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194 'militants' held in 7 days

The weeklong special drive against militants ended yesterday with 17 suspected militants being arrested in the last 24 hours of the countrywide crackdown.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

A good initiative to protect people

Amid the recent attacks and killings in the country, the superintendent of police in Magura has taken a unique initiative to protect the people in his district.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Rising number of murders worries UN

The UN rights chief yesterday expressed serious concern over the dramatic increase in brutal murders in Bangladesh and urged the authorities to ensure full respect for human rights in investigating...

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

Hasina vows to stop secret killings

Renewing her allegation that the BNP-Jamaat clique is behind the recent killings in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016

37 militant suspects among 3,192 held

As part of a weeklong special crackdown, police in the first 24 hours arrested as many as 3,192 persons, including 37 suspected

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

BNP questions motive of crackdown

The BNP yesterday expressed its fear that the government might suppress the opposition on the pretext of launching a crackdown on extremists across the country.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Crackdown on, so is killing

Targeted killing continues. Even on the first day of a nationwide special crackdown on militancy yesterday, a volunteer of a Hindu monastery was hacked to death, the latest in a spate of such...

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Govt shifting blame on opposition

The BNP yesterday came down heavily on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her comment that the government has information on BNP-Jamaat's links with the recent secret killings.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Police launch drive against militants

In the wake of recent spate of targeted killings, including that of SP Babul Akter's wife on Sunday, the police department is

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Concern over extremism, shrinking of political space

Terming political situation in Bangladesh worrying, members of the European Parliament (EP) called for dialogue between democratic parties of the country to reach a political consensus, and for...

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Ignoring the problem not a solution

Bangladeshi authorities' failure to take decisive action against violent groups responsible for at least 10 killings over the last two months has created a climate of impunity, says Amnesty...