August 21

August 21 Black Day

At 5:22pm: Banned militant outfit Huji carries out the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka, killing 24 people and injuring 300 more. Sheikh Hasina narrowly escapes assassination.

August 22, 2018
August 22, 2018

Serving people with pain in heart: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is trying hard to serve people so that they could properly celebrate their festivals despite having all the pain of tragedies like August 15, 1975 and August 21, 2004 in heart.

August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017

The tragedy of August 21

Remembering the mayhem of August 21, 2004, we have to agree that the horrendous crimes committed on that day have left an indelible impact on the course and character of constitutional politics in Bangladesh.

August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017

August 21 Black Day

At 5:22pm: Banned militant outfit Huji carries out the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka, killing 24 people and injuring 300 more. Sheikh Hasina narrowly escapes assassination.

August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

Pain they still bear

Mahbuba Parvin is living with around 1,800 splinters in her body, two in her brain.

August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015

Day of the grenades

AUGUST 21, 2004 will go down as one of the blackest days in our political history.

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

The day of infamy

Eleven years ago on August 21, 2004 the nation was rattled, shocked and surprised by an unprecedented grenade attack on a peace rally organised by Bangladesh Awami League in front of their party office at Bangabandhu Avenue.

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

The blood-stained August 21

In Bangladesh, we need to seriously acknowledge the significance of authoritative approval or condoning of violence because such action is construed as social approval.

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

Hasina blames govt, asks it to quit

Leader of the Opposition Shiekh Hasina blamed the BNP-led coalition government for August 21, 2004 bomb and gun-attacks that she had narrowly escaped and demanded its immediate resignation.

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

Witness Account: When all hell broke loose

"All hell broke loose there, they made it look like doomsday," recalls Motaher Hossain, general secretary of the Krishak League, who was standing barely a yard from the dais raised on a truck when indiscriminate bombs and gunshots rocked the area.

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

Interpol issues red notice on Tarique

Interpol issues red notice upon BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in connection with August 21, 2004 grenade attack on Awami League rally that left 24 people dead.The name and details including photograph of Tarique, now staying in London, are posted as a wanted person on the Interpol website.