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Govt doesn’t have 1975-81 coups info: Minister tells JS

Govt doesn’t have 1975-81 coups info: Minister tells JS

The government does not have concrete information regarding the coups that took place in the Bangladesh Army during 1975-’81, road transport and bridges minister told the parliament today. Ruling Awami League lawmaker AKM Jahangir Hossain, who placed the concerned question, expressed dissatisfaction at the ministry’s failure to provide the information. “The minister’s answer is dissatisfactory....

Editorial

Capitailising on Liberation War, Bangabandhu

MORE than 100 organisations have mushroomed all over the country over the last five years, most of them unregistered, that are shamelessly exploiting the name of the Liberation War, Bangabandhu and his family members. One is struck by the moral depravity of the people involved in this despicable businesswho will stop short of nothing for their personal gains.  What is particularly shocking, however, is the alleged involvement of some AL leaders in the process; they are the ones who, once...

'Parasites' feast on ruling AL

'Parasites' feast on ruling AL

They are parasites, as Obaidul Quader calls them. And true to their names, they are growing on others without any problem.  Over the past five years, scores of these “parasite” organisations have sprouted like mushrooms in the capital, with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his family members and the Liberation War tagged with their names.  Behind...

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam

Propaganda and the war crimes trial

Propaganda and the war crimes trial

Speaking at what could be their last meeting before facing his ultimate fate, war crimes convict Kamaruzzaman told his wife Tuesday that he was being “killed” because he was trying to establish Islam in the country. According to media reports, he said that he was sacrificing his life for the cause of Islam...

All verdicts to be executed

All verdicts to be executed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday once again vowed to complete the war crimes trial and execute all the verdicts to free the nation from stigma. The Awami League-led government had committed itself to trying war criminals, she said at a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital, adding, “We did it, despite threats from several quarters.” The ruling party organised the rally to mark the 39th Jail Killing Day in commemoration of the assassinations of four national leaders -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Capt M Mansur Ali and Quamruzzaman. Referring to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's oft-repeated anti-government movement, Hasina, president of the ruling Awami League, said, “I am urging her...

JAIL KILLING DAY

PM hopes to execute war crimes verdicts

PM hopes to execute war crimes verdicts

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the execution of war crimes trial verdicts has already stared and expressed hope to finish the process in her current tenure. “It was our commitment to the nation to execute the verdicts of the war crimes trials. We will execute all the verdicts and rid the nation of...

Re-Readings

Bengal's baul and his story

Bengal's baul and his story

MINAR Monsur demonstrated unquestionable courage when he first placed this compilation (Sheikh Mujib: Ekti Lal Golap, published by Shahitya Bilash) on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman before the country in 1979. And it was courage because of the dark nature of the times. Bangladesh was under its earliest spell of military rule. And just...

Tarique's new invective against Bangabandhu

Tarique's new invective against Bangabandhu

In a fresh attempt to belittle Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's contribution for the independence of Bangladesh, BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman has said Bangabandhu willingly surrendered to the Pakistan forces while Ziaur Rahman took over arms after the March 25 crackdown. Glorifying the role of his father, Ziaur Rahman, during the 1971 Liberation War and...

Chaos at BCL rally venue

Chaos at BCL rally venue

Two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) threw chairs to each other following an altercation over seating arrangement just before its rally began at Suhrawardi Uddyan in Dhaka this afternoon. BCL organised the programme commemorating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Fazilatunnesa. The chaos erupted between the BCL leaders and activists of Dhaka University and...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975. "Mushtaq (Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed) appointed Ziaur Rahman as army chief after August 15," the premier said posing a question how did he get such a big post if he had no relation...

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