August 21 | The Daily Star
  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will retain power

    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.

  • The gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21

    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 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 21

    Pain they still bear

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

  • Day of the grenades

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.