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  • Michael Barnes

    Friends of freedom: Michael Barnes funeral held in UK

    The funeral ceremony of Michael Barnes who is best known for his contribution and support to Liberation War in 1971, was held in West London on Thursday.

  • Blueprint for genocide

    The planning and execution of genocidal brutality in history is marked by efforts to wipe out traces of such acts but surprisingly,

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    MARCH 4, 1971: The movement in full swing

    The non-cooperation movement, launched by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Awami League on March 2nd, was on full-throttle now.

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    MARCH 3, 1971: Dhaka turns a city of processions

    After the shocking declaration of suspension of parliamentary session sine die by President Yahya Khan on March 1, 1971, the country, which has long been waiting to spew out its years-long frustration, erupted like a volcano.

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    Verdict on 4 Noakhali ‘Razakars’ any day

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against four men from Noakhali for their alleged involvement in crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Islampur Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity

    In search of her roots

    Her expression began to change as soon as she stepped into the Missionaries of Charity at Islampur in Old Dhaka on Christmas morning. The colourful Christmas decor of the premises could hardly draw her attention.

  • A Briton with a Bangladeshi Heart

    In 1960, British citizen and graduate Lucy Helen Frances Holt left the land of her birth and travelled to then East Pakistan to pursue

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    1971 veteran forces’ members will get allowance: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announces that the government would provide allowance from January next to the members of different forces who took part in the Liberation War.

  • Govt to build 'hate statue'

    Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq said in parliament yesterday the government would build a statue

  • International Crimes Tribunal

    9 charged with war crimes

    Prosecution presses eight charges against nine men from Mymensingh and Jamalpur in a case filed against them for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Fakhrul concerned over Hummam

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir voices concern over detention of Hummam Chowdhury, son of executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

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    4 Noakhali men indicted for 'war crimes'

    A special tribunal in Dhaka frames three charges against four men from Noakhali for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during 1971.

  • 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.

  • Verdict on 3 Habiganj war criminal suspects tomorrow

    A tribunal in Dhaka is to deliver the verdict tomorrow in a case filed against three Habiganj men over their alleged crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Arrest orders for 5 Gaibandha war crimes suspects

    A tribunal in Dhaka issues arrest warrant against five Gaibandha men for their alleged involvement with crimes during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Another 23 Biranganas recognised as FFs

    Twenty-three more Biranganas (war heroines) have been recognised as freedom fighters for their contribution in the country's

  • 5 Moulvibazar men charged with war crimes

    The prosecution presses five specific charges against five persons of Moulvibazar for crimes allegedly committed by them during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Charges pressed against 6 Netrakona war crimes suspects

    The prosecution presses seven charges against six Netrakona men who were allegedly involved in crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Nizami's end

    Nizami was the highest ranking Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader to be hanged for crimes against humanity in 1971. With his execution, the stigma that we had been carrying for the last 45 years has been removed.

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    War crimes: Verdict on 3 Habiganj men any day

    A tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict any day in the case against three Habiganj men who are facing four charges of crimes against humanity they allegedly committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • 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".

  • ICT indicts 2 Kishoreganj men

    A tribunal in Dhaka frames six charges against two persons of Kishoreganj for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Stop interfering in internal issues, Dhaka tells Islamabad

    Reacting to Pakistan's expression of concern over the dismissal of Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami's review plea against death sentence in war crimes trial, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam urges Islamabad not to interfere in Bangladesh’s internal affairs.

  • OHCHR urges halting all executions

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urged the Bangladesh government to halt all executions and institute a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

  • War crimes: Charges accepted against 2 Mymensingh men

    A war crimes tribunal accepts charges against two Mymensingh men for their alleged involvement in genocide and crimes against humanity during 1971 war.

  • Condemned Nizami seeks review of SC verdict

    Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahmnan Nizami seeks review of Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty for his war crimes.

  • Struggling since 1971..

    Mr Harun-Ar-Rashid is a renowned author, economist, researcher and columnist. Despite being a graduate of Accounting he has written on a wide array of social & political causes/issues. The author has published 40 different books so far as a social novel, research papers, stories and so on.

  • Unfinished agenda of the Liberation War

    Forty five years ago, at zero hour on March 26, 1971, Pakistan Army launched one of the most heinous genocides in human history which could put Halaku and Hitler to shame due to the scale of the carnage.

  • 1971: Our war, their battles

    In 1971, during Bangladesh's Liberation War, much of the action was confined to the territory of Bangladesh, but there were battles being fought in locations many oceans away.