political violence

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Charges against Fakhrul, Moudud, 34 other BNP men accepted

A Dhaka court takes cognisance of charges against BNP’s senior leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Moudud Ahmed and 34 other party men for hurling crude bombs at policemen in March 2013.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

Workers Party leader shot dead in Pabna

A local leader of Workers Party of Bangladesh is shot dead allegedly by outlaws in Atghoria upazila of Pabna this evening.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

No time to rest

Ilias Biswas cannot afford to stay at home.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

Living with old memories

For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports. Some lost their loved ones, others their lone bread earners during the longest spell of horror allegedly carried out by the BNP-led coalition, protesting the January 5, 2014, elections.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Opinion: Cutting the head to cure headache?

It’s been a week since the government has blocked public access to several social media and Internet applications...

April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015

US deplores violence over Dhaka city polls

The United States today deplored political violence surrounding the city elections in Dhaka, and called on all of those involved in the elections to uphold their responsibility to ensure the polls are free, fair, and non-violent.

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

Bangladesh political impasse impeding economic progress: US

The United States has said the violent political impasse in Bangladesh unfortunately is impeding the economic progress

March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Khaleda blames violence on the AL

ON Tuesday, foreign diplomats, including the US and EU ambassadors in Dhaka, met with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office. Reiterating their urgent concerns about violence against innocent citizens of Bangladesh, the diplomats urged Khaleda to ensure that the violence resulting from her movement comes to an end.

March 3, 2015
March 3, 2015

The idea of hope in times of despair

FARIA was only sixteen and like any other teenager, had dreams, innocent aspirations and hopes. On Facebook, she shared her moments of happiness, optimism and confusion, but rarely her despair. Her father's world revolved around her happiness and he had a promise to keep -- a trip to Cox's Bazaar after Faria turns sixteen. Seemingly oblivious of any hazard, he decided to take the long journey with his wife and daughter from Jessore to the sea resort by bus, the only means of transport he could afford.

March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015

7 vehicles torched; 3 injured

Miscreants torch seven vehicles in Dhaka and elsewhere leaving three injured