1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

Ashik Chowdhury's record skydive from 41,000 feet!

In an exclusive interview, Star Lifestyle spoke with Ashik Chowdhury – fresh from his breath-taking skydive and ready to take on new adventures.

Victory Day special / Actor Sohel Rana recalls heroic days of Liberation War

Sohel Rana, the celebrated actor of the golden era and a valiant freedom fighter, recently shared his vivid memories of the 1971 Liberation War, highlighting the fear, bravery, and overwhelming joy of victory. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, Rana reflected on his role as a student leader, his involvement in politics influenced by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and his experiences on the battlefield.

When the message of Bangladesh’s liberation travelled on two wheels

Jamal Hasan and his three teammates decided to go on a goodwill mission for the fledgling state to thank the people of the world for supporting their Liberation War.

War in the waters: Looking back at Operation Jackpot, 1971

Operation Jackpot was the first—and allegedly best—campaign of naval commandos during the Liberation War of 1971, a deadly blow against the Pakistani invasion forces carried out on August 16, 1971.

Remembering my teacher Dr Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta

On the fateful night of March 25, 1971, Prof Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta was dragged out of his university flat and shot repeatedly on the back by the Pakistan Army.

BOOK REVIEW: FICTION / Family of feelings: Iffat Nawaz's 'Shurjo's Clan'

Part memoir, part magical realism, this is a story about identity and the idea of home.

Full list of martyred intellectuals likely before March 26 next year

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said he is hopeful that the full list of intellectuals will be published before March 26 next year.

Kissinger who called Bangladesh 'basket case' says US role in 1971 was a 'misjudgment'

Bangladesh is set to mark tomorrow the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the United States that had tilted towards Pakistan in 1971 while a key US policymaker at that time, Henry Kissinger, later called the stance “a case history of political misjudgment”.

High Commission of India launches Bangla edition of book, 'Operation X'

On November 8, the High Commission of India hosted a book launching ceremony wherein the Bangla version of Operation X (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2019) was unveiled.

May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024

Ashik Chowdhury's record skydive from 41,000 feet!

In an exclusive interview, Star Lifestyle spoke with Ashik Chowdhury – fresh from his breath-taking skydive and ready to take on new adventures.

December 15, 2023
December 15, 2023

Actor Sohel Rana recalls heroic days of Liberation War

Sohel Rana, the celebrated actor of the golden era and a valiant freedom fighter, recently shared his vivid memories of the 1971 Liberation War, highlighting the fear, bravery, and overwhelming joy of victory. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, Rana reflected on his role as a student leader, his involvement in politics influenced by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and his experiences on the battlefield.

May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023

When the message of Bangladesh’s liberation travelled on two wheels

Jamal Hasan and his three teammates decided to go on a goodwill mission for the fledgling state to thank the people of the world for supporting their Liberation War.

April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023

War in the waters: Looking back at Operation Jackpot, 1971

Operation Jackpot was the first—and allegedly best—campaign of naval commandos during the Liberation War of 1971, a deadly blow against the Pakistani invasion forces carried out on August 16, 1971.

March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023

Remembering my teacher Dr Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta

On the fateful night of March 25, 1971, Prof Jyotirmoy Guhathakurta was dragged out of his university flat and shot repeatedly on the back by the Pakistan Army.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

Family of feelings: Iffat Nawaz's 'Shurjo's Clan'

Part memoir, part magical realism, this is a story about identity and the idea of home.

December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

Full list of martyred intellectuals likely before March 26 next year

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said he is hopeful that the full list of intellectuals will be published before March 26 next year.

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

Kissinger who called Bangladesh 'basket case' says US role in 1971 was a 'misjudgment'

Bangladesh is set to mark tomorrow the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the United States that had tilted towards Pakistan in 1971 while a key US policymaker at that time, Henry Kissinger, later called the stance “a case history of political misjudgment”.

November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021

High Commission of India launches Bangla edition of book, 'Operation X'

On November 8, the High Commission of India hosted a book launching ceremony wherein the Bangla version of Operation X (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2019) was unveiled.

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 Bangladesh.

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