Shariful Islam

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Gold smuggling: Rackets exploit legal channel

Over 30 tonnes of gold legally brought to the country by travellers last year were smuggled to India, according to an estimate by customs and CID officers.

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

Skeleton recovery case: No headway in 1.5 years

Around one and a half years after the recovery of a human skeleton from inside a building’s wall in the capital’s Shewrapara, investigators still could not identify the victim and unearth the mystery despite making various efforts.

May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022

53 cases over hefajat mayhem: 9 years gone, probe yet to be completed

Law enforcers are yet to wrap up the investigation of any of the 53 cases filed in the capital over the May 2013 Hefajat mayhem.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Humayun Azad murder case: Former BCL leader Abbas recounts torture after police tried to implicate him

Although the brutal attack on writer Humayun Azad was an act of extremist militancy, soon after the incident police tried to frame the political opponents of the then BNP-Jamaat coalition government in the case.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Where are the fugitive killers of Prof Humayun Azad?

Law enforcers have no clue about the whereabouts of top JMB militant Salahuddin Ahmed alias Salehin, a fugitive death row convict of Prof Humayun Azad murder case.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

A book and a bloodthirsty terror outfit

Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) supremo Shaikh Abdur Rahman had directed his younger brother and the outfit’s military commander Ataur Rahman Sunny to kill Prof Humayun Azad for writing the book “Pak Sar Jamin Sad Bad”.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

Azad to Avijit: Deadly cost of freethinking

Both of them shared some common principles and championed the causes of freethought and secularism. And both met the same fate.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

999 is not a joke: National hotline faces barrage of prank, irrelevant calls

Sitting at his desk with headphones on, helpline (999) operator Anik Sen heard the cry of a baby right after he pressed the receive button to attend a distress call.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

Why is National Emergency Helpline 999 response slow?

The speed at which the National Emergency Helpline (999) responds to distress calls is much slower than that of developed countries due to an outdated operating system and manpower shortage.

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

City braces for crippling traffic jams

Dhaka city dwellers fear that congestion on streets is going to be even more unbearable with the schools and colleges staying open for the better part of Ramadan.