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The day history was made

Every moment of this day is vivid in my memory. January 10, 1972, the day Bangabandhu came back from prison to his freed motherland—to the nation which he had led to victory and independence, but...

Bangabandhu’s strategy and our independence

India and China are two neighbouring nations. Both countries gained independence from colonial powers around the same time – India in 1947, and China in 1949.

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bKash wins Best Brand award for third time in a row

Leading mobile financial service provider bKash has won the Best Brand award for the third time in a row that was given depending on the results of a consumer survey conducted by the Bangladesh...

‘I regret that Pakistan has still not formally apologised’

In conversation with Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History and Director of Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University, USA

1971: Some fragments of memory

For a couple of months after the 1970 elections everything seemed simple and straightforward.

How nationalist imaginaries were reconstituted in 1971

It was March 1971, some day between the 7th and the 25th. I was a student of class ten, listening with amazement to the subversive language flying among the crowd gathered in front of General Post...

A Squirrel’s Tale

All of you know about the squirrel from the Ramayana, who rolled himself on the sand at the Indian seashore and then dipped into the Indian Ocean, to shed the sand off its body on the presumption...

The War of Liberation and my humble participation

During a lifespan of more than 80 years, I have had the opportunity to experience a lot of extraordinary events. But there cannot be a parallel to what I saw and felt, sometimes I acted and reacted...

Remembering our martyred intellectuals

Over the last 49 years, we have observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day annually, realising more and more the significance of the damage that the enemy caused to our nation. What sort of an enemy...

Committed to providing quality diabetes care

Evercare Hospital Dhaka is the only JCI-accredited 425-bed super-specialty hospital in Bangladesh. It is one of the best multi-specialty hospitals in the country for providing round-the-clock...

Japan's SoftBank to buy 20% stakes of bKash

Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corporation is going to buy 20 per cent stakes of bKash, one the largest mobile financial service providers in Bangladesh.

Walk the talk

The government of Bangladesh decided to close all the educational institutions, like many other countries, as part of preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.