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What makes the 7th March speech one of the best?

In 2017, UNESCO announced Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as one of the most historic speeches in the world, worthy of being enlisted in the "Memory of the World Register”. The significance of...

Sheikh Mujib: The evolution of a great leader

“My people love me,” is an oft-quoted remark of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In foreign press reports, the claim is sometimes treated with a touch of sneer, which is unfortunate, because the...

Extracts from editorials in 1993, ’94 and ’95 on Bangabandhu's murder

Since 1993, we had taken the editorial position that August 15 should be declared as the National Mourning Day and be observed officially as such. This position The Daily Star took when BNP was in...

March 7, 2021
March 7, 2021

What makes the 7th March speech one of the best?

In 2017, UNESCO announced Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech as one of the most historic speeches in the world, worthy of being enlisted in the "Memory of the World Register”. The significance of...

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Sheikh Mujib: The evolution of a great leader

“My people love me,” is an oft-quoted remark of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In foreign press reports, the claim is sometimes treated with a touch of sneer, which is unfortunate, because the...

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

In the shadow of a larger-than-life father

Interview with The Daily Star, 1992: On the occasion of Bangabandhu's 17th death anniversary, Sheikh Hasina talked to The Daily Star frankly about her childhood, about the way she learnt her...

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Towards a Consensus on Honouring Bangabandhu

Nations fall into deadly intellectual traps – and we seem to have a special knack for doing so at regular intervals – when they try to judge historical events in accordance with the political...

August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017

Extracts from editorials in 1993, ’94 and ’95 on Bangabandhu's murder

Since 1993, we had taken the editorial position that August 15 should be declared as the National Mourning Day and be observed officially as such. This position The Daily Star took when BNP was in...