Agartala Conspiracy to Mujibnagar Government: Bangladesh's Provisional Government in Exile

Squadron Leader (Rtd) M Sadrul Ahmed Khan: 50 years ago in 1971 the provisional government of the People`s Republic of Bangladesh popularly known as the Mujibnagar government was formed on 10th April and took oath on 17th April at Meherpur sub-division of the then Kushtia district. . It was the first-ever government of Bangladesh. Agartala cons...

Mass Upsurge 1969: On 24th January, the future beckoned

Syed Badrul Ahsan: On this day in 1969, the movement to force the Ayub Khan regime from power gathered pace when the young school student Matiur Rahman and a rickshaw puller were shot down by the police on the streets of Dhaka. It was one more sign of the regime's increasing nervousness, especially in East Pakistan, where a popular uprising aga...