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  • US to continue support to counter terrorism in Bangladesh

    In light of the recent spate of killings of bloggers, intellectuals, and religious minorities in the country, the United States assures that they will continue to stand with Bangladesh in its efforts to counter terrorist activities prevailing in the country.

  • US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

    The United States envoy hopes to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted.

  • Human Rights Watch

    Freedom of expression under attack in Bangladesh: HRW

    Freedom of expression came under severe attack in Bangladesh in 2015, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2016.

  • Blogger Rajib murder verdict Thursday

    A tribunal in Dhaka sets Thursday to deliver verdict in the blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case. The chief of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team and seven former students of a private university are the accused in the case.

  • Year full of attacks

    It started with individuals. Then shrines, mosques and temples started to become their targets while the attacks on secular and religious individuals continues.

  • HR groups call on US to grant asylum to Bangladesh bloggers

    A coalition of human rights groups calls on the USA to grant temporary visas to secular writers from Bangladesh after a series of bloody attacks by Islamist militants.

  • 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.

  • Hope is hollow on its own

    I have been silent for a while. Because I refuse to react to the brutality of the world around us, I prefer to respond. And I wanted to wait till things passed.

  • US sees threat of more attacks on foreigners in Bangladesh

    Foreigners may be attacked again in Bangladesh, the US State Department said in a travel alert on Tuesday that urged Americans to be cautious and vigilant in that country.

  • Blogger killers to be resisted thru’ exemplary punishment: Minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says actions will be taken against the killers of bloggers and such criminals will be resisted through carrying out exemplary punishment.

  • UN condemns attacks on bloggers, publishers

    The UN strongly condemns the continuing violent attacks against bloggers and publishers in Bangladesh and urged the government to take urgent measures to protect the ones being threatened by extremists.

  • ‘I feel insecure, like I felt in 1971’

    Four days into the murder of publisher Dipan, his father Prof Abul Quasem Fazlul Huq says he feels insecure as he had felt during the nine months of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.

  • Neither 'isolated' nor tolerable

    The politics of manipulating the religion card and the denial of responsibility of the state to ensure citizens' basic rights have put the country in a situation, from where there is no immediate return.

  • 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.

  • Analysis: Distasteful comments

    Should we call them unthinking or distasteful or outcome of politics overpowering ethics, tastes and values? Yes, we are talking about what the politicians and ministers are saying about the recent attacks on publishers and freethinkers.

  • Attack on publishers: Booksellers keep shops closed

    Protesting the killing of Faisal Arefin Dipan and attack on Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, writers and publishers have staged silent procession in different parts of Dhaka.

  • Blogger Tareq not out of danger yet

    Blogger Tareq Rahim, who was shot and hacked at Shuddhoswar Prokashani office in Lalmatia on Saturday, is still not out of danger while the conditions of Shuddhoswar's Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and another Ranadipam Basu have slightly improved.

  • Publisher killing: Booksellers to observe strike Monday

    Booksellers decide to refrain from selling books across the country from tomorrow morning to afternoon protesting the attacks on two publishers in Dhaka.

  • British envoy condemns attacks on publishers

    British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert W Gibson condemns the double attacks on publishers that killed one and injured three others.

  • Father’s fear came true

    Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque feared for his son when he heard of the attack on Avijit Roy’s publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul.

  • Victim takes it to Facebook

    In a desperate attempt to seek help, injured blogger Ranadipam Basu, 50, posts a status on his Facebook page minutes after the attackers left him with two other victims locked from outside.

  • Gonojagoron demo tomorrow

    Following the brutal attacks on country’s publishers that killed one and injured three others, leaders of Gonojagoron Mancha calls for a countrywide demonstration tomorrow.

  • Publisher killed in second attack in a day

    Publisher of Jagriti Prokashony is stabbed dead at his Shahbagh office shortly after assailants knifed another publisher of books written by slain blogger Avijit Roy along with two bloggers at his Lalmatia office.

  • 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.

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