National Mourning Day | The Daily Star
  • Nation pays rich tribute to its hero

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had established an independent state for the Bangalees through his uncompromising struggle. Yesterday, the nation paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation on the occasion of his 44th death anniversary and the National Mourning Day.

  • No threat of militant attacks on National Mourning Day

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said there is no threat of militant attacks on National Mourning Day, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • National Mourning Day traffic guidelines

    DMP issues traffic guidelines for National Mourning Day

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) issues guidelines for vehicular movement in the capital ahead of the National Mourning Day to be observed tomorrow.

  • An interesting show for National Mourning Day

    On the occasion of National Mourning Day, Duronto Television will air Bangabandhu, Nana Borne, Nana Rekhay, this month.

  • Obaidul Quader says about Anti-government movement in Bangladesh

    Quader rules out dialogue with BNP

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says his party has no scope to hold any dialogue with BNP as the latter observes fake birthday of its chief Begum Khaleda Zia on National Mourning Day.

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    ‘Financier’ of Nat’l Mourning Day attack plot held

    Law enforcers claim to have arrested a woman for financing a plan to carry out an attack on the crowd paying homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital last year.

  • Comilla University teacher’s leave withdrawn amid protest

    The Comilla University authorities withdraw its decision that has sent a teacher on forced leave for a month for reportedly taking a class on National Mourning Day.

  • Roads to avoid on Aug 15

    Vehicular movement in and around Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi will be curtailed on the occasion of National Mourning Day on August 15.

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    War crimes trial to continue: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaffirms her determination to continue the trial of war criminals and says she is ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of the country and the people.

  • Chair for Bangabandhu finally open for public

    DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurates programmes marking the National Mourning Day at the university campus.

  • Shame darker than the night

    It was around 3:00am of August 15, 1975. Preparations for carrying out a barbaric assassination were almost done. Major Syed Faruk Rahman, one of the masterminds of the massacre, was sitting on a stool in front of the lancer unit headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment. An operation map was open on his knees. Execution of which would send a massive blow to the newly independent Bangladesh. Major Khandaker Abdur Rashid, another mastermind, was standing beside him.

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    BNP won’t cut cake on Khaleda’s ‘birthday’

    BNP will not cut any cake on the occasion of the party chief Khaleda Zia’s “birthday on August 15” this year as saying the country is passing through crises like militancy and terrorism.

  • Tight security measures for Aug 15

    In the backdrops of recent militant attacks across the country, law enforcers will beef up security in and around Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi on the occasion of National Mourning Day on August 15.

  • Bangabandhu beaming into arts

    Marking National Mourning Day 2015, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has chalked out month-long elaborate programmes to observe the occasion.

  • No ‘controversy’ over Khaleda’s birthday celebration: BNP

    BNP says the party does not see any “controversy” in the country over celebrating the party chief’s birthday on August 15.

  • Kushtia AL infighting: 30 activists sued, OC suspended

    A case has been filed against Kushtia unit Swechchhasebak League general secretary following yesterday’s clash between two groups of ruling party supporters that left one killed.

  • Fugitive killers of Bangabandhu must be hanged: Ashraf

    Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam says that death sentences will surely be executed after bringing back the fugitive killers of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Clash over tribute: Kushtia Jubo League man killed

    A local activist of ruling party’s youth front Jubo League was killed during infighting over paying tribute to Bangabandhu in Kushtia.

  • Bangabandhu’s portrait unveiled at Jatiya Press Club

    A portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was unveiled at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.

  • President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of the great leader in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi road No. 32 this morning, marking National Mourning Day.

  • Talk show “15 August” on ATN Bangla

    Marking the National Mourning Day, a special talk show “15 August” will air tonight at 10:55pm on ATN Bangla.

  • Shipakala Academy hosting “Shilper Aloye Bangabandhu”

    Marking the National Mourning Day – the death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is hosting 18-day programmes at its premises, under the title “Shilper Aloye Bangabandhu”.


    Faruq (Faruq Chowdhury, former ambassador and foreign secretary) and I were on holiday from his duties as Deputy High Commissioner in London.


    The tragic hero, Aristotle wrote, suffers a change in fortune because of a mistaken act to which is led by his “error in judgement” or his “tragic flaw”.


    This year the nation will be observing the 40th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On this day forty years ago a group of assassins brutally murdered the Father of the Nation along with his entire family.

  • Bangabandhu: Friend of the masses (video)

    Bangabandhu had unqualified love for people. He could never believe that people of Bangladesh would do any harm to him. For his love, he even could not trust when he was informed that some army Majors were hatching conspiracy against him.

  • Opinion: Will Khaleda cut birthday cake on Aug 15 again?

    In her marriage certificate and in the record of her prime ministerial oath, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had used August 5, 1944, and August 19, 1947 as her birthdays.

  • Extortion in any form is unacceptable

    It is a pleasant surprise to hear that party leaders of the AL have spoken against the practice of extortion by some party activists to carry out programmes on the National Mourning Day.