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Dhaka, October 11: The parliamentary committee has recommended to give silver medals to all the heroic freedom fighters of the country in recognition of their participation in the great liberation war. The recommendation was made at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs held at the Sangsad Bhaban on Sunday (October 10).
Dhaka, September 6: The amount of medical grant for the heroic freedom fighters increased from the lease income of the government markets. However, with this money, the scope of assistance to the freedom fighters has decreased.
Dhaka, September 4: The number of gazetted freedom fighters in the country is 1,83,560 people. Liberation War Affairs Minister AQM Mozammel Haque made the remarks in response to a question from Nurunnabi Chowdhury, a ruling party MP from Bhola-3 constituency, during a question-and-answer session at the 14th session of the 11th National Assembly on Saturday (September 4).
Dhaka, July 29: Former Private Secretary to Bangabandhu and former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Syed Abdus Samad, has passed away. (Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajeun). He breathed his last at his residence in Baridhara in the capital on Wednesday afternoon. He was 79 years old. Dr Samad was a bachelor.
Dhaka, July 22: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent gifts to the families of war-wounded and martyred freedom fighters. On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, she sent fruits and sweets to the heroic freedom fighters living at the War Wounded Freedom Rehabilitation Center (Freedom Fighter Tower-1) on Ghaznabi Road in Mohammadpur on Wednesday (July 21).
Dhaka, June 25: The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has published a comprehensive list of names of heroic freedom fighters. In the fourth list, the names of 2,973 heroic freedom fighters from 55 upazilas of eight divisions have been published after the regularization of the civilian gazette that was made without the approval of the National Freedom Fighters Council (Jamuka).
Dhaka, June 8: The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has published the names of 12,116 heroic freedom fighters (muktijoddhas) from 388 upazilas in eight divisions. The list was published on Monday (June 7).
Dhaka, April 23: The Appellate Division has commented that real freedom fighters are being harassed in many cases due to age differences. The Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, made the remarks on Thursday (April 22nd) in a case involving the withholding of allowances of some freedom fighters.
Dhaka, April 21: According to the date of birth of the National Identity Card (NID), the minimum age condition of 1,932 heroic freedom fighters is not being fulfilled. Therefore, the government has given time till May 10 to amend the NID of these freedom fighters.
Dhaka, March 26: The government has published the final list of heroic freedom fighters. The list published by the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs contains the names of one lakh 46 thousand 536 heroic freedom fighters. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque unveiled the list at a press conference on Thursday (March 25).
Dhaka, March 16: The government will build 30,000 houses or 'heroic homes' for the indigent freedom fighters, biranganas, martyred freedom fighters, widows and children of the late freedom fighters. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will give the residences as gifts on the occasion of Mujib Borsho and 50 years of Independence celebrations including enhancing their social status and socio-economic development.
Dhaka, March 5: The government will release the final list of heroic freedom fighters on March 26. Therefore, the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has given a deadline of March 15 to correct the informational errors of the freedom fighters listed online. On Wednesday (March 3), the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs sent a letter to all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) requesting them to rectify the mistakes of the heroic freedom fighters.
Dhaka, March 3: Thirty thousand homes will be built for the indigent freedom fighters. Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs was working on the issue.
Dhaka, February 2: The draft list of heroic freedom fighters will be released on February 15, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said on Tuesday. It was supposed to be released on the first week of February, the minister had said earlier.
Dhaka, january 26: Bir Muktijoddha Oikya Mancha has demanded the postponement of the verification and selection process of the freedom fighters on January 30. At a rally in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday (January 27th), the leaders of the organisation demanded that the Prime Minister suspend the screening process.