Gulshan hostage crisis

From music lover to ‘militant’

Here is more about a music lover turned militant Tahmid Rahman Safi, who was the first person to appear in a video in Bengali allegedly released by the militant group Islamic State.

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Shedding our prejudices

If you are in a drawing room and any other gathering of your friends or acquaintances, naturally the talk of the day would lurk around what is going on around the world.

July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016

From music lover to ‘militant’

Here is more about a music lover turned militant Tahmid Rahman Safi, who was the first person to appear in a video in Bengali allegedly released by the militant group Islamic State.

July 9, 2016
July 9, 2016

Kulkhwani of Faraaz tomorrow

The kulkhwani of Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, who was brutally killed along with 19 other hostages in a militant attack at a Dhaka café on July 1, is to be held on July 10 after Asr prayers.

July 7, 2016
July 7, 2016

Dhaka attack: Philippine expresses solidarity with Bangladesh

The Philippine government expresses solidarity with the people of Bangladesh after a bloody hostage-taking incident at Gulshan in Dhaka.

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Should there still be ambiguity?

Although some Bangladeshi politicians till the recent past – the home minister repeated his position on July 3 2016 that the Holey Artisan Bakery massacre has no ISIS link...

July 3, 2016
July 3, 2016

Tribute paid for the Dhaka cafe attack victims

Relatives and friends of the victims of Holey Artisan attack, along with people from all walks of life, pay their tribute to the departed souls with flowers at the entrance of Road 79 in Gulshan diplomatic zone of Dhaka.

July 3, 2016
July 3, 2016

Moments before the terror struck

It was a quieter than normal evening at house No. 5 on road No. 79 of Gulshan.

July 2, 2016
July 2, 2016

Bloody end to Dhaka hostage crisis

Twelve-hour-long hostage crisis at a cafe in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone ends after army commandos stormed the restaurant and rescued 13 people including Indian and Japanese citizens. Our correspondents say they have seen several bodies lying at the popular eatery. Officials have yet to hold any briefing.

July 2, 2016
July 2, 2016

Anxious wait for families of Holey Artisan hostages

Panic can be clearly seen in all of their faces as the family members wait for the rescue of their dear ones held hostage inside the hitherto quiet dining place in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

LIVE: Gulshan hostage crisis

Stay tuned with The Daily Star for live updates of the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Gulshan, Dhaka.