1971 Bangladesh War Of Liberation
Places  /  Published 04.05.22

Do you know the story of the charred cross of Bangladesh inside St Paul’s Cathedral?

The tireless relief work for Bangladesh refugees under Canon Biswas continued till the end of 1972. Biswas’s work was acknowledged by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who wrote to him on ...
By Somen Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.21

Year of paradoxes: A tale of two abbreviations

The present moment in our contemporary history is riddled with paradoxes. The year, 2021, marks the commencement of our existence as an independent country for over seven decades. It naturally reminds...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.21

Season of death: Between nakba and nauba

The attack by Israel on the al-Jalaa building on May 15 where Al Jazeera’s office was located along with other offices has since been widely denounced by citizens, international agencies and med...
By G.N. Devy

North East  /  Published 16.12.19

MNF observes exodus day

December 16, which marks the victory of India over Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, it is the day of “exodus” for the erstwhile underground outfit, the Mizo National Front (MNF), which s...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

India  /  Published 26.02.19

1971 IAF airstrike: A pilot's memory of bombing Dhaka

When war broke out between India and Pakistan on the eastern frontier in 1971, fighter pilot Bhupendra K. Bishnoi was sent to the front at short notice. He took with him a pair of pyjamas and his came...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.04.19

Settlers key in Naveen prestige fight

Sasthi Charan Das moved to Talchua — a rather inaccessible part of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary — with his parents as a toddler. He is now 70.He does not remember the exact year he came, but re...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Kendrapara

Entertainment  /  Published 27.06.19

First look: Vicky Kaushal as Sam Manekshaw

On 13 June 1971, Anthony Mascarenhas, a reporter at the Sunday Times, exposed the scale of the Pakistan army’s brutality to suppress the uprising in East Pakistan. This was the biggest genocide in t...
By Zora Rahman in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 16.12.19

Former servicemen lauded in Mizoram

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana on Monday said the state government was giving priority to the welfare of ex-servicemen and would continue to stand by them. He was addressing the general assembly o...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

North East  /  Published 16.12.19

Tripura, Mizoram observe Vijay Diwas

Tripura and Mizoram observed the 49th Vijay Diwas on Monday with officials paying homage to the heroes.The day commemorates the anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistan War ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty and Henry L. Khojol in Agartala


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