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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....

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...

Hasina out to portray Bangladesh as a 'militant state': Tarique

Hasina out to portray Bangladesh as a 'militant state': Tarique

BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman has alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to portray militant Bangladesh. He made the allegation at a discussion on late president and BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at York Hall in East London, UK yesterday. "Whenever Hasina is in power, she tries to portray Bangladesh as a militant state. This...

Judge impeachment bill placed in JS

Judge impeachment bill placed in JS

The constitutional amendment bill to restore the parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges for misconduct or incapacity was placed in parliament this evening. Law Minister Anisul Huq placed the bill in the parliament amid full support of main opposition Jatiya Party lawmakers. The bill was sent to the parliament standing committee on law ministry...

36th founding anniversary of BNP today

Bangladesh Nationalist Party celebrates its 36th founding anniversary today. On this very day in 1978, late president Ziaur Rahman floated the party. To mark the day, BNP has scheduled elaborate programmes including discussion meetings, hoisting party flags at its offices across the country, and placing wreaths on the grave of the BNP founder. This is the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1991 that BNP is observing its founding anniversary when it is neither in power nor in parliament. BNP...

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...

Zia being accused of Bangabandhu murder to divert attention: Fakhrul

Zia being accused of Bangabandhu murder to divert attention: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam today said the prime minister is accusing BNP founder Ziaur Rahman of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder to divert people's attention. "Everybody knows Awami League leader Khandaker Mostaque Ahmed was involved in Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing. But, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is accusing Ziaur Rahman intending to...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the incidents of August 15, 1975 in which Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated. "Col Faruque (one of the killers of Bangabandhu) said that Bangabandhu was so popular that there was no way without killing Bangabandhu. They went...

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August 15: * Early in the morning, some disgruntled army officers lead the pre-planned attack to assassinate and overthrow President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. They start firing indiscriminately on his residence at Dhanmondi 32. * Bangabandhu phones army chief General KM Shafiullah and says, "Shafiullah, your forces have attacked my house. Perhaps they have already killed Kamal. Send forces quickly". * Shafiullah rings his deputy General Ziaur Rahman and chiefs of two other services to mobilise troops to help the president. It...

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