recent murders

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

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 and prosecuting the perpetrators of recent vicious crimes.

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 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 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 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Arsonists turn into secret killers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hinted that BNP-Jamaat men had links with the recent secret killings and the government had substantial evidence in this regard. These two parties have changed their tactics and started attacking some “soft targets,” following public wrath for their arson attacks early last year, she added.

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).

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

Only 2 people on each motorbike

Following several recent murders committed by bike-riding criminals, the government yesterday said it would ensure that no more than two people ride a motorbike.