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Nation celebrates 42nd anniversary of Army victory in Bangladesh liberation war

Nation celebrates 42nd anniversary of Army victory in Bangladesh liberation war

Defence Minister AK Antony commemorated the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Bangladesh liberation war of 1971 and pledged to protect every inch of Indian land and…


Bangladesh commemorates 1971 war victory as violence continues

Five more people were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in continuing violence triggered by the…


Amnesty fears attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh after execution

A leading human rights watchdog has warned that execution of a top leader of the…


Modi salutes 1971 war heroes on Vijay Diwas

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to the heroes of 1971 war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas saying their sacrifices continue to inspire generations. Narendra Modi wrote on his twitter…





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Boy dies in police firing, Bangla Opposition extends blockade

A 12-year-old boy died and 10 other people were injured in police firing in Bangladesh even as the BNP-led Opposition alliance extended a nationwide blockade over a ‘death warrant’ issued for senior fundamentalist leader for genocide during the …

India-Bangladesh join hands to find graves of freedom fighters

India and Bangladesh are jointly making efforts to trace the graves of martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971 with over 2,000 freedom fighters buried on this side of the border in Tripura, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya. Officials here said that …

Bangladesh: Al-Badr razakars to be tried in absentia

A Dhaka war crimes tribunal decided on Monday to hold the trial of two fugitive leaders of Al-Badr, a group which assisted then Pakistani forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War, in absentia, The Daily Star report said. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin …

Bangladesh SC rejects Jamaat leader Mollah’s pleas

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the petitions of convicted Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah seeking its intervention so that two judges abstain from the proceedings of appeals against his war crimes trial verdict, the …

Hindus under attack in Bangladesh

Conspicuous by its absence on Indian news television, the current crisis in Bangladesh is nothing less than history catching up with the young nation after war and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Pakistani army in 1971 gave it wounds that have …

Shahbagh movement spreads across Dhaka

Activists of Bangladesh’s Shahbagh movement held a rally on Wednesday in Dhaka’s commercial hub Motijheel, to press home their demand for the death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami war criminals, the Daily Star reported. Hundreds of demonstrators …

Bangladesh: 2 dead, 30 hurt in Jamaat-police gunfight

One person was killed and 20 others were injured on Saturday in a gunfight between Jamaat-e-Islami members, Islami Chhatra Shibir activists and police in Pabna during an eight hour Jamaat-backed strike. Daily Star website reported deceased Sirajul …

Bangladesh: 4 killed in clashes over ‘atheist bloggers’

At least four people were killed and over 200 injured in Bangladesh on Friday as hundreds of Islamists clashed with police here and other major cities demanding execution of “atheist bloggers” they accused of blasphemy. Police fired …

Jamaati violence grips Bangladesh; 3 killed in sporadic clashes

At least three persons were killed in sporadic clashes in Bangladesh on Monday during a nationwide general strike called by fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to protest their leaders’ ongoing trial for 1971 war crimes. Witnesses said JI …

Anti-Jamaati blogger activist brutally murdered in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi blogger, who posted many blogs about the 1971 war and illicit Jamaati activities, was found stabbed on Friday night, hours after the organisers at Dhaka’s Shahbagh movement decided to discontinue the 24-hour blockade, the Daily Star …

Bangladesh witnesses violence over war crimes trial

Several people were injured on Wednesday after violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital following fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists’ violent protests at several places to protest the ongoing 1971 war trials. Angry at the sentencing of …

Bangladesh hit by protests after war crimes verdict

Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party is enforcing a general strike across the country for a second day to protest a war crimes verdict. A tribunal on Tuesday pronounced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah guilty of killing and …

Bangladesh: Tribunal asks prosecution to submit charges against 1971 War criminal

The International Crimes Tribunal-1on Thursday asked prosecution to submit formal charges against Bangladesh Awami League’s Mobarak Hussain before it on February 12 for alleged war crimes against humanity committed during the country’s …

Taliban wants Sharia in Pakistan, war with India

The Pakistani Taliban has made a conditional ceasefire offer to the Pakistan Government which calls for an end to Pakistan’s participation in the Afghan war, the imposition of Sharia law in the country, and to avenge the embarrassing defeat of …

Bangladesh erupts in protest, demands ban on Islamic parties

A general strike to demand the ban Islamic political parties, in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, to shut down schools and stores and disrupted traffic in the capital on Tuesday. A coalition of five leftist parties was enforcing the dawn-to-dusk …

Vijay Diwas celebrated, 1971 war remembered

Indian Army daredevils perform motorbike stunt during the second day of Vijay Diwas celebrations at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Sunday. Vijay Diwas is celebrated annually on December 16 to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. …







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