Bangabandhu | The Daily Star
  • March 5, 1971: Bangabandhu in command

    Even without the declaration of independence of Bangladesh, the authority of Pakistan and the central government of General Yahya Khan had not only virtually lost all control over East Pakistan, except in the cantonments, but was on the brink of paralysis due to the non-cooperation movement led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Liberation War martyrs


    In a doa mahfil for the Liberation War martyrs in Gopalpur upazila of Tangail yesterday, a madrasa principal sought heaven for the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Stay alert against anti-liberation forces: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the countrymen to remain alert so that the anti-liberation forces and the people, who misinterpret the history of Liberation War, cannot come to power again.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    ‘Commission to identify people behind Bangabandhu murder’

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says the government is planning to form a commission to identify the people who were behind the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members on August 15, 1975.

  • The fugitive killers of Bangabandhu

    We have been hearing that diplomatic efforts are ongoing to bring back the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But we still have not been able to bring them back. Why this delay? We are frustrated at this failure of our diplomatic efforts.

  • Nation Mourns: In tears, in prayers

    Yesterday, the road that leads to the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Dhanmondi-32 was dotted with posters

  • In pain, in anger

    It was not dawn yet.It was not dawn yet. At House 677 on Road 32 in Dhanmondi, a contingent of security personnel comprised of police and army was on duty at the residence of President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • let the legacy of Bangabandhu guide us

    As we observe the 42nd anniversary of Bangabandhu's most cruel and gruesome murder we are humbled by the memory of the man

  • Bangladesh football team

    Bangabandhu Gold Cup pushed back

    The Bangabandhu Gold Cup will get underway from the third week of April with the participation of six nations, the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) confirmed yesterday.

  • Shame darker than the night

    It was around 3:00am of August 15, 1975. Preparations for carrying out a barbaric assassination were almost done. Major Syed Faruk Rahman, one of the masterminds of the massacre, was sitting on a stool in front of the lancer unit headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment. An operation map was open on his knees. Execution of which would send a massive blow to the newly independent Bangladesh. Major Khandaker Abdur Rashid, another mastermind, was standing beside him.

  • Dinajpur court orders arrest for Tarique

    A Dinajpur court issues arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a case filed for his derogatory remarks against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2014.

  • Into The 46th Year of Independence

    The nation celebrates the 45th Independence and National Day today to pay tributes to the martyrs and valiant sons of the land who laid down their lives for the country's independence.

  • 'I have no way of going anywhere'

    March 23, 1971 was an extraordinary day. It had always been observed as Pakistan's Republic Day. And yet this time in 1971, something different happened. Instead of the green and white flags with a crescent and a star of Pakistan, green flags with a red disc with the map of East Pakistan in golden colour superimposed, fluttered atop all buildings in Dhaka.

  • Conspirators still active

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the Awami League leaders and activists to go ahead with honesty and sincerity for materialising the dreams of Bangabandhu.

  • Govt to develop country following Bangabandhu’s ideals: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterates her firm resolve to develop the country following the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Anti-liberation forces’ conspiracy still on: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the conspiracy of the anti-liberation forces is still on, but they cannot confuse the people like the previous time.

  • President, PM pay tributes to Bangabandhu

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mazar this morning marking the 97th birthday of the great leader.

  • 2 accused now at BNP’s helm: PM

    Describing the reelection of Khaleda Zia as BNP chairperson and Tarique Rahman as its senior vice chairman as a stage-managed drama, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says now two accused are this party’s top leaders.

  • Bangabandhu's fiery March 7 speech

    Bangabandhu's fiery speech of March 7, 1971, is one of the most inspirational speeches related to independence of a country.

  • Mohiuddin declares Latif persona non grata in Ctg over doctoring Bangabandhu's photo

    Ruling party lawmaker MA Latif is declared persona non grata in Chittagong for distorting the image of father of the nation Bangabadhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • MP Latif sued for distorting Bangabandhu’s portrait

    MA Latif, the Awami League lawmaker from Chittagong-11 constituency, is sued for distorting the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • In London the then British Prime Minister Edward Heath received Bangabandhu in 10 Downing Street when he accorded Bangabandhu the honour of a visiting head of state.

    How Bangabandhu flew into London

    An unusual secrecy shrouded Bangabandhu's departure aboard a special Pakistan International Airways flight on his release from captivity in West...

  • Losers saw him as trump card

    He was the jewel in the crown for the newly freed Bangladesh and the liberated, jubilant Bangalis.

  • Thousands join AL's V-Day March

    Thousands of people from all strata take part in the colourful Victory Day march organised by Awami League in the capital marking the 45th Victory Day.

  • French firm to build Bangabandhu satellite

    Bangladesh government has approved a French company for the making and launching of the country’s first satellite Bangabandhu-1.

  • Derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu: 2 held

    A former municipality mayor and an incumbent councillor of Bandarban are held on charge of making derogatory comments on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • “Bangabandhu on Canvas” concludes

    “Bangabondhu on Canvas”, a solo painting exhibition by artist Kiriti Ranjan Biswas concluded yesterday (August 31) at the gallery 3 of the National Art Plaza, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).


    Sometimes, a most obvious question of history remains unasked and unanswered through a lack of pursuit of or targeted research into an overwhelming event.

  • The unseen Bangabandhu

    Thirty five year ago, even longer perhaps, just a camera in hand, they had gone out to bring back a fragment of living history.

  • Clash over tribute: Kushtia Jubo League man killed

    A local activist of ruling party’s youth front Jubo League was killed during infighting over paying tribute to Bangabandhu in Kushtia.