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    Nice attack: Witnesses describe Bastille Day terror

    A lorry racing into a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice kills at least 84 people, injuring at least 18 more.

  • Kishoreganj Sholakia attack

    Cops sue 2 detained over Sholakia attack

    Police sue the two detainees and some anonymous others over the Eid-day attack on Sholakia Eidgah in a case filed under anti-terrorism act.

  • Security beefed up for Euro 2016 final

    More than 5,000 French police are to be deployed at key venues in and around Paris ahead of the Euro 2016 football final between France and Portugal.

  • Five still in DB custody

    Five of the 27 people who were either rescued or detained from the Gulshan restaurant following Friday's attack were still in police custody last night. Law enforcers were verifying whether they had any links with the attackers.

  • Charge sheets this week

    Police are set to submit within a week charge sheets in last year's murders of two foreigners -- Italian national Cesare Tavella and

  • Concern over 'worsening' freedom of expression

    Expressing concern over the “worsening” state of freedom of expression in Bangladesh, the International Publishers Association (IPA)

  • 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.

  • Hasina vows to stop secret killings

    Renewing her allegation that the BNP-Jamaat clique is behind the recent killings in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday

  • 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

  • IS 'claims' credit

    With no visible progress in the murder probe of Nityaranjan Pandey, a volunteer of a Hindu monastery in Pabna, Islamic State has

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Militants grow in silence

    While the government was taking pride in containing militancy by cracking down on Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) over the last several years, two new radical Islamist groups have built up an extensive network that remained relatively unnoticed until late last year.

  • Christian trader killed in Natore

    Unknown assailants yesterday hacked to death a Christian grocer in Baraigram upazila of Natore, the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities.

  • Hindu trader killed in Gaibandha

    A Hindu trader was murdered by unknown assailants inside his shop in Gaibandha's Gobindaganj upazila yesterday.

  • Break this cycle of violence

    Concerned over the recent spate of attacks on various targeted groups, the European Union yesterday raised the question of security in Bangladesh and urged the government to break this cycle of violence by bringing the perpetrators to justice.

  • Recent attacks denounced by majority of Bangladeshis

    The United States says the recent spate of attacks in Bangladesh has been denounced by the overwhelming majority of Bangladeshis.

  • ‘US, India to work together to help Dhaka fight terror'

    In the wake of the recent spate of targeted attacks on secular activists, bloggers, writers, professors and minorities, the US

  • Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini 'arrested'

    The key remaining suspect in November's Paris terror attacks, Mohamed Abrini has been arrested, Belgian media say.

  • Belgian police

    Belgium presses manhunt after new plot revealed

    Police presses ahead with the search for suspects in Belgium's worst ever terror attack, as a series of raids and arrests reveal more links with the November Paris killings and a new French plot.

  • Terror alert for New Year celebrations

    Security is being stepped up in major European cities ahead of New Year celebrations, with officials wary of possible terror plots.

  • 'Terror attack' foiled in France

    French police have foiled a terror attack on police and army personnel in the region of Orleans, the interior minister has said.