Tribute to Latifur Rahman: Two independent newspapers were his gifts to Bangladesh

He was an editor’s dream of an investor. But he turned out to be so much more. Yes, Matiur Rahman and I run the two papers -- Prothom Alo and The Daily Star respectively -- but it was he who made them happen, with his principles, integrity, courage, steadfastness, strength of character, and unswerving faith in independent media without which, he intuitively knew, that democracy could not flourish.

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Coronavirus Figures
All figures tallied daily at 6pm.
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Countries affected
188
Worst hit nation:
USA (2,636,538 cases)
Confirmed cases
149,258
10,498,090
Recovered cases
62,108
5,374,764
Deaths
1,888
511,851
All figures tallied daily at 6pm.
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center