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  • Sree Sree Radha-Madan temple, Jhenidah, Hindu priest murder, Bangladesh

    ‘IS claims’ Hindu priest, Buddhist man murders

    A Hindu priest has been murdered in Jhenidah and a Buddhist man in a remote area of Bandarban - both attacks bearing the hallmark of previous suspected militant killings. So far, Islamic State has allegedly claimed responsibility of both the murders.

  • 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.

  • RK Mission chief gets threat letter

    The head Hindu priest of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission in the capital has received a threat on his life.

  • No political motive behind it

    Claiming that the ongoing crackdown on militants was not politically motivated, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the drive was being conducted as part of security measures following recent target killings and also on the occasion of Ramadan and ahead of Eid.

  • Security to top agenda

    Bangladesh and the United States are set to hold their 5th Partnership Dialogue in Washington on June 23-24 amid concerns over the recent systematic assaults and killings in the South Asian country.

  • Arrest 'trade' goes on

    Muhammad Jahidul Islam is an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League. His entire family strongly supports the Awami League. Yet, in the case filed against Jahid, Sub-Inspector Anwarul Islam of Khoksa Police Station mentioned that the accused was held on suspicion that he and some others had met to plan subversive activities to topple the government.

  • 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.

  • 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 and prosecuting the perpetrators of recent vicious crimes.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 killings in the country. The victim, Nityaranjan Pandey, 60, was a sebak at Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra Satsang ashram in Pabna Sadar upazila.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 greater respect for freedom of speech.

  • 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 International (AI).

  • Perpetrators of recent killings can't escape justice: PM

    Terming the recent killings in Bangladesh as planned ones, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the perpetrators will surely be brought to justice.