Martyrs of 15th August 1975

On August 15, 1975, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the undisputed leader of Bangladesh's struggle for freedom, was killed along with his family. 34 years after the murder, the murder case was settled. Apart from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangmata Begum Faziltunnesa Mujib, 26 other people including their family members and relatives were kill...

Dhanmondi 32, Bangabandhu and our history

Syed Badrul Ahsan: It is a place suffused in history. It is the embodiment of national history. The home of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi 32 was in the 1960s and till the mid-1970s a proper centre of Bengali nationalistic aspirations. Today it is a hallowed spot, testimony to the supreme struggle and equally supreme sacrifices...

Bangabandhu: A world statesman

Uday Sankar Das: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh, was on the global political and diplomatic stage for less than four years after leading his country to independence but in that short period between mid-January, 1972 and mid-August, 1975, his great statesmanship, insight and valour enabled Bangladesh to be f...

Bangladesh saw gross human rights violation during post '75 military regimes: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh had witnessed a gross violation of human rights during the long military regimes after the 1975 carnage. "We're even barred from seeking justice," she said while UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet paid a courtesy call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence here. PM's ...

Evil forces defeated in Liberation War didn’t stop conspiring: Sajeeb Wazed

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy today (August 15, 2022) said, "Conspiracies of the evil forces defeated in the Liberation War did not stop. To avenge the defeat, they have hatched one plot after another." "On August 15, 1975, some misguided members of the army were used by the conspirators to make one of the most h...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum here on his 47th martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day. After placing the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory o...

Fuel price will be readjusted once it decreases in global market: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that government could understand the sufferings of the people due to the recent price hike of fuel oil and electricity rationing. "We can realise the sufferings of the people," she said. She assured the countrymen that the government will surely lower the price of fuel oil when it comes down in the intern...

Framework ready for a commission to unearth the plotters of 1975 massacre

A framework has been prepared for forming a commission to unearth the plotters of the August 15, 1975 carnage that saw the brutal assassination of the nation’s founding father Bangabandhu and most of his family members, said Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq. “The commission will start working by the end of ...

BNP looted from power sector while Awami League maximized the production capacity: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today criticised BNP leaders for the hurricane lamp movement against the government's initiative to save power and energy to protect Bangladesh from any future danger due to skyrocketing prices of energy globally for the Russia-Ukraine war. "BNP leaders are carrying out a movement with hurricane (lamp). They will ha...

The sinister aftermath of a most heinous killing

Shakhawat Liton: After three and a half years of the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members, the second parliament dominated by BNP--a newly formed political party led by then military ruler General Ziaur Rahman, who was the biggest beneficiary of the heinous crime, passed a strange condolence m...

Our Bangabandhu moments . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan: There are the Bangabandhu moments that are part of Bangladesh’s history. As we recall the Father of the Nation on the anniversary of his assassination forty six years ago, we remember too some of the defining moments in his career. He was only 55 when his life was brought to a brutal end, but in that brief span of exist...

The Darkest Night of the Nation & A Long Battle for Ensuring Justice

The name of Bangladesh and Bangabandhu is inseparable. Without the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Bengali nation would not have an independent and sovereign state called Bangladesh. When the Architect of the Nation was marching towards turning the war-ravaged country into the Golden Bengal, a group of misguided army officers bru...

Col. Faruq and Rashid confirmed Zia's involvement in the massacre of 15th August: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the perpetrators behind the conspiracy in assassinating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would be unmasked one day. Addressing a programme virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence, Sheikh Hasina also renewed her vow to materialise Bangabandhu’s unfinished dream of build...

Zia is the real villain behind Bangabandhu assassination: HPM Sheikh Hasina

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today described Bangladesh’s first military ruler Ziaur Rahman as “real villain” of the August 15, 1975 plot while years later his wife Khaleda Zia emerged as another such figure as the August 21, 2004 grenade attack was carried out. The premier tended to compare the two incidents with the fi...

15 August Tragedy: A big blow to humanity

Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP: The month of August is the month of mourning. On 15th of this month in 1975 the greatest Bengali of all times and the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was brutally killed by some disgruntle army personnel along with most of his family members on the fateful night of 15 August 1975. The self-confessed...

Bangabandhu: The luminary of our nation

Professor Dr Md Sazzad Hossain  Martin Luther King Jr. has said, “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” These words are very true because a great leader is born as a blessing for a nation from the creator. Not all the leaders are born with great quality of leadership. Only a few of the lea...

BNP was born through murders and conspiracies: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Terming BNP as a “party of killers”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the party was born through murders and conspiracies. “The founder of BNP was a killer and he floated the party with those who were involved in murders … there is nothing to defend it,” she said. Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) presid...