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'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained its women operatives in India and the wife of prime accused in Burdwan blast case was the chief trainer, detectives said yesterday. Fatema Begum, wife of detained JMB commander Sajid, and three others were arrested with explosives from the capital's Sadarghat area on Saturday, they added.  "Fatema was the chief trainer. She used to train the group's women at Burdwan's Shimulia madrasa which has only 50 students," Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam of Detective Branch told the press yesterday. The three other arrestees --...

JMB trained militants in India, police claim

JMB trained militants in India, police claim

Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained militants in India, Dhaka police claimed today after four members of the banned outfit, including the group’s women wing chief, were held. Detainee JMB women’s chief Fatema Begum is said to be the wife of Kolkata Burdwan blast prime accused Sajid, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan...

Dhaka, Delhi plan hunt for JMB men

Bangladesh and India have planned simultaneous raids along the border to nab the hiding members of the outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Prior to launching the drive, both sides will verify the information and lists of criminals exchanged between the two countries during the two-day meeting that ended in Dhaka on Tuesday, said sources in home ministry. Talking to The Daily Star, Kamal Uddin Ahmed, senior additional home secretary, said: “We are scrutinising the information received from India. We need to...

Ex-envoys of Dhaka, Delhi meet today

The first India-Bangladesh High Commissioners' Summit which aims to broaden the two nation's bilateral ties further will be held in the capital today. The summit will begin at 9:00am at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University. The university's Department of International Relations and India-Bangladesh Foundation are jointly organising the programme. The event will bring together former high commissioners of Bangladesh and India who will share their mutual experiences on the current state of India-Bangladesh relations. Indian High Commission sources said...

‘Dhaka already gave NIA permission for visit’

‘Dhaka already gave NIA permission for visit’

Bangladesh government has already granted permission to an Indian intelligence unit to visit Dhaka, State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said today. India’s National Intelligence Agency’s (NIA) visit anticipated “anytime” comes in the backdrop of Delhi and Dhaka agreeing to share information on Burdwan blast. “India sought to visit Dhaka and we have...

Delhi headed for fresh elections

Delhi headed for fresh elections

India's capital, Delhi, is headed for fresh elections after the main parties said they were unable to form a new government. Delhi has been without a government since February, when the then chief minister Arvind Kejriwal quit after an anti-corruption bill was blocked. Since then, the state has been governed by the federal authorities through...

A New India?

Why Modi will need more time

DELHI – How fitting for the world's largest and perhaps most free-wheeling democracy that with only 100 days having passed since Narendra Modi was sworn into office as Prime Minister of India, critics and supporters alike -- in Bangladesh and elsewhere -- are already vocally weighing in on his performance. Hope remains high that Modi will bring change to this traditions-bound nation, but as Russell Green, a former U.S. Treasury attaché to India and Clayton Fellow at Rice University's...

Home Secy-Level Talks

Dhaka sends Delhi list of criminals

Dhaka has handed Delhi a list of criminals it wants back. The list includes Nur Hossain, the alleged mastermind behind the Narayanganj seven-murder. The issue will be discussed today at the three-day long home secretary-level talks that began yesterday, said Additional Home Secretary Kamal Uddin Ahmed, adding that India wanted Anup Chetia, leader of India's separatist outfit United Liberation Front of Asom, who is currently behind bars in Bangladesh. "At the Joint Working Group meeting, we have fixed several important issues,...

