August 21 grenade attack case verdict

Lessons of the verdict

The verdict on the August 21 grenade attack case reveals some very dark features of politics in Bangladesh. It is indeed frightening to think that politics would degenerate to such a level where the psyche of the ruling party would be pervaded by such pathological animosity towards the opposition, so as to instigate it to eliminate the entire leadership of the...

October 13, 2018
October 13, 2018

Court has proved BNP is a terrorist party: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said it has now been proved in the country's court that BNP is a terrorist party.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Lessons of the verdict

The verdict on the August 21 grenade attack case reveals some very dark features of politics in Bangladesh. It is indeed frightening to think that politics would degenerate to such a level where the psyche of the ruling party would be pervaded by such pathological animosity towards the opposition, so as to instigate it to eliminate the entire leadership of the...

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

Tarique mastermind of August 21 grenade attack: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader describes BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman as a mastermind of the much-talked-about August 21 grenade attack.

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

All measures taken ahead of Aug 21 verdict: Home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan assures the countrymen that no anarchy will take place over the verdict in the cases regarding the August 21, 2004 heinous grenade attack.

October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

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.

September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018

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, 2018
August 21, 2018

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.

August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018

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.