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  • Tajuddin Ahmad's 93rd Birth Anniversary

    A leader ahead of his time

    Tajuddin came much before his time and we are not yet ready to understand him properly.” Professor Sardar Fazlul Karim's famous words aptly describe the key architect of Bangladesh's Liberation War. In the physical absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tajuddin Ahmad was the key actor, who led the war with remarkable diplomacy to achieve freedom from the Pakistani colonial occupation.

  • Mymensingh Razakar Riaz Uddin verdict

    Ex-addl IGP arrested for war crimes

    A former additional inspector general of police is arrested hours after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 issues arrest warrant against him in a case filed for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • War baby Shama looks for mom after 45 years

    Shama Jameela Mollie Hartt returns to the place where she was born as a war child 45 years ago. Watch the video to know more.

  • [WATCH] Quasem, the notorious Al-Badr leader

    Mir Quasem Ali, who led ruthless militia Al-Badr in Chittagong to commit crimes against humanity in 1971, is hanged at Kashimpur Central Jail.

  • War crimes: Quasem seeks deferral of review hearing

    Convicted war criminal Mir Quasem Ali files a petition with the Supreme Court seeking two-month deferment on his review hearing against the judgement that upheld his death penalty.

  • All-out efforts on to hunt down killers: PM

    Pointing the finger at the BNP-Jamaat clique for all the recent secret killings in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the intelligence and law enforcement agencies are out there to track down the culprits.

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    War criminal Shamsuddin appeals against death penalty

    Convicted war criminal Shamsuddin Ahmed files an appeal with the Supreme Court challenging the death penalty handed to him for war crimes committed during 1971.

  • 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.

  • Govt hands Pakistan envoy protest letter

    Foreign ministry hands ‘strongly-worded’ protest letter to Pakistan envoy in protest against the country’s statement on Supreme Court verdict dismissing the review plea of condemned war criminal and Jamaat leader Nizami. Bangladesh terms the May 6 Pakistan statement "unacceptable".

  • 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.

  • ‘Khaleda still loyal to Pakistani forces’

    The Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee strongly criticises BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s recent statement on the number of martyrs during the country’s 1971 Liberation War.

  • Bangladesh to have no cohort of defeated forces: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says there will be no existence of the cohorts of the defeated forces in Bangladesh.

  • 195 Pak army men to be tried for war crimes: Minister

    The government will take initiatives to bring the 195 Pakistani army personnel from the country and try them for war crimes in Bangladesh, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

  • Thousands join AL's V-Day March

    Thousands of people from all strata take part in the colourful Victory Day march organised by Awami League in the capital marking the 45th Victory Day.

  • The frontpage of Dawn newspaper's December 21, 1971 issue.

    After 1971 defeat, Bhutto dreamt of confederation

    Even before the bloods of 30 million Bangalis had dried, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the villain behind the breakup of Pakistan and the political mastermind of genocide in 1971, had expressed an audacious proposal of Pakistan and Bangladesh uniting again.

  • Sun rose from ruins

    It was a treacherous journey. On bull-carts and on foot. But it was the journey that finally led to the fall of Dhaka in 1971 and the victory for Bangladesh and its 75 million Bangalis.

  • [WATCH] Gobinda Haldar: 1971 war lyricist

    We are forever indebted to Gobinda Haldar, the lyricist who inspired...

  • Oh Pakistan!

    It is really not a surprise that Pakistan would make a statement which pretty much echoes what the research has been revealing all along: that Pakistan justifies the war crimes; that Pakistan will not take responsibility for the harm they inflicted on an entire people in 1971.

  • Pakistan still in denial and self-deceit

    More than four decades on, the present day government of Pakistan has unabashedly and deliberately chosen to deny history. This is not just shameful; it is infinitely more immoral.

  • Confiscate properties of war criminals: Nirmul Committee

    Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee demands the government to confiscate properties of condemned war criminals and enact new law to compensate the victims of war crimes.

  • Gen JFR Jacob: FFs fought valiantly in ’71 war

    Former chief of the Indian army's eastern command Lt Gen (retd) JFR Jacob yesterday said it was the freedom fighters’ gallantry that liberated Bangladesh from Pakistan occupation.

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