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Militants are few in number, we will defeat them: Home Minister Kamal 

In the wake of recent terror attacks, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has urged the public university teachers to launch a social movement against militancy.

Language Movement veteran and SUST founding VC Sadruddin Ahmed dies

Language Movement veteran Sadruddin Ahmed Chowdhury, the founding vice-chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, has died. He was 86.

Drive dishonest officials out from security, intelligence forces: Ibrahim Khaled

The government has been advised to remove officials of uncertain integrity in security and intelligence forces to ensure a successful crackdown on militants.

Madrasa teacher held for ‘sheltering’ Sholakia attacker

RAB has arrested a madrasa teacher in Gaibandha for allegedly sheltering a Sholokia attack suspect held with bullet wounds after the attack.

Nine dead, at least 10 missing as trawler sinks in Narsingdi

Twelve people, including six children have died and at least eight others are still missing in a trawler mishap on the Arialkhan River, in Narsinghdi.

Police arrest three HuJi activists including local leader from Dhaka

Police are interrogating three operatives of militant group Harkat ul Jihad al Islami, Bangladesh (HuJI,B) after their arrest in Dhaka on Thursday night.

Indian border guards shoot Bangladesh national dead on Jessore border

A Bangladesh national has reportedly died in firing by Indian border guards at Putkhali, near Jessore’s Benapole.

Will wipe out terrorism and restore peace, says Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reaffirmed her resolve to wipe out terrorism and establish peace in Bangladesh.

Five dead, at least 20 missing as trawler sinks in Narsingdi

Nine people, including six children have died and at least 10 others are still missing in a trawler mishap on the Arialkhan River, in Narsingdi.

Former NSU student, convicted for murdering blogger Rajib, arrested again after serving sentence

Police have arrested former North South University student Sadman Yasir Mahmud, convicted for murdering blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, hours after he served a three-year prison term.

An elephant from India waded through water at a submerged shoal in Kurhigram in June. The elephant later walked over 250 kilometres into Bangladesh.

Bangladesh assigns vet, inspector, mahout for Indian elephant

The Forest Department has assigned a veterinarian, an inspector and a mahout for an Indian elephant that has walked over 250 kilometres into Bangladesh.

Woman detained over Dhaka terror attack went to Dubai, has mental issues: Family

The family of the woman  allegedly detained over the July 1 Dhaka cafe siege say she went to Dubai six months ago but returned three months later.

Four of a family drown in Habiganj boat capsize

A man, his two children and a nephew have drowned in marshland in Habiganj.

FBI handed blood, hair samples of Gulshan attackers

Samples collected from the bodies of the Gulshan cafe gunmen are with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Rescuers salvage child Sabbir’s body from sewer canal at Mirpur

Rescuers have found the body of a four-year-old who had fallen into a sewer canal at Mirpur.

IGP has no ida why SP Babul is not attending office

Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has said that SP Babul Aktar is still in the force but he does not know why the top cop is not attending office.

Bangladesh, Qatar to boost defence cooperation

Bangladesh and Qatar have underscored the need for frequent visits of the defence officials to strengthen military cooperation.

Narsinghdi woman detained over Dhaka terror attack, police deny arrest

People of Narsinghdi’s Shibpur Upazila say a 22-year old woman has been arrested by a team of DMP on charges of her involvement in the Gulshan attack.

DMP chief says Gulshan security will be heightened

Security in Dhaka’s diplomatic heart Gulshan is set to be ratcheted up after the July 1 attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has said.

Dhaka University sends professor on compulsory leave over alleged sexual abuse

Dhaka University has sent teacher Shahadat Hossain on compulsory leave after allegations surfaced that he has sexually harassed students.

Bangladesh makes anti-terror resolve clear at regional meet in Delhi

The state minister for foreign affairs has told the BIMSTEC that the government will be “as tough as needed” to stamp out militancy from Bangladesh.

Information ministry sends three officials to Germany to get a camera for PM’s events

Social networking sites have erupted in criticism over a Ministry of Information move to send three officials on a paid trip to Germany to buy a digital camera to cover the prime minister’s events.

