People of all religious faiths will live together with equal right: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to the countrymen to stay firm on non-communal spirit of the War of Liberation, saying people of all religious faiths will live in the country with equal right. “All people in combine have made the country independent in exchange of their blood . . . Freedom of pract...

A Dream of 160 Millions Comes True

Pranab Kumar Panday: Bangladeshi people’s dream of Padma Bridge has come true with the installation of the 41st span. Just a very few people could conceive of a bridge constructed in the country on the Padma five years ago. The World Bank's decision to withdraw funding from the mega project on the fake ground of imaginary corruption thwar...

1971 … And The Songs We Sang

Syed Badrul Ahsan: It was early March 1971 when songs became part of the Bengali political consciousness. As the non-violent non-cooperation movement launched by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to counter the conspiracies of the Pakistan ruling junta against popular democratic aspirations progressed, Dhaka Radio introduced Bengalis to a rivet...

16 December Victory Day: Minds Without Fear, Heads Held High

Today is National Victory Day. The 49th anniversary of victory earned through the sacrifice of enormous bloodshed. The day of the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent sovereign state to this world. After a long 9 months of armed struggle, sacrificing a lot of lives and huge bloodshed, valiant Bengalis claimed the victory on this very day. ...

December: Month of Victory

December is the month of victory. It is the month to remember the sacrifices of nation's bravest sons an daughters. It is the month to celebrate the victory achieved through sheer will and bravery against a horde of monsters from West Pakistan. The glorious symbol of independence gained in exchange for the lives of three million martyrs and two ...

In December, we paint the skies with Joi Bangla colours

Syed Badrul Ahsan: It is December once again. It is once more the season when we travel back in time to recall the triumph we came by in an epic war for national freedom. In December we recall the sacrifices of three million of our compatriots; we remember the support of our friends across our frontier and further beyond; we recreate in this mo...

Nation celebrates 49th Victory Day

The nation is celebrating the 49th Victory Day, the most precious day of the Bangalee people, as the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces on the day 48 years back after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation. On December 16 in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of Father of t...

HPM Sheikh Hasina urges youth to be inspired with Liberation War spirit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the youth to build up themselves as worthy citizens of the country being imbued with the Liberation War spirit and 1971 martyrs sacrificial attitude.