attack on bloggers

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.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

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...

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

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.

November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015

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.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

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.

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

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...

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

‘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.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

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...

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

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...

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

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...

November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015

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.