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  • IS Cap

    Where did the IS cap come from?

    How did one of the most talked about terrorists carry a cap emblazoned with the IS logo to a Dhaka courtroom in and then proceed it put it on for all to see?

  • Arrogance writ large

    Unable to hear the judge clearly, accused Mizanur Rahman, 63, thought he had been given the death penalty. From the dock, he let out “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest) and called for the destruction of all “infidels”.

  • Dhaka Attack Victim Abinta Kabir

    Dhaka was always her home

    A large Bangladesh flag and a pennant emblazoned with the word “Dhaka” hung on the wall of her dorm at Emory University in Atlanta, USA.

  • Gulshan café attack: Then OC, 10 others testify

    Prosecution witness Sirajul Islam, who was the officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station on July 1, 2016, gave a vivid description of the Holey Artisan cafe attack in the capital’s Gulshan before a Dhaka court yesterday.

  • Holey Artisan Café Attack

    ‘Who will answer me why my son was killed’

    Zakir Hossain Shaon used to do the dishes at the Holey Artisan Café in the capital's Gulshan where the country’s worst terrorist attack took place in 2016.

  • JMB Militant Shariful Islam Khaled

    Holey Artisan Case: Khaled sent Tk 39 lakh to fund attack

    Shariful Islam alias Khaled, the last of the charge-sheeted accused to be arrested in the Dhaka café attack case, was a meritorious student before he got involved with banned militant outfit JMB, a top official of Rapid Acton Battalion says.

  • RAB held arms supplier for Gulshan café attack

    JMB 'plan for prison van attack' foiled

    Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was planning a Trishal-like prison van ambush to snatch the inmates accused in the Gulshan café attack case.

  • Dhaka Gulshan café attack 2016

    Holey Artisan Terror Attack: Eight militants indicted

    A tribunal in Dhaka yesterday framed charges against eight alleged militants in the Gulshan cafe attack case and set December 3 for starting the trial with recording of the complainant's testimony.

  • Hasnat Karim released

    After 2 years, Hasnat freed

    Abul Hasnat Reza Karim was finally freed yesterday, ending his two years ordeal in jail. His release comes a day after a special tribunal in Dhaka exonerated him from having any involvement in the Gulshan Café attack.

  • Dhaka cafe attack charge sheet will be accepted in Court on August 8

    Holey Artisan Attack: Court accepts charges, asks to release Hasnat

    A special tribunal in Dhaka accepts the charge sheet against eight militants in a case filed over the 2016 militant attack on Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale restaurant in Gulshan. The court also orders the release of former private university teacher Hasnat Reza Karim.

  • Dhaka cafe attack charge sheet will be accepted in Court on August 8

    Dhaka attack: Court to decide on accepting charge sheet Aug 8

    A Dhaka tribunal fixes August 8 to decide whether to accept the charge sheet against eight militants in a case filed over the attack in Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan in July 2016.

  • Hasnat Karim released

    Dhaka attack: Hasnat denied bail despite being dropped from charge sheet

    A Dhaka court rejects a bail petition of former private university teacher Hasnat Reza Karim in Holey Artisan Cafe’ attack case, even though his name was dropped from the charge sheet submitted on July 23.

  • Dhaka Cafe Attack

    No Qaeda, IS links found

    Police yesterday pressed charges against eight of the 21 militants who they say wanted to destabilise Bangladesh by initiating the country's worst-ever terror incident over two years ago.

  • Holey Artisan Bakery militant attack

    Fight against militancy to continue: Quader

    Bangladesh will continue its fight against militancy, Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader says on the two-year anniversary of Dhaka attack.

  • Dhaka cafe attack-Holy Artisan tragedy,

    An attack to cripple Bangladesh

    The terror attack on July 1, 2016 hurt Bangladesh in a way no other incident has—it left us bare and wounded, stripping away our confidence, our image as a peaceful, hospitable nation in the eyes of the world.

  • Dhaka Gulshan cafe attack

    Epitome of bravery

    Two years have passed and yet, this day still brings the terrifyingly fresh memories of the brutal killings of the 12-hour long bloody siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan.

  • Dhaka cafe attack charge sheet will be accepted in Court on August 8

    Gulshan attack: Cops to press charges against 8 ‘militants’

    Police are going to press charges against eight alleged militants in a case filed over the deadly terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan on July 1, 2016, a top counterterrorism official says.

  • Dhaka attack charge sheet by next week: DMP chief

    Charges into Dhaka café attack, the gruesome militant carnage that saw 22 including mostly foreigners killed two years ago, will be pressed by next week, a top police official says.

  • Holey Artisan Bakery victim Faraaz Hossain

    Faraaz honoured as ‘righteous’ in Italy

    Students of Rummo High School in Benevento, Italy, accepts Dhaka café attack victim Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain as “the first Righteous” for his courageous role.

  • Café attackers had grenade training in the Buriganga

    A couple of weeks before the Gulshan café siege on July 1 last year, two of the five attackers received training in throwing grenades in the middle of the Buriganga.

  • Another café attack planner arrested: cops

    A key “Neo JMB” militant, who is one of the planners of last year's Gulshan café attack, was arrested in Natore early yesterday, police say.

  • A 'turning point' in fight against terror

    The operation “Storm 26” in the capital's Kalyanpur last year was a turning point for law enforcers as documents seized at a “Neo JMB” den there and information gathered subsequently helped law enforcers fight back against the country's rising terror network, counterterrorism officials said.

  • Dhaka Gulshan café attack 2016

    Gulshan Café Attack: 2 suspects killed in raid months ago

    Key “Neo-JMB” militants Basharuzzaman Chocolate and Mizanur Rahman alias Chhoto Mizan were killed during a raid by police on a

  • 2 militants linked to Dhaka café attack killed in April raid: Cops

    Two “Neo JMB” militants who supplied arms and collected fund for Dhaka café attack were killed in a raid in their Chapainawabganj hideout on April 27, police say. Law enforcers came to know about the two suspected militants’ -- Basharuzzaman Chocolate and Mizanur Rahman alias Chhoto Mizan -- link with the café attack in Gulshan from Sohel Mahfuz, another bomb supplier whom they arrested on July 8.

  • Dhaka café attack: Cops asked to submit report by Aug 27

    A Dhaka court asks the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police to submit by August 27 the probe report of the case filed over Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Gulshan of Dhaka.

  • 'Neo JMB leader' Rajib on remand under anti- terrorism act

    Militant outfit "Neo JMB leader" Jahangir Hossain alias Rajib Gandhi, also a plotter of Holey Artisan Café attack, was placed on a six-day remand yesterday in another case filed against him under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • Sohel Mahfuz: A Valued hand for 'Neo JMB'

    After the emergence of “Neo JMB” in 2014, its leaders chose Sohel Mahfuz for his expertise in bomb-making and knowledge about arms smuggling routes and smugglers in bordering areas.

  • Gulshan café attack: ‘Bomb supplier’ Mahfuz on 7-day remand

    A Dhaka court places Sohel Mahfuz, known as an explosives expert and the bomb supplier for last year's Gulshan café attack, on a seven-day remand in connection with the café attack case.

  • Gulshan Café Attack: ‘Bomb supplier’ finally held

    Sohel Mahfuz, known as an explosives expert and the bomb supplier for last year's Gulshan café attack, was arrested along with three accomplices in the bordering Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early yesterday.

  • I am happy today

    Your radiance remains undimmed despite your physical absence. It remains in everyone who had the opportunity to know you, to befriend you, to love you. I am happy today, Ishrat Akhond. Happy to have had you as a friend and learn that happiness is a choice.