Lesson from August grenade attack

Sharif Shahab Uddin: There have been quite a number of reasons to believe that military dictator Ziaur Rahman was engaged in the conspiracy of assassinating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman while his son Tarique Zia was the main architect of 21 August grenade attack to kill Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu and th...

We weren't even allowed to talk about the grenade attack: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami coalition government's efforts to stifle any attempt by the Awami League to speak out against the grenade attack in 2004 points to their 'direct involvement' in the plot. Hasina made the remarks at a discussion organised by the Awami League, commemorating the 16th anniversary of the ...

21st August 2004: The Day When Humanity Stood Ashamed

21st of August, another dark August day of Bangladesh's politics. On this day, in 2004, grenades and bullets were deployed in a crowded area of Dhaka city for assassinating the entire top leadership of Bangladesh Awami League; the day when the Central Office of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue became a scene of carnage and mayhem. During the ...

'Sickness' of the society will be rooted out: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reaffirmed to continue her government’s ongoing drive against terrorism, militancy, narcotics and corruption, saying that this “sickness” of the society will have to be rooted out.“Due to the misdeeds of those, who ruled the country for 21 years after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 19...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for collective measures to fight terrorism

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for forging a collective resistance of all against militancy as it has become a common problem of the world which hindering peace, prosperity and development. “I call upon all to take collective measures of resistance if any tendency of militancy and terrorism is seen among any children, teen...

Relentless Fight Against Terrorism Continues

Bangladesh's fight against terrorism and violent extremism is continuing despite the shock and sorrow caused by the terrorist attacks in Dhaka and Kishoreganj which claimed altogether 26 innocent lives, including 4 policemen. While the Awami League Government has been very successful generally in countering terrorism and violent extremism, the s...

When Politics Becomes Terrorism

Since being voted back to power in January 2014, the country continued its march of progress in almost all sectors of economic and human development under the Awami League government. In line with the successes achieved in the previous 5 years, the year saw Bangladesh continuing its progress in all major indictors of economic, social and human ...

BNP Jamaat Terrorists Out To Hold Back Progress In Education

Besides, the ongoing blockade played havoc with education with most of the institutions, from primary schools to universities, failing to hold classes properly, and resulting in changes in exam schedule. Moreover, the young learners' preparations were ruined and the students had to go through undue mental pressure. Turning a blind eye to the pl...

BNP-Jamaat’s Ongoing Arson Violence Culprits Nabbed Red Handed

According to reports run by national electronic and print media, in last 20 days of non-stop blockade, at least 18 rioters of Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, a party that opposed the country’s independence and a key ally of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, were caught by law enforcers and common people while fleeing after carrying ou...

Phone Conversation reveals BNP-Jamaat's Bigwigs Link in Jatrabari Arson Attack

Referring to a group of arsonists, the activist said “we have hired them, they demand BDT TK 15,000 for grisly arson… " Other conversations showed even the high profile leaders warned its activists of expulsion from party posts unless the activists unleashed mindless violence on common people, a media report added. "60 percent mon...

Five Years of Effective Counter Terrorism

  Bangladesh received glowing reviews regarding its anti terrorism measures in the recent US State Department’s Country Report on Terrorism (2013). It noted with recognition the “remarkable successes” Bangladesh has achieved in the task of combating national and transnational terrorism.

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