• Govt moves to form media monitoring centre

    The government has taken initiative to form a “media monitoring centre” to monitor news items published in different media, the information minister tells the parliament.

  • RSF expresses serious concern over freedom of expression in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has moved two notches up to 144th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index-2016 prepared by Reporters Sans Frontières. But the Paris-based advocacy group voices serious concern over the state of freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

  • Writing against religion won't be tolerated: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said hurting religious sentiments of others by writing something is not acceptable.

  • PM renews call for greater unity of Muslim Ummah

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina renews her call for greater unity of the Muslim Ummah and its pursuit of the great Islamic values of fraternity, justice and inclusion. The premier also reiterates her "zero tolerance" policy to terrorism and violent extremism.

  • Opinion: Pahela Baishakh and Olama League’s Haram ‘fatwa’

    Bangladesh Awami Olama League claims Pahela Baishakh celebration is ‘Haram’. So then, is our government upholding a ‘Haram’ culture as it is a public holiday? Are the 160 million Bangalis observing a Haram festival? How could one organisation openly declare this and walk away without any protest from any quarters or action from the government?

  • Muezzin killed inside Old Dhaka mosque

    Unknown assailants have stabbed dead a muezzin inside a mosque in Old Dhaka’s Islampur area. Police recovered the body from the stairs of the mosque. However, any motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

  • High Court

    HC rejects writ over Islam as state religion

    The High Court yesterday rejected the writ petition that challenged the legality of a constitutional provision giving Islam the status of state religion.

  • High Court

    Writ challenging Islam as state religion rejected

    Islam retains the status of state religion with the High Court rejecting a writ petition challenging the legality of a constitutional provision in this regard.

  • Jamaat calls hartal today

    The Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday called for a dawn-to-dusk “peaceful” hartal for today to protest “the conspiracy against Islam's status as the state religion in the constitution”.

  • Jamaat ready to take new name

    The Jamaat-e-Islami has almost finalised its move to reappear under a new name without words like “Islam or Muslim” if the party is banned for 1971 war crimes.

  • Jamaat calls countrywide hartal tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal tomorrow alleging that move is on to abandon Islam as state religion.

  • No room for terrorism in Islam: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought cooperation from the country's Islamic scholars in spreading the message among people that there is no place for militancy and terrorism in Islam as it is a religion of peace.

  • Playing chess is forbidden in Islam, says Saudi grand mufti

    Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti Sheikh Abdullah al-Sheikh says in a television program that playing chess is forbidden in Islam.

  • Radicalisation of Bangladeshi workers dates back to 2013

    In April 2013, terrorist group Islamic State announced it would expand its operations beyond Iraq as the civil war in Syria worsened. That same year, a group of Bangladeshi construction workers in Singapore began a closed religious study group to discuss these conflicts that involved Muslims, and whether they should take up arms.

  • 2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema underway

    The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the largest congregation of the Muslims in the world, is continuing today amid sermons being delivered in Tongi on Dhaka’s outskirt.

  • Interview: How perilous is the threat to Muslims in the US

    Since the deadly Paris attacks and San Bernadino shootings, a widespread backlash against Muslims in US has been reported.To understand the narratives around Islam and Muslims in US, Raza Rumi speaks to Dr Akbar S. Ahmed, who is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University.

  • Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed

    The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), is observed in the country on Friday with due religious solemnity.

  • 70,000 Muslim clerics pass ‘fatwa’ against terrorism

    Religious leaders emphasize that they don't consider terrorists to be true Muslims.

  • Women must create their own fate: PM

    Emphasising that women must create their own fate and personal destiny, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said women can do all outside works maintaining decency as the religion Islam gives them that liberty.

  • Ex-Australia PM says Islam must reform

    Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sparks criticism by saying Islam has a "massive problem" and needs to reform.

  • Trump urges US ban on Muslim arrivals

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings.

  • Young Muslim’s defiant letter toTrump goes viral

    After GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump proposed a plan that would require Muslims to wear ID badges in the US, one young Muslim girl came up with a great response.

  • Belgium-Spain friendly cancelled due to security concerns

    Football friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels has been cancelled on the recommendation of the national crisis centre following the Islamist attacks in Paris.

  • Australia's first Muslim Party aims for senate seats

    Australia's first party representing Muslims intends to contest senate seats at the next federal election.

  • Guns, God and grievances: Belgium's Islamist "airbase"

    "A breeding ground for violence" the mayor of Molenbeek called her town, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam.

  • Clinton urges war on IS, not Muslims

    White House hopeful Hillary Clinton calls for global unity to crush the Islamic State group, as the carnage in Paris took center stage at Saturday's Democratic presidential debate.

  • US updates security alert after Hossaini Dalan blasts

    The United States has updated its security alert for its citizens residing in Bangladesh after the bomb attack on Shia Muslim community in Old Dhaka.

  • Blasts kill one at Hossaini Dalan

    At least one person was killed and about 87 others were injured in homemade bomb explosions in front of Hossaini Dalan in old Dhaka early hours today.

  • Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

    The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

  • Shiv Sena attack derails India-Pakistan cricket talks

    A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists.