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  • Dhaka Cafe Attack

    No Qaeda, IS links found

    Police yesterday pressed charges against eight of the 21 militants who they say wanted to destabilise Bangladesh by initiating the country's worst-ever terror incident over two years ago.

  • Dhaka Gulshan Café Attack charge sheet

    Dhaka attack: Cops charge 8; Hasnat dropped

    Police press charges against eight militants over the Holey Artisan café attack, where 20 people, mostly foreigners, were killed off as hostages two years ago. Meanwhile, Hasnat Karim, a former teacher of North South University, has been dropped from the charge sheet as “investigation could not relate him with the militant activity”.

  • Taskeen Rahman

    Taskeen - Veni, Vidi, Vici!

    It is usually the protagonists of a hit movie who bag all the praise, but when the antagonist is Taskeen, we can't help but talk about how well he portrayed the character.

  • All-out efforts in tough times only

    Socio-political campaigns against militancy get momentum after a major terror attack but fizzle out when the situation comes under control. Then a laid-back attitude prevails until terrorists regroup and strike again.

  • Holey Artisan café attack case

    Holey Artisan Attack: Charge sheet by this month

    Police expect to complete the probe into last year's terror attack in a Gulshan café by December this year.

  • ‘Gulshan café attack charge sheet by this month’

    The charge sheet in Gulshan café attack case will be submitted by this month, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam says.

  • Dhaka Attack of another kind

    While this year's hit Bangla movie Dhaka Attack was running to packed audiences, there was another kind of attack going on in the heart of Bangladesh's 400-year-old capital city.

  • Gulshan Attack: 'Arms supplier' left den 2 days before raid

    Hadisur Rahman Sagor, one of the most wanted suspects in last year's Gulshan café attack, left a militant den in Ghop Nawapara area of Jessore just two days before police busted it yesterday.

  • “Dhaka Attack” takes promo campaign to universities

    “Dhaka Attack”, the upcoming cop thriller starring Arifin Shuvo and Mahiya Mahi in the central roles is set for release in three weeks, and the film is shifting gears in its promotional campaign.

  • New “Dhaka Attack” teaser is a high-octane affair

    “Dhaka Attack”, which is being termed by makers as the first cop thriller of the country - has been in the works for a long time, but with its release date announced, (October 6), the film is gradually amping up the hype.

  • Café attackers had grenade training in the Buriganga

    A couple of weeks before the Gulshan café siege on July 1 last year, two of the five attackers received training in throwing grenades in the middle of the Buriganga.

  • Gulshan Café Attack: Sohel ‘admits’ he supplied bombs

    Sohel Mahfuz, a key “Neo JMB” leader, yesterday confessed before a magistrate that he had supplied all the bombs used in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in the capital's Gulshan on July 1 last year, court sources said.

  • Militant Sohel confesses supplying Dhaka attack bombs

    Arrested earlier this month from Chapainawabganj, a “Neo JMB” militant Sohel Mahfuz confesses to the court that he hand-made some bombs and collected some more from India and supplied them to the July 1 Dhaka cafe attackers.

  • Amidst the fear of terrorism, a reassurance

    This baggage will be an inescapable part of our reality for the years to come. But the memory of Faraaz's actions lightens the load. It helps to remember that our background isn't one that harboured murderers, but one that instilled a very young man like Faraaz with so much strength, maturity and love for humanity.

  • One year of Gulshan attack: Remembered with love, tears

    She is not related to them. Yet tears were streaming down Saleha Begum's face as she stood at the site of the deadliest terror attack in the country's history. She was among the hundreds who gathered on the old premises of the Holey Artisan Bakery yesterday to pay respect to the memory of those whose lives were cut short by militants at the restaurant a year back.

  • Police better equipped since Gulshan attack

    The country's policing system has been witnessing significant changes in the aftermath of the grisly Holey Artisan attack.

  • Café attackers died of bullet, bomb injuries

    Five militants and a chef, who were killed during the army-led joint forces operation codenamed "Operation Thunderbolt" at Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan last year, were hit by bullets and bomb splinters, according to doctors.

  • Prayers for café victims

    The kind of death Faraaz died in the Gulshan cafe attack a year ago represents the true spirit of Bangladesh and Islam, said leading businessman Latifur Rahman yesterday while remembering his grandson at a milad mahfil held at his Gulshan residence.

  • Minister thanks foreign friends for support after café attack

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam yesterday expressed Bangladesh's gratitude towards individuals, foreign countries and governments for standing by Bangladesh during its "difficult one year" since the July 1 Gulshan café attack.

  • Not lullabies, gunshots filled baby's night

    Shakhawat and Shaila were about to go home with their newborn from the clinic on July 1. But they decided to prolong their stay at Lake View Clinic to let the new mother and her baby have the nursing care given by the clinic for another day.

  • Fighting religious extremism: Experts for multi-pronged approach

    Four security experts have elaborated on the pre-Holey Artisan attack militancy situation and the government's response to tackle

  • Living in the memories of loved ones

    Sami lost his father a year ago, but he still lives in his memory.

  • A tribute to the power of bravery

    The memory of July 1st will remain one of darkness, a haunting memory of the night we lost Faraaz.

  • Faraaz showed light of hope

    The bravery of Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain was lauded at an Iftar party attended by ambassadors of some Muslim countries in Italy.

  • In Tears, We Remember

    In Tears, We Remember

  • A year after

    Holey Artisan attack was a watershed event for us – both the society and the state.

  • Are we safer now?

    On the anniversary of the audacious terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, Bangladeshis may ask two questions: “Are we safer today than we were a year before?” and “Where do we go from here?”

  • A tribute to courage

    On July 1, 2016 Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, Abinta Kabir and Tarishi Jain lost their lives along with 19 other hostages and two police officers in the worst terrorist attack of our history. They were bright young individuals, brilliant students and most of all, the best of friends.

  • Successful crackdowns, incomplete probes

    Though law enforcers could eliminate a number of militants through counterterrorism operations over the last one year, they are yet to complete probe into any of the incidents. A massive crackdown on militant networks was launched following the deadly terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan on July 1 last year.

  • The night the horror struck

    It was a quiet afternoon at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan on July 1, one of the last days of Ramadan in 2016. As the sun went down, the Western-style café with 19 staffers in the posh neighbourhood got busier. Diners started arriving and ordering tapas, pizzas, croissants, pastries and cakes.