August 21 carnage

Ride to death, return to life

The clock struck 3 in the afternoon of August 21, 2004. At Sudha Sadan, the residence of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, preparations were underway to head for Bangabandhu Avenue where the party was holding an anti-militancy rally.

August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019

Couldn’t have been possible without govt patronage

Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the August 21 grenade attack, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it is not possible to carry out such an attack without the patronage of a government.

August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017

Ride to death, return to life

The clock struck 3 in the afternoon of August 21, 2004. At Sudha Sadan, the residence of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, preparations were underway to head for Bangabandhu Avenue where the party was holding an anti-militancy rally.

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

No doubt about Khaleda's link with grenade attack: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says there is no doubt about the involvement of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son in the August-21 grenade attack that left 21 killed and several hundred injured.

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

BNP had no hand behind Aug 21 grenade attack: Nazrul

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan claims that their party has no involvement in August 21 grenade attack.

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 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 20, 2015
August 20, 2015

The curious case of Joj Mia (video)

Petty criminal Joj Mia, was falsely implicated in the August 21 grenade attack cases. Officials of the Criminal Investigation Department arrested Joj Mia from his home on June 10, 2005. He was later found innocent and released from jail after around three years.