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Jail Killing: Another Dark Chapter in the History of Bangladesh

3 November is another day of reproach and agony for the collective conscience of Bangladesh. On this day in 1975, the four national leaders, who played the momentous role in our independence and state-building struggle after the Father of the National Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were brutally killed inside what is usually considered o...

Speech of HPM Sheikh Hasina at 75th United Nations General Assembly

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful Mr. President, AssamuAlaikum. I congratulate you on your election as the President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. We are passing through an unprecedented crisis in the history of humankind due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is also the first time in...

Sheikh Hasina: Daughter of Democracy and Herald of Change

She gave the nation a new vision – Vision 2021, transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country. She gave Bangladeshis the dream of Digital Bangladesh- an IT-based country. Four decades into independence, she has brought solace for 3 million martyrs and their families by initiating the much-awaited war crimes trial. Prime Minister Sh...

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 ...

21 August, 2004: All Hell Broke Loose by State-Sponsored Terrorism

Sixteen years ago on 21st August, the nation was about to burst against the state-sponsored militancy, in the capital. Ironically, shortly after, the anti-militancy protesters themselves became victims of the country’s most gruesome militant attack masterminded by then BNP-Jamaat government. The anti-militancy campaigners in their hundred...