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  • Dhaka Cafe Attack

    Tk 12.5 lakh spent on Holey Artisan attack

    The militant group “Neo JMB” spent around Tk 12.5 lakh to carry out the Gulshan café attack and the money was collected by selling a private car of an operative of the militant group.

  • Two years on, wounds still fresh

    Wreaths of flowers in hand, she walked into the old premises of the Holey Artisan Bakery yesterday. Tears were streaming down her

  • 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.

  • Dhaka cafe attack charge sheet will be accepted in Court on August 8

    Gulshan attack: Cops to press charges against 8 ‘militants’

    Police are going to press charges against eight alleged militants in a case filed over the deadly terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan on July 1, 2016, a top counterterrorism official says.

  • Dhaka cafe attack charge sheet will be accepted in Court on August 8

    Holey Artisan Attack: 'Neo JMB' man admits supplying arms

    “Neo JMB” leader Hadisur Rahman Sagor yesterday confessed before a magistrate that he had supplied arms and explosives used in

  • Holey Artisan Bakery attack

    Gulshan café attack ‘arms supplier’ gives confessional statement

    “Neo JMB” member Hadisur Rahman Sagor, who was arrested allegedly for supplying arms in Holey Artisan Bakery attack in 2016, gives his confessional statement before a magistrate.

  • 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.

  • ​Gulshan cafe attackers’ ‘trainer’ Rashed remanded

    A Dhaka court has placed key “Neo JMB” militant Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, “arms trainer” of the Gulshan café attackers, on a five-day remand in connection with a case filed over the Kalyanpur raid.

  • A 'turning point' in fight against terror

    The operation “Storm 26” in the capital's Kalyanpur last year was a turning point for law enforcers as documents seized at a “Neo JMB” den there and information gathered subsequently helped law enforcers fight back against the country's rising terror network, counterterrorism officials said.

  • 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.

  • Dhaka café attack: Cops asked to submit report by Aug 27

    A Dhaka court asks the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to submit by August 27 the probe report of the case filed over Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Gulshan of Dhaka.

  • Sohel Mahfuz: A Valued hand for 'Neo JMB'

    After the emergence of “Neo JMB” in 2014, its leaders chose Sohel Mahfuz for his expertise in bomb-making and knowledge about arms smuggling routes and smugglers in bordering areas.

  • Gulshan Café Attack: ‘Bomb supplier’ finally held

    Sohel Mahfuz, known as an explosives expert and the bomb supplier for last year's Gulshan café attack, was arrested along with three accomplices in the bordering Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early yesterday.

  • I am happy today

    Your radiance remains undimmed despite your physical absence. It remains in everyone who had the opportunity to know you, to befriend you, to love you. I am happy today, Ishrat Akhond. Happy to have had you as a friend and learn that happiness is a choice.

  • Gulshan Attack: Families of 20 victims to get compensation

    Each family of 20 foreign and Bangladeshi nationals who were killed in the Holey Artisan cafe terror attack in the capital's Gulshan on

  • Recounting 'Operation Thunderbolt'

    When the terror attack was unfolding at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on the night of July 1 last year, Lt Col MM Imrul Hasan, a commando, was watching a movie with his family at a resort in Habiganj, some 180km from the capital.

  • The colours of life

    September 11, 2001, attack on Twin Towers in New York. We all remember the paralysing aesthetic of the live image of the attack on the second tower that the global news channels continued for days to air.

  • 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.

  • A mother's quest for justice, answers

    As people were paying tributes to those killed in last year's terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery yesterday, Masuda Begum kept crying outside where the posh restaurant used to be and where her son Shaon, 19, was working on that fateful night.

  • Homage to Dhaka cafe attack victims

    Eerie quiet engulfed Gulshan road no 79 since this morning as people slowly make their way to the grounds of the Holey Artisan Bakery, witness to the worst-ever hostage crisis in the country that left 22 people killed including 17 foreigners.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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