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  • Are we safer now?

    On the anniversary of the audacious terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, Bangladeshis may ask two questions: “Are we safer today than we were a year before?” and “Where do we go from here?”

  • A tribute to courage

    On July 1, 2016 Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, Abinta Kabir and Tarishi Jain lost their lives along with 19 other hostages and two police officers in the worst terrorist attack of our history. They were bright young individuals, brilliant students and most of all, the best of friends.

  • Successful crackdowns, incomplete probes

    Though law enforcers could eliminate a number of militants through counterterrorism operations over the last one year, they are yet to complete probe into any of the incidents. A massive crackdown on militant networks was launched following the deadly terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan on July 1 last year.

  • The night the horror struck

    It was a quiet afternoon at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan on July 1, one of the last days of Ramadan in 2016. As the sun went down, the Western-style café with 19 staffers in the posh neighbourhood got busier. Diners started arriving and ordering tapas, pizzas, croissants, pastries and cakes.

  • Not lullabies, gunshots filled baby's night

    Shakhawat and Shaila were about to go home with their newborn from the clinic on July 1. But they decided to prolong their stay at Lake View Clinic to let the new mother and her baby have the nursing care given by the clinic for another day.

  • Fighting religious extremism: Experts for multi-pronged approach

    Four security experts have elaborated on the pre-Holey Artisan attack militancy situation and the government's response to tackle

  • Combating Extremism: Still relying mostly on force

    When countries across the globe have multi-pronged approach to tackle militancy and extremism, Bangladesh is still relying on the use of force.

  • DMC writes to take away bodies of killed militants

    Dhaka Medical College authorities urge police to take away the bodies of killed militants, which neither the families nor anyone is claiming yet.

  • [WATCH NOW] N'ganj anti-militant operation roundup

    Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the mastermind of Gulshan attack, and two other militants have been killed during a joint forces’ raid at a house in Narayanganj Sadar upazila this morning.

  • Cops to write to home ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam

    Law enforcers are to write to the home ministry to take necessary steps to ban militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, an alleged Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent.

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