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Liberation War
World  /  Published 10.01.22

SONAR BANGLA@50: Gratitude, scepticism

One of them poignantly remarks, “We do not honour the memory of the people who became martyrs.” I am surprised as this is Liberation week, and the streets of Dhaka are festooned with huge ...
By Mani Shankar Aiyar

India  /  Published 31.12.21

The 1971 war: How diplomacy triumphed

Surprising claims  The book is a tale well-told. It doesn’t have bombshell revelations but it has some surprising claims. Firstly, there’s his insistence that Mrs Gandhi’s pref...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.12.21

Selective memory: 1971 war

Earlier this month, the Indian subcontinent marked the 50th anniversary of one of its most dramatic and pivotal moments: the 1971 war and the creation of Bangladesh. For many Indian politicians and mi...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.21

BSF beat BGB 2-0 in friendly match

A friendly football match was played between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) at the local grounds of Mekhliganj in Cooch Behar district on Wednesday to celebrate the...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

Culture  /  Published 19.12.21

The untold story of the war heroines

“Rape has more often than not been used as a war tool for almost each and every war fought in the world,” says Leesa. “Currently, 15 armed conflicts are being waged throughout the wo...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

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Opinion  /  Published 19.12.21

Letters to the Editor: For Kim Jong-un, K-Pop a 'vicious cancer'

Different tunes   Sir — The line separating music and cacophony seems to be rather abstract. The North Korean supremo, Kim Jong-un, had once labelled K-Pop, a popular genre of music origin...

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.21

History’s ironies: Two-nation theory reborn

This month, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of East Pakistan. Although freedom fighters in exile had announced a ‘Provisional Government of Bangladesh’ as early as April 1971...
By Ramachandra Guha

News  /  Published 17.12.21

Forces pay tributes to martyrs of 1971 war at Fort William

A private car, headed towards the Race Course from the direction of Science City, crashed into the guard wall of the AJC Bose Road flyover around 7.30am on Thursday. The bonnet of the car was mangled...
By The Telegraph in Kolkata

News  /  Published 16.12.21

50th Vijay Diwas of India’s victory in Bangladeshi liberation war observed at Fort William

Kolkata police commissioner Soumen Mitra was also present at the event. The Army, which had lined up several functions during the week to commemorate the golden jubilee of the 1971 victory, has cance...
By My Kolkata & PTI

World  /  Published 13.12.21

Dhaka strong protest against US sanction

The ruling Awami League establishment in Bangladesh on Sunday went all guns blazing against the US with Obaidul Qader, the party’s senior-most leader after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, speaking...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta


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