• Babar released on parole to attend mother’s janaza

    Condemned convict in 10 truck arms case and former State Minister Lutfozzaman Babar is released on parole for six hours for attending the namaj-e-janaza of his mother.

  • Muhith stresses need to fortify parental bond

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith underscores the need to strengthen the bond between parents and children in view of the recent attacks held in Bangladesh.

  • Hasanul Haq Inu

    Dhaka, Sholakia attacks to topple govt: Minister

    Attacks in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone and Sholakia Eidgah were aimed at toppling the government, says Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu.

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    Be cautious in granting bail to ‘militants’: Minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq urges the judges to become more cautious and rigid in granting bail to the accused detained in connection with militancy-related cases.

  • Kulkhwani of Faraaz tomorrow

    The kulkhwani of Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, who was brutally killed along with 19 other hostages in a militant attack at a Dhaka café on July 1, is to be held on July 10 after Asr prayers.

  • PM meets president, apprises country’s situation

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban and apprises him of the country’s overall situation.

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    Mumbai cops begin probe against Zakir Naik

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directs the Mumbai Police officials to open an inquiry against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, according to Zee News.

  • Bodies of nine Italians flown home

    The bodies of the nine Italian victims of Friday's attack at a restaurant in Dhaka landed in Rome on Tuesday.

  • A minibus part of a Japanese convoy, as relatives of victims of an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, visited the site, in Dhaka.

    Bodies of 7 Japanese victims reach Tokyo

    Bodies of the seven Japanese nationals who were killed in a militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh capital Dhaka return to home soil Tuesday morning.

  • Mismanagement, lack of security unfold in Zakat distribution

    Distribution of clothes for Zakat ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr is going on in the country amid mismanagement and lack of security.

  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy

    Now, main job is to resist brainwashing of youths: Joy

    Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, says resisting brainwashing of youths through false interpretation of religion is important than any other tasks now in the country.

  • More wrongs than rights

    The just-concluded Premier Division Hockey League, which has been hailed for bringing all the big names of domestic hockey together after a long gap of 45 months, produced a new champion and a few promising players, but the league also drew attention for quite a few wrong reasons.

  • Eng reconsider Bangladesh tour

    England cricket chiefs indicated Saturday they were prepared to cancel a tour of Bangladesh after an attack saw 20 foreigners killed in the country.

  • Man shot, Tk 20 lakh mugged in Dhaka

    Unidentified muggers shoot an employee of a textile mill and snatch away Tk 20 lakh from him in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka’s Topkhana road.

  • Hostage crisis an outcome of gov’t misdeeds: Khaleda

    Terming the Gulshan hostage crisis an outcome of government’s misdeeds, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia again calls upon the government to reach a national unity in a bid to eliminate extremism from the country.

  • Get united to resist terrorists: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announces a two-day national mourning for the victims of Holey Artisan Bakery attack at Gulshan diplomatic zone in Dhaka and urges all, including anti-terrorism committees, community police and general people, to get united to resist a handful of derailed terrorists.

  • Confusion over death of Bangladeshi citizens

    In the backdrop of confusion over whether there is any Bangladeshi citizen among the dead victims at Holey Artisan cafe, a top military officer insists that not all of the 20 killed by the militants were foreigners.

  • Gulshan attack: 6 gunmen killed, 1 held, PM says

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina condemns the Gulshan restaurant attack that resulted in the confirmed death of two police officials and six gunmen. The premier questions the religious morale of the attackers and slams media for covering the unfolding events live on television.

  • Bloody end to Dhaka hostage crisis

    Twelve-hour-long hostage crisis at a cafe in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone ends after army commandos stormed the restaurant and rescued 13 people including Indian and Japanese citizens. Our correspondents say they have seen several bodies lying at the popular eatery. Officials have yet to hold any briefing.

  • Youth picked up from near Holey Artisan

    Law enforcers pick up a youth from near the Holey Artisan Bakery where gunmen have held a number of people including foreign nationals and children hostage.

  • Anxious wait for families of Holey Artisan hostages

    Panic can be clearly seen in all of their faces as the family members wait for the rescue of their dear ones held hostage inside the hitherto quiet dining place in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.

  • IS claims Gulshan attack: Report

    Islamic State claims responsibility of the attack in the Spanish restaurant at Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone where at least two police officers have died and over 20 others being held hostage.

  • LIVE: Gulshan hostage crisis

    Stay tuned with The Daily Star for live updates of the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Gulshan, Dhaka.

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    DU VC attacked, registrar suspended over yearbook

    Dhaka University’s vice chancellor is attacked and its registrar suspended over its annual publication that mentioned Ziaur Rahman as the first president of Bangladesh.

  • Mariners gunning for maiden title

    Dhaka Mariners Youngs Club will be hoping to end their trophy drought in top-flight hockey when they take on reigning champions Usha Krira Chakra in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League's final Super Six match at the

  • BCB steps in as clubs falter

    The player payments of two of the four Dhaka Premier League (DPL) clubs, which had not paid its players, were completed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board over the last two days.

  • Rickshaw puller shot in Chawkbazar clash

    A rickshaw puller is shot during a factional clash between two rival groups over establishing supremacy at Chawkbazar area of Dhaka.

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    Retailers among 21 detained for SIM forgery

    Law enforcers have claimed detention of three people, including an alleged official of mobile operator Airtel, on charge of selling SIM cards registered with false information.

  • Govt officials illegally occupied 128 houses: Minister

    Government officials and employees have illegally occupied some 128 houses or residences across the country, Housing and Public Works Minister Mosharraf Hossain tells Parliament.

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    People victim of extremism due to unaccountable govt: Moudud

    People have recently become victims of extremism, militancy, murders and enforced disappearances as an unaccountable government is running the country, a senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed.