• ‘Unknown person gave me IS cap’

    Rakibul Hasan Regan, who was sentenced to death in the Holey Artisan café attack case, yesterday claimed that he got the prayer cap with the IS logo from an unknown person on the crowded court premises on November 27, the day the verdict in the case was delivered.

  • IGP Mohammad Javed Patwary

    Prosecution to move appeal against Mizan’s acquittal: IGP

    Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Patwary says they will move an appeal with the High Court (HC) against an accused who was acquitted in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case.


    Where did the IS cap come from?

    After a Dhaka tribunal delivered the verdict in the Holey Artisan Café attack case today, one of death row convicts reached into his pocket and brought out a prayer cap emblazoned with the emblem of the Islamic State.

  • DB assistant commissioner Rabiul Karim's brother talking to reporters

    AC Rabiul’s family wants quick execution of verdict

    The family of Detective Branch of Police’s Assistant Commissioner Rabiul Karim wants immediate execution of the verdict in the Holey Artisan café attack case.

  • Holey Artisan attack case verdict

    Defence will challenge Holey Artisan attack verdict

    The defence expresses dissatisfaction and says they would challenge the Holey Artisan attack verdict that sentenced seven people to death.

  • Prosecution breifing on Dhaka Gulshan Cafe attack verdict

    Prosecution happy with verdict

    The prosecution has expressed their satisfaction over the verdict that awarded death penalty to seven militants in Holey Artisan Café attack case.

  • Holey Artisan Café attack: 7 militants get death, one acquitted

    Seven militants are sentenced to death for their involvement in 2016 Holey Artisan attack that left 22 people, including 17 foreigners, dead.

  • UNFORGIVABLE: The mindless massacre at Gulshan café

    The Friday evening fell quietly at the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, one of the last days of Ramadan in 2016.

  • Dhaka Attack Victim Abinta Kabir

    Dhaka was always her home

    A large Bangladesh flag and a pennant emblazoned with the word “Dhaka” hung on the wall of her dorm at Emory University in Atlanta, USA.

  • Gulshan Café Attack Investigation: Tracking new terror network

    The Gulshan café attack investigation helped law enforcers get crucial leads on a new web of radicals and subsequently launch a series of successful operations ripping apart the network of militancy in Bangladesh.

  • Gulshan café attack: Then OC, 10 others testify

    Prosecution witness Sirajul Islam, who was the officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station on July 1, 2016, gave a vivid description of the Holey Artisan cafe attack in the capital’s Gulshan before a Dhaka court yesterday.

  • Trial ‘to be completed’ by year end

    The trial for the case filed over the terror attack on Holey Artisan Café in the capital’s Gulshan in 2016, the worst terrorist attack in the country, is expected to be completed by this year.

  • Dhaka Cafe Attack

    No Qaeda, IS links found

    Police yesterday pressed charges against eight of the 21 militants who they say wanted to destabilise Bangladesh by initiating the country's worst-ever terror incident over two years ago.

  • Dhaka Gulshan Café Attack charge sheet

    Dhaka attack: Cops charge 8; Hasnat dropped

    Police press charges against eight militants over the Holey Artisan café attack, where 20 people, mostly foreigners, were killed off as hostages two years ago. Meanwhile, Hasnat Karim, a former teacher of North South University, has been dropped from the charge sheet as “investigation could not relate him with the militant activity”.

  • Taskeen Rahman

    Taskeen - Veni, Vidi, Vici!

    It is usually the protagonists of a hit movie who bag all the praise, but when the antagonist is Taskeen, we can't help but talk about how well he portrayed the character.

  • All-out efforts in tough times only

    Socio-political campaigns against militancy get momentum after a major terror attack but fizzle out when the situation comes under control. Then a laid-back attitude prevails until terrorists regroup and strike again.

  • Holey Artisan café attack case

    Holey Artisan Attack: Charge sheet by this month

    Police expect to complete the probe into last year's terror attack in a Gulshan café by December this year.

  • ‘Gulshan café attack charge sheet by this month’

    The charge sheet in Gulshan café attack case will be submitted by this month, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam says.

  • Dhaka Attack of another kind

    While this year's hit Bangla movie Dhaka Attack was running to packed audiences, there was another kind of attack going on in the heart of Bangladesh's 400-year-old capital city.

  • Gulshan Attack: 'Arms supplier' left den 2 days before raid

    Hadisur Rahman Sagor, one of the most wanted suspects in last year's Gulshan café attack, left a militant den in Ghop Nawapara area of Jessore just two days before police busted it yesterday.

  • “Dhaka Attack” takes promo campaign to universities

    “Dhaka Attack”, the upcoming cop thriller starring Arifin Shuvo and Mahiya Mahi in the central roles is set for release in three weeks, and the film is shifting gears in its promotional campaign.

  • New “Dhaka Attack” teaser is a high-octane affair

    “Dhaka Attack”, which is being termed by makers as the first cop thriller of the country - has been in the works for a long time, but with its release date announced, (October 6), the film is gradually amping up the hype.

  • Café attackers had grenade training in the Buriganga

    A couple of weeks before the Gulshan café siege on July 1 last year, two of the five attackers received training in throwing grenades in the middle of the Buriganga.

  • Gulshan Café Attack: Sohel ‘admits’ he supplied bombs

    Sohel Mahfuz, a key “Neo JMB” leader, yesterday confessed before a magistrate that he had supplied all the bombs used in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in the capital's Gulshan on July 1 last year, court sources said.

  • Militant Sohel confesses supplying Dhaka attack bombs

    Arrested earlier this month from Chapainawabganj, a “Neo JMB” militant Sohel Mahfuz confesses to the court that he hand-made some bombs and collected some more from India and supplied them to the July 1 Dhaka cafe attackers.

  • Amidst the fear of terrorism, a reassurance

    This baggage will be an inescapable part of our reality for the years to come. But the memory of Faraaz's actions lightens the load. It helps to remember that our background isn't one that harboured murderers, but one that instilled a very young man like Faraaz with so much strength, maturity and love for humanity.

  • One year of Gulshan attack: Remembered with love, tears

    She is not related to them. Yet tears were streaming down Saleha Begum's face as she stood at the site of the deadliest terror attack in the country's history. She was among the hundreds who gathered on the old premises of the Holey Artisan Bakery yesterday to pay respect to the memory of those whose lives were cut short by militants at the restaurant a year back.

  • Police better equipped since Gulshan attack

    The country's policing system has been witnessing significant changes in the aftermath of the grisly Holey Artisan attack.

  • Café attackers died of bullet, bomb injuries

    Five militants and a chef, who were killed during the army-led joint forces operation codenamed "Operation Thunderbolt" at Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan last year, were hit by bullets and bomb splinters, according to doctors.

  • Prayers for café victims

    The kind of death Faraaz died in the Gulshan cafe attack a year ago represents the true spirit of Bangladesh and Islam, said leading businessman Latifur Rahman yesterday while remembering his grandson at a milad mahfil held at his Gulshan residence.