Shahriar Alam meets India’s new minister MJ Akbar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has met his new Indian counterpart MJ Akbar and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Bangladesh college principals wonder if they are imparting right education

Principals of several colleges in Bangladesh have raised questions on how effectively they are shouldering the responsibility of providing the right education to the young generation.

(DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia (File Photo)

Dhaka City police chief warns against spreading terror attack rumours

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has rubbished fears of impending terror strikes as rumours and termed such rumour-mongering an act of forgery.

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Saifullah Ojaki believed to have joined IS with family and children: Reports

Bangladeshi expatriate in Japan Saifulla Ojaki, who figures on the list of missing people prepared by law enforcing agencies, may have gone over to Syria with wife and children to join the IS, suspect.....

High Court orders ACC to act against four for ‘helping Tarique, Mamun’ launder money

The High Court has ordered the Anti Corruption Commission to act against four persons who deposited money in the account through which Tarique Rahman and Giasuddin-Al-Mamun laundered money.

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Tarique used his political clout as a shield to commit financial crime: High Court

The High Court, in reversing the acquittal of Tarique Rahman of money-laundering charge, has said the former prime minister’s son had committed the financial crime ‘consciously’ by using his political.....

Indian PM Modi reiterates support to Bangladesh in fight against terror

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reaffirmed that his country will extend all help to Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism.

Law Minister Anisul Huq says the judge went to Malaysia with his family after the verdict and has not returned since then. File photo

Judge was influenced to acquit BNP’s Tarique of money laundering charges, says law minister

The trial court judge, whose verdict had found BNP leader Tarique Rahman innocent of money laundering charges, was ‘influenced’, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said.

The High Court said in its verdict that money laundering using political connections hinders sustainable economic development of the country. File photo

High Court says Tarique Rahman’s money laundering is financial crime

The High Court has described BNP leader Tarique Rahman’s siphoning off money outside the country as a 'financial crime.'

Engineer Mosharraf Hossain stands accused of acquiring assets worth Tk 30 million beyond known income sources. File photo

High Court orders Minister Mosharraf to surrender in trial court

Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain has been ordered to surrender in court in a case of acquiring wealth beyond known sources of income.

Shirin Banu. Photo from Facebook.

Freedom fighter, rights activist Shirin Banu dies at 65

Freedom fighter Shirin Banu has passed away at the age of 65.

BNP's Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman is in London and has not returned to Bangladesh since he left the country ostensibly for medical treatment. File photo

High Court orders seven-year jail term for BNP leader Tarique Rahman in money laundering case

The High Court has overturned a trial court’s verdict that acquitted BNP leader Tarique Rahman from money laundering charges.

Rail links with Chittagong disrupted after locomotive hits truck in Feni

A train rammed into a broken truck at a level crossing in Feni on Thursday snapping rail links between Chittagong and the rest of the country.

RAB raid on JMB hideout in Tongi, 4 including local Emir arrested

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has raided a hideout of militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB in Gazipur's Tongi early on Thursday.

Shilpakala Academy cancels staging of Teerandaj group’s play

Shilpakala Acedemy has barred Teerandaj group from staging a play in its main hall, accusing the group of hosting political discussions in violation of the Academy’s policies.

Tehzeeb Karim is featured in the list of missing people released by RAB. File photo

Britain attack plotter's brother among missing Bangladesh youths listed by RAB

The brother of a man arrested for plotting to blow up plane in Britain features in the RAB's missing list.

Court gives go ahead for DNA test of Sholakia attack suspect

A Kishoreganj court has cleared the DNA test of captured Sholakia attack suspect Jahidul Hoque alias Tanim.

23 more Biranganas to be honoured with freedom fighter status

The government has decided to honour 23 more Biranganas with the “freedom fighter” status, adding to its previous October and March lists.

MPs demand gunmen for their protection as terror attacks raise alarm

A day after Leader of Opposition Raushon Ershad voiced concern over the safety of MPs, two of the legislators have vehemently sought armed protection.

