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    East Pakistan Crisis 1971 In Urdu

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Bangladesh hangs JI leader for 1971 killings

    DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities on Saturday hanged a top Islamist leader for overseeing a massacre during the nation’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan, officials said...

    Kamaruzzaman, the third most senior figure in the Jamaat-i-Islami party, was convicted of abduction, torture and mass murder as one of the leaders of a pro-Pakistan militia that killed thousands of people during Bangladesh’s bloody independence struggle...

  • Footprints: ‘How can we forget Dec 16, 1971?’

    When I used to pass it as a child, I’d always wonder at the billboard: “Hamaray haan Mashriqi Pakistan ki masnooaat dastiyaab hain [Products of East Pakistan are available here]...

    But the Alam brothers insist on believing in this “myth” that East Pakistan is still part of the country...

  • 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...

  • Flashback to 1971

    BY not respecting the verdict of the people in the 1970 elections and by launching the Pakistan Army against its own people in East Pakistan, the military leadership had created a crisis of frightening magnitude...

    Having decided to solve a political issue through military means, they should have foreseen war with India and prepared for it, first by ensuring the defence of Dhaka, the focal point of strategy for both armies, and then...

  • 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

    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...

    Prosecutors said Ali was a key commander of the notorious pro-Pakistan militia in the southern port city of Chittagong during the war, and later became a shipping, banking and real estate tycoon...

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