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  • Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes

    NEW DELHI: A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971...

    Prosecutors said they helped Pakistani soldiers attack a village in Netrokona district on Oct 19, 1971...

  • Bangladesh sentences three militiamen to death for 1971 'war crimes'

    DHAKA: A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced three militia members to death for carrying out killings and other serious crimes in the country during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan...

    The accused men were members of the Al Badr militia group which the Bangladesh government say, collaborated with the Pakistani army to commit genocide in country's Jamalpur district in 1971...

  • Bangladesh JI member sentenced to death for war crimes in 1971

    NEW DELHI: A special tribunal dealing with war crimes committed during Bangladesh's independence war against Pakistan in 1971 has sentenced a former lawmaker to death and seven others to life in prison for murder and other crimes...

    In May, Bangladesh executed Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the JI, just days after the nation's highest court dismissed his final appeal to overturn the death sentence for atrocities committed during the...

  • Bangladesh hangs JI financier for 1971 war crimes

    DHAKA: Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late on Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group’s ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation...

    Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after being convicted by a controversial war crimes tribunal for offences committed during the 1971 independence conflict with Pakistan...

  • Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'

    DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation...

    Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nation's highest court dismissed his final appeal to overturn the death sentence for atrocities committed during the...

  • Soviets tried to avert 1971 war: CIA files

    NEW DELHI: The common belief that the 1971 war between India and Pakistan was among other factors a reflection of the Cold War realpolitik stands contradicted by the recently released CIA files...

    They show, instead, that Moscow disapproved of India’s “dark hints” of military intervention...

  • Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial from 1971 stirs controversy

    India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honour Indian soldiers killed in the 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly three years ago...

    The move triggered strong protests from opposition leaders, who said extinguishing the “eternal flame” was tantamount to erasing history...

  • ‘Fascists’ or heroes? How WWII history divides Ukraine

    Moustachioed and vigorous despite his 90 years, he calls himself a freedom fighter, proud of having served in the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) in World War II...

    The epithet harks back to the Ukrainian nationalist fighters who sided, for a time, with the Nazis, hoping they would drive out the Soviets during the war...

  • Timeline of major earthquakes in Pakistan: 1971-2018

    1-magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of Pakistan, including Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Murree, Sargodha, Shangla, Haripur and Gujranwala...

    According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake, which was also felt in parts of India and Kashmir, was 35 kilometres south of Jarm in Afghanistan...

  • LRC to honour national war heroes in cup races

    LAHORE: The Lahore Race Club (LRC) starts its winter meetings’ programme with tributes to valiant martyred soldiers who laid their lives to mark the Defence Of Pakistan Day at the Racecourse here on Sunday...

    A card of seven cup events has been drawn up named after national war heroes and recipient of the country’s highest gallantry award, the Nishan-i-Haider...

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