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  • blogger-writer Avijit Roy

    'Another killer' of Avijit held

    Counterterrorism officials yesterday claimed that they arrested an Ansar al Islam militant who along with three others hacked to death writer-blogger Avijit Roy nearly three years ago.

  • Avijit Murder: Suspect gives confessional statement

    A suspect in blogger Avijit Roy murder case yesterday confessed before a Dhaka court that he was among four Ansar Al Islam operatives who did a recce of the killing spot near TSC of Dhaka University five to six days before the murder.

  • Abu Siddiqui Sohel

    8 took part in Avijit murder

    Eight operatives of Ansar Al Islam took part in the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy following the instruction of sacked and absconding army Major Syed Ziaul Haque, alleged military wing chief of the banned militant outfit.

  • Dad was killed for having an opinion: Avijit’s daughter

    On the first death anniversary of slain Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, his stepdaughter Trisha Ahmed recounts the father she remembers and the attack on her parents she is trying to forget.

  • Family voices dismay over probe pace

    A year has gone by since the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy near Amar Ekushey Book Fair, but police are yet to press charges despite making repeated claims they have identified several people involved.

  • Cops claim identifying 3 Avijit killers

    Police claim to have identified three persons “who directly took part” in the killing of secular writer and blogger Avijit Roy last year. The three are members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, according to cops.

  • US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

    The United States envoy hopes to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted.

  • Gonojagoron demo tomorrow

    Following the brutal attacks on country’s publishers that killed one and injured three others, leaders of Gonojagoron Mancha calls for a countrywide demonstration tomorrow.

  • Ansarullah chief, 2 more held over Avijit, Ananta murder: Rab

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to arrest three members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including its chief in Dhaka for their alleged involvement in the killing of bloggers Ananta Bijoy Das and Avijit Roy.

  • Blogger killings: 'Mastermind' held in Dhaka

    Law enforcers claim to have arrested three militants of Ansarullah Bangla Team from Dhaka including the mastermind of Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy killings.

  • Brutal crimes shake society again

    The country had become a “soft” state revealing itself to be completely incapable of fighting the forces of violence and terror. True, the patronage of criminals by politicians in the past and a demoralised police force pushed up the crime graph in the country.

  • Avijit's wife Bonya speaks up (video)

    Rafida Ahmed Bonya, widow of slain Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, gives first ever video interview to an American group the gory attack, role of the government and rise of extremist elements in Bangladesh.

  • Al Qaeda spectre

    Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the death of four Bangladeshi bloggers, including US-based Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy.

  • Al-Qaeda branch claims murder of Avijit

    Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh over two months ago, according to SITE Intelligence Group.

  • Avijit Roy


    ANOTHER blogger" is the phrase most English news media worldwide used in their headlines of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu's

  • The grammar of investigation

    THE Law Commission Chairman Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque found himself in the limelight when at a discussion he said: “He (the police chief) should have resigned that very day (when Avijit was murdered)…..We don't have this culture in our country.”

  • Farabi remanded again

    Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the prime suspect in the killing of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, placed on a fresh four-day remand

  • When will it all end?

    ANY direction you cast your gaze you encounter violence in myriad forms; situated in racial, religious, ethnic, or class conflict zones.

  • Indulgence towards bigots

    RELIGIOUS extremists are using the internet to spread their fanatical propaganda throughout the world and Bangladesh is no exception.

  • Avijit murder: Tackling intolerance

    THE horrific murder of Avijit Roy, an activist writer, in full public view, has shocked all but the bigoted fringe elements of our society.

  • Sleepwalking to cliff edge?

    THE US government has taken two exemplary steps in the wake of the brutal killing of Avijit Roy of Mokto Mona fame when he was returning with his spouse from Ekushey Boi Mela on Thursday last. First, it has flown out of a Dhaka hospital his critically injured wife Bonya Ahmad, taking her under the wings of a US hospital. Secondly, the US authorities are sending an FBI team to investigate Avijit's murder.

  • Protesting Avijit murder

    THE explanation offered by a senior police officer in disallowing rally of leaders of progressive student alliance to protest Avijit murder in Rajshahi University is unacceptable. They were told that only Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) is allowed to take out processions on campus to protest the killing of secular writer Avijit Roy.

  • We cannot succumb to the extremists

    THE brutal killing of Avijit brings into sharp relief the question posited in the heading of this article. He is the latest in a long list of victims who had to forfeit his life to an extremist group who found his views to be in discord with theirs. And the killers claim to belong to a faith that considers killing of even one innocent person as killing of entire humanity.

  • Farabi admits of threats to kill Avijit: Rab

    Farabi Shafiur Rahman, the prime suspect in the sensational murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, has admitted making online postings threatening to kill Avijit, according to Rab