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  • Aug 21 Grenade Attack Cases: Trial completes after 14 years

    Trial of the August 21 grenade attack cases have been completed and its verdicts are set to be delivered on October 10.

  • August 21 grenade attack case

    August 21 Grenade Attack: Prosecution completes closing argument

    The prosecution yesterday completed its closing arguments in the much-talked-about August 21 grenade attack cases.

  • 21 August grenade attack verdict October 10

    Aug 21 Attack: Trial of cases likely to end next week

    The long-drawn-out trial of the August 21 grenade attack cases is likely to end next week as a Dhaka court has asked the prosecution and defence counsels to complete their closing arguments on legal points within two days.

  • BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman

    ‘Tarique chief architect of Aug 21 blasts'

    The prosecution yesterday told a Dhaka court that Tarique Rahman, acting chairman of BNP, was the chief architect of the August 21 grenade attack that killed 24 people including Ivy Rahman, former president of Bangladesh Mahila Awami League and wife of late President Zillur Rahman.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says about Bangladesh Election time government

    BNP to face new crisis over Aug 21 grenade attack verdict: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP will be facing new political crisis after the verdict on the August 21 grenade attack at an Awami League rally as the party is directly related to the crime.

  • A trip down grenade-hit lane

    Anisur Rahman, deputy chief photographer of The Daily Star, was right behind Ivy Rahman when grenades were hurled on the truck-turned-dais at the Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. Having narrowly escaped the bloodbath, the lens man revisits the fateful afternoon.

  • 21 August Attack: Justice in sight after 14 years

    With over 300 splinters inside his body, all Suranjit Sengupta wanted until his death was justice for the August 21 grenade attack. "I want justice," said the Awami League leader in tears while testifying before a court in 2015, eleven years after the attack on an AL rally that left 24 people killed and over 300 wounded.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    Aug 21 grenade attack verdict likely in Sept

    Law Minister Anisul Huq hopes that the court dealing with the case filed over August 21 grenade attack, will deliver its verdict in September.

  • Tarique Rahman

    Tarique’s acquittal sought in Aug 21 case

    The state appoints defence lawyer for BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman concluded his closing arguments and sought acquittal of his client from the charges in connection with the August 21 grenade attack case of 2004.

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    Aug 21 grenade attack: Hanif seeks acquittal

    The defence seeks acquittal of Md Hanif in cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on Awami League rally back in 2004 saying charges are not proved.

  • Aug 21 grenade attack: Defence begins closing arguments

    Defence counsel begins closing arguments in the cases filed over August 21 Grenade attack on Awami League rally in 2004 in which 24 people were killed and scores were injured.

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    Aug 21 grenade attack: Highest penalty sought for Tarique, other accused

    The prosecution seeks the highest punishment of BNP’s Senior Vice President Tarique Rahman and all other accused in the cases filed over August 21 grenade attack on Awami League rally that killed 24 people in 2004.

  • Tarique assured Aug 21 attackers of admin's help

    The prosecution in the August 21 attack cases yesterday told a Dhaka court that BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman had assured Huji leader Mufti Abdul Hannan and his accomplices of all administrative assistance in carrying out the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in 2004.

  • ‘Aug 21 grenade attack survivor’ stabbed in Dhaka

    Miscreants reportedly stab a survivor of August 21 grenade attack in Jatrabari area of Dhaka.

  • 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.

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    IPU wants fair trial in Aug 21 grenade attack, Kibria killing

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) expresses deep concern as none was held responsible for in a court of law in the August 21 grenade attack on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and killing of Shah AMS Kibria in 12 years.

  • August 21

    Pain they still bear

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

  • Halt Mojaheed’s execution until Aug 21 attack trial ends: Family

    Family of death row war criminal Mojaheed urges president to halt his execution until Aug 21 grenade attack trial ends. Mojaheed is an accused in the case.

  • ‘PM’s comment might influence trial’

    Terming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s claim that Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman had link to the August 21 grenade attack "baseless", BNP says the PM’s comment might influence the trial of the case.

  • Day of the grenades

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Aug 21 carnage: Who did it? (video)

    The gruesome killing on August 21, 2004 was one of the most shocking political crimes in the country's history. But what is more shocking is the list of the culprits behind the attack that has come into light after latest investigations.

  • Thru Hasina's eyes (video)

    The perpetrators carried out the grenade attack on August 21, 2004 when the BNP was in power. And the then government allegedly made all efforts to protect the masterminds behind the attack, which was aimed at assassinating Sheikh Hasina, who was then opposition leader in parliament.

  • Living with pain and trauma (video)

    300 leaders and activists of Awami League barely escape with their lives in the grenade attack which kill 24 people in a party rally at Bangabandhu Avenue rally in Dhaka on August 21, 2004.

  • The attack as it unfolded (video)

    The grenade attack on August 21, 2004 is one of the most horrific of terrorist acts in the country since the liberation.

  • Protest hartals on Aug 24, 25

    Demanding immediate resignation of the ruling coalition, the mainstream opposition political parties yesterday called dawn-to-dusk hartals on August 24 and 25 to protest the grenade attack on the Awami League (AL) rally in the capital.

  • 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.