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  • MARCH 5, 1971: Bangabandhu in command

    The Pakistan authorities and Yahya Khan's central government had virtually lost all control over East Pakistan, except in the cantonments, even without the declaration of independence.

  • MARCH 4, 1971: Radio, TV join struggle for freedom

    As the non-cooperation movement launched by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was on full-swing, the state-run Radio Pakistan in Dhaka started broadcasting as Dhaka Betar Kendra on March 4, 1971.

  • Anti-Liberation Role: Jamaat torn over apology question

    The rift between the young and senior leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami has widened further over renaming the party and apologising to the nation for its role during the Liberation War, say party insiders.

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    Friends of freedom: Michael Barnes funeral held in UK

    The funeral ceremony of Michael Barnes who is best known for his contribution and support to Liberation War in 1971, was held in West London on Thursday.

  • Blueprint for genocide

    The planning and execution of genocidal brutality in history is marked by efforts to wipe out traces of such acts but surprisingly,

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    MARCH 4, 1971: The movement in full swing

    The non-cooperation movement, launched by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Awami League on March 2nd, was on full-throttle now.

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    MARCH 3, 1971: 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 frustration, erupted like a volcano.

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    Verdict on 4 Noakhali ‘Razakars’ any day

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against four men from Noakhali for their alleged involvement in crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • 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 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

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