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Rescue of Rohingyas by Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Coast Guard recently rescued 396 Rohingya people who had been at sea for weeks and attempting to reach Malaysia. About the Incident The Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 396 Rohingya people from the sea. They had been trying to reach the Malaysian coast by boat. Of the original passengers, nearly 50 had died during ..

Bangladesh’s Coronavirus Test Kit

The government of Bangladesh has approved the production of a low cost test kit based on rapid blot dot technique for detecting COVID-19 infections. About the Test Kit The test kit was developed by Gono Shasthaya Kendra of Bangladesh. It works based on the ‘rapid blot dot’ technique instead of the standard rRT PCR based ..

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

2020 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Yet the celebrations in Bangladesh were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is considered as Bangladesh’s ‘Jatir Pit’ (Father of the Nation). He was also conferred the title of ‘Bangabandhu’, meaning Friend of the Bengal. He was the first President of ..

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary celebrated on March 17

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, also known as Bangabandhu was the Founder President of independent nation of Bangladesh. He led the movement against the Pakistani rulers in the then East Pakistan, which led to the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. His birth centenary was celebrated on March 17, this year in Bangladesh and across the world. The ..

Joy Bangla

The High Court of Bangladesh has ordered the government to use ‘Joy Bangla’ as the national slogan. The slogan has its origins in the 1971 Liberation War. Origin The slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ was taken from a poem, ‘Purna Abhinandan’, written in 1922 by Kazi Nazrul Islam. It was also the war cry used by Mukti ..

‘Joy Bangla’ becomes Bangladesh’s national slogan

The High Court of Bangladesh has recently ruled that ‘Joy Bangla’ will be the national slogan of Bangladesh. The Court also asked the authorities to take appropriate steps to make all the people in constitutional posts, state officials, teachers and students use ‘Joy Bangla’. The Court has asked the government to submit the compliance report ..

7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

Bangladesh observed the anniversary of the historic 7th March Speech of its founding President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. About the Speech The historic speech was delivered by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The speech was a de facto declaration of Bangladesh’s independence from ..

BRAC tops the rankings of top-500 global NGOs

As per the recent rankings of top-500 global NGOs published by the Geneva-based organization NGO Adviser, the Bangladesh-based NGO BRAC has secured the first position for the fifth consecutive year. BRAC is an international development organization which was founded by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972, after Bangladesh came into existence as an independent nation ..