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Attorney General Mahbubey Alam Opinion on Freedom Fighters' quota system

Bringing Tarique back not difficult: AG

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday said it will not be difficult for the government to bring Tarique Rahman, BNP's senior vice chairman who is a convict in the August 21 grenade attack cases, back to the country.

Verdict has established rule of law: Menon

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon yesterday said the August 21 grenade attack cases verdict has established rule of law in the country.

21 August Attack: Babar-nama

21 August Attack: Babar-nama

It was the cabinet's oath-taking night after the 2001 parliamentary elections. The phone rang in the newsroom of The Daily Star. On the other end of the phone was the quivering voice of a man who, in his Dhaka University student days, was an infamous “armed cadre” of a political party.

War expertise used in blast

War expertise used in blast

A court observation in the August 21 grenade attack case verdicts highlights the expertise of the attackers.

Grenades came from Pakistan

Grenades came from Pakistan

The grenades used in the August 21 attack to kill Sheikh Hasina were supplied by former deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu's brother Maulana Tajuddin.

21 August Grenade Attack

August 21 grenade attack case: Crime & Punishment

Death Penalty in each of two Cases

Grenades came from Pakistan

TIMELINE

August 21, 2004...

A close shave

A close shave

The day before August 21, 2004, Dhaka city Awami League leaders had an informal meeting with party chief Sheikh Hasina for her directives on the next day's rally on Bangabandhu Avenue.

Ruckus, outage in courtroom

Ruckus, outage in courtroom

The morning rush hour traffic, which generally seems to stretch endlessly, suddenly disappeared at Chankharpul intersection yesterday.

  • Attorney General Mahbubey Alam Opinion on Freedom Fighters' quota system

    Bringing Tarique back not difficult: AG

    Attorney General Mahbubey Alam yesterday said it will not be difficult for the government to bring Tarique Rahman, BNP's senior vice chairman who is a convict in the August 21 grenade attack cases, back to the country.

  • Verdict has established rule of law: Menon

    Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon yesterday said the August 21 grenade attack cases verdict has established rule of law in the country.

  • 21 August Attack: Babar-nama

    It was the cabinet's oath-taking night after the 2001 parliamentary elections. The phone rang in the newsroom of The Daily Star. On the other end of the phone was the quivering voice of a man who, in his Dhaka University student days, was an infamous “armed cadre” of a political party.

  • War expertise used in blast

    A court observation in the August 21 grenade attack case verdicts highlights the expertise of the attackers.

  • Grenades came from Pakistan

    Grenades came from Pakistan

    The grenades used in the August 21 attack to kill Sheikh Hasina were supplied by former deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu's brother Maulana Tajuddin.

  • 21 August Grenade Attack

    August 21 grenade attack case: Crime & Punishment

    Death Penalty in each of two Cases

  • Grenades came from Pakistan

    TIMELINE

    August 21, 2004...

  • A close shave

    The day before August 21, 2004, Dhaka city Awami League leaders had an informal meeting with party chief Sheikh Hasina for her directives on the next day's rally on Bangabandhu Avenue.

  • A bid to make AL leaderless

    Rivalry between the ruling and the opposition parties is inevitable in politics, but it is utterly unacceptable that attempts will be made to make the opposition leaderless, a special court observed in its verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases yesterday.

  • Tarique Rahman-Lutfozzaman Babar

    Crown to crime

    He was hardly known to outsiders until his father, General Ziaur Rahman who became Bangladesh's president in the process of several coups and counter-coups, died in another military putsch in May 1981. Through a Bangladesh Television programme, the countrymen, eventually came to know of Tarique Rahman. And today, he is facing life term as the court verdict goes. From the crux of political power he now lives the life of a fugitive.

  • August 21 attack: 'State-backed crime' punished

    It was a well-orchestrated plan, executed through abuse of state power, a special court has ruled, delivering verdicts in the two cases filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally 14 years ago.

  • BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talks on August 21 grenade attack case verdict

    Verdicts at the behest of govt

    The BNP yesterday rejected the verdicts in the August 21 grenade attack cases alleging that those were delivered at the “behest of the government with a political motive”.

  • Ruckus, outage in courtroom

    The morning rush hour traffic, which generally seems to stretch endlessly, suddenly disappeared at Chankharpul intersection yesterday.

  • 'Key plotter' gets off lightly, victims feel

    Survivors and family members of the victims of the August 21 grenade attack said they were saddened that the court fell short of giving capital punishment to Tarique Rahman, who was convicted of conspiring and planning the carnage.

  • 21 August grenade attack

    Joj Mia demands capital punishment of Tarique

    Joj Mia, the man who falsely-implicated in the August 21 grenade attack incident, says he is not fully satisfied over the verdict as the mastermind of the attack BNP’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman was not awarded death penalty.

  • August 21 grenade attack

    August 21 blast: Victims’ accounts

    August 21, 2004 was a ghastly chapter in the political history of Bangladesh.

  • BNP rejects verdict, calls weeklong demo

    Political opposition BNP rejects the August 21 grenade attack verdict delivered today, and called for weeklong demonstration starting from tomorrow.

  • An unexploded grenade amid shoes and a victim after the attack on August 21

    Aug 21 attack verdict: Defence will appeal

    The defence counsel will be appealing against the August 21, 2004 verdict that has sentenced 19 people to death and others in imprisonment in two cases.

  • Khaleda Zia's Participation in National Election

    ‘Govt will seek higher punishment for Tarique’

    The government will seek higher punishment for BNP’s acting Chairman Tarique Rahman in the August 21 grenade attack cases, Law Minister Anisul Huq says.

  • August 21 grenade attack verdict opinion

    Next move after full text of verdict: Prosecution

    The prosecution team of August 21, 2004 grenade blast cases will now be waiting for the full text of the verdict before considering its next moves.

  • Unhappy with August 21 grenade attack verdict

    Unhappy with Aug 21 attack verdict, says victim

    A victim in the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004, says he is unhappy with the verdict delivered by a special tribunal in two cases filed over the carnage.

  • 21 August Grenade Attack: Eyewitness Journalists

    August 21 blast through the eyes of journalists on spot

    It happened 14 years and 48 days ago. Perpetrators attempted to assassinate Awami League President Sheikh Hasina carrying out a grenade attack on a rally on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka. The attack took place on August 21, 2004 that left 24 dead and scores injured.

  • 21 August grenade attack charge sheet

    Aug 21 grenade attack: Accused and charges

    The verdicts in August 21 grenade attack cases, to be delivered 14 years after the blasts on Bangabandhu Avenue, are likely to further heat up the political landscape ahead of the national election as several BNP leaders, including the party’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman, are accused in the cases.

  • Security beefed Up for August 21 Grenade Attack Verdict

    Security beefed up for Aug 21 grenade attack verdict

    Security measures have been beefed up in and around the court area in old Dhaka ahead of the verdict in the two cases filed over August 21 grenade attack.

  • Dhaka Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia

    Anarchy over grenade attack verdict won’t be tolerated: DMP chief

    Hours ahead of delivery of the verdicts in cases filed for the grisly grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004, Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia says law enforcers will not tolerate any kind of anarchy centring the verdict.

  • 21 August grenade attack case verdict on October 10

    Aug 21 attack verdict: Babar, 30 accused taken to Dhaka court

    A total of 31 accused of August 21 grenade attack cases including former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and former deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu are being shifted to a Dhaka court from Kashimpur High Security Prison in Gazipur as the court is set to deliver its verdict in the cases.

  • Ivy Rahman: A strong voice silenced forever

    Ivy Rahman, one of the strongest voices for democracy and women’s rights the nation heard till today, was silenced forever in the carnage on August 21, 2004.

  • August 21 attack

    Aug 21 Attack: How powerful were the grenades

    According to the charge sheet of the case Huji leader Tajuddin, leader of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji) supplied 15 grenades. Among the bombs, 14 were thrown at the AL rally on Aug 21, 2004. 3 were found unexploded and another one was found near the old central jail in Dhaka.

  • Sheikh Hasina: Unhurt, yet not unaffected

    The grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004 was launched targeting AL President Sheikh Hasina in an attempt to assassinate her, and left 24 dead and scores injured.

  • 21 August Grenade Attack on Awami League Rally Picture

    Aug 21 grenade attack: What happened on that day

    Let’s revisit the day on August 21, 2004 when Islamist militants in the broad daylight launched a heinous grenade attack on a rally of the then opposition Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka.

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