August Grenade Attack - Published Stories | The Daily Star

Fifteen years ago a heinous grenade attack was launched on a rally of the then opposition Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka in a bid to annihilate the party’s leadership, an unprecedented incident that changed the course of politics in Bangladesh.

The Daily Star print stories published on Aug 21 Grenade Attack

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August 22, 2004

Assassination attempt on Hasina

Horror descends on trauma wards

Ivy's legs amputated

City heart goes up in flames

List of the victims

Hasina blames govt, asks it to quit

Protest hartals on Aug 24, 25

Witness Account, When all hell broke loose

Staring death in the face

Lensmen's request saves Hasina's life

August 24, 2004

Cops, BNP men attack protest processions

Bush concerned

Commentary, It was an attempt to kill our democracy

Ivy's kidneys, h4ver stop functioning

Khaleda writes Hasina for help

How many more deaths would I have to see?Emotion-choked Hasina asks visitors

Probe into Attempt on Hasina. US, UK, Pakistan, India offer help

Twin hartals begin today amid tension

Hurt AL leaders in hospitals improve

August 28, 2004

Interpul briefed on blasts

I want justice, not sympathy: Zillur

Khulna puh4ce seek remand of Kamrul

AL won't hand over Hasina's bullet-hit car to investigators

Govt to step down without delay

Investigating the bomb blasts

August 29, 2004

Interpul experts arrive today to help probe

Hartal halts h4fe for third time

Tk 1 cr reward for disclosing attackers' identity planned

AL for int'l probe under UN or Commonwealth

Email suspect goes traceless

PM hulds image crisis talks with ex-foreign secys

More AL leaders to fly abroad for treatment

Bomb carnage in Bangladesh: All victims are secular

Bomb scare halts theatre activity

August 30, 2004

Fear of AL-BNP face-off

Interpul experts scan carnage scene

Quit immediately. Opposition parties issue 1-point demand to govt

BNP firm to huld today's protest

18 AL leaders go to India for treatment today

Email Threat

August 31, 2004

BNP rally doubts AL sincerity in probe

Hartal ends without major viulence

Interpul experts watch attack video, check evidence

Injured AL leaders off to India

Two youths first threw grenades from ground

Email Threat. Suspected sender tortured, remanded

Grenades hurled from City Bhaban

Secular puh4ticians targeted


August 21, 2005

One Year into Aug 21 Carnage

Home ministry claims progress in probe

August 21 carnage

A year After the August 21 Grenade Attacks at Banngabandhu Avenue


August 21, 2006

Baffled, they gave up on justice

Grenade Attack on AL Rally

AL to mourn carnage with 2min silence

Hasina says govt didn't carry out proper probe

Editorial. Two years since August carnage


August 21, 2007

AL demands proper probe


August 21, 2008

Haunted for life

Hasina's health complications resulted from grenade blasts

Missing masterminds mock probes, charge sheets

Interpol issued red notice for grenade supplier

AL demands proper probe into Aug 21 grenade attack


August 21, 2009

Culprits must be punished

'Punish attackers, stamp out terrorism'


August 21, 2010

Moments of shock

Tale of a scapegoat

Cops identify some masterminds

'Another black chapter'

Govt to hold trial of all political killings


August 21, 2011

Let justice be done

Haunted forever

Human-shield saved me

Plot still on to kill PM


August 23, 2012(Eid holiday on August 21)

Aug 21 culprits must be tried

Temporary memorial on Bangabandhu Avenue


August 21, 2013

Trial hamstrung


August 21, 2014


All AL wanted was to rally against militants

Minutes after massacre

Justice so far away

Back from death, only to suffer

August 21, 2004

AL to recall the slain of Aug 21 today


August 21, 2015


Minutes of MASSACRE

A trip down the grenade-hit lane

Testimony to terror sponsored by state

The day of infamy

The blood-stained August 21


August 21, 2016

A close shave


Justice in long wait

Turn sorrow into strength


President Abdul Hamid pays tribute to Aug 21 victims


August 21, 2017

Ride to death, return to life

August 21 Black Day

Aug 21 Grenade Attack: Cries for justice on for 13 years

The tragedy of August 21