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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 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.

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    Mash launches quiz competition on Liberation War history

    An online quiz competition, based on the history of liberation war in Bangladesh, has been launched in a bid to spread the spirit of the War of Liberation among school students across the country.

  • War crimes evidence found against 11 Khulna men

    The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal today claimed they found evidence against 11 Khulna men involved in war crimes of 1971.

  • A war baby's quest to know motherland

    When Bangladesh was celebrating its newly-found victory in the 1971 Liberation War against the Pakistan occupation forces, the fight for many rape victims was far from over.

  • Memories of a massacre

    It was the morning of August 20, 1971, when 25 to 30 Pakistan army men accompanied by their local collaborators entered the predominantly Hindu Laxmipur village of Pabna's Atghoria.

  • Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal

    Try Jamaat for crimes against humanity

    Experts yesterday called upon the government to ensure trial of Jamaat-e-Islami as an organisation for committing war crimes during the Liberation War.

  • 'Fake' FFs enjoying allowances

    Many people, who have falsely claimed to be freedom fighters, continue to enjoy government allowances by obtaining court orders, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque told parliament yesterday.

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    New window for 1971 research

    The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal is preserving all the documents of the war crimes cases that have been disposed of.

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    The girl who lies among forgotten martyrs

    If she were alive, she would have been a living with the pride of our glorious Liberation War like any of us.

  • War trial: Death warrant for Quasem reaches Dhaka jail

    The death warrant for war criminal Mir Quasem Ali reaches Dhaka Central Jail around half an hour after the international crimes tribunal issued the warrant.

  • 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.

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    ICT reading out summary verdict on 3 Habiganj ‘war criminals’

    A tribunal in Dhaka starts reading out the summary verdict in a case filed against three war criminal suspects from Habiganj on charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Digital noose to be tightened further

    Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.

  • War crimes evidence found against 13 suspects

    Investigators have found evidence against 13 suspects of Mymensingh, Jamalpur and Patuakhali for their alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Gallows for 4 Razakars for 1971 war crimes

    A special tribunal in Dhaka yesterday found five Kishoreganj Razakars guilty of abduction, torture and killings during

  • ‘Today’s verdict dedicated to Jahanara Imam’

    The prosecution has dedicates a war crimes tribunal’s verdict, which handed death to four Kishoreganj Razakars, to Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam.

  • 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.

  • Jamaat ready to take new name

    The Jamaat-e-Islami has almost finalised its move to reappear under a new name without words like “Islam or Muslim” if the party is banned for 1971 war crimes.

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    DB now investigating Tonu murder

    Detective Branch (DB) of police investigates Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Qamrul asked to give fresh explanation

    The Supreme Court yesterday ordered Food Minister Qamrul Islam and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque to reappear before it on March 27 over a contempt rule against them.

  • War crimes: Charges pressed against 6 Gaibandha men

    The prosecution press three charges against six people including a former Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker who allegedly committed crimes in Gaibandha during the Liberation War.

  • Nizami to seek SC review

    Convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami would seek a review of the Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty handed down by a special tribunal in October 2014.

  • Mobarak appeal comes next for SC hearing

    The Supreme Court is now set to hear and settle the appeal of war criminal Mobarak Hossain against his conviction as it is at the top of such petitions.

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    Verdict satisfactory: AG

    Attorney General Mahbubey Alam expresses his satisfaction over the Supreme Court judgement upholding death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali in a war crimes case.

  • 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.

  • SC verdict today

    The Supreme Court is set to deliver today the verdict on the appeal of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali challenging his conviction amid some “unexpected comments” by two ministers on the chief justice.