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Bangabandhu

Send back killer of Bangabandhu

Dhaka yesterday reiterated its call to Washington for immediate repatriation of a self-confessed killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and another convicted war criminal. It also called for signing a bilateral extradition treaty agreeing to deport wanted criminals in each other's captivity. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam made the call when newly appointed US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat met him at the foreign ministry. Meeting sources said Shahriar prominently discussed the issue of sending back Rashed Chowdhury,...

Birangonas recognised as freedom fighter

Birangonas recognised as freedom fighter

The parliament today passed a proposal to include Birangonas in the list of freedom fighters. Monirul Islam, lawmaker from Jessore-2 constituency placed the proposal before the House which passed it through voice votes. The parliament however rejected another lawmaker's proposal to rename Birangona as Birkonya. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq told the House that...

Arrest warrant for SC lawyer Tuhin Malik

Arrest warrant for SC lawyer Tuhin Malik

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant against Supreme Court lawyer Tuhin Malik in a defamation case filed for his derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu as he failed to appear before it. Metropolitan Magistrate Shamsul Arefin passed the order saying that Malik violated the court’s December 9 order asking him to appear before it today. Golam Rabbani, international affairs deputy secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League Central Committee, filed two cases with Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka on December 9 bringing defamation and sedition charges against him. Accepting both the cases, the judge summoned the lawyer asking him to appear before it today in the defamation suit. The court asked Shahabagh police to submit...

Bangabandhu's homecoming day today

Bangabandhu's homecoming day today

The nation observes today the historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh after over nine and a half months' confinement in a Pakistan jail. Millions of people had gathered at Tejgaon Airport to give a hearty welcome to Bangabandhu when he arrived there from New Delhi on a British Airways flight at 1:41pm. Upon his return, he termed his homecoming "a journey from darkness to light". Pakistan army had arrested the architect of the country's independence from his Dhanmondi residence on March 25, 1971 -- the night the occupation forces unleashed one of history's most heinous genocide campaigns...

PM talks tough against maligning Bangabandhu

PM talks tough against maligning Bangabandhu

Issuing a stern warning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said those who are making disparaging remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will not be spared. "People know the country’s history very well…..kulangars (black sheep) are uttering derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu. They won’t be spared. People will certainly bring them to justice," she said. The premier said this while holding separate meetings with leaders of Gopalganj district, and Tungipara and Kotalipara upazila units of Awami League. Hasina held the meetings with the AL leaders at Bangabandhu's house after placing a wreath and offering Fateha and munajat at the mazar of Bangabandhu here. PM's Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhury briefed reporters after the meetings. Shameem said...

Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971. Also watch Part 2

Maligning Bangabandhu

4 more cases filed against Tarique

Following the three of Thursday and Sunday, another four defamation cases were filed against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman yesterday of which two saw issuance of warrants for his arrest while a third summon to appear in court on January 28 next year for terming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “big Razakar”. Meanwhile, demanding that he be brought back to the country and punished, Muktijoddha Central Command Council and its Chittagong unit organised rallies and formed human chains before the...

Maligning Bangabandhu

Tarique asked to apologise to nation

A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday 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." Tarique has damaged the history of independence and the ideology and spirit of the Liberation War through the comments, Advocate Momtazuddin Ahmed Mehedi said in the notice. “You have established yourself as talkative, stupid, immature, and precocious by making such an indecent statement devoid of political etiquette....

Tarique this time calls Bangabandhu a razakar

Tarique this time calls Bangabandhu a razakar

In another outrageous comment on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman termed him “a big Razakar” for having banned the Awami League after the liberation of Bangladesh. "The Awami League claims that it's a pro-liberation party but Sheikh Mujib himself banned it having labeled it a party of thieves. So Sheikh Mujib himself is a big Razakar for doing something like this," Tarique said at a programme on Monday in London. Although the Awami League existed during the war, it's not necessarily a pro-liberation party and it is clear to all like daylight that Sheikh Mujib and his family had no contribution in the 1971 Liberation War; the...

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