1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh

March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019

Massacre lost from pages of history

It was during breakfast time when Nasiman Bewa, a resident of Dogachhi village in Pabna sadar upazila, heard the sound of gunfire invading the usual tranquillity in the air.

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.

December 30, 2017
December 30, 2017

A Briton with a Bangladeshi Heart

In 1960, British citizen and graduate Lucy Helen Frances Holt left the land of her birth and travelled to then East Pakistan to pursue

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Nizami's end

Nizami was the highest ranking Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader to be hanged for crimes against humanity in 1971. With his execution, the stigma that we had been carrying for the last 45 years has been removed.

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

SC to hear Nizami’s review plea next week

The Supreme Court will hear next week the petition filed by war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami seeking review of its judgement that upheld his death penalty for his wartime offences.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

Unfinished agenda of the Liberation War

Forty five years ago, at zero hour on March 26, 1971, Pakistan Army launched one of the most heinous genocides in human history which could put Halaku and Hitler to shame due to the scale of the carnage.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

1971: Our war, their battles

In 1971, during Bangladesh's Liberation War, much of the action was confined to the territory of Bangladesh, but there were battles being fought in locations many oceans away.

February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016

14-party human chain on Feb 15

Ruling 14-party alliance will stage a human chain in Dhaka on February 15, protesting Pakistan’s denial of 1971 war atrocities and BNP chief Khaleda’s statement on the number of war martyrs.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

Law to try people for undermining 1971 war ‘planned’

The government plans to formulate a law to punish the errant people for undermining the country’s Liberation War.

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

’71 war hero Jacob laid to rest

Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lt Gen (retd) JFR Jacob, who died in India yesterday, is buried in New Delhi amidst an outpour of grief and emotions.