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    MARCH 30, 1971: Pakistan air force bombs Kalurghat radio station

    The month of March was near the end. But the barbarity of the Pakistan army was nowhere close to the finish line. It only got worse.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • SC to hear Nizami’s review plea next week

    The Supreme Court will hear next week the petition filed by war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami seeking review of its judgement that upheld his death penalty for his wartime offences.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Law to try people for undermining 1971 war ‘planned’

    The government plans to formulate a law to punish the errant people for undermining the country’s Liberation War.

  • ’71 war hero Jacob laid to rest

    Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lt Gen (retd) JFR Jacob, who died in India yesterday, is buried in New Delhi amidst an outpour of grief and emotions.

  • War crimes: Sayedee to seek review of SC verdict

    War criminal Delowar Hossain Sayedee will file a review against the Supreme Court verdict that commuted his death penalty to jail unto death.

  • War crimes: Govt files review, seeks Sayedee’s death

    The government files a review petition with the Supreme Court, seeking death penalty for Delowar Hossain Sayedee for his war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Brahmanbaria war crimes suspect arrested

    Police arrest a war crimes suspect of Brahmanbaria after a special tribunal issued arrest warrant against him for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • 2015 events that Bangladeshis would want to forget

    Let us walk down the memory lane to look back at the events in the year 2015 that are etched in our memories and would remain so no matter how much we would want to forget them.