Tag Archives: War of Liberation

48th Independence Day being observed

48th Independence

MNA Feature Desk: The nation in festivity and with the spirit of the War of Liberation is celebrating today the 48th Independence and National Day of the country. On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared independence of Bangladesh following the crackdown by the Pakistani occupation forces on the unarmed innocent Bangalees on the black night of March 25. The nation soon launched the War of Liberation at the call of Bangabandhu and brought independence to the country on December 16, 1971. During the nine-month war, Pakistani forces killed three million innocent Bangalees, perpetrated ...

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PM pays tributes to armed forces martyrs

Armed Forces

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2017. The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing a floral wreath at the Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) at Dhaka Cantonment. A smartly-turned out contingent drawn from Army, Navy and Air Force presented a guard of honour at that time, while bugle played the last post. Later, Sheikh Hasina, also in-charge of the Ministry of Defence, signed the visitor’s book kept on the premises of Shikha Anirban. On this day during the ...

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Historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed


MNA Feature Desk: The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed today (Monday) marking the formation of Bangladesh`s first government to lead the War of Liberation in 1971. Awami League leaders assembled at Baidyanathtala in Meherpur on April 17 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Baidyanathtala, then a mango orchard, was later named as Mujibnagar. Bangabandhu was declared the first president of the People`s Republic of Bangladesh, while Vice-president Syed Nazrul Islam became the acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu. Tajuddin Ahmad was appointed the first prime minister, while Khandoker ...

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Govt to preserve 20000 graves of freedom fighters


MNA Editorial Desk: The government will preserve graves of all the martyred and general freedom fighters in view of their great sacrifices during the War of Liberation in 1971. “In the first phase, the government has taken a project involving Taka 348 crore to preserve 20,000 graves of the martyred and general freedom fighters to pay due respect to the worthy sons of the sacred soil,” Md. Mominur Rahman, assistant chief of Liberation War Ministry said. 20,000 more graves will also preserve in the second phase after the proper completion of first phase. A Development Project Proforma (DPP) has already ...

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