Catching those behind terror attacks a matter of time now, PM Hasina says

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed the hope that those behind the recent terror attacks will be caught with the help of international groups.

We have no desire to occupy Bangladesh: US ambassador

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat seeks support to tamp down fears that Washington’s efforts to counter terrorism in Bangladesh are not genuine.

Security concern throws CPA convention to be held at Dhaka into uncertainty

The 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association convention slated to be held in Dhaka between Sep 1 and Sep 10 has come under cloud with participants expressing security concerns following the Gulshan.....

‘Missing’ teen shows up in police station to clarify ‘she is no militant’

A young woman, who the media reported to have fled home to join jihad, has showed up at a police station, claiming simply to have got married,  ‘nothing else’.

Two in RAB’s missing persons list found

Ten persons among those named as missing by the Rapid Action Battalion have been traced so far, raising doubts about the authenticity of a list of 271 missing individuals it has released.

Teenage girl found murdered in Sadarghat launch cabin, college student held

Police have arrested a Kabi Nazrul Government College student over the murder of a teenage girl inside a cabin of a Patuakhali-bound launch at Dhaka’s Sadarghat.

Undemocratic rule impacted national security, encouraged terrorism: PM’s security adviser

The prime minister’s security affairs adviser has blamed a long spell of “undemocratic rules” for the current terrorist threat.

High Court verdict on death references, appeals of 2005 Gazipur Bar bombing convicts July 28

The High Court will on July 28 give its verdict on death references and appeals of those convicted of murdering four lawyers and four justice-seekers in a bombing incident at the Gazipur Bar Associati.....

Govt threatens to evict 13,000 businesses inside residential areas

The government has sent notices to 12,957 commercial establishments located in residential areas or buildings in cities across Bangladesh.

NSU: HC’s rule for investigation unresolved for 3 years

A High Court rule on militant activities by students of Dhaka’s North South University has not been resolved in three years.

Gulshan attack: Police want more tests on samples from bodies of killers

Investigators have asked for more samples to be collected from the bodies of the dead gunmen who attacked Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery, an official has said. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was a blogger and online activist, who used to work for private firm in Dhaka. File photo

Court indicts five Ansarullah Bangla militants for blogger Oyasiqur murder

A Dhaka court has charged five activists of a banned militant outfit for the 2015 murder of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu.

PM’s security adviser praises Bangladesh armed forces

The prime minister’s security affairs adviser has praised the Bangladesh armed forces for the work they do and the way they manage resources.

Chittagong-bound bus rolls over on the highway to Dhaka.

Road crashes in Chittagong leave three killed, at least 10 injured

Separate road crashes in the port city of Chittagong and on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway have left three people killed.

Agitators threw stones at a train heading for the Chittagong University campus. Railway authorities halted shuttle trains after the incident on Wednesday morning.

BCL agitators attack Chittagong University shuttle train

Two railway employees have been injured in Chittagong city after a faction of the Awami League’s student front attacked a shuttle train meant for the university.

BNP's Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman is in London and has not returned to Bangladesh since he left the country ostensibly for medical treatment. File photo

High Court verdict on Tarique Rahman’s money laundering case on Thursday

The High Court has fixed Thursday to pronounce its verdict on an appeal against BNP leader Tarique Rahman’s acquittal from money laundering charges.

Some of the 261 missing persons: (Clockwise from top left) Sabbir Hossain Shuvo, 'Romeo', Mehedi Hasan, Saidul Islam, Sazzad Rouf, Yasin Hossain Chanchal, Md Selim and Mahmudul Hasan Ratul.

RAB releases list of 261 persons missing from across Bangladesh

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has released a list of 261 people missing from various parts of Bangladesh in recent times.

PM Hasina says new joint probe team formed to unearth roots of terror attacks

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that a “special team” comprising members from all the security agencies has been formed to probe the root of the current terror menace in Bangladesh.

Outgoing Pakistan envoy meets PM, praises Bangladesh’s development

The outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner, Shuja Alam, has praised Bangladesh’s strides in socioeconomic development.

Public prosecutor to aid police in Chittagong militant trials

The public prosecutor in the ongoing trial of suspected militants in Chittagong have decided to help police in remand hearings.

Court sends Sholakia attack suspect Jahidul to jail after police remand

A Kishoreganj court has sent to jail custody one of the two men arrested for their suspected involvement in an attack on a police check-post at Kishoreganj’s Sholakia earlier this month.

Cardiologist M Akhteruzzaman passes away at 74

A senior cardiologist and former director of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), Prof M Akhteruzzaman, has passed away. He was 74.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam. File photo.

Attorney general wants coordination cell to stop militants from securing bail

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has suggested the formation of a coordination cell to work with his office and prosecutors in order to prevent militants getting bail by misleading the courts.

Secrity measures have been boosted across capital Dhaka after the Jul 1 terror attack at a cafe in the upscale neighbourhood of Gulshan. File photo

Security precautions essential in the wake of terror attacks, says law minister

Police have cautioned ministers in view of recent terror attacks in several countries, including Bangladesh, says Law Minister Anisul Huq.

Gulshan attack: Video released of four suspects

The Rapid Action Battalion has released a security footage with four suspects from the terror attack in Gulshan, seeking help to identify them.

Sylhet's Shahjalal University student held for suspected militant links

A student of Sylhet’s Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has been arrested for suspected links with militants.

PM Hasina wants social movement against terrorism

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for a powerful social movement against terrorism and asked parents to closely monitor the activities of their children.

Photo taken from Customs Intelligence's Facebook page.

Customs seize 'illegal' BMW car in Dhaka with forged documents

Customs officials in Dhaka have seized a BMW car with fake documents.

Twenty, including Shibir leaders, held in Dhaka with bombs, weapons, jihadi books: Police

Police say they have arrested 20 people from Dhaka after raiding a house where they found bombs, sharp weapons and jihadi literature.

Police say the shooting incident took place at a village near the Jhenaidah -Magura Highway.

Jhenaidah police claim death of Shibir leader in ‘shootout’

A man, believed to be in his late 20s, has been killed in what police in Jhenaidah describe as a ‘shootout’.

Locals chase away suspicious youths in Dhaka’s Nakhalparha

Following the government call for public resistance to militancy, locals in the capital Dhaka’s Nakhalparha has chased away some youths, whom police suspect as robbers.

Police step up tracking tenant details following Gulshan attack

Waking up to the fact that some of the terrorists had made rented apartments in the capital their bases prior to the Gulshan attack, police have asked landlords to furnish tenant details urgently and .....

Ganajagaran Mancha unhappy with ‘soft sentences’ for five war criminals

Ganajagaran Mancha has expressed its displeasure with five war criminals not being handed down the maximum penalty.

Police charge eight in court over 2015 ISKON temple bombing in Bangladesh

Police have formally charged eight suspected terrorists in court in the 2015 ISKON temple bombing that had several injured in Kaharol Upazila in Dinajpur district.

Outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner meets State Minister Shahriar Alam

Departing Pakistan High Commissioner Shuja Alam has paid a farewell call on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at his office.

Clockwise from left- Rezwana Rokon, Khandaker Rokonuddin, Naima Akhter, Saad Qayes and Ramita Rokon

Bangladesh family disappears amid fear over missing individuals joining terror groups 

An entire family in Bangladesh has disappeared amid growing fears about missing individuals turning up as terrorists.

‘Peace School’ renamed ‘Legend Academy’ as Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

The hoarding of ‘Peace School and College’, reportedly managed by Jamaat-e-Islami supporters in Rajshahi, has been changed into ‘Legend Academy’.

RAB announces Tk 1 million reward for past radicals in exchange for information

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has announced Tk 1 million reward for former militants who are willing to cooperate by providing information to law enforcers after returning to normal life.

Terrorists walked into Gulshan cafe: Home minister

The attackers of Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery entered it one by one, Bangladesh’s home minister has said.

Gunmen barged into the Holey Artisan Bakery and O' Kitchen restaurant in Dhaka and killed 20 people, mostly foreigners on the night of Jul 1. File photo

‘Reconsider your need to travel to Bangladesh’: Australia advises

Australia has enhanced the overall level of advice for its citizens to travel to Bangladesh.

Security forces raid Bogra in search for militant training camps

Raids by security forces are underway in two Upazilas in Bogra in a search to locate militant training camps.

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Sohel Rana, 37 others to face trial for murder over Rana Plaza collapse

A Court has indicted 41 people, including the building owner Sohel Rana, on several charges, including murder, in one of the cases filed over the Rana Plaza collapse.

Bangladesh, India can extradite suspects with arrest warrants

Bangladesh and India can now extradite suspects with police warrants against them.

Fifty-year-old Bulu Begum is one of the three victims of the attack early on Sunday.

Police arrest three for attack on Bauls in Chuadanga

Police have arrested three people for an attack on Baul singers in Chuadanga.

Three Jamalpur men get death for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh

The International Crimes Tribunal has found eight men from Jamalpur guilty of crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971.

Tribunal set to deliver war crimes verdict on 8 Jamalpur men

Security measures have been beefed up in and around the International Crimes Tribunal on Monday ahead of an impending verdict on eight men from Jamalpur.

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Suspected robber shot dead in Brahmanbarhia

A man, who the police say was a robber, has been killed in a 'shootout' in Brahmanbarhia’s Akhaura Upazila.

College teacher close to Dhaka cafe terrorist Ujjal arrested in Ashulia

Police have arrested a college teacher, close to Gulshan cafe attacker Shafiqul Islam Ujjal, at Ashulia in Dhaka.

Kamaruzzaman was not allotted plot, he bought it from journalist Motiur Rahman Chowdhury

Though the housing minister has said the government is cancelling plots awarded to four war criminals, hanged Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman’s son says his father had bought the plot fro.....

Hasina says Bangladesh government has ‘startling’ information in probes into terror attacks

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the security forces are getting ‘surprising information’ in their investigations into the recent terror attacks in Bangladesh.

Home minister says government has tracked down missing youths

The authorities have located the missing youths whose disappearances have hogged the headlines following the Dhaka cafe attack, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

NSU promises to uproot militancy after students' link with deadly Bangladesh terror attacks

Under fire over the links of some of its students to deadly militant attacks in Bangladesh, the North South University’s vice-chancellor has described involvement of students in militancy as a ‘cancer.....

From right: Shahjahan and Saku.

Three suspects in the murder of SP Babul’s wife remanded

A court in Chittagong has remanded three suspects, including Ehteshamul Haque Bhola who allegedly supplied the arms used to kill SP Babul Aktar’s wife last month, in police custody for three days. 

RAJUK spots 552 illegal establishments in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara

The capital development agency RAJUK has identified as many as 552  unapproved commercial entities at Gulshan and other upmarket areas in Dhaka North.

Bangladesh court orders authorities to arrest Italian national Tavella murder suspects, impound their assets

A Dhaka court has ordered the arrest and confiscation of the properties of two absconding accused in Italian Cesare Tavella murder case.

Neurologist and former Awami League MP Abdul Mannan dies at 84

Eminent neurologist and former Awami League MP Prof Dr M Abdul Mannan has died aged 84.

RAB chief claims they know who are funding, backing militancy in Bangladesh

RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed has claimed that they have found out who are funding and backing militants behind the scenes in Bangladesh.

‘Going to IS, Iraq’, Bangladesh youth wrote to brother on Facebook before ‘going missing’

Nazibullah Ansari, one of the 10 youths Bangladesh police are searching for, contacted his family for the last time on social media one and a half years ago, a police complaint reads.

National unity has been created against terrorism, militancy, says Hasina

Refusing to stand together with ‘terrorists and war criminals’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the nation is already united against terrorism and militancy.