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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 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Ex-Shibir man held in Ctg

Detectives in Chittagong yesterday seized a black microbus and detained its driver in connection with Sunday's killing of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of Superintendent of Police Babul Akter.

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 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Priest killed in similar fashion

Nobody had an answer as Shefali wailed, “Why would anyone kill my husband whose only job was to perform puja?” Ananda Gopal Ganguly had been performing services at different temples in his village and adjacent areas for decades, she said. His father Satya Gopal Ganguly was also a priest.

June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016

No arrest made in Christian murder

Police have shown arrested the person picked up on Sunday night in connection with the murder of Christian grocer Sunil Gomez in Natore.