recent killings

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

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 greater respect for freedom of speech.

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 International (AI).

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

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.

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