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Shaheed Noor Hossain Day: A Valiant Sacrifice to Bring Back Democracy

Noor Hossain is one of the notable names of Bangladesh's movement for democracy. On November 10, 1987, when he was participating in a rally supporting to establish democratic rule in Bangladesh against the autocratic ruler Let. Gen. H M Ershad, police gunned him down. Noor Hossain's ancestral home on his father's side was in the village of Jhat...

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...

74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

General Debate74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Address by, Her Excellency Sheikh HasinaHon’ble Prime Minister Government of the People’s Republic of BangladeshThe United Nations, New York, 27 September 2019 Bismillahir Rahmanir RahimMr. President, I would like to congratulate you on your election as the Presiden...

21st August 2004: The Day When Humanity Stood Ashamed

Today is the bloody 21st of August. On this day, fifteen years ago, 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 golden period of ter...

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

Fifteen 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...