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Fifteenth August -- our National Mourning Day

This day marks the 47th anniversary of the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation and many members of his immediate family. On this day of this tragic month we need to acknowledge once again the historic role that he played as the master helmsman...

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Bangabandhu's thoughts on economic freedom are still relevant

Apparently gone are the days of great moderation of high growth and low inflation in today's world. The stagflation era with low growth and high inflation followed by a severe recession is looming large according to noted economist Nouriel Roubini. He predicts that the world is set to enter a...

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Burial in his native village

As Mushtaque spoke, corpses of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members lay scattered all over the house [32 Dhanmondi, Dhaka]. Just before dawn of the following day, the 16th, all of the bodies, except one, were collected by a special detachment of the Supply Battalion and transported to...

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Brig General Jamil: An epitome of duty & courage

The dawn was about to break on August 15, 1975 when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman made one of his final phone calls to his military secretary, the then Colonel Jamil Uddin Ahmad. He had been attacked, Bangabandhu told Col Jamil, and the residence at Road 32 was surrounded. Then the...

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Bangabandhu's assassination . . . and then the long darkness

It was the end of a beautiful dream for all of us in this land. Decades after his sudden, violent passing, with the ravaging ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic yet raging all over the world, we do not hold ourselves back from recalling the Colossus who reshaped our identity as...

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