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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 7, 1971: The thunder roars

    The stage was set, the podium standing tall and ready and the microphones were switched on, waiting to echo the strong voice of the

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    MARCH 6, 1971: Tension builds up as March 7 rally nears

    With people of East Pakistan roaring for the declaration of independence, the suspense of what was to come on the March 7 rally grew. And with it, grew the angst and violence of the Pakistan government.

  • MARCH 2, 1971: First flag flies

    March 2, 1971 -- a historic day when Bangladesh announced its imminent arrival to the world by waving its flag for the

  • British Council unveils memorial for its martyrs

    British Council in Dhaka unveils a memorial in honour of eight policemen who died defending the institution on the black night of March 25, 1971.

  • A tribute: Schanberg who first broke Pak atrocities to the world

    The Daily Star is paying a tribute to Sydney H Schanberg, a correspondent of The New York Times who upheld before the world the atrocities of Pakistani military in Bangladesh in 1971 through his reporting.

  • 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.

  • Pro-liberation body for trial of 195 Pak war criminals

    Pro-liberation platform Sector Commanders Forum – Muktijuddho ’71 today demands to start trial of “195 identified Pakistani war criminals” of 1971.

  • War crimes: Charges framed against 2 Shariatpur men

    A special tribunal has framed 4 charges against two Shariatpur men for allegedly committing crimes during the Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • War crimes: 4 Netrokona men sent to jail

    A special war crimes tribunal sends 4 Netrokona men to jail, a day after police arrested them in a war crimes case following the court’s arrest warrant.

  • War crimes: Verdict on 5 Kishoreganj men any day

    International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against five Kishoreganj men for allegedly committing war crimes in 1971 as the argument of both sides have been completed.

  • 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.

  • Into The 46th Year of Independence

    The nation celebrates the 45th Independence and National Day today to pay tributes to the martyrs and valiant sons of the land who laid down their lives for the country's independence.

  • 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.

  • The Black Night that still haunts the nation

    The nation today recalls the Black Night of March 25.

  • Nixon was advised to recognise Bangladesh

    US intelligence analysis had predicted early that the separation of Pakistan was imminent as the political situation in East Pakistan descended into chaos in March 1971.

  • Game on '71 war out on March 26

    A group of girls have been kidnapped by the Pakistani occupation forces and are held hostage at a torture camp, four kilometres off from Shanir-char in Barisal, a strategically important Pakistani outpost. Shamsu Bahini, a group of five desperados and commandoes guerrillas who reclaimed the Char from the Pakistani's grip move to rescue their sisters.

  • Liberation War Denial Crimes Act drafted

    The Law Commission has drafted the Liberation War Denial Crimes Act, 2016 with a provision for five years' imprisonment as the highest punishment for denial of historically established facts and settled issues.

  • Nizami decides to seek review

    War criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami will seek review of the Supreme Court verdict which upheld his death penalty, his son says after meeting him at Kashimpur jail in Gazipur.

  • Jamaat calls hartal tomorrow over Quasem verdict

    Jamaat calls countrywide hartal for tomorrow over the Supreme Court ruling upholding death penalty of its leader Mir Quasem for war crimes.

  • SC upholds death for Mir Quasem

    Supreme Court upholds death for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali in a war crimes case. Five-member bench of Appellate Division acquits the war criminal of a death penalty and two other jail terms.

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    War trial: Mir Quasem’s verdict tomorrow

    All eyes are on the Supreme Court, which is set to deliver the verdict tomorrow on the appeal filed by war criminal Mir Quasem Ali challenging his death penalty amid comments from different persons including two ministers on the chief justice.

  • SC starts hearing war criminal Mir Quasem’s plea

    Supreme Court today starts hearing the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quashem Ali challenging his death sentence for his crimes against humanity during the country's Liberation War in 1971.

  • Prosecutor withdrawn from cases

    The chief prosecutor's office has withdrawn a prosecutor “in the public interest” from all the cases he was dealing with at the International Crimes Tribunal.

  • 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.

  • War crimes: Bail denied for JP lawmaker, his son

    A war crimes tribunal has denied bail to Jatiya Party lawmaker MA Hannan and his son Rafique Sajjad in a case of crimes against humanity committed during 1971.

  • 30 lakh martyrs a settled history

    It is an "undisputed" and "settled" fact that 30 lakh people laid down their lives during the Bangladesh's War of Liberation in 1971, says

  • Verdict on 2 Netrokona ‘Razakars’ tomorrow

    A special tribunal will deliver its verdict on two alleged Razakars of Netrokona tomorrow over crimes committed against humanity during 1971. The two 'Razakars' are Obaidul Haque alias Taher and Ataur Rahman Noni.

  • Indian Gen Krishna Rao passes away

    Former chief of Indian army Gen KV Krishna Rao, who played a key role in Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971, died in New Delhi

  • 1971 war: Ex-Indian army chief Rao passes away

    A former chief of Indian army Gen KV Krishna Rao, who played a key role in the 1971 Bangladesh’s Liberation War, dies in New Delhi at the military hospital following a cardiac arrest.