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Friday, May 27, 2022

1971 Bangladesh war


Now, statue to commemorate martyrs of 1971 war moved from India Gate to National War Memorial

May 27, 2022 4:04 pm

The inverted rifle and helmet, “which was the symbol of Fallen Soldiers of 1971 War, to Param Yodha Sthal at National War Memorial and installed the same in the midst of Busts of Param Vir Chakra Awardees,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement Friday.

Indira Gandhi’s role in Bangladesh’s creation cannot be downplayed

December 23, 2021 11:39 am

🔴 Coomi Kapoor writes: To do so betokens a politics, practised by the Gandhis as well, in which memorialisation is all about sycophancy.

BSF played critical role Bangladesh liberation, remains key stakeholder in 'maitry': Jaishankar

December 17, 2021 2:34 am

🔴 Force will have critical role to help seamless movement of people, goods between Delhi, Dhaka, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said.

India won 1971 war because every caste, religion came together: Rahul Gandhi

December 17, 2021 2:10 am

🔴 Addressing a rally organised to remember the martyrs and veterans of the 1971 war, Gandhi recalled the contributions of Indira Gandhi and accused the BJP-led government of ignoring her role during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the war victory.

How Bangladesh’s writers have imagined its story

December 16, 2021 10:26 am

🔴 Chaity Das writes: In acknowledging estrangement, failures, resentful voices, ‘frailty and weakness’, fiction about 1971 contextualises the significance of the annual commemoration of Bangladesh’s liberation

How an Indian infantry unit gained control of a Bengal border village, that was well-entrenched with Pakistani army

December 15, 2021 10:34 am

In 1971, as the border heated up, and refugees poured into India with tales of unspeakable horrors, Lieutenant Colonel Surinder Kapur, commanding officer of 1 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles knew the war was coming.

Bangladesh@50: Bangla War theatre from ruins of a cinema hall, a veteran recalls

December 15, 2021 8:43 pm

🔴 Then just 19 and a Second Lieutenant, Binay Kumar Sinha recalls the meeting happened in a “half-finished cinema hall with no screen”.

Former Bangladesh PM's daughter who sheltered in Tripura in '71 back to say thanks

December 12, 2021 2:44 pm

Seemin Hossain Rimi, now a Member of Bangladesh's Parliament, is the daughter of Tajuddin Ahmad, who led the Provisional Government of Bangladesh as its prime minister during the Liberation War in 1971 and is regarded as one of the leaders instrumental in the birth of Bangladesh.

Sunday Long Reads: The birth of Bangladesh, stories from Dhaka, women in the workforce, economy, and more

December 15, 2021 6:17 pm

Here are this week's reads dedicated to Bangladesh's 50 years as an independent nation

Bangladesh @ 50: Rabindrasangeet singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya on Tagore’s legacy, and actor Jaya Ahsan on changing the narrative of women in Bangla films

December 13, 2021 3:20 pm

How two Bangladeshi artistes divide their time between Dhaka and Kolkata and embody the essence of a Bengal beyond borders