1971

The legacy of blood

Henry Kissinger is infamous in Bangladesh for allegedly terming the newly-independent country a “bottomless basket”, but this statement appears to be the least of his crimes against the people of...

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

Dhaka-Washington ties will flourish further in next 50 years, Biden writes to Hasina

US President Joe Biden has expressed optimism that Dhaka-Washington partnership would flourish further in the next 50 years and beyond.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

The legacy of blood

Henry Kissinger is infamous in Bangladesh for allegedly terming the newly-independent country a “bottomless basket”, but this statement appears to be the least of his crimes against the people of...

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

50 Years of the Concert for Bangladesh: How It Came to Be

The backstory of the concert scripted in the heavens.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

The Birangona in fiction: ‘1971’ and ‘Talaash’

In this addition to this series, following up on the previous installment’s focus on nonfiction narratives of Birangonas’s lives and experiences, we recall Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s '1971&...

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019

Mujibnagar Day observed

The Mujibnagar Day was observed through different programmes yesterday, recalling significant memories of the first government of Bangladesh.

March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019

Indira vows support for Bangalees

With the end of March, the month in which the flames of freedom were ignited, came the beginning of the 1971 Liberation War.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

Pakistan army kills many in Rangpur

On this day in 1971, the ruthless Pakistan army opened fire in the in the surrounding areas of Rangpur Cantonment, killing many innocent civilians.

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

War Crimes in Netrakona: 'Pack of wolves' gets death

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday sentenced five Netrakona men, including a local Awami League leader, to death for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the...

March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019

Global help sought thru' Betar Kendra

On this day in 1971, the curfew in Dhaka city was eased from 7:00am to 4:00pm.

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

Yesterday, once more!

The title of this column is borrowed from a very popular song from many years ago which we used to hum all the time. It was a