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    8 ‘militants’ indicted in Dipan murder case

    A Dhaka court has indicted eight members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam including sacked major Zia ul Haque in a case filed over the murder of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan in 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 past four and a half decades since our independence.

  • 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.

  • Gonojagoron Mancha to hold solidarity rally tomorrow

    Police stop Gonojagoron Mancha’s token coffin march to the home ministry, brought out in protest to the killings of free thinkers and a publisher, near Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.

  • Crocodile tears won't stop the killings

    The former president is not alone in shedding fake tears. He is in good company. Every time a free thinker is murdered, voices are raised to condemn it. But this is quickly followed by silence. And then comes the inevitable oblivion.

  • 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.

  • UN asks Bangladesh to ‘fully probe’ publisher killing

    The United Nations has called upon Bangladesh authorities to “fully investigate” the killing of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.

  • Attacks on publishers: Protests continue at DU

    Dhaka University teachers and students along with people from different walks of life continue their demonstrations on Dhaka University campus protesting the recent attacks on publishers and bloggers that killed one and injured three others.

  • Kamal, Hanif’s effigies burnt

    The activists of Gonojagoron Mancha burn the effigy of Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif in Rangpur this morning for his “derogatory” comments about the father of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.

  • Law and order satisfactory, Kamal reiterates

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal reiterates his claim that the current law and order situation in the country is satisfactory.

  • CPJ condemns attacks on liberal minds

    Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned Saturday’s separate attacks that killed publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and injured another publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul.

  • Hanif's insensate remarks

    We are somewhat assuaged by Mahbubul Alam Hanif's apology for the remarks he had made on the comments of Professor Fazlul Huq, father of late Dipan.

  • 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.

  • Case filed over attacks on Dipan, Tutul

    Razia Rahman, wife of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, files a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station in connection with the killing of her husband.

  • UK minister concerned over attacks on publishers

    UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire expresses deep concern over the attacks on publishers and bloggers in Bangladesh.

  • “As a society we are failing to see the grave ramifications of all these”

    I knew Faisal Arefin Dipan since 2006 when he presided over the first gathering of the free thinking bloggers who write in Bangla.

  • Int’l community condemns violence on liberal minds

    International community today strongly condemned the brutal killing of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and attacks on the online community in Bangladesh.

  • Dipan’s father believes in ‘ideology of killers’: Hanif

    Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif comes down heavily on Prof Abul Qashem Fazlul Huq for not seeking trial of the killers of his son publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.

  • Gonojagoron Mancha calls 6-hr hartal for Tuesday

    Gonojagoron Mancha calls a countrywide six-hour hartal from 6:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday to protest killing of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and attack on three others.

  • Opinion: Remedy begins from admitting problem; not denying it

    It’s time the government should admit to itself that whatever measures it had taken or not taken to uproot militancy, is not working or working in a very limited way. The government cannot gain anything from false assurance and denial.

  • 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.

  • Publisher murder: Aziz Super Market to remain closed till tomorrow

    Aggrieved by the brutal murder of one of their colleagues, book shop owners and businessmen of Aziz Cooperative Super Market in Shahbagh will keep their shops closed till tomorrow.

  • 3 injury marks on Dipan’s body: Autopsy

    Three injury marks of sharp weapons were found on the body of Faisal Arefin Dipan, owner of Jagriti Prokashani who was hacked to death yesterday, the autopsy report says.

  • I don’t want justice either: Banya

    Like the father of publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, slain blogger Avijit Roy’s wife Rafida Ahmed Banya does not seek justice for the murders of the bloggers and publishers.

  • 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.

  • 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.