Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicMujibur Rahman

Topic: Mujibur Rahman

Religion is holy – How 1971 made the case for secularism in Bangladesh and India

The idea that Bangladeshi secularism was not opposed to the practice of religion had to be repeatedly explained to Muslim leaders abroad.

How this Indian Army officer rescued Sheikh Hasina & family from Pakistan Army captors in 1971

Colonel Ashok Tara (Retd), then a 29-year-old Major, was tasked with rescuing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family from Pakistan Army at the end of 1971 war.

PM Modi gives posthumous Gandhi Peace Prize for Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to daughters

Modi said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a champion of human rights and freedom, and a hero to Indians as well.

No Mujib, armed ‘mukti juddhas’ and tension —The year after Bangladesh’s liberation

In ‘Untranquil Recollections’, economist and freedom fighter Rehman Sobhan writes about the challenges faced by the newly independent Bangladesh in the early years.

Sheikh Mujib’s brutal assassin hid in Bengal for 20 years as a teacher, wife had ‘no idea’

Abdul Majed lived under the alias Ahmed Ali. He went missing in February, and wife Zareena only found out the truth via newspapers after his arrest near Dhaka.

India will fund 40% of joint venture film on Bangladesh founder Mujibur Rahman

India will also co-produce with Bangladesh a documentary and radio show on the 1971 Liberation War, highlighting India’s role in Bangladesh’s freedom struggle.

On Camera

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Image for representation | indianarmyveterans.gov.in

Change in Rajasthan military veteran quota will open caste cauldron. Consequences won’t be good

Instead of veterans being taken as a united whole, they are likely to be divided into caste categories if the Rajasthan government accepts the demands of OBC groups.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.