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  • Sufis live in fear after Bangladeshi machete slaughter

    DHAKA: Each time he hears of the latest deadly machete attack, Ashraful Islam can’t help but think of his father’s gruesome murder and fear his fellow Sufi Muslims will never be safe again in Bangladesh...

    And every one reminds me what happened to my father,” said the 30-year-old medical student...

  • COVER:The footsteps of design:Artisans, Sufis, Shrines

    THE work Artisans, Sufis, Shrines by Hussain Ahmad Khan is a study of cultural ethos and the various means and strategies employed for its propagation...

    Taking the historical process as his can-vas, the author studies the play of two starkly polar world views in 19th-century Punjab — Sufi and colonial British...

  • 300 Sufis held after clash with Iranian police

    TEHRAN: Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported on Tuesday, the latest tension between the mystical order and authorities...

    That fear stems from the recent January protests in Iran in which police detained Sufis...

  • Bangladeshi twins born joined at skull to undergo surgery

    DHAKA: Bangladeshi twins born conjoined at the skull will undergo a difficult and potentially dangerous operation to separate them, surgeons said on Wednesday as they appealed for help from global medical experts...

    “It would be a very delicate and sensitive surgery,” said Ruhul Amin, chief paediatric surgeon at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the capital Dhaka...

  • Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladeshi boat migrants

    YANGON: Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats stranded off its coast in May, officials said on Tuesday, the latest group to be repatriated after a migration crisis that unfurled across Southeast Asia...

    More than 800 men, women and children were picked up from ships abandoned by smugglers in the Bay of Bengal in recent months, after a Thai crackdown on people-smuggling led gang bosses to abandon their human...

  • Rahman first Bangladeshi to qualify for Olympics

    Bangladesh has been given four wild card spots for next month’s Games so far, with swimmers Mahfizur Rahman Sagor and Sonia Akter Tumpa, archer Shyamoly Roy and shooter Abdullahel Baki set to represent their country in Rio...

    So I am honoured and glad that I will be representing my country through the game I play in Rio de Janeiro...

  • Bangladeshi farmer named national rat-killing champion

    Farmer Abdul Khaleq Mirbohor won 20,000 Bangladeshi taka ($250) at a ceremony in Dhaka Wednesday for eliminating 161,220 rats in a year as part of a nationwide campaign to stop grain being devoured by rodents...

    Mirbohor hired mostly women volunteers to kill the rats in paddy and wheat fields, then submitted the tails of the deceased animals to the regional agriculture office to count them...

  • Slain Bangladeshi blogger's widow urges safe houses for writers on death lists

    UNITED NATIONS: The widow of a Bangladeshi-American atheist blogger killed earlier this year decried the Bangladesh government's failure to prosecute the perpetrators of deadly attacks on writers Monday and urged countries to provide safe houses for dozens more on death lists...

    Rafida Ahmed, who was hacked four times in the head and had her thumb sliced off in the Feb 26 attack in Dhaka that killed her husband Avijit Roy, was the...

  • Farwell for Afghan, Bangladeshi envoys

    The dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Argentine Ambassador Rodolfo Martin Saravia, hosted a reception for two envoys that are going back this week, the Bangladeshi high commissioner and the Afghan ambassador...

    Surab Hosain, Bangladesh’s high commissioner, and his wife Roshanara have spent over five years in Pakistan...

  • Bangladeshi militants’ external connections

    AS targeted killings of individuals with unorthodox views and members of minority communities continue unabated in Bangladesh, so does the debate on whether international terrorists have made inroads to the country...

    The question has been whether the claims of the militant Islamic State group and Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) of their presence in Bangladesh should be taken at face value...

  • Bangladeshi boy with 'old man' illness baffles doctors

    DHAKA: A four-year-old Bangladeshi boy suffering from a mysterious illness that makes him look like an old man has been admitted to hospital for tests, doctors and his family said...

    Doctors at a top hospital in Dhaka have agreed to try to diagnose and treat Bayezid Shikdar, who comes from a poor farming family, for free after learning of his plight on the weekend...

  • New 'hit-list' threatens Bangladeshi teachers, politicians

    DHAKA: Bangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after a series of gruesome killings...

    The Muslim-majority nation is reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists and religious minorities by suspected militants...

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