• It is collective security that we want

    The undue preoccupation of the administration in trying to disprove the presence of IS in the country is noticeable. One feels that the home ministry is taking the word 'presence' too literally. We cannot overlook the fact that there are a number of Islamic militant groups in the country, and at least 12 of those have been outlawed by the government.

  • US reaffirms shelter for bloggers, secular activists

    The United States has reaffirmed shelter for Bangladeshi bloggers and secular activists in view of the attacks and killings on the group in the South-Asian country. A spokesperson says US' Homeland Security will consider visa requests for bloggers and secular activists on "humanitarian parole".

  • UK’s Redline gets security job at Dhaka airport

    British company Redline has been given the job for screening at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at Tk 73.98 crore for two years.

  • UK firm asks for Tk 58cr for 6 months

    British company Redline Assured Security has demanded Tk 58 crore for overall security management at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for six months while negotiation with another British company, Restrata, was going on yesterday.

  • Efforts on to get UK cargo ban lifted

    Bangladesh has launched hectic efforts at home and abroad for the withdrawal of UK's ban on all direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London.

  • Ehsanul Gani Chy made new Caab chairman

    Air Vice-Marshal Ehsanul Gani Chowdhury has been made the chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab).

  • Cybercriminals stole billions last year

    Leading international software security group Kaspersky in its recent reports on worldwide cyber crime has placed Bangladesh in the world's number one position in both mobile malware attacks and offline attacks and 19th position on online attack target.

  • Pakistan to play World T20

    Pakistan will take part in the World Twenty20 after receiving security assurances from the Indian government.

  • Air cargo flights to UK suspended

    The ban on all air cargo flights out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to the UK has just come into effect on security grounds.

  • Tourism minister to attend office at Dhaka airport

    The minister and secretary to the civil aviation and tourism ministry will attend office at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to implement a work plan for fulfilling international standard security at the airport by March 31.

  • UK bars direct air cargo from Dhaka

    The UK has banned air cargo directly from Dhaka until further notice as Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport failed to meet some international security requirements.

  • Mirpur Road blocked over death of student

    Students of a private university block Dhaka’s key thoroughfare Mirpur Road in protest against death of a student in road crash.

  • Attack on Israelis: 2 more Palestinians killed

    Five Palestinians, three of them teenagers, have been shot dead after trying to attack Israeli security forces, Israeli officials say.

  • Teesta, security on agenda

    The much-delayed Teesta river water-sharing deal, security, transit and killing of Bangladeshis on the border are expected to be high on the agenda as the foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and India meet in New Delhi today.

  • Special security for writers, bloggers

    The much-awaited month-long book fair "Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2016” begins today at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.

  • Security key issue this year

    Considering security a major issue, Bangla Academy has taken all-out measures to prevent any untoward incident during the month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela beginning tomorrow.

  • Promises to keep in 2016

    If we want to achieve the targets established by the Global Goals for maternal health, child health, and infectious disease, we will have to double R&D funding by 2020.

  • 19 dead in Somalia restaurant attack

    Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

  • A year of attacks, rise of militancy

    Last year was one of the worst in a decade in terms of suspected militant attacks in Bangladesh.

  • Munich stations evacuated over 'IS attack threat'

    Police in Munich evacuated two major railway stations after an intelligence agency warned Germany of an imminent attack, officials say.

  • New Year: DMP bans outdoor celebrations

    Police ban outdoor celebrations on New Year eve in Dhaka city but say they will provide security for indoor celebrations. Traffic through Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, Dhaka University areas will be controlled after 8:00pm, DMP commissioner says.

  • Signs are very alarming

    The recovery of a sophisticated sniper rifle and military suits in Chittagong yesterday and Friday's suicide blast at an Ahmadiyya mosque in Rajshahi are alarming additions to the country's security situation, says a security analyst.

  • Autopsy verifies dead youth as bomber

    As police sue two unknown assailants over the Bagmara Ahmadiyya mosque blast in Rajshahi, autopsy report confirms the dead youth as one of the attackers. None of the attackers have been identified yet and none held.

  • Step up security for Christians

    Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad (BHBCOP) yesterday urged the government to step up security for the Christian religious and community leaders who were threatened with death recently.

  • Demand for security of threatened Christian clerics

    Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Okiya Parishad today urges the government to strengthen security for the Christian clerics who received death threats.

  • Bernicat lauds govt efforts for security

    US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has appreciated the “amazing” and “continued cooperation” by authorities for the safety of foreigners in Dhaka.

  • Malaysia police note terrorist threats against Asean summit

    Malaysian authorities say already tight security has been increased at and near the venue of the ASEAN summit following a reported, but unconfirmed, terrorist threat.

  • Paris attacks: Video 'shows ninth attacker'

    French security sources say that surveillance video shows a possible ninth assailant during Friday's attacks in which 129 people died.

  • 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.

  • Obama calls Paris attacks 'outrageous attempt to terrorize' civilians

    US President Barack Obama pledges his government's support to France after a series of attacks in Paris, but says he did not yet know the details of what had happened and that the situation is still unfolding.