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  • 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

    Govt publishes list of 10,789 Razakars

    The government has published a list of 10,789 Razakars who collaborated with the Pakistani occupation forces during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

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    Razakars’ list may be out on Dec 16

    The government is going to publish the names of 11,000 Razakars who had been on Pakistan payroll and collaborated with the Pakistan occupation army in mass killings and carrying out atrocities against freedom fighters during the Liberation War.

  • War crimes: Evidence found against 3 AL men

    Investigators of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) have found evidence against three Awami League men over their alleged involvement in crimes committed during the country’s Liberation War.

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    Verdict on Rajshahi ‘war criminal’ any day

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against a Rajshahi man for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • 1971 Bangladesh Genocide

    Int’l community urged to recognise genocide of ’71

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 says the global community should recognise the genocide happened in Bangladesh during the Liberation War so that such crimes do not recur.

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    Death for 5 Netrokona war criminals

    International Crimes Tribunal-1 has handed death to five war criminals from Netrokona upon conviction in war crimes of 1971.

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    Liberation War: More foreign friends to be recognised

    After a pause of six years, the government will once again formally honour foreign personalities and institutions who stood by Bangladesh during its War of Independence in 1971.

  • Nation observes one-minute 'blackout' marking 'Genocide Day'

    For the third successive year, the nation observed a one-minute 'blackout' programme on Monday night, marking the 'Genocide Day'.

  • Digital map highlighting torture centres

    Digital map highlighting torture centres and mass graveyards

    For the first time in Bangladesh, a digital map has been developed pinpointing torture centres and mass graveyards to expose the magnitude of the genocide carried out by the Pakistan occupation army during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Yahya in town

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

  • 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.

  • Artistic way to recall 1971

    Craftsman Dhananjoy Roy has turned his thatched hut in a remote village of Nilphamari into a mini Liberation War museum.

  • The tigress of Sundarbans

    A rifle slung on her back, grenades stashed in her pockets, and a five-month-old baby in her arms was how freedom fighters in the Sundarbans witnessed as Khurshid Jahan joined them in the Liberation War in 1971.

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    Crimes Against Humanity in 1971: 5 Patuakhali men get death penalty

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday found five Patuakhali men guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 and sentenced them to death.

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    War Crimes: Verdict on 5 Patuakhali men today

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver its verdict in a case filed against five Patuakhali men for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Bangladesh High Court orders Freedom Fighters' minimum age

    HC questions legality of FF’s minimum age

    The High Court questions the legality of the freedom fighters’ minimum age, 12 years and six months, fixed by the government earlier in January this year.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda's Zia Orphanage Trust Corruption case full verdict released

    Demeaning war martyrs: Khaleda denied bail

    Now in jail for about six months, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been denied bail in a case filed over demeaning Liberation War martyrs.

  • 1971 War Crimes: BNP leader arrested in Habiganj

    Law enforcers arrested a BNP leader in Habiganj town yesterday, hours after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 issued an arrest warrant against him in a war crimes case.

  • Religious Politics and Communal Harmony in Bangladesh: A Recent Impasse

    BCL leader files sedition case against CU teacher

    A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Chittagong filed a sedition case against a teacher of Chittagong University today for allegedly making derogatory observations about Liberation War and Bangabandhu, in an article.

  • Mymensingh Razakar Riaz Uddin verdict

    Mymensingh Razakar gets death for war crimes

    The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) sentences Riaz Uddin Fakir of Mymensingh to death for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

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    MARCH 30, 1971: Pakistan air force bombs Kalurghat radio station

    The month of March was near the end. But the barbarity of the Pakistan army was nowhere close to the finish line. It only got worse.

  • Nation observing Genocide Day

    The nation is observing the 'Genocide Day' in a somber mood today, commemorating the brutalities and cowardly attacks carried out by the Pakistani occupation forces on the unarmed Bangalees on the black night of March 25 in 1971.

  • Memoirs of 1971

    Memoirs of '71

    She was the first woman in her village Boro Tajpur to have completed matriculation and move to Kolkata for pursuing higher education. When the everyday commute to the heart of Kolkata and got too difficult, her family a decided to send her to Dhaka to stay with her brother Abdul Bari and continue her college education. A decision that changed her life, forever!

  • 'War crimes evidence found against 3 Habiganj men'

    Investigation agency have found evidence against three Habiganj men including a former upazila-level Awami League leader over their alleged involvement in crimes during the country’s Liberation War.

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    MARCH 7, 1971: The thunder roars

    The stage was set, the podium standing tall and ready and the microphones were switched on, waiting to echo the strong voice of the

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    MARCH 6, 1971: Tension builds up as March 7 rally nears

    With people of East Pakistan roaring for the declaration of independence, the suspense of what was to come on the March 7 rally grew. And with it, grew the angst and violence of the Pakistan government.

  • MARCH 2, 1971: First flag flies

    March 2, 1971 -- a historic day when Bangladesh announced its imminent arrival to the world by waving its flag for the

  • Islampur Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity

    In search of her roots

    Her expression began to change as soon as she stepped into the Missionaries of Charity at Islampur in Old Dhaka on Christmas morning. The colourful Christmas decor of the premises could hardly draw her attention.

  • A walk through the Liberation War Museum

    Visitors now can learn about the glorious Liberation War of 1971 at much wider spectrum as the Liberation War Museum has been shifted from its old building at Shegunbagicha to its new premises in Agargaon of Dhaka.

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    Bijoy Itihash app to display country's glorious history

    Innovative app "Bijoy Itihash", which would display the glorious historical events that led to the emergence of independent Bangladesh in 1971, is launched.