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Blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

Blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

Unidentified assailants killed writer and blogger Avijit Roy and badly wounded his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna on Dhaka University campus last night after the couple came out of the Ekushey Boi Mela. The incident happened around 8:45pm on the footpath along Suhrawardy Udyan near TSC. Two attackers hit Avijit, 42, with machetes from behind, making gaping holes in his head. They also hacked his wife when she tried to save him. Banna, 40, suffered injuries in the head and lost a finger, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station. The...

24-hr ultimatum to arrest Avijit killers

24-hr ultimatum to arrest Avijit killers

Protesters today issued a 24-hour-ultimatum to the authorities to arrest the killers of blogger and writer Avijit Roy. The demand came from a rally organised by students, teachers and bloggers at TSC of the Dhaka University. They warned that the government will be held responsible if the culprits are not arrested by the timeframe. The agitators accused fundamentalist groups of the killing and slammed the law enforcement agencies for their inaction to arrest the masterminds. It was a big attack on the people’s freedom of thought, speakers told the rally. Prominent columnists, professionals and progressive people took part in the rally.  Parvez Alam, a blogger, said the government will be held responsible if it fails...

Haruki Murakami begins online agony uncle clinic

Haruki Murakami begins online agony uncle clinic

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has started offering opinions and advice on queries from fans in an online agony uncle column, kicking things off by revealing his fears over hate speech and his own failing eyesight. The publicity-shy writer started the project Thursday at "Murakami-san no tokoro" or "Mr. Murakami's place" where he hoped for...

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Writers Without Borders

Writers Without Borders

There cannot be any history without literature. A literary work is not merely an exposition of silent thoughts but a mirror of socio-cultural experiences and sentiments that comes from the surroundings of the writer. Keeping the importance of literature in mind, the two-day long SAARC Literary Festival 2014 was organised in Dhaka with...

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