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  • Perpetrators of Aug 21 grenade attack will be punished: PM

    Accusing the past BNP-Jamaat government and Begum Khaleda Zia and her elder son Tarique Rahman of perpetrating the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asserts that punishment would be inflicted to those responsible for the heinous attack.

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

    HC accepts convicts’ appeals for hearing

    The High Court accepts for hearing forty four appeals filed by the convicted accused of the August 21 grenade attack cases.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressing a press conference

    Verdict in Aug 21 Cases: BNP reacts to observations

    Court's observations in the August 21 grenade attack case verdicts “exactly reflect the ruling Awami League's political speeches”, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said yesterday.

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    Cops locate Harris among 8 fugitives of Aug 21 grenade attack

    Eighteen of the 49 accused in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack cases are still at large and police have been able to know whereabouts of eight of them.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    No BNP men involved in August 21 grenade attack: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claims that his party men were not involved in the August 21 grenade attack and said “Awami League is the beneficiary of the saga”.

  • Ivy Rahman: A strong voice silenced forever

    Ivy Rahman, one of the strongest voices for democracy and women’s rights the nation heard till today, was silenced forever in the carnage on August 21, 2004.

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    Aug 21 Attack: How powerful were the grenades

    According to the charge sheet of the case Huji leader Tajuddin, leader of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji) supplied 15 grenades. Among the bombs, 14 were thrown at the AL rally on Aug 21, 2004. 3 were found unexploded and another one was found near the old central jail in Dhaka.

  • Joj Mia drama: ‘The real deal’

    In a mockery to justice, the then ruling BNP-led alliance government in 2004 hurriedly concluded the investigation into the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Avenue, claiming that it was orchestrated by none other than AL men.

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    'Anarchy won’t be allowed over Aug 21 grenade attack verdict'

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says the law enforcement agencies have been asked to check anarchy ahead of the verdict in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack to be delivered on October 10.

  • Sheikh Hasina: Unhurt, yet not unaffected

    The grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004 was launched targeting AL President Sheikh Hasina in an attempt to assassinate her, and left 24 dead and scores injured.

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    Aug 21 grenade attack: What happened on that day

    Let’s revisit the day on August 21, 2004 when Islamist militants in the broad daylight launched a heinous grenade attack on a rally of the then opposition Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka.

  • 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.

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    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.

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

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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