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  • Tk 5 lakh bounty announced again for Selim

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) again announces a bounty of Tk 5 lakh for Selim, a top leader of Ansarullah Bangla Team, seeking information for his arrest in connection with the killings of several bloggers including Avijit Roy.

  • Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan

    Counter-terrorism cell soon: Home minister

    In an effort to curb terrorism, the Home Ministry today decides to set up a 24/7 anti-terrorism cell to monitor all the information related to terrorism and pass that on to relevant law enforcement agencies.

  • Killing aimed at putting govt in trouble: Ashraf

    Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam says incidents like recent frequent killings are being carried out to put the government in a difficult situation.

  • Nazim killed to divert attention from Tonu murder: Imran

    Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of a faction of Ganajagaran Mancha, says that Jagannath University student Nazimuddin Samad was killed in a bid to shift people’s attention from Tonu murder.

  • Avijit murder: Light was inadequate, cops say

    Police say the road in front of Bangla Academy where blogger Avijit Roy was killed last year was not adequately lit.

  • 3 held over blogger Niloy murder

    Detectives yesterday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in killing blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy.

  • Blogger Ananta murder: Accused admits involvement

    Mannan Rahi, an accused of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das murder, gives a confessional statement before a Sylhet court.

  • 2 Ansarullah Bangla Team men on 5-day remand

    A Dhaka court places two members of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a five-day remand each in connection with the blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy murder case.

  • 2 suspects held over Niloy murder

    Detectives arrested two alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team today in connection with their involvement in blogger Niloy murder.


    Political events often fade away without leaving immediately palpable effects. Loud as their arrivals are, most political events tend to disappear much like a whimper.

  • Serial killing of bloggers

    It is disquieting to note that the law enforcing agencies have not yet been able to make any tangible progress in connection with the murder of the four bloggers who were killed in the last seven months.

  • DB takes over Niloy murder probe

    DB takes over charge of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy’s murder probe from police, three days after the killing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fatima Bhutto

    Fatima Bhutto slams killing of Bangladeshi bloggers

    Fatima Bhutto, grand-daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto criticizes the murder of Bangladeshi bloggers in her article.

  • Brutal crimes shake society again

    The country had become a “soft” state revealing itself to be completely incapable of fighting the forces of violence and terror. True, the patronage of criminals by politicians in the past and a demoralised police force pushed up the crime graph in the country.


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

  • Case filed over Ananta murder

    Case filed accusing four anonymous assailants over brutal killing of writer and blogger Ananta Bijoy. No one arrested until now.

  • 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.

  • Avijit Roy


    ANOTHER blogger" is the phrase most English news media worldwide used in their headlines of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu's

  • online-activist-killing

    2 Oyasiqur murder suspects on fresh remand

    A Dhaka court places two suspects arrested over the brutal murder of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu on a fresh three-day remand

  • EU for all to unite against violent extremism

    Terming the recent murders of bloggers as attack on free speech and democracy, the EU calls upon all to stand united against violent extremism in Bangladesh.