1971 Bangladesh Liberation War

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.

THE BIRTH OF BANGLADESH IN BOOKS / 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.

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.

December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

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.

August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018

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.

August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018

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.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

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.

July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018

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.

May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

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.

May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018

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.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

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.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

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.

March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018

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.