Pride and Predicament By Ali Hamid Khan | Last Updated: 4th December, 2020, 14:30

Tea plantation areas are increasing in Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, and Bandarban

Pride and Predicament

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


Bangabandhu in London and Geneva for Treatment Bangabandhu in London and Geneva for Treatment

On 21 August Bangabandhu left London for Geneva to convalesce as a guest of the Swiss government


Quandaries of Health System during Covid-19 Pandemic Quandaries of Health System during Covid-19 Pandemic

The right to avail adequate health care facilities is the human right of an individual


Bangabandhu – The People’s Protagonist-23 Bangabandhu – The People’s Protagonist-23

Sheikh Mujib had to face many hurdles and conspiracies against him while he was working actively for the preparations of the council meeting for building a strong democratic base of the party


Dhaka’s Diplomacy: Priorities Yesterday, Perspectives Today Dhaka’s Diplomacy: Priorities Yesterday, Perspectives Today

It is a reason why Bangladesh should from here on move toward a diversification of its diplomatic priorities


European governments mustn’t stay mum over Baloch Journalist’s death European governments mustn’t stay mum over Baloch Journalist’s death

A number of human rights organizations have been openly calling out Pakistani ISI for Sajid’s murder


When State Is the Killer When State Is the Killer

The rally on 21st August was called to demand an end to all sorts of militancy and terrorism in Bangladesh


Gruesome 21 August and a Dauntless Leader Gruesome 21 August and a Dauntless Leader

The Jamaat-e-Islami aggression engulfs BNP in such a way that militancy surged up even under the supervision of the state


Youth Engagement in Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic Youth Engagement in Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic

Considering the role of these groups in the country's growth, a pertinent question is whether they can support the government in its effort to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic


Completing Unfinished Agenda and Meeting New Challenges Completing Unfinished Agenda and Meeting New Challenges

The AL again returned to power in 2008 and completed the trial process of the Bangabandhu murder case


Bangabandhu: The Portrait of a Visionary Leader Bangabandhu: The Portrait of a Visionary Leader

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in all respects, was an example of the most complete Bengali in the millennium-long history of Bengal


Bangabandhu: The harbinger of friendship between Bangladesh and China Bangabandhu: The harbinger of friendship between Bangladesh and China

China stands ready to move forward shoulder to shoulder with Bangladesh for the realisation of the common dreams


Days of Darkness, Unmaking of Bangladesh Days of Darkness, Unmaking of Bangladesh

August 15, 1975 was the darkest day for Bangladesh and its people and a crime committed against the humanity as well


Alternative Approach to Teaching Primary Students Alternative Approach to Teaching Primary Students

The students from economically solvent families are the beneficiaries of this kind of school


Pulling Off SDG Hat Trick after COVID-19 Pulling Off SDG Hat Trick after COVID-19

Overseas employment of Bangladeshi workers is a major source of employment


Consequences of Force Majeure in Public Procurement during COVID-19 Consequences of Force Majeure in Public Procurement during COVID-19

Force Majeure is a French term that literally means "greater force" 


President Xi’s long game: World is dealing with a leader who believes he will shape a Chinese Century President Xi’s long game: World is dealing with a leader who believes he will shape a Chinese Century

Xi Jinping intends to be the Leader of the “Second Hundred” just as Mao Zedong is regarded as the Leader of the “First Hundred”


Anxious Days Anxious Days

The universe does not accept injustice, and the present crisis in the world is its way of slowing down the humans to remind them that the Earth is not a gift


Let Friendship Day Unite Us to Fight against COVID-19 Let Friendship Day Unite Us to Fight against COVID-19

In Bangladesh, India and some other countries, this day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.


India-Bangladesh partnership marked by path-breaking events in recent past India-Bangladesh partnership marked by path-breaking events

PM Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the Mujib Barsho celebrations highlighting the golden chapter that India and Bangladesh have scripted in their ties


Challenges of Promoting Quality Research in Public Universities Challenges of Promoting Quality Research in Public Universities

Of course, Globe Biotech researchers have claimed that they have been working on the vaccination


Climate Refugee Rehab Scheme: A Step Forward on Climate Change Climate Refugee Rehab Scheme: A Step Forward on Climate Change

Climate refugees have no choice other than to leaving their often rural homes, and they currently do not receive any protection from national and international law


Sajeeb Wazed Joy is a big dreamer, a wizard of youth Sajeeb Wazed Joy is a big dreamer, a wizard of youth

We all are a dreamer. Joy is also a dreamer like us. He also likes to dream. But, the difference is he knows how to turn dreams into reality


Sajeeb Wazed Joy: Peddler Of Youth's Dream – Digital Bangladesh Sajeeb Wazed Joy: Peddler Of Youth's Dream – Digital Bangladesh

He played a major role in bringing the Awami League to power in 2008, writes Wadia Ayshi


Sajeeb Wazed Joy and Digital Bangladesh Sajeeb Wazed Joy and Digital Bangladesh

This is really a strange coincidence that the birth of Bangladesh has lots of things in common with the birth of Joy and vice versa, writes Dr. Rashid Askari


Transit – New Dimension in Bangladesh-India Relationship Transit – New Dimension in Bangladesh-India Relationship

India has been trying to get a transit facility through Bangladesh using Chattogram and Mongla ports for many years


Resilience in Light of COVID-19: Climate Action on Road to COP26 Resilience in Light of COVID-19: Climate Action on Road to COP26

Historically, the global financial crisis in 2007-2008 highlighted the significance of ‘economic resilience’ for addressing the financial challenges


Revisiting Population Policy of Bangladesh Revisiting Population Policy of Bangladesh

Obviously, a large number of Bangladeshis, mostly semi-skilled and unskilled, migrate to Europe, America, Middle East and other regions of the world


Let’s Defeat Corona Virus Together Let’s Defeat Corona Virus Together

We must maintain social distance, keep ourselves clean, wash our hands frequently, wear a mask, regular exercise, and pray to God, writes Elizabeth Labanna Harney


COVID-19: Time to Rethink Governance Agenda COVID-19: Time to Rethink Governance Agenda

Recently, the Council of Europe experts have opined that COVID-19 is a test for democracies, and good governance is the key to success


Under pressure, expansionist China begins to wilt; India's strategic options Under pressure, expansionist China begins to wilt; India's strategic options

The US dispatched two modern aircraft carrier battle groups to the SCS area. It agreed to supply more sophisticated weapons and equipment to Taiwan


Natural Disasters during Pandemic: Double Blow for Bangladesh Natural Disasters during Pandemic: Double Blow for Bangladesh

Floods hit several north-western districts and it can spread over other parts of the country, as water levels of the rivers like the Teesta, the Brahmaputra and the Dharla marked rise, inundating fresh areas


Covid-19: Acid Test for Health Sector Covid-19: Acid Test for Health Sector

Increasing budgetary allocation for this sector is a common demand in Bangladesh


Our Economic Diplomacy and Reality Our Economic Diplomacy and Reality

Economic diplomacy has traditionally been defined as the decision-making, policy-making and advocating for a country’s business interests with other states


Bangladesh cried that day Bangladesh cried that day

The reason behind the siege of Sudhasadan by members of the army and law enforcers was for arresting Awami League president, Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina


COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons We Should Learn COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons We Should Learn

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

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