Last updated Saturday 19th March 2011

"the Pakistan army, were let loose. Operation Searchlight had been unleashed. The murder of a nation was underway."
Even sleeping children were not spared on the horrific night of March 25, 1971, when the Pakistani army attacked the Bangalees.Photo: File Photo
Dr Kamal Hossain spent the whole of March 25, 1971 waiting for the call which General Peerzada had promised he would make. He as well as the other leading figures of the Awami League knew that time was running out, that unless a proclamation came from President Yahya Khan chaos would descend on East Bengal...More>>

Bangladesh gift England quarter-final spot
March 19, 2011
Bangladesh v South Africa, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur
South Africa; 284 for 8, beat Bangladesh; 78 by 206 runs
Reuters – Bangladesh's captain Shakib Al Hasan rests during the ICC Cricket World Cup group B match against ...
Bangladesh were not favourites to win their virtual pre-quarterfinal against the might of South Africa, especially after the visitors breezed away to 284, but it was the meek manner of their abject batting surrender that would have jarred even their most faithful fan. More>>

Deadly tsunami slams into Japan, races across Pacific
Saturday 12th March, 2011
Big News
The massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Japan on Friday has caused widespread devastation and sent tsunami waves pounding across the Pacific triggering alerts in Hawaii, and as far away as the U.S. and Canadian West Coasts.
Japan woke to a multi-faceted national disaster scenario Saturday with five nuclear plants in states of emergency, entire towns obliterated by an earthquake-spawned tsunami and fires raging in many areas due to the mammoth earthquake. More>>

Thrilled fans take over Dhaka, Ctg
Sat, Mar 12th, 2011 2:00 am BdST
Dhaka, Mar 12 (
— Ecstatic Bangladesh fans rocked Dhaka and Chittagong with colourful processions and slogan-chants to celebrate the two-wicket victory over England on Friday.
The first procession in Chittagong came out from Jelepara, adjacent to the media box of the local Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Shouts of "Bangladesh….Bangladesh" rent air, as the people rejoiced the victory with drums and vuvuzelas until past-midnight.  More>>

Bangladeshis Fled From Libya
Over 7,000 to come home in 5 days
(Tuesday 8th March 2011)Having fled Libya, a Bangladeshi national took refuge at a Moroccan field hospital in the Tunisian refugee camp of Choucha on Monday. Photo: AFP
More than 7,000 Bangladeshis, who fled to Egypt and Tunisia to escape the deadly conflict in Libya, will come home in the next five days.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is facilitating the repatriation in 24 charter flights.

Briefing the reporters, Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes yesterday said 6,641 Bangladeshis have already been repatriated from the trouble-torn North African country, while another 23,000 are waiting to fly home.

He said there are 7,000 Bangladeshis at the Al Salloum border in Egypt, some 14,000 at Rasjdir in Tunisia and 1,156 in Greece. Daily Star>>

Bangladeshis in Benghazi being evacuated
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Labour minister says Bangladeshis are safe, Libyan envoys in Dhaka, India, China quit.
Bangladeshi citizens from restive Libyan city of Benghazi are being evacuated, foreign ministry officials said on Tuesday. More>>

Dhaka 2nd worst city for living
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Dhaka has been identified as the second worst city to live for the second consecutive time, according to a survey of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) affiliated with the UK-based weekly Economist.
Zimbabwe's capital Harare scored the least, making it the worst city to live for the second consecutive year.
The listing was based on 30 factors across five broad categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. More>>

Cleric calls on Libyan soldiers to shoot president
Big News
Tuesday 22nd February, 2011
A top cleric has called on Libyan soldiers to open fire on Libya's unpopular Leader Muammar Gaddafi if they see him.
Gaddafi's government has been opening fire on demonstrators with fighter jets with forces loyal to Gaddafi using live rounds.

There have also been reports of the arrival of planeloads of armed foreign mercenaries in the capital, Tripoli.  More>>

Libyan diplomats leave embassies to distance Gadaffi
Big News
Tuesday 22nd February, 2011
Al Jazeera has reported that diplomats belonging to Libyan embassies in the US, the United Nations, the Arab League, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh have defected from the Gaddafi regime.
Ali Aujali, Ambassador to the United States said:
"I think Gaddafi should step down. There's no other solution. How can I support a government killing our people? What I have seen in front of my eyes is not acceptable at all." More>>

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