sheikh Hasina: Born to Succeed
Sheikh Hasina: Born to Succeed

The political history of Bangladesh would find that Sheikh Hasina’s entry into politics under the extreme hostile environment marked by killings and political repression hitherto unknown was an epoch making event


Sheikh Hasina: The Change Maker Sheikh Hasina: The Change Maker

Hasina returned to Bangladesh on 17th May 1981 amidst uncertainties and risks


A Man in Forty Million Bengalis A Man in Forty Million Bengalis

Vidyasagar made a valuable contribution towards reforming Bengali education and thereby Indian education


Formation of National Investigation Commission Urgent Formation of National Investigation Commission Urgent

Independent commissions have been formed to investigate many political killings in the world


Incorporating Climate Resilience into Economic Recovery Package Incorporating Climate Resilience into Economic Recovery Package

Urban areas have become a hub of pollution due to unsustainable urbanisation, industrialisation and over population, writes


'Self-reliance is our goal' 'Self-reliance is our goal'

The Bengali has struggled for many centuries for the right to live a free and honorable life as independent citizens of an independent country


Bangabandhu’s Interaction with World Leaders Bangabandhu’s Interaction with World Leaders

Bangabandhu expressed his gratitude to those countries and peoples who had supported Bangladesh in its struggle for freedom, writes A.K.M. Atiqur Rahman


Social Stigma and Covid-19 Pandemic Social Stigma and Covid-19 Pandemic

On the other hand, the doctors and nurses have also become stigmatised as they feel shaky while taking care of patients with flu-like symptom and other health-related issues, writes Pranab Kumar Panday


Dedicating International Day of Peace to Bangabandhu Dedicating International Day of Peace to Bangabandhu

This year’s theme of the day is ‘Shaping Peace Together’


Operation Clean Heart: Open License to Kill at Whim Operation Clean Heart: Open License to Kill at Whim

Heads of several thousand people rolled at the caprice of paranoid and tyrant British Monarch Henry- VIII, whose victims included two of his wives on trumped charges of adultery and incest


Association between Covid-19 Test, Test Positivity and Death Association between Covid-19 Test, Test Positivity and Death

The number of positive cases logically, should be dependent on the degree of infection in the community and much more in fact, on the pathogen’s infectiousness


Bangabandhu’s interaction with world leaders Bangladesh Becomes UN member

On 8 August 1972, with the approval of Bangabandhu as well as of his cabinet, Bangladesh had officially forwarded its application to UN Secretary General Mr. Kurt Waldheim seeking the UN membership


Skirmish between Intern Doctors and Patient Parties Skirmish between Intern Doctors and Patient Parties

The main intention of this write-up is to highlight the role of intern doctors in our healthcare system


China's Spirit of Combating COVID-19 Pandemic China's Spirit of Combating COVID-19 Pandemic

As the first country hit by the coronavirus, China learned some painful lessons from the fight against COVID-19


Bangabandhu – The People’s Protagonist-26 He had no fear of imprisonment

The contents of the letter amply demonstrate how dear a leader Sheikh Mujib was to his people


Indo-Bangla connectivity: A blessing for all Indo-Bangla connectivity: A blessing for all

India, Bangladesh relations have also opened new vistas through connectivity


India-Bangladesh Economic Tie Maturing into Strategic Policy India-Bangladesh Economic Tie Maturing into Strategic Policy

An elderly Indian journalist told me the other day about what he sees as my preference towards Bangladesh.…


Wishing Sheikh Rehana Many Happy Returns of the Day! Wishing Sheikh Rehana Many Happy Returns of the Day!

Sheikh Rehana is of great inspirational strength for our worthy Prime Minister Jononetree Sheikh Hasina


Toothless Human Rights NGOs Are of No Use Toothless Human Rights NGOs Are of No Use

Millions have suffered crimes against humanity by those rascal states


In Delhi on Way Home after Treatment Abroad In Delhi on Way Home after Treatment Abroad

Indira Gandhi and the Minister for External Affairs Sardar Sharan Singh are present there


Brutality on Government Officials Brutality on Government Officials

The third issue concerns the security of the UNO's residence


Adapt Now: Urgency of Action Adapt Now: Urgency of Action

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the actual meaning of ‘planetary emergency’


Indemnity Ordinance, Fifth Amendment . . . and Collective Memory

Indemnity Ordinance, Fifth Amendment . . . and Collective Memory

Manoranjan Dhar could have voiced his protest at this violation of the concept of rule of law


Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement

 The World Bank simplifies this definition to the abuse of a public office for private gain


Departure of a Seasoned Politician and Super Consensus Builder Departure of a Seasoned Politician and Super Consensus Builder

Pranab Mukherjee’s grasp of international relations, financial affairs and parliamentary processes, combined with his phenomenal memory, make him one of the most important and admired politicians of contemporary India


Bangabandhu in Algiers for Non-aligned Summit Bangabandhu in Algiers for Non-aligned Summit

In his opening ceremony address, Bangabandhu thanked everyone for welcoming Bangladesh into the group of Non-aligned countries


Farewell to Kakababu of Indian Politics Farewell to Kakababu of Indian Politics

Pranab Mukherjee joined Congress in 1966 and then managed to make a permanent place in Indian politics, gaining respect from people of all quarters irrespective of their political beliefs


Was always ready to sacrifice his own interest Was always ready to sacrifice his own interest

Time and again we see that his priorities lay in what would benefit the masses, rather than his personal gain, says Dr. Atiur Rahman


Diplomacy looks simple but demanding Diplomacy looks simple but demanding

Why China would go with Pakistan which killed three million people in Bangladesh and committed crimes of Genocide, Waliur Rahman quoted Bangabandhu as saying


The Civil Service . . . and Those Peripatetic Bureaucrats

The Civil Service . . . and Those Peripatetic Bureaucrats

The case of the peripatetic bureaucrat calls for some serious rethinking to come into the way the civil service has been functioning, says Syed Badrul Ahsan 


Time to be Aware of China! Time to be Aware of China!

One of the perhaps lasting impacts of the COVID19 pandemic is that China is losing friends faster than the virus is infecting people, opines Justice Shamsuddin Choudhury (Manik) 


Sheikh Hasina – a Strong Lady in the Making? Sheikh Hasina – a Strong Lady in the Making?

Sheikh Hasina ruling the country with a strong hand and determination, says Abdul Mannan


Climate Change and Global Health Climate Change and Global Health

However, many natural disasters occurring at different places around the world are attributed to climate change

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