• Villages in ashes after deadly Indonesia volcano eruption

    Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns.

  • Taliban chief killed in US drone attack: Afghan spy agency

    Afghanistan's spy agency says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death, which marks a potential blow to the resurgent militant movement.

  • Cops link major killings to hanging of war criminals

    Police say they see a link between some major murders with the execution of some convicted war criminals. Blames have been put on a group "who were of anti-liberation spirit and are against the war trials."

  • Mahmudur sent to jail after remand

    A court in Dhaka sends Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman to jail in a case filed in connection with a plot to 'abduct and kill' Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

  • Pir hacked to death in Rajshahi

    A Pir (spiritual leader) has been hacked to death in Rajshahi’s Tanor upazila in a fashion that bears the hallmark of previous murders of bloggers and secular activists. This killing is the latest in the spate of grisly murders that has been haunting the north since last year.

  • US mother accidentally shot dead by two-year-old son

    A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his mother in the US city of Milwaukee after finding a gun in the back of their car.

  • Culture of impunity led to more killings: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that increased incidents of killings have arisen out of a prevailing culture of impunity in Bangladesh.

  • 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.

  • Chhatra Union rally demands trial of rapes, murders

    Bangladesh Chhatra Union brings out a stick procession demanding trial of the incidents of murder and rape including the recent murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • No headway

    Investigators are yet to make any headway in the gruesome killing of Christian convert Hossain Ali in Kurigram although two days have passed.

  • 12 to die for double murder in Noakhali

    A Noakhali court yesterday sentenced 12 people to death for killing two brothers in the district nine years ago.

  • Jhenidah Shia preacher stabbed to death

    A Shia community preacher has been stabbed to death in Jhenidah’s Kaliganj upazila. Islamic State has allegedly claimed responsibility of the killing.

  • HC bins Tareque Sayeed’s plea to scrap 7-murder trial

    The High Court has rejected a plea filed by sacked Rab official Lt Col (retd) Tareque Sayeed Mohammad for scrapping the trial against him in Narayanganj seven-murder case.

  • 6 to die for killing Ctg schoolboy

    A Chittagong court sentences six persons to death in a case filed for killing a schoolboy after his abduction five years ago.

  • War trial: Mir Quasem’s verdict tomorrow

    All eyes are on the Supreme Court, which is set to deliver the verdict tomorrow on the appeal filed by war criminal Mir Quasem Ali challenging his death penalty amid comments from different persons including two ministers on the chief justice.

  • 24 killed in attacks on minorities in 2015: report

    At least 262 incidents of repression on minorities take place across the country last year affecting 1,562 families, according to a report of Bangladesh Hindu- Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad.

  • Indigenous woman found dead in Gulshan

    Police recover a body of a indigenous woman in Gulshan of Dhaka. The body of the woman, aged around 28, is found with injury marks on her chest, neck and other parts, cops say.

  • Truck kills 2 cops at checkpoint

    A police sergeant and a sub-inspector are killed as a truck crushes them at a checkpoint in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.

  • 4-kid murder: Accused Bachchu killed in ‘gunfight’

    An accused in the Habiganj four-child murder case is killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in Chunarughat upazila of the district this morning. The schoolboys had gone missing from Bahubal upazila on February 12 and were later found buried.

  • Shooting at Saudi office 'kills six'

    An attacker has opened fire at an education department office in Saudi Arabia's southern Jazan province, killing six employees, officials have said.

  • 5 of a family killed in Narayanganj

    Law enforcers recover slit-throat bodies of five members of a family in Baburail area of Narayanganj.

  • Man commits suicide 'killing' daughter

    A man committed suicide after allegedly killing his physically-challenged and speech impaired teenage daughter Tuesday night at his home in Khulna.

  • ‘Bangladesh reviewing ties with Pakistan’

    Govt is assessing Bangladesh-Pakistan ties, considering measures need to be taken over Pak reaction after execution of 2 war criminals, says foreign minister.

  • Govt summons Pakistan envoy

    Government summons Pakistan envoy to lodge formal protest as Pakistan expressed ‘anguish’ over execution of war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

  • Human Rights Watch

    Halt execution of Mojaheed, SQ Chy: HRW

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon the government to halt the execution of death row war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

  • [WATCH NOW] SQ Chy: The master of genocide

    Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, 66, known for ruthless massacre of unarmed civilians, torturing freedom fighters and pro-liberation forces in 1971 is finally close to gallows.

  • Opinion: AI statement shows political bias

    Amnesty International has caused fury and rage in the minds of Bangladeshis with its latest statement in support of two war criminals awaiting death – SQ Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed.

  • IS claims Ashulia checkpost attack: SITE

    IS claims responsibility for attack on police checkpost at Ashulia that left a constable dead, US-based SITE Intelligence Group says.

  • Two drops of water do not make a rainfall

    We are in accord with the attitude of the Russian Ambassador on the killing of the two foreigners, articulated in the most poetic manner.

  • Hiding head in the sands - Our inept pursuit of the killing hands

    In our 45 years of history, we have never been able to establish a clear platform of governance structure that upholds rule of law, transparency in governance, or equality.