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  • Executive Magistrate Sumanto Banarjee attacked in Sylhet

    Blogger Hasan Shahriar gets death threat

    Blogger and writer Hasan Shahriar, who is a friend of slain blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, receives death threat from unknown mobile phone numbers.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Shafiur Rahman acquitted in ICT case

    Avijit killing: Farabi on fresh remand

    Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the lone arrestee in the blogger-writer Avijit Roy murder case, is placed in fresh remand for two more days.

  • Ananta killing: 5 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand

    A Sylhet court places five members of banned organisation Ansarullah Bangla Team in seven days remand each over the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das.

  • Avijit killing: 3 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand

    A Dhaka court places three members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a seven-day remand each in connection with blogger Avijit Roy killing case.

  • Ansarullah chief, 2 more held over Avijit, Ananta murder: Rab

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to arrest three members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including its chief in Dhaka for their alleged involvement in the killing of bloggers Ananta Bijoy Das and Avijit Roy.

  • Witness identifies blogger Niloy’s killer, cops say

    A witness identifies one of the four suspects held in connection with blogger Niloy murder, confirming that he took part in the August 7 grisly killing at Goran neighbourhood in Dhaka, cops say.

  • Journo remanded over Ananta murder

    A Sylhet court places a photojournalist on a seven-day remand in a case filed over the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das.

  • Blogger murders worry 150 authors including Rushdie

    Leading authors, including Salman Rushdie and fellow Booker prize winners Margaret Atwood and Yann Martell, call on Bangladesh's government to put an end to a spate of deadly attacks on atheist bloggers.

  • Online writers and activists must be protected

    THE serial killing of bloggers in Bangladesh, with little development as far as catching and punishing the assassins are concerned, has compelled the Human Rights Forum (Bangladesh) to call upon the government to provide protection to online writers/activists, many of them still on the hit-list of religious extremists.

  • Bloggers die young (video)

    It is hard to believe that a group of writers are in mortal danger in the country now just for expressing their opinions. But that’s the truth.

  • Has the country turned into a killing ground for free thinkers?

    If one analyses why criminality and corruption are so pervasive in the society, the first and foremost answer would be the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators.


    In just over two years, Bangladesh has lost five dynamic, assertive, free thinkers to gruesome acts of deliberate violence.

  • UK, EU condemn blogger Ananta murder

    United Kingdom and European Union have strongly condemned the brutal murder of Ananta Bijoy Das, blogger and organiser of local Gonojagoron Mancha in Sylhet.