August 15 | The Daily Star
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's briefing

    PM laments she couldn't put Zia on trial

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said slain president Ziaur Rahman was involved in the August 15, 1975 assassination and expressed her helplessness in bringing him to justice.

  • Chair for Bangabandhu finally open for public

    DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurates programmes marking the National Mourning Day at the university campus.

  • The conspiracy behind the assassination of Bangabandhu

    Political assassinations and military coups need long preparation, careful planning and execution. The involvement of a few insiders and the support of foreign powers make things easier.

  • BNP, Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh, birthday, August 15, politics, Dhaka

    BNP won’t cut cake on Khaleda’s ‘birthday’

    BNP will not cut any cake on the occasion of the party chief Khaleda Zia’s “birthday on August 15” this year as saying the country is passing through crises like militancy and terrorism.

  • Kushtia AL man killed in ‘gunfight’

    A ruling party activist allegedly involved in the August 15 infighting in Kushtia that left one dead is killed in gunfight.

  • Fugitive killers of Bangabandhu must be hanged: Ashraf

    Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam says that death sentences will surely be executed after bringing back the fugitive killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


    Faruq (Faruq Chowdhury, former ambassador and foreign secretary) and I were on holiday from his duties as Deputy High Commissioner in London.


    The tragic hero, Aristotle wrote, suffers a change in fortune because of a mistaken act to which is led by his “error in judgement” or his “tragic flaw”.


    This year the nation will be observing the 40th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On this day forty years ago a group of assassins brutally murdered the Father of the Nation along with his entire family.

  • Bangabandhu: Friend of the masses (video)

    Bangabandhu had unqualified love for people. He could never believe that people of Bangladesh would do any harm to him. For his love, he even could not trust when he was informed that some army Majors were hatching conspiracy against him.

  • None can kill Bangabandhu’s ideology: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said no one can kill Bangabandhu’s ideology and won’t be able to do so in the future.

  • Opinion: Will Khaleda cut birthday cake on Aug 15 again?

    In her marriage certificate and in the record of her prime ministerial oath, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had used August 5, 1944, and August 19, 1947 as her birthdays.