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Skype Scandal Khandaker Mahbub for Justice Nizamul quit

30 Dec 2012   05:46:37 PM   Sunday BdST DHAKA: Former President of Supreme Court Bar Association Khandaker Mahbub Hossain on Sunday demanded resignation of Justice Nizamul Huq from High Court for alleged involvement in Skype conversation scandal. “Justice Nizamul violated his oath through leaking secret information regarding war crimes trial over Skype conversation,” he…

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AG says trials were not vitiated

Sun, Dec 30th, 2012 8:22 pm BdST Dhaka, Dec 30 (bdnews24.com) — Bangladesh government’s top law officer threw his weight behind the prosecution at the first war crimes tribunal on Sunday. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, who has been attending the tribunal’s proceedings since last week, began countering retrial petitions of three Jamaat-e-Islami leaders indicted for…

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ICT to regain confidence

Monday, December 24, 2012 In the aftermath of the leaks of Skype conversations, one of the sticking points is whether the trials at Tribunal No.1, of which the now-resigned Justice Md. Nizaml Huq was the Chairman, should be held afresh. Keeping with the norm, the politicians and civil society members are divided into two opposing…

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Bangladesh’s “Day of the Martyred Intellectuals”: A Search for Justice and National Healing

Imagine if, mere days before our independence from the British Crown, British troops had systematically rounded up, tortured, and killed most of the brightest minds in our country (including our founding fathers) as a final act of oppression against a nation yearning to be free. One this day 42 years ago, that is exactly the…

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The crow is white, Bengal is Pakistan

Pakistanis refuse to see Bangladesh eye-to-eye. They hide themselves behind a very shoddy narrative of the happenings of 1971 that only describes it as a conspiracy. It might well have been one. But who plotted against whom and when? What were the Bengalis up to? How did they reach the breaking point? This article is…

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‘Her visits to Intellectuals Memorial a sham’

Sat, Dec 8th, 2012 7:25 pm BdST Dhaka, Dec 8 (bdnews24.com)—Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday termed ‘pretence’ Opposition Leader and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s visits to the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in Mirpur to pay homage to the slain intellectuals. The Pakistani occupation army aided by their local collaborators had brutally killed Bangladesh’s intellectuals at…

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আগরতলায় বাংলাদেশের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের সাতশ’ বুলেট

আগরতলা করেসপন্ডেন্ট বাংলানিউজটোয়েন্টিফোর.কম আগরতলা (ত্রিপুরা): আগরতলায় বাংলাদেশের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের সময়কার রিভলবার ও থ্রি নট থ্রি রাইফেলের সাতশ’ বুলেট উদ্ধার করেছে ত্রিপুরা পুলিশ। সোমবার বিকেলে ত্রিপুরারাজের প্রাসাদ কুঞ্জবনের পাশের টেনিস কোর্টে মাটি খোঁড়ার সময়ে বুলেটগুলো বেরিয়ে পড়ে। ওই স্থানে বাংলাদেশের মুক্তিবাহিনীর ক্যাম্প থাকার কথা স্মরণ করে মুক্তিযোদ্ধারাই সেখানে ‌এসব বুলেট লুকিয়ে রেখেছিলো বলে ধারণা করা হচ্ছে। বুলেটের…

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Are Cadman’s concerns for Bangladesh justified?

Last Updated : Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:45 AM WORLD renowned lawyer and expert on war crimes Toby Cadman recently visited Saudi Arabia. The British lawyer is acting as legal consultant to Bangladesh lawyers who appear for opposition leaders accused of committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 East Pakistan civil war that ended with…

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৫ সহযোদ্ধা শরতের শিশিরের মত ঝরে গেলো!

১লা অক্টোবর, ২০১২ ভারতের আসাম রাজ্যের শিলচরের লোহারবন ট্রেনিং ক্যাম্পে সদ্য গেরিলা ট্রেনিং শেষ করে ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়ার বাঞ্ছারামপুর থানার ৫০ জনের একটি গেরিলা দলকে আগরতলার মেলাঘর, শালবন এবং অবশেষে ক্যাপ্টেন আয়েন উদ্দিনের অধীনে মনতলা ক্যাম্পে পাঠানো হয়। ট্রেনিং শেষ অথচ যুদ্ধে পাঠানো হচ্ছে না- এর জন্য মক্তিযোদ্ধারা প্রতিবাদ করেন এবং অনশন করার সিদ্ধান্ত নেন। ক্যাপ্টেন আয়েন…

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‘Ascending’ nationalism: the failure of politics and climbing Everest in Bangladesh

17 September 2012 Mubashar Hasan In the past two years, four young Bangladeshi, including two women, scaled Mount Everest, becoming national heroes. More importantly, these individuals also became powerful political symbols, used on various sides, to disguise the failure of politics in Bangladesh. Four young Bangladeshi mountaineers made their country proud when they hoisted the…

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Bangladesh’s toxic politics Hello, Delhi

It is up to India to try to stop Sheikh Hasina ruining Bangladesh THE Punch-and-Judy show of Bangladeshi politics, in which the ruling party—run by the daughter of a former president—bashes the opposition—run by the widow of a former president—before swapping places with it, has been running for decades. The outside world rarely pays attention…

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UK journal picks on Hasina govt, again

The Economist magazine has taken an increasingly hostile snipe at Bangladesh and its government in two more articles where it also sees Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from planning to twist election results to cracking down on NGOs. The disparaging articles appeared on the London-based magazine’s May 26 edition, also uploaded on its website on Friday,…

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This archive records from memory the nine-month history of 1971 as experienced and perceived by individuals from all walks of life.

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