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  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • Situation gets even more critical

    The situation in what was then East Pakistan, and is now Bangladesh, was getting more critical by the day.

  • Yahya in town

    On this day in 1971, all offices and businesses remained shut in continuation of a peaceful movement.

  • MARCH 13, 1971: Civilian staff of military warned

    As the situation in the then East Pakistan worsened by the day, all employed civilians, on March 13, were ordered to restart their duties at the military establishments by authorities of the martial law.

  • MARCH 11, 1971: In defiance of tyrants

    As the non-cooperation movement gained momentum by the day, East Pakistan was literally run under the direct orders of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Songs of freedom

    A nation waited with bated breaths days before Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's soon-to-be historic rally to be held at Race Course ground.

  • Anti-Liberation Role: Jamaat torn over apology question

    The rift between the young and senior leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami has widened further over renaming the party and apologising to the nation for its role during the Liberation War, say party insiders.

  • Artistic way to recall 1971

    Craftsman Dhananjoy Roy has turned his thatched hut in a remote village of Nilphamari into a mini Liberation War museum.

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    MARCH 31, 1971: Indira Gandhi pledges support

    The month of March, that saw the ignition of flames of freedom, finally came to an end.

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    MARCH 30, 1971: Pakistan air force bombs Kalurghat radio station

    The month of March was near the end. But the barbarity of the Pakistan army was nowhere close to the finish line. It only got worse.

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    Mash launches quiz competition on Liberation War history

    An online quiz competition, based on the history of liberation war in Bangladesh, has been launched in a bid to spread the spirit of the War of Liberation among school students across the country.

  • War crimes evidence found against 11 Khulna men

    The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal today claimed they found evidence against 11 Khulna men involved in war crimes of 1971.

  • A war baby's quest to know motherland

    When Bangladesh was celebrating its newly-found victory in the 1971 Liberation War against the Pakistan occupation forces, the fight for many rape victims was far from over.

  • Memories of a massacre

    It was the morning of August 20, 1971, when 25 to 30 Pakistan army men accompanied by their local collaborators entered the predominantly Hindu Laxmipur village of Pabna's Atghoria.

  • Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal

    Try Jamaat for crimes against humanity

    Experts yesterday called upon the government to ensure trial of Jamaat-e-Islami as an organisation for committing war crimes during the Liberation War.

  • 'Fake' FFs enjoying allowances

    Many people, who have falsely claimed to be freedom fighters, continue to enjoy government allowances by obtaining court orders, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque told parliament yesterday.

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    New window for 1971 research

    The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal is preserving all the documents of the war crimes cases that have been disposed of.

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    The girl who lies among forgotten martyrs

    If she were alive, she would have been a living with the pride of our glorious Liberation War like any of us.

  • War trial: Death warrant for Quasem reaches Dhaka jail

    The death warrant for war criminal Mir Quasem Ali reaches Dhaka Central Jail around half an hour after the international crimes tribunal issued the warrant.

  • War crimes: Death for Habiganj man, jail for his 2 brothers

    A special tribunal has found three brothers from Habiganj guilty of all the four charges brought against them and handed one death for war crimes. Two of his brothers have been given jail till death.

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    ICT reading out summary verdict on 3 Habiganj ‘war criminals’

    A tribunal in Dhaka starts reading out the summary verdict in a case filed against three war criminal suspects from Habiganj on charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Digital noose to be tightened further

    Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.

  • War crimes evidence found against 13 suspects

    Investigators have found evidence against 13 suspects of Mymensingh, Jamalpur and Patuakhali for their alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Gallows for 4 Razakars for 1971 war crimes

    A special tribunal in Dhaka yesterday found five Kishoreganj Razakars guilty of abduction, torture and killings during

  • ‘Today’s verdict dedicated to Jahanara Imam’

    The prosecution has dedicates a war crimes tribunal’s verdict, which handed death to four Kishoreganj Razakars, to Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam.

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