August 21 grenade attack

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

From the archives: 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.

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

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.

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

From the archives: 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.

October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

'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.

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.

October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

From the archives: What happened on August 21

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.

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.

September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018

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.

September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018

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.

September 11, 2018
September 11, 2018

‘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.