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Will East Pakistan break away

Will East Pakistan break away

Will East Pakistan finally break away? A report by the Associated Press (AP) during the Liberation War in 1971. The war pitted East Pakistan (later joined by India) against West Pakistan, and... Khan declared: "Kill 3 million of them and the rest will eat out of our hands."

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India has announced immediate medical visa for patients from Bangladesh and other Saarc countries seeking treatment in India and three to five years’ visa for the businessmen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement at the 18th Saarc Summit that began in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu today. As per the announcement, a patient and one of...

Hasina meets Modi

Hasina meets Modi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is in a meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, this afternoon on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit. They meeting began at the City Hall around 3:30pm (Bangladesh time), Ashraful Alam Khokan, deputy press secretary to the prime minister, confirmed The Daily...

Interview: 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.

Interview: Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 2

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.

March 25, 1971

This documentary shows throughout the night between March 25 and 26, the Pakistan army killing Bangalees. All day on March 26, the killings went on.

Celebration of Victory

This video recorded on the very day of December 16, 1971 shows people in Dhaka are celebrating a victory after a nine-month deadly struggle  as the West Pakistan army surrendered to the Allied Forces.    

Scared of her guards, Modi’s wife files RTI plea

Scared of her guards, Modi’s wife files RTI plea

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben yesterday sought details through a Right to Information application about the security arrangements that she and other family members of the PM are entitled to as per protocol, reports The Times of India. Jashodaben Modi, who lives in Brahmanwada village near Unjha, sprung a surprise when she...

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence

Soon after the Pakistan army took over Dacca Betar Kendro in the early hours of March 26, 1971. The Pakistanis renamed the radio station "Radio Pakistan Dacca" and used it to announce martial law orders. The Pakistan army's attempt at silencing the voice of the Bengalis had begun. Bengalis, however, fought back. The war of Bangladesh's Liberation had begun. On the evening of that same day a small radio station started broadcasting defiantly in the face of the Pakistan military's bloody onslaught on the Bengalis. The clandestine radio station, located in Kalurghat, north of the city of Chittagong, declared to the world: "The Sheikh has declared the 75 million people...

'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained its women operatives in India and the wife of prime accused in Burdwan blast case was the chief trainer, detectives said yesterday. Fatema Begum, wife of detained JMB commander Sajid, and three others were arrested with explosives from the capital's Sadarghat area on Saturday, they added.  "Fatema was the chief trainer. She used to train the group's women at Burdwan's Shimulia madrasa which has only 50 students," Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam of Detective Branch told the press yesterday. The three other arrestees -- Abdullah Kazi, Isharat Ali Sheikh and Shawkat Sarder -- joined JMB between 2004 and 2005 and had links with Sajid, believed...

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