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  • High Court

    HC stays cancellation of freedom fighter status of 192 retired BGB, BAF personnel

    The High Court has stayed for six months the government decision that cancelled the freedom fighter status of 192 retired members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), and also directed the government to give them benefits as freedom fighters.

  • Virtual court

    HC stays govt decision of scrapping 119 BGB men’s freedom fighter status

    The High Court has stayed a government decision that cancelled freedom fighter status of 119 members of Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB), clearing their way to get benefits as freedom fighters.

  • Truck runs over freedom fighter

    Truck runs over freedom fighter in Dhaka

    A freedom fighter is run over by a truck near Muktijoddha Market in the capital’s Mirpur area.

  • contempt rule against 4 secretaries

    Contempt rule against 4 secretaries

    The High Court issues a contempt of court rule against eight government high officials including four secretaries for not complying with its directives over extending the service period of a freedom fighter.

  • Tangail MP Rana: 'Sick' again, skips case proceedings

    Recording deposition of witnesses in freedom fighter and Awami League leader Faruk Ahmed murder case was deferred again as main accused AL lawmaker in Tangail-3 Amanur Rahman Khan Rana could not be produced before the court yesterday due to his illness.

  • For love of the country, for love of art

    None could say that Azizur Rahman, 80, from Rautara village in Magura Sadar upazila hasn't contributed to his country. As a freedom

  • Freedom fighter Chullu laid to rest

    Freedom fighter Chullu laid to rest

    Freedom fighter Masud Sadique Chullu, has been laid to rest with state honour yesterday at the city’s Banani graveyard.

  • Fighting for a good cause

    Freedom fighter Hafizur Rahman of Tangail's Dhanbari village was gearing up for his Secondary School Certificate exams when the

  • Abdul Jabbar

    Singer Abdul Jabbar passes away

    Abdul Jabbar whose powerful songs inspired the freedom fighters during the Liberation War passes away at a hospital in Dhaka. He was 80.

  • Taramon Bibi to be taken to Dhaka CMH from Rangpur

    Bir Protik Taramon Bibi, who was undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rangpur, is set to be taken in Dhaka CMH as her physical condition deteriorated.

  • 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.

  • The valiant fighter is no more

    Syed Shahidul Haque Mama, a valiant freedom fighter, died at a Qatar hospital on Friday, ending over a two-month-long battle for life following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 66.

  • Travails of a freedom fighter

    Had it not been for his becoming a witness in the trials of the war criminals we might not ever have come to know of Miron Sheik.

  • Jamalpur Sadar upazila

    Jamalpur freedom fighter dies in ‘police torture’

    A freedom fighter has died after alleged police torture in Jamalpur Sadar upazila today when he went in the aid of a relative booked for boarding a local train without ticket.

  • Govt sets definition of freedom fighters

    After 45 years of independence, the government defines as to who will be eligible to be considered as freedom fighters of Bangladesh’s Liberation War of 1971.

  • Death sentence for 6 confirmed

    The High Court yesterday confirmed the death penalty of six persons, including a central Jubo Dal leader, for killing Awami League lawmaker Ahsanullah Master, a decade after a trial court sentenced 22 people to death and six others to life term for the 2004 murder.

  • Order to attach assets of Tangail MP Rana, his brothers

    A Tangail court orders attachment of assets of 10 persons including Awami League (AL) lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and his three brothers in a case filed for the murder of a freedom fighter.

  • NO to war criminal NIZAMI'S plea

    The legal battle in the war crimes case against Motiur Rahman Nizami has finally drawn to a close after 69 long months. The man, who led the ruthless militia Al-Badr in the massacre of Bangalees including intellectuals and professionals during the 1971 Liberation War, has now only one option left -- seeking presidential clemency by confessing to the crimes he committed during the nine-month war.

  • Freedom fighter killed by ‘robbers’ in Gazipur

    Armed robbers have allegedly broken into the house of a freedom fighter and shot him dead in Gazipur city.

  • A friend in need

    He was here only for his job. When the Liberation War broke out, he could have slipped out of the country to safety. But William AS Ouderland, who came to East Pakistan in the 70s as the CEO of Bata Shoe Company, chose to join the fight for the independence of Bangladesh. It was because of the “love and affection” he “felt for the Bangalee people”, as he once wrote in a letter to a friend.

  • Freedom fighter killed in Kurigram

    A freedom fighter is killed allegedly by unidentified miscreants in Garialpara area of Kurigram town.

  • Poet Rafiq Azad dies

    Renowned poet Rafiq Azad passes away at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 73.

  • Mir Quasem Ali

    War crimes: Mir Quasem’s appeal verdict Mar 8

    Supreme Court concludes hearing and sets March 8 for delivering verdict on appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem challenging his death penalty. Prosecution prays court to uphold death for Quasem, while defense seeks acquittal in conclusion hearing.

  • Freedom fighters' age reduced to 13

    The Jatiya Muktijoddha Council (JMC) yesterday fixed 13 as the minimum age limit for being recognised as a freedom fighter.

  • MP, ex-MP, 23 others sued for war crimes

    A freedom fighter yesterday filed a case against 25 people including an incumbent and a former Jatiya Party lawmaker for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Trishal freedom fighter sues MP, 24 for war crimes

    A freedom fighter in Mymensingh’s Trishal sues a running lawmaker and 24 others for crimes committed against humanity during 1971 Liberation War.

  • Cabinet's no to retirement age extension

    The cabinet yesterday rejected a proposal to raise the retirement age of freedom fighters in public service to 65 years from the existing 60.

  • Swadhin Bangla Betar engr Rashidul dies

    Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra sound engineer Rashidul Hossain die at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, He was 72.

  • Khaleda kicks up controversy over 1971 war death toll

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia raises questions about how many people were killed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    SC upholds proposal to raise FF retirement age to 65

    Supreme Court upholds a High Court verdict that directed the authorities concerned to place before the cabinet a proposal in 60 days to increase the retirement age of freedom fighters in public service to 65 years from 57 years.