1971

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

March 23, 2019
March 23, 2019

Dhaka adorned with red-green

On this day in 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman raised the Bangladesh flag, to the cheers of a crowd gathered on the road outside his Dhanmondi residence.

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

The sixth meeting

After holding a meeting with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Pakistan president Yahya Khan postponed the March 25 session of the National Assembly saying it was deferred to create unity among...

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

Dhaka city sees wave of protests

On the 20th day of the agitation movement, Dhaka city was riding on a wave of freedom crazed processions chanting slogans -- “Joy Bangla” and “Joy Bangabandhu”.

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

Situation gets even more critical

The situation in what was then East Pakistan, and is now Bangladesh, was getting more critical by the day.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

Yahya in town

On this day in 1971, all offices and businesses remained shut in continuation of a peaceful movement.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Songs of freedom

A nation waited with bated breaths days before Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's soon-to-be historic rally to be held at Race Course ground.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Dhaka turns a city of processions

After the shocking declaration of suspension of parliamentary session sine die by President Yahya Khan on March 1, 1971, the country, which has long been waiting to spew out its years-long...