• 2 get death; 6 others jailed

    A Dhaka court yesterday handed down death penalty to two people and different jail terms to six others, including the chief of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, for the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider almost three years ago. Rajib was an activist of Shahbagh movement and used to write against Jamaat-Shibir and war criminals on different blogs under the pseudo name of Thaba Baba. He was hacked to death near his Mirpur house in the capital on February 15, 2013. The 32-year-old architect was the first secular blogger to have been killed in Bangladesh.

  • Rajib murder: 2 to die, Ansarullah chief jailed for 5yrs

    In the first verdict of blogger killings, a Dhaka court has handed death to two, life term jail to another, five-year jail term for Ansarullah Bangla Team chief Mufti Jashim and various jail terms to five others for killing blogger Rajib Haider in February 2013.

  • Refusing to succumb to fear

    The question we must be asking ourselves now is what this new fear means for our literary and intellectual culture in the bigger picture. It means the demise of whatever we have achieved in the past four and a half decades since our independence.

  • 3 held over blogger Niloy murder

    Detectives yesterday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in killing blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy.

  • ‘Murders inspired by void of justice’

    Eminent writers, scholars and cultural activists have issued a joint statement voicing frustration over failure to bring the killers of writers and free thinkers to justice.

  • Watch: Paris street temporarily 'renamed' after blogger Avijit

    Reporters Without Borders (RSF) temporarily labels the street name in front of Bangladesh Embassy in Paris after slain Bangladeshi-American secular activist and blogger Avijit Roy marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

  • It must be stopped

    Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberals, politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and approach.

  • ‘Govt failure responsible for Dipan killing’

    A BNP-backed platform of eminent citizens hold the government responsible for the killing of Jagriti Prokashany owner Faisal Arefin Dipan.

  • Tomorrow’s JSC, JDC exams deferred by 4 hrs

    Tomorrow’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will begin at 2:00pm instead of 10:00am due to a half-day hartal called by Gonojagoron Mancha.

  • Int’l community condemns violence on liberal minds

    International community today strongly condemned the brutal killing of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and attacks on the online community in Bangladesh.

  • Ansarullah behind attacks, DMP suspects

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam suspected that banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team is responsible for yesterday’s attacks on two publishers.

  • Avijit’s publisher, 2 bloggers hacked in Dhaka

    Unknown assailants stab the publisher of slain blogger Avijit Roy along with two bloggers in Dhaka’s Lalmatia area. The injured are attending to treatments at DMCH with wounds to the head. Condition of publisher Tutul and another are said to be grave.

  • Ronaldo extends lead over Messi

    Cristiano Ronaldo broke Raul's career Real Madrid scoring record and his 324th goal for Los Blancos also extended his lead over Lionel Messi of Barcelona in this season's La Liga.

  • Oyasiqur murder: Charges against 5 ‘Ansarullah men’ accepted

    A Dhaka court takes cognisance of the charges against five alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team in blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu murder case.

  • 2 shown arrested in blogger Ananta killing case

    Two members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including a Bangladesh-born UK citizen are shown arrested in blogger Ananta Bijoy Das killing case.

  • Ganajagaran Mancha activist’s body recovered in Sylhet

    Police recover body of an activist of Ganajagaran Mancha at a residential area of Sylhet city.

  • 5 Ansarullah men to be charged for Oyasiqur killing: DMP

    Detectives will submit charge sheet against five members of Ansarullah Bangla Team and several unknown persons in blogger Oyasiqur Rahman killing case.

  • The definitive writer's guide to surviving this democracy

    Are you a writer, journalist, blogger or Facebook user? Do you find yourself thinking long and hard about the dwindling state of affairs in the country?

  • 'Ansarullah press release' refutes role in Niloy killing

    Ansarullah Bangla Team has refuted its role in the assassination of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy. In a statement published in a website named Jihadology dated August 19, it claimed it has no ties with the Ansar Al-Islam Bangladesh group.

  • Niloy murder: State minister's nephew, another remanded

    Dhaka court places two members of Ansar Ullah Bangla team on an eight-day remand each in connection with the killing of secular blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy.

  • 2 suspects held over Niloy murder

    Detectives arrested two alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team today in connection with their involvement in blogger Niloy murder.

  • THE SOVEREIGN TERROR

    Political events often fade away without leaving immediately palpable effects. Loud as their arrivals are, most political events tend to disappear much like a whimper.

  • UN chief, EU condemn Niloy killing

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and European Union delegation to Bangladesh condemn the killing of Bangladeshi blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy.

  • Gonojagoron Mancha gives 7-day ultimatum to arrest Niloy’s killers

    Leaders and activists of a faction of Gonojagoron Mancha give the government a seven-day ultimatum to arrest the killers of slain blogger and online activist Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy.

  • Failure to stop bloggers' killers frustrates people

    With the fifth murder of a blogger spreading a wave of frustration among the general public, The Daily Star talked to people on the Dhaka University campus today to know what they were thinking about the situation.

  • Opinion: Niloy murder shows the hole again

    The government’s image as a secular, progressive and anti-militant political force has been greatly damaged by such killings and the government should look at itself in the mirror to see if this is the image it is happy with.

  • UK, US condemn Niloy killing

    The United States has strongly condemned the killing of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy and expressed the hope to work with Bangladesh to protect space for freedom of expression.

  • Niloy murder: 4 unknown assailants sued

    Wife of Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy accuses four anonymous assailants for the brutal killing of the blogger at their house in East Goran. Cops have yet to arrest anyone in this connection.

  • UN experts urge probe into blogger Niladri killing

    United Nations’ experts on freedom of expression condemn the killing of Bangladesh blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay.

  • Blogger’s killing ‘must not go unpunished’

    In reaction to the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay, Amnesty International said the government must send a strong message that killings aimed at silencing dissenting voices are despicable and will not be tolerated.

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