• 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.

  • NY, US cities beef up security after Paris attacks

    New York, Boston and other cities in the United States bolster security after deadly gun and bomb attacks on civilians in Paris, but law enforcement officials say the beefed-up police presence is precautionary rather than a response to any specific threats.

  • 'Reviving Indo-Pak ties important for cricket'

    Sunil Gavaskar, the former India captain, believes New Delhi and Islamabad must start a dialogue to pave the way for the revival of regular cricket matches between India and Pakistan.

  • An Uncomfortable Centre Stage

    We cannot and will not shy away just because some boro bhai (elder borther) somewhere thought killing an innocent Italian national would set Bangladesh off its course.

  • Assurances of safety and security

    Our assurances will continue to sound empty unless the killers of the four bloggers and the two innocent foreign citizens are apprehended and demonstrably punished.

  • Sabotage fear: Security beefed up at Dhaka airport

    Security has been beefed up at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport following tip-off on subversive activities provided by detectives, the airport director says. The alert came after the killings of two foreign nationals and a blasts during Shia Muslim community's Ashura programme.

  • 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.

  • Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

    Nine people are killed and eight injured in separate road crashes in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Dinajpur districts in 12 hours till this morning.

  • Foreign envoys ‘satisfied’ with security: Minister

    Envoys of United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada meet Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at his office and express satisfaction over the prevailing security measures. At the meeting, the envoys said to have inquired whether the prevailing security arrangements would continue, to which the minister said “it will”.

  • Durga Puja: BGB to guard 5 Ctg districts

    The authorities have decided to deploy paramilitary BGB in Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar from today to ensure security during Durga Puja – the largest religious festival of the Hindus in the country.

  • 5 ‘JMB men’ held over pastor murder attempt

    Five alleged members of banned Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) including its Pabna chief have been arrested over the murder attempt on Pastor Luke Sarkar. They said to have confessed plotting to stir up instability in the country.

  • Minister hopes to unfold foreigner killings’ mystery soon

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says the mystery behind killing of two foreign nationals will be cracked soon and the perpetrators identified.

  • BSF kill Bangladeshi at Shibganj border

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have gunned down a Bangladeshi man near Fatehpur frontier in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.

  • No IS in Bangladesh, police chief asserts

    The chief of police asserts claim that there is no organisational existence of international terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) in Bangladesh.

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