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Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Tarique asked to apologise for calling Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

Tarique asked to apologise for calling Bangabandhu ‘Razakar’

A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman asking him to apologise unconditionally to the nation for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “Razakar, murderer and Pakbandhu" (friend of Pakistan). Advocate Momtazuddin Ahmed Mehedi sent the notice saying that Tarique reportedly told at a BNP meeting in...

Nation observing 44th Victory Day

Nation observing 44th Victory Day

The 44th Victory Day of Bangladesh is being observed today with due solemnity and rich tributes paid to the martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971. The day commenced with a 31-gun salute followed by rich tributes of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at National Mausoleum in Savar in the early...

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

“Freedom in the Air”, an online repository of the Liberation War with rare video footage including documentaries, exclusive video interviews; rarely seen images, articles, stories and documents, and newspaper clippings can be accessed from today at The Daily Star website, www.thedailystar.net/freedom-in-the-air. The website was launched yesterday jointly by the newspaper and Grameenphone in the capital's...

Pakistani journalists recall horror of atrocities in Dhaka

Pakistani journalists recall horror of atrocities in Dhaka

The creation of Bangladesh is one of the most sensitive and tragic chapters in the history of Pakistan. While the trauma of partition may now be behind us, stories of 1971 still raise hackles among anyone who lived through that era. While there are two, very forceful narratives on what exactly happened, history is...

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Victory: Pakistan army surrenders to allied forces

Pakistan Army Eastern Commander Lt. General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi surrendered unconditionally on behalf of his 93,000 Pakistan troops at a public ceremony at Dhaka Ramna Race Course (now Suhrawardy Uddyan) to the Bangladesh and Indian joint command on December 16, 1971 after nine-month-long bloody war. It was decided that General Jagjit Singh...

Book Review

One book tells it all

One book tells it all

In the words of the author and Harvard educated Princeton Professor Gary J Bass, “This book is about how two of the world’s great democracies—the United States and India—faced up to one of the most terrible humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. The slaughter in what is now Bangladesh stands as one of the cardinal moral challenges of recent history, although today it is far more familiar to South Asians than to Americans. It had a monumental impact on India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—almost a sixth of humanity in 1971. In the dark annals of modern cruelty, it ranks as bloodier than Bosnia and by some accounts in the same...

War Calendar: Chronology of events taking place during 1971

Here is a chronology of events that took place since January 1 to December 31, 1971. Besides research by our own team, we received the gracious cooperation of Liberation War Museum (LWM), which provided us its whole chronicle of 1971 events. Visit LWM website here: http://www.liberationwarmuseum.org

09/01/1972

Mujib freed from house arrest

Mujib freed from house arrest

Also watch Bangabandhu briefs media in London Jan 8, 1972

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