US Independence Day: A message from Ambassador Earl R Miller

Our economic partnership is strong and growing. American companies are proud to contribute to Bangladesh’s development, from innovations in agriculture, to advances in clean energy, to providing world-class airplanes and locomotives As the United States celebrates 245 years of independence, let me convey my heartfelt best wishes to the people of Bangladesh and my fellow […]

OP-ED: Productivity and Bangladesh – 50 years after independence

OP-ED: Productivity and Bangladesh - 50 years after independence

The transformation is also visible in terms of output Over time and across countries, differences in living standards ultimately come down to the differences in productivity. Productivity growth in developing countries, in turn, reflect two processes:structural changes in the economy; and adoption of new technologies and better practices from more advanced economies (the so-called ‘catch […]

Pledge on the Golden Jubilee of Independence

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Khushi Kabir, Chairperson, ALRD and Coordinator, Nijera Kori The topic of today’s discussion is critical. The majority of our population is still dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. In our journey towards self-sufficiency in food production and food sovereignty, agriculture will play a central role. Women’s contribution to these sectors has to be recognised. Women […]

OP-ED: The next 50 years

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What will Bangladesh look like in 2071? How would you translate the phrase “Bangladesh chirojeebi hok?” It could be “Long live Bangladesh.” It could also be “May Bangladesh exist forever.” Whichever we pick, our intention is to see our country prosper, grow its importance on the global stage, and house happy and solvent citizens. At […]

50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE: Voice of the young generation

50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE: Voice of the young generation

Amid escalating number of cases of COVID-19, Bangladesh has celebrated the 50th anniversary of independence with 10-day long festivities. On this occasion, today’s youth from different professional and ideological backgrounds reflected on the last decades and talked about their expectation from the country with New Age Youth Bangladesh is celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence […]

50 years of independence: Int’l community lauds Bangladesh’s remarkable progress

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Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission to the UN celebrates golden jubilee of independence Representatives of the UN and its member states have lauded the remarkable progress of Bangladesh saying it has made tremendous strides over the past five decades and become a development miracle. They came up with the recognition during the celebration of the Golden Jubilee […]

Born in war, Bangladesh marks 50 years of independence

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Shafiqul Islam was studying business at Dhaka College in 1971 when a bloody and brutal war for independence ravaged Bangladesh. After undergoing guerrilla training in India, he returned to fight against Pakistani soldiers. “It was a time of total destruction,” he said. “Our bridges and roads were destroyed, our women were raped, […]

Golden jubilee of independence and Bangladesh’s economic revolution

Golden jubilee of independence and Bangladesh’s economic revolution

Under the strong leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, we got our cherished freedom. Bangabandhu and Bangladesh are inseparable. If Bangabandhu had not been born, Bangladesh would not have been born. The 50th year of independence and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu are undoubtedly a beacon of hope for the Bengali nation. Much of Bangabandhu’s […]

Bangabandhu was a ‘true friend’ of Russia, says Foreign Minister Lavrov

Bangabandhu was a ‘true friend’ of Russia, says Foreign Minister Lavrov

“Russia remembers Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as an outstanding political figure and a devoted fighter for the freedom and happiness of his people and the true friend of our country,” he said in a video message. The message was broadcast at a programme in Dhaka on Friday to celebrate Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee […]

Bangabandhu will be in hearts of those who yearn for democracy, freedom: Solih

Bangabandhu will be in hearts of those who yearn for democracy, freedom: Solih

He joined the celebrations of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence at the National Parade Ground in Dhaka on the opening day of the 10-day programmes on Wednesday. Describing him as one of the “giants of South Asian history”, Solih said Bangabandhu’s action was “pivotal in securing an independent destiny for […]