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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'Neo JMB leader' Rajib on remand under anti- terrorism act

    Militant outfit "Neo JMB leader" Jahangir Hossain alias Rajib Gandhi, also a plotter of Holey Artisan Café attack, was placed on a six-day remand yesterday in another case filed against him under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • 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’ Mahfuz on 7-day remand

    A Dhaka court places Sohel Mahfuz, known as an explosives expert and the bomb supplier for last year's Gulshan café attack, on a seven-day remand in connection with the café attack case.

  • 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 café attack victims’ family to get Tk 13.95 lakh each

    Each family of 20 foreign and Bangladeshi nationals, who were killed in the Holey Artisan cafe attack in Gulshan on July 1 last year, will get Tk 13.95 lakh as compensation.

  • Consoled by the Brahmaputra

    We left my mother's place early to finish packing. Driving through Gulshan Road 75, punctuated by irregular lights and leafy tall trees, we reached home after 8:00pm. I lay down with a headache. Minutes later, came the sound of firecrackers. An hour later came the SMS: "Holey Artisan Bakery is under siege; situation is NOT UNDER CONTROL."

  • AKM Shahidul Hoque

    Couldn't root out militancy, but destroyed its network

    Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque believes militants will not be able to carry out attacks as their strength has been reduced through continued police operations since the Holey Artisan attack.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?”

  • 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

  • Bell available for Bangladesh tour

    England batsman Ian Bell will be available for selection for Bangladesh and India tours in the winter.

  • Strauss urges Eng fans to make own call on BD tour

    Andrew Strauss, the director of England cricket, urges supporters intending to follow the team in Bangladesh this autumn to make their own assessment of the situation in the country based on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Dhaka to see more internet blackouts at midnights, holidays

    Internet users in Dhaka city may face more telecommunication blackouts at midnights and holidays as telecom regulatory authorities are going through more exercises in any particular area of the capital.

  • NSU professor, Mirpur landlord remanded

    North South University Professor Gias Uddin Ahsan, a Mirpur landlord, and two others are placed on eight-day remand each for allegedly sheltering Dhaka attackers and withholding the mandatory tenant information from police.

  • 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.

  • Resist terrorism, militancy: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the people to be united in resisting terrorism and militancy to establish peace and security in the public life.

  • Court orders DNA test of Dhaka attack militants

    A Dhaka court orders for DNA testing of the militants found involved in the gruesome Dhaka cafe attack of July 1.

  • Biswal assures US support against terrorism

    Visiting special US envoy Nisa Desai has met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and assured of her country’s full support to Bangladesh in fighting terrorism. Earlier, she met two advisers of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • NSU might scrap studentship if absent for 1 semester

    North South University is on the verge of taking a major decision to strip studentship for anyone being found absent for four months without valid reason. A recommendation for such stern action has come in view after the university’s students have been found involved in terrorist activities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hand over power to a neutral administration: Khaleda to govt

    Accusing the government of having failed to check repeated 'terror attacks’ in the country, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia asks the government to quit and hand over power to a neutral administration for holding a credible national election.

  • Faraaz, Abinta and Ishrat buried

    Slain Bangladeshi victims of the Dhaka café attack, Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, Abinta Kabir and Ishrat Akhond are buried this evening.