1971 Liberation War

Bangla top court upholds life term for cleric over war crimes

A five-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict after a two-day hearing.

May 15, 2017, 19:00 PM IST

B'desh hangs Jamaat-e-Islami chief for 1971 war crime

Dhaka's district magistrate, the inspector general of prisons and senior police officials witnessed the hanging inside the high security prison compound.

May 11, 2016, 01:02 AM IST

Jamaat-e-Islami chief to be executed tonight: Bangladesh minister

Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami will be executed on Tuesday night after he refused to seek presidential clemency for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said.

May 10, 2016, 22:06 PM IST

Bangladesh marks 45 years of freedom

Bangladesh on Saturday celebrated its 46th Independence Day as the nation paid tributes to the millions killed during its 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan with the Dhaka skyline lit up overnight.

Mar 26, 2016, 14:22 PM IST
Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia booked under sedition charges

Former Bangladeshi prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was on Monday booked for sedition over her alleged "slanderous comments" concerning martyrs of the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Jan 25, 2016, 12:58 PM IST
`Indian Army saved Bangladesh PM Sheikh ​Hasina and family from massacre in 1971 war`

`Indian Army saved Bangladesh PM Sheikh ​Hasina and family from massacre in 1971 war`

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family members faced the risk of being massacred but were saved by a group of Indian soldiers during the 1971 liberation war, her father's close aide said on Wednesday, as Bangladesh marked the 44th anniversary of its triumph over Pakistan.

Dec 16, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

Bangladesh war crimes convicts could be executed 'anytime'

Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan Kamal said the execution of the fundamentalists were now only a "matter of time".

Nov 20, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

Bangladesh SC upholds opposition leader's death sentence

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for opposition BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war, including the large-scale killing of minority Hindus.

Jul 29, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

Bangladesh war crime convict to challenge death sentence

Bangladesh`s Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman will file a petition against an apex court verdict upholding the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) for his atrocities during the 1971 Liberation War.

Feb 21, 2015, 16:25 PM IST

Ex Bangladesh minister under H M Ershad indicted for war crimes

A former Bangladeshi minister from Jatiya Party was on Sunday indicted by a special court here on 16 war crime charges, including genocide, committed during the country`s 1971 liberation war.

Feb 02, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

`Butcher of Mirpur` gets to live more after Bangladesh court stays his execution

A Bangladeshi court tonight granted a last minute reprieve to senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, staying his execution shortly before he was to be hanged for genocide during the country`s 1971 liberation war.

Dec 10, 2013, 23:24 PM IST

Bangladesh court issues death warrant for `Butcher of Mirpur`

Bangladesh ordered execution of senior leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami, who was sentenced to death 3 months ago for genocide during the 1971 liberation war, raising fears of fresh violence.

Dec 08, 2013, 22:14 PM IST

Death toll in Bangladesh violence rises to 6

The death toll in violence across Bangladesh, following dispute over electoral system, raised to six even as the country braced for a 60-hour opposition strike tomorrow, calling for a neutral caretaker government to oversee the next General Elections.

Oct 26, 2013, 11:12 AM IST

Bangladesh SC gives death to top Jamaat leader for 1971 war crimes

A top Islamist leader of the ruling party convicted of crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence and was sentenced to death by the apex court in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

Sep 17, 2013, 10:43 AM IST

India to find out cemeteries of Bangladesh liberation war martyrs

A Bangladeshi delegation was assured in a district collector level meeting that an effort would be made to find out the graves of the fighters.

Jul 03, 2013, 21:40 PM IST

President Pranab pays tribute to Bangladesh Liberation War martyrs

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday paid rich tribute to the 1971 Liberation War martyrs as he visited the national memorial at Savar.

Mar 03, 2013, 18:08 PM IST

No exodus from Bangladesh to WB; border security strengthened

There has not been any exodus from Bangladesh to West Bengal following violence in the neighbouring country over a top Jamaat-e-Islami leader being sentenced to death.

Mar 02, 2013, 17:03 PM IST

Admire young people expressing their concerns: Salman Khurshid

As Dhaka remained jammed for nearly two weeks because of protests by students and youth who are demanding capital punishment for the "traitors" of the 1971 Liberation War, Salman Khurshid expressed admiration for the protestors.

Feb 16, 2013, 20:22 PM IST

B`desh asks Turkey not to meddle in 1971 war crime trial

A visit by a 14-member Turkish political delegation to Dhaka to witness the trial process has worsened the matter.

Dec 28, 2012, 18:40 PM IST

B`desh asks Pak to apologise for 1971 atrociticities

Bangladesh on Friday demanded a formal apology from Pakistan for the genocide committed by its troops during the 1971 liberation war.

Nov 09, 2012, 15:30 PM IST