Liberation War 1971

The Birangona in fiction: ‘1971’ and ‘Talaash’

In this addition to this series, following up on the previous installment’s focus on nonfiction narratives of Birangonas’s lives and experiences, we recall Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s '1971&...

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

MARCH 11, 1971: In defiance of tyrants

As the non-cooperation movement gained momentum by the day, East Pakistan was literally run under the direct orders of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

MARCH 8, 1971: The day after the thunder

After Bangabandhu's speech the previous day, the winds of the then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, had changed.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Songs of freedom

A nation waited with bated breaths days before Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's soon-to-be historic rally to be held at Race Course ground.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Dhaka turns a city of processions

After the shocking declaration of suspension of parliamentary session sine die by President Yahya Khan on March 1, 1971, the country, which has long been waiting to spew out its years-long...

October 22, 2017
October 22, 2017

A friend of Bangladesh passes away

Father Marino Rigon, whose lifetime love affair with Bangladesh began with a trip from Italy in 1953, dedicated his life to working for the Bangladeshi people.

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

Taramon Bibi to be taken to Dhaka CMH from Rangpur

Bir Protik Taramon Bibi, who was undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rangpur, is set to be taken in Dhaka CMH as her physical condition deteriorated.

August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016

War crimes trial to continue: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaffirms her determination to continue the trial of war criminals and says she is ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of the country and the people.

July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016

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...

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

3 brothers convicted

The war crimes tribunal yesterday convicted three brothers from Habiganj of crimes against humanity and handed down death penalty to one of them and jail until death to the others.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

5 Moulvibazar men charged with war crimes

The prosecution presses five specific charges against five persons of Moulvibazar for crimes allegedly committed by them during the Liberation War in 1971.