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Jamaat leader fit for court appearance: Bangladesh authorities

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 14:47

Bangladesh`s prison authorities have said fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was fit for court appearance, 10 days after a special tribunal deferred the verdict on war crimes charges against him due to his sickness.

Bangladesh Islamist party chief war crimes verdict postponed

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 10:10

A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal deferred its verdict on an Islamist party chief already sentenced to death in a separate case on Tuesday because he is sick, lawyers said.

World politics influenced China`s stance in 1971: Hasina

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:34

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought to downplay the Chinese opposition to Bangladesh`s independence in 1971, saying world politics had influenced China`s stance at that time.

Bangladesh PM Hasina says no further action against Jamaat-e-Islami

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 21:34

Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said legal obstacles barred her government from pursuing further charges against the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for crimes during the 1971 war as she backed her law minister, under fire for going soft on the Islamists.

Pre 1971 Bangladeshi settlers are Indians: Meghalaya HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 14:13

In a historic judgement, the Meghalaya High Court has said that Bangladesh nationals who have settled in this north eastern state before March 24, 1971 should be treated as Indians and they be enrolled in voters`list.

1971 war shells found in Tripura

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 14:54

Two live mortars dating to the 1971 Bangladesh war have been recovered in Tripura, an official said Tuesday.

Bangladesh files contempt case against British reporter

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 00:55

Bangladesh`s war crime tribunal today launched a contempt case against a Dhaka-based British journalist for allegedly criticising the court in his writings and questioning the death toll from the nation`s 1971 independence war.

Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:45

The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore.

Bangladesh forms task force to bring back fugitives hiding abroad

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 22:08

Bangladesh set up high-level task force to bring back home all fugitives, including those involved in 1971 war crimes and assassination of country`s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Camera used on moon landing sold for USD 7,58,489

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 19:24

It was put on auction as the only camera that made it to the moon and back. And it had its price, nearly USD 760,000.

Pakistani mortar shell found in Tripura pond

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 00:58

A mortar shell, possibly used by the Pakistani army during the 1971 war with India, was recovered from a pond at Kamalasagar, a border village in Sipahijala district, the police said on Thursday.

Bangladesh war crimes accused Jamaat leader dies

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 23:22

AKM Yusuf, one of the top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami who was charged with crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh`s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, died on Sunday.