Dhaka

'Five financiers behind Dhaka cafe terror attacks identified'

Bangladeshi investigators probing the brazen terror attack on a cafe here say they have identified five businessmen who have allegedly financed a new Islamist group to carry out operations and are now trying to arrest them.

Aug 09, 2016, 20:59 PM IST

Bangladesh kicks out North Korea diplomat over smuggled goods

Bangladesh has kicked out a North Korean diplomat after he was caught smuggling more than one million cigarettes as well as electronics into the country in a shipping container, Dhaka officials said today.

Aug 08, 2016, 15:15 PM IST

Bangladesh detains 10 for possessing fake currency notes

Nine foreigners and a Bangladeshi woman were detained in a raid here for possessing counterfeit foreign currency and fake note-making materials, police said on Monday.

Aug 08, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

Cafe attack: Bangladesh Police assigns ID numbers for Dhaka tenants

Police in the Bangladeshi capital said on Saturday they will assign identity numbers for all Dhaka residents who live in rented houses following the deadly terror attack on a cafe here that killed 22 people.

Aug 06, 2016, 21:31 PM IST

''Dhaka terror attack has not affected number of Indians visiting Bangladesh''

Last month`s terror attack at a Dhaka cafe that left 22 people dead, mostly foreigners including an Indian, has not affected the number of Indians seeking to visit Bangladesh, a senior diplomat from the country said here on Saturday.

Aug 06, 2016, 18:53 PM IST

Briton arrested over deadly Dhaka cafe siege

Police said Hasnat Karim, a British citizen of Bangladesh origin, and Tahmid Khan, a University of Toronto student, were arrested late Wednesday.

Aug 04, 2016, 20:02 PM IST

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for six militants

A Bangladesh court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for six Islamist militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer`s office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said.

Jul 28, 2016, 15:10 PM IST

Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker: Police

One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh this week was a Bangladeshi-American who was a friend of one of the gunmen who attacked a cafe on July 1 killing 22 people, police said on Thursday.

Jul 28, 2016, 13:31 PM IST

This is what Zakir Naik thinks about Narendra Modi, Islamic State and jihad

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik has said he is willing to return to India "whenever the government or the agencies want me".

Jul 22, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

Bangladesh arrests four militants in hunt for cafe attack Islamists

Five Bangladesh militants, most from wealthy, liberal families, stormed an upmarket restaurant on July 1 and murdered customers before they were gunned down.

Jul 21, 2016, 14:01 PM IST

Money laundering: Bangladesh Oppn leader Khaleda Zia's fugitive son sentenced to 7 yrs in jail

The 'fugitive' eldest son of Bangladesh's opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to seven years in prison by a court here for laundering nearly USD 2.5 million, overturning a lower court's decision to acquit him in the high-profile graft case.

Jul 21, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

Bangladesh officials seek more samples from cafe attackers' bodies

Bangladeshi investigators have sought more samples from the bodies of the slain attackers to check whether the ISIS' 'super soldiers' carried out the country's worst terror attack at an upscale restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic zone early this month, killing 22 people.

Jul 20, 2016, 19:27 PM IST

Dhaka court indicts five militants for blogger's murder in 2015

A Dhaka court on Wednesday charged five activists of a banned militant outfit for the 2015 murder of popular blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, who wrote against the Jamaat-e-Islami and radical Islamists.

Jul 20, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

US, anti-IS coalition allies regroup after jihadist attacks

With jihadist attacks proliferating around the world, the United States has reassembled its coalition partners for meetings Wednesday and Thursday to review a two-year-old war that has so far failed to eliminate the Islamic State group.

Jul 20, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

Pro-VC of North South University suspended for sheltering Dhaka cafe attackers

The North South University in Dhaka has suspended acting pro-vice chancellor M Gias Uddin Ahsan following his arrest on charges of sheltering militants before the terror attack on a cafe here.

Jul 19, 2016, 00:52 AM IST

California student among dead in France Bastille Day attack - UC Berkeley

A California university student who has been missing since Thursday`s Bastille Day attack in Nice is among those who died after a truck driver deliberately plowed through a crowd, killing at least 84 people, University of California, Berkeley, said on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2016, 09:53 AM IST

Bangladesh identifies masterminds of deadly Dhaka terror attack

Bangladesh said it has identified the masterminds of the deadly Dhaka cafe terror attack.

Jul 16, 2016, 19:25 PM IST

Dhaka attack: Sole Japanese survivor hid in cafe's garden

A Japanese who survived the deadly terror attack on an upscale cafe in Dhaka says he hid in the bushes of the cafe`s lawn.

Jul 14, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

Days after Dhaka cafe attack, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina appeals to parents to keep close watch on children

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked parents and authorities to remain vigilant about the movement of children to prevent them from getting radicalised.

Jul 12, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

Singapore jails four Bangladeshi men for terrorism financing

A Singapore court jailed four Bangladeshi men for between two and five years for terrorism financing on Tuesday in a case that has put the city-state`s most marginalized migrant-worker community in the spotlight.

Jul 12, 2016, 13:03 PM IST