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  • Historic Mujibnagar Day being observed

    The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed today marking the formation of Bangladesh's first government that led the War of Liberation in 1971.

  • Why Ramiz gets Bangladesh's goat

    Bangladesh was once part of Pakistan. They fought a war in 1971. Blood was spilt, the countries were divided. So when a Pakistani commentator disses them, or is seen to diss them, or even speaks in a way that could be misinterpreted as dissing them, all that history, all that angst, all those wronged-little-brother feelings come out.

  • 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.

  • Shaping a Nation

    45 years on, do we still remember the core tenets of our autonomy? What did we want as a liberated Bangladesh? Were we successful in giving a state, a home and citizenship to those that needed it the most?

  • Charges pressed against 19 Cox’s Bazar ‘war criminals’

    Charges on twelve grounds have been pressed against 19 Cox’s Bazar men for allegedly committing crimes against humanity and genocide during 1971.

  • Would someone stop the madness of these sycophants, please?

    There are many in our land, living either at home or abroad, who possess the unflinching dedication to the values of our Liberation War...

  • Awami League-led alliance, human chain

    AL-led alliance denounces Khaleda’s martyr remark

    Awami League-led 14-party alliance will form a human chain across the country on February 24 in protest against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s controversial remarks over number of 1971 martyrs.

  • Khaleda’s war martyrs remark ‘contextually correct’: Fakhrul

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says his party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia’s remarks on the number of martyrs during the Liberation War of 1971 was ‘contextually correct’.

  • 14-party human chain on Feb 15

    Ruling 14-party alliance will stage a human chain in Dhaka on February 15, protesting Pakistan’s denial of 1971 war atrocities and BNP chief Khaleda’s statement on the number of war martyrs.