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India-Pakistan tension threatens the success of Saarc Summit

THE theme of the 18th Kathmandu Summit was “Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity.” It is expected that the leaders will attach importance to how to implement the theme for peace and progress of almost 1.3 billion people of the Saarc. It was earlier reported that that three agreements -- Saarc motor vehicles agreement, Saarc regional railway agreement and Saarc energy cooperation agreement -- would be considered and signed to facilitate physical connectivity among the Saarc countries. None of them...

Will East Pakistan break away

Will East Pakistan break away

Will East Pakistan finally break away? A report by the Associated Press (AP) during the Liberation War in 1971. The war pitted East Pakistan (later joined by India) against West Pakistan, and... Khan declared: "Kill 3 million of them and the rest will eat out of our hands."

Pakistan media mogul, Veena Malik get 26yrs in jail for blasphemy

Pakistan media mogul, Veena Malik get 26yrs in jail for blasphemy

The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actress Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. Veena Malik faces 26 year in jail for this mock TV wedding she took part in with her husband http://t.co/djvnig7lkl...

Interview: Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 1

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971.

Interview: Urban Guerrilla Asad Part 2

Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) and renowned actor Raisul Islam Asad tells his stories of dangerous guerrilla missions he took part in Dhaka city during the Liberation War in 1971.

March 25, 1971

This documentary shows throughout the night between March 25 and 26, the Pakistan army killing Bangalees. All day on March 26, the killings went on.

Celebration of Victory

This video recorded on the very day of December 16, 1971 shows people in Dhaka are celebrating a victory after a nine-month deadly struggle  as the West Pakistan army surrendered to the Allied Forces.    

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence

Soon after the Pakistan army took over Dacca Betar Kendro in the early hours of March 26, 1971. The Pakistanis renamed the radio station "Radio Pakistan Dacca" and used it to announce martial law orders. The Pakistan army's attempt at silencing the voice of the Bengalis had begun. Bengalis, however, fought back. The war of Bangladesh's Liberation had begun. On the evening of that same day a small radio station started broadcasting defiantly in the face of the Pakistan military's bloody onslaught on the Bengalis. The clandestine radio station, located in Kalurghat, north of the city of Chittagong, declared to the world: "The Sheikh has declared the 75 million people...

CONVICTION OF WAR CRIMINALS

Dhaka protests resolution by Pak provincial assembly

Dhaka protests resolution by Pak provincial assembly

The foreign ministry today strongly protested adoption of a resolution by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Assembly of Pakistan on the conviction of the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity and genocide during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. In a diplomatic note sent to the Pakistan high commission in Dhaka, the ministry deplored the adoption of the said resolution. “It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the convicted individuals and that the KPK Assembly chose to speak for Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami,” the foreign ministry said in the diplomatic note. The KPK Assembly was advised not to make such sweeping, biased, misinformed and...

Pakistan national held 220 cartons of cigarettes

Pakistan national held 220 cartons of cigarettes

A Pakistani national was apprehended today with 220 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The detainee, Md Ismail, 35, landed at the airport in Qatar Airways flight from Doha around 5:00am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of customs intelligence. “Customs officials challenged him after he was spotted with suspicious behaviour...

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