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 (2,686,587 cases)
Confirmed cases
152,277
10,708,247
Recovered cases
66,442
5,493,733
Deaths
1,926
516,472
All figures tallied daily at 6pm.
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center