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India to help Bangladesh over 1971 war martyrs’ graves


July 25th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India has offered Bangladesh help to trace graves of freedom fighters of the 1971 War of Liberation war and transfer their remains, and asked Dhaka ... Read more...

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India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes


April 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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Film fest on Bangladesh’s liberation war


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Six films centred around different aspects and effects of Bangladesh's 1971 "war of liberation" will be screened here as part of a special film festival ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba) (With Images)


March 18th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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Hasina seeks support for war crimes trial


February 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday sought support from the Bengali community across the world for trying war criminals, The Daily Star reported.She said the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh war movies’ fest to be held in Agartala


February 5th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 5 (IANS) Bangladesh will tell the world about the genocide of its three million people and mass atrocities on 200,000 women and children perpetrated by Pakistani forces during ... Read more...

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Bangladesh coup linked to 1971 war: Tahmima Anam (Interview)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) The recent failed coup in Bangladesh was directly linked to the 1971 liberation war, says acclaimed author Tahmima Anam while rejecting fears of Islamisation in her ... Read more...

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Emotional Hasina lauds Indian role in 1971 war


January 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) It was an emotional moment for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here Thursday when she recollected how India, especially Tripura, had helped her country during ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM in Tripura to revive historic, economic ties


January 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accompanied by an over 100-member delegation Wednesday arrived in this capital city of Tripura, which had played a crucial role ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeking apology from Islamabad justified: Pakistani daily


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh seeking an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed in 1971 is "justifiable" and the "least our government can do is learn lessons from ... Read more...

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Apologise for 1971 war crimes, Bangladesh tells Pakistan


November 21st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of liberation.Foreign Minister Dipu Moni sought the formal apology from Islamabad ... Read more...

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Achieved broad umbrella agreement with Dhaka: PM


September 7th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that India has achieved a "broad umbrella agreement" with Bangladesh that would serve as the ... Read more...

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Indian PM pays homage to Bangladesh martyrs


September 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday paid tributes to those who died fighting for Bangladesh's independence -- from Pakistani rule.Army bugles played the last post ... Read more...

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Tareque Masud: face of Bangladesh’s alternate cinema (Obituary)


August 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tareque Masud, Cannes award-winning independent filmmaker from Bangladesh, who inspired a whole generation of filmmakers in his country to dare to dream of making independent cinema, will not be there ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi hails Dhaka’s anti-terror efforts, receives award (Third Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), on an official visit here, lauded Bangladesh's efforts to combat terrorism as she received on ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi receives award on behalf of Indira Gandhi


July 25th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Monday received on behalf of late prime minister Indira Gandhi the "Bangladesh Freedom Honour", ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lauds Dhaka’s efforts to combat terror (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) who is here to attend a conference on autism, during a meeting with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Connecting to roots, homelands with art (Feature)


July 25th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Quest for roots, reconnection to childhood and the trauma of dislocation are the emotional soul of their art. This pain lends an air of nostalgia ... Read more...

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Sonia in Dhaka for conference on autism


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), is here to attend the inaugural session of a two-day conference on autism.Gandhi is Monday ... Read more...

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Don’t make people suffer: Hasina tells opposition


June 30th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday asked opposition political parties to refrain from doing anything that may cause suffering to people."If you have any formula, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh war hero who served three armies dead


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Qazi Nooruzzaman, a hero of Bangladesh's liberation war who served the British Indian Navy and three armies during his lifetime, is dead. He was 86, a ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s Islamist leader admits after 40 years: ‘It was genocide’


May 5th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) Chief of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party Thursday said that killing of unarmed civilians during the movement for liberation from Pakistan in 1971 was "genocide", his interrogator ... Read more...

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Vice-President Ansari to visit Dhaka for Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will undertake a two-day visit of Bangladesh to participate in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.He will ... Read more...

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Bangladesh tribunal denies bail to ‘war crimes’ accused


April 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) A judicial panel in Bangladesh Thursday rejected bail petitions of four Islamist leaders and allowed their interrogation by the police on charges of committing "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Mujibur’s hostel room now a museum


February 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The room in the hostel where Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stayed while studying in a college here 65 years back was Wednesday turned into a museum in the ... Read more...

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‘Meherjaan’ a 3-nation film about women


January 14th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) A Bangladeshi woman director is shortly making her debut with "Meherjaan", casting stars from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to portray on screen a woman's perspective about the country's ... Read more...

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Protests planned in US against Dhaka’s war crimes trial


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami plans to stage protests in the US, Britain and some Middle East nations against the impending trial of its top brass accused of war ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition leader faces trial for ‘war crime’


December 30th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal Thursday began the trial of an opposition lawmaker accused of killing over a hundred people during the country's liberation war in 1971.The three-judge ... Read more...

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Top Bangladesh opposition leader held for ‘war crimes’ (Lead)


December 19th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's senior opposition leader Salauddin Quader Choudhury, who has been accused of killing over a 100 people, mostly minority Hindus, during the 1971 Liberation War was arrested ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to honour 226 Indians for support in 1971 ‘Liberation War’


December 17th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.17 (ANI): Bangladesh will honour 226 Indians for their crucial support during the country's 1971 'Liberation War', as it marks the 40th Victory Day anniversary next year.Bangladesh will honour ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s first foreign secretary dead


December 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A.F.M. Abul Fateh, Bangladesh's first foreign secretary who was appointed after the country's liberation in 1971, has died in London. He was 86.Born in 1924 in Kishoreganj, Fateh ... Read more...

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Bangladesh war hero to be buried with military honors on Monday


November 21st, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Nov.21 (ANI): The funeral of Bangladesh war hero Lt. Gen. (retired) Mir Shawkat Ali, who died at his Gulshan residence on Saturday evening, will take place with full military honors on ... Read more...

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Bangladesh war hero Mir Shawkat Ali dead


November 21st, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Gen. Mir Shawkat Ali, a Pakistan Army officer who switched sides to fight Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971, has died here at the age of 72.Ali, who died ... Read more...

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