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  • Obaidul Quader

    Efforts intensified to bring back fugitive killers of Bangabandhu: Quader

    The Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says diplomatic efforts have been strengthened for bringing the fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman back to Bangladesh so that the murderers get their deserved punishment.

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Muibur Rahman

    The voice of revolution

    March of 1971 is a historic month for us because beginning March 1, the course of history of one Pakistan changed very fast. In the first general election of Pakistan since it was created in 1947, the Awami League (AL) led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman won 167 seats out of 169 constituencies of East Pakistan (seven reserved seats for women), of a total 300 seats in the National Parliament of Pakistan.

  • The legacy of November 21, 1971

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had laid the foundation for the Liberation War. The revolt and the war began on the first hour of March 26 with the Eighth Battalion pioneering the revolt under Major Ziaur Rahman in the city of Chattogram.

  • Learning from Bangabandhu's Writings

    Translating Bangabandhu's unpublished works has allowed me to see how and why Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a boy from a small, and in those days relatively remote rural community of East Bengal, became the father of our nation.

  • The fugitive killers of Bangabandhu

    We have been hearing that diplomatic efforts are ongoing to bring back the fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But we still have not been able to bring them back. Why this delay? We are frustrated at this failure of our diplomatic efforts.

  • Nation Mourns: In tears, in prayers

    Yesterday, the road that leads to the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Dhanmondi-32 was dotted with posters

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh Awami League in 11th National Elections

    AL turns 67 today

    The Awami League, one of the oldest political parties in South Asia, turns 67 today.

  • Dinajpur court orders arrest for Tarique

    A Dinajpur court issues arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a case filed for his derogatory remarks against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2014.

  • 'I have no way of going anywhere'

    March 23, 1971 was an extraordinary day. It had always been observed as Pakistan's Republic Day. And yet this time in 1971, something different happened. Instead of the green and white flags with a crescent and a star of Pakistan, green flags with a red disc with the map of East Pakistan in golden colour superimposed, fluttered atop all buildings in Dhaka.

  • PM pays tributes to Bangabandhu marking March 7

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of the great leader marking the historic 7th March.

  • Mohiuddin declares Latif persona non grata in Ctg over doctoring Bangabandhu's photo

    Ruling party lawmaker MA Latif is declared persona non grata in Chittagong for distorting the image of father of the nation Bangabadhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • 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.

  • BNP condemns sedition charges against Tarique

    BNP condemns pressing of sedition charges against the party’s senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, saying that it was an “unjustified and undemocratic move.”


    As a lawyer, he earned a lot, but at the end, he died a pauper. He was never found lacking in helping workers of his party and friends. He was a man of character and great intellect.


    Sometimes, a most obvious question of history remains unasked and unanswered through a lack of pursuit of or targeted research into an overwhelming event.

  • The unseen Bangabandhu

    Thirty five year ago, even longer perhaps, just a camera in hand, they had gone out to bring back a fragment of living history.


    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 ke Niye” on Maasranga

    Marking Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 40th death anniversary, a special musical programme titled “Bangabandhu ke Niye” will air on Maasranga TV at 11pm.

  • “Bangabandhu'r Bangladesh” on Channel 24

    Marking the death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day, special TV programme “Bangabandhu'r Bangladesh” will air at 8:30pm on Channel 24 tonight.

  • 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”.

  • In loving memory of Bangabandhu

    Gallery Cosmos is holding a grand group art exhibition – featuring 75 contemporary artists – to mark the 40th death anniversary of the paramount leader of Independence and the Father of the Nation -- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • His towering image, an eternal beacon

    Forty years ago today was the darkest day in our national history. For, on that day Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman without whom Bangladesh, the nation-state we call our home, would not have been born, was assassinated along most members of his family.

  • Secularism, Bangabandhu, Bangladesh

    It was none other than Professor Abdur Razzak who could read Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman correctly, and that is why he had considered him as “a symbol of Bangladesh”.


    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”.

  • Indian PM Narendra Modi speaking during a joint press briefing at the Bangladesh Prime Minister's Office on the first day of his two-day maiden trip to Bangladesh.

    Modi confident about fair solution on Teesta, Feni rivers

    Saying that Indian investments in Bangladesh will help bridge the trade gap between the countries, Indian PM Narendra Modi promises his country will help Bangladesh make trade smoother and easier.

  • Opinion: Has BNP forgotten its anti-Indian past?

    BNP's spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon's claim that their party has never done anti- Indian politics in the past is a complete denial of the truth. The party's anti-Indian politics has been evident in numerous ways.

  • Democracy in Bangladesh on solid ground: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that democracy in Bangladesh now stands on a solid foundation having been practiced for the last two decades.