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Dhaka attack part of a larger pattern of terrorism in Bangladesh

Casual readers of news stories about the recent horrific attack at a Dhaka cafe, which left 28 dead, would be forgiven for thinking that this attack represents a sudden shift in the presence of terrorist organizations in Bangladesh. The New York Times suggested that the attack provided “new evidence that ISIS has shifted its focus […]

. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, plans to slightly reshape her party’s newly-formed 592-member committees of three bodies and reconstitute its associate bodies soon to quell the discontent among some leaders ‘deprived’ of their desired posts and positions in the committees. Leaders close to Khaleda said she is now closely observing the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurates the operational activities of the third seaport at Payra in Patuakhali today. Through video conferencing, she would open the seaport at 11:00am from the Gono Bhaban, said Captain Saidur Rahman, acting chairman of Payra Port Authority (PPA). In presence of Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, the PPA will receive its […]

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Shariful Islam Number of accused shows a decline for several years after 2005 JMB rise; police prepare database of over 4,000 terror suspects, militants of different outfits The country saw a phenomenal rise in militancy last year when the number of accused militants was the highest after 2005, another year severely plagued by Islamist extremism. […]

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Bangladesh has ended the 2015-16 financial year with a massive surplus in its balance of payments (BOP). According to Bangladesh Bank data released on Thursday, the BOP surplus grew to $3.7 billion at the end of June, the last month of FY 2015-16. This is the highest in the past six years. The 2009-10 fiscal […]

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A 7-year old boy and his sister, only 4 years old, have been hacked to death in their house in capital Dhaka’s North Basabo, police say. Police recovered the bodies of the siblings from their rooftop apartment at House No.  157/2, next to a local community centre in the area, around 10pm on Friday. They […]

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The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Friday revealed that a person named Marzan might be one of the masterminds of the recent militant attacks in the country. The announcement came hours after home minister Assaduzzaman Khan’s disclosure that investigators identified some more suspected militant attack masterminds other […]

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Former national skipper Mohammad Ashraful will return from England today as a relieved but confused man following contradictory statements regarding his eligibility in u.s. pharmacy prices for cialiscialis australiapharmacyonline-bestcheap.comsildenafil 100mg viagragetting viagra the Bangladesh Premier League. Ashraful’s three-year ban will go today, making him eligible for domestic cricket but Bangladesh Cricket Board officials said he […]

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Walton Service Management System (WSMS) is going to provide practical trainings to over 300 diploma engineers of different private and public polytechnic institutes through internship programme under ‘Industrial Attachment’ course. It was disclosed at the “Industrial Attachment Orientation Programme for Diploma in Engineering Students of 2016” at a local restaurant in the capital on Wednesday. […]

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Star striker Lionel Messi will return to play for the Argentine national team for “love” of his country, despite earlier vowing to retire in frustration, he said on Friday. The 29-year-old Barcelona superstar abruptly announced his international retirement in tears after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile on June 26. “A lot of […]

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