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  • Killer sought to eliminate community

    His contribution to the society was immense. From healthcare to education, all the work he did in his lifetime was solely for a benevolent purpose.

  • Dinajpur Jamaat leader resigns

    Ex-Jamaat men move to float new party

    A number of former leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami have taken an initiative to form a political party that will not be based on religion.

  • Mujibnagar day observed

    Mujibnagar Day observed

    The Mujibnagar Day was observed through different programmes yesterday, recalling significant memories of the first government of Bangladesh.

  • Indira vows support for Bangalees

    With the end of March, the month in which the flames of freedom were ignited, came the beginning of the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Pakistan army kills many in Rangpur

    On this day in 1971, the ruthless Pakistan army opened fire in the in the surrounding areas of Rangpur Cantonment, killing many innocent civilians.

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    War Crimes in Netrakona: 'Pack of wolves' gets death

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday sentenced five Netrakona men, including a local Awami League leader, to death for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Global help sought thru' Betar Kendra

    On this day in 1971, the curfew in Dhaka city was eased from 7:00am to 4:00pm.

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    Liberation War: More foreign friends to be recognised

    After a pause of six years, the government will once again formally honour foreign personalities and institutions who stood by Bangladesh during its War of Independence in 1971.

  • The irregular forces of Bangladesh Liberation War

    When the Bangladesh Government was busy in mastering resources to organise the sectors and brigades, many irregular forces often emerged in the far-flung areas, and took the names of their leaders or the regions from where they originated.

  • Surviving 71 – Gearing up for an extraordinary film

    Surviving 71 – Gearing up for an extraordinary film

    The teaser for the upcoming 2D animated film, Surviving 71, released yesterday. The stunning visuals and marvelous soundtrack

  • Bangladesh Independence Day

    48 years as an independent nation

    Today marks 48 years of Bangladesh as an independent country. Today, we feel proud as a nation for how far we have come in only a little less than half a century since independence.

  • Yesterday, once more!

    Yesterday, once more!

    The title of this column is borrowed from a very popular song from many years ago which we used to hum all the time. It was a

  • Dhaka adorned with red-green

    On this day in 1971, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman raised the Bangladesh flag, to the cheers of a crowd gathered on the road outside his Dhanmondi residence.

  • The sixth meeting

    After holding a meeting with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Pakistan president Yahya Khan postponed the March 25 session of the National Assembly saying it was deferred to create unity among the political parties.

  • Dhaka city sees wave of protests

    On the 20th day of the agitation movement, Dhaka city was riding on a wave of freedom crazed processions chanting slogans -- “Joy Bangla” and “Joy Bangabandhu”.

  • Bangabandhu holds meeting with Yahya

    The fourth meeting between Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Pakistani President Yahya Khan began and it lasted for two hours. The meeting was held under intense military security.

  • MARCH 18, 1971: So-called talks enter third day

    The so-called negotiation, which will later be proved as a ploy of the Pakistan military junta to kill time for military buildup in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, rolled into third day.

  • Bangabandhu urges people to carry on agitation

    With the end of the non-cooperation movement's second phase coming closer, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called on his countrymen to continue their fight for freedom.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina

    Take country forward with Liberation War spirit

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all to work together in a planned way so that the country's march ahead with the Liberation War spirit never stops.

  • Freedom Fighters minimum age in Bangladesh

    Freedom Fighters: Minimum age now only 12.5 years!

    The liberation war affairs ministry has once again lowered the minimum age for being recognised as a freedom fighter.

  • 15 more Biranganas recognised as freedom fighters

    The government recognises 15 more Biranganas (war heroines) as freedom fighters for their significant role during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Another 23 Biranganas recognised as FFs

    Twenty-three more Biranganas (war heroines) have been recognised as freedom fighters for their contribution in the country's

  • War criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami

    [WATCH] Justice finally for the death designer’s victims

    The nation had to wait for 69 months to witness a long overdue justice is being carried out for the mass murders and rape in 1971 led by war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami. The legal battle in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Nizami has drawn to a conclusion as the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his petition for reviewing its verdict that upheld his death penalty.

  • Indian Gen Krishna Rao passes away

    Former chief of Indian army Gen KV Krishna Rao, who played a key role in Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971, died in New Delhi

  • Jamaat calls hartal as SC upholds Nizami’s death

    Supreme Court upholds death penalty awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami amir Motiur Rahman Nizami for crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Protesting the ruling, Jamaat calls a countrywide daylong hartal for Thursday.

  • Pakistan denies war atrocities in 1971

    Pakistan summons the acting high commissioner of Bangladesh and denies committing any war crime or atrocities during the 1971 war of independence.

  • Indictment order against 8 Jamalpur ‘Al-Badr’ men Oct 26

    A tribunal in Dhaka fixes October 26 to decide whether it will frame charges against eight Jamalpur “Al-Badr” members for their alleged involvement in crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Waiting for Salauddin’s execution: Prafulla

    Prafulla Chandra Singha, son of Nutan Chandra Singha, who was murdered by Salauddin in 1971, said he is waiting for the execution of death penalty of his father’s killer.

  • Mancha for quick execution of SQ Chy

    Gonojagoron Mancha demands immediate execution of the death penalty pronounced to the BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for his crimes against humanity in 1971.

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    'Nixon didn't give a fig for the 1971 genocide'

    Former US president Richard Nixon “didn't give a fig for the genocide that was being committed in present-day Bangladesh”, says a Pulitzer winning New York Times journalist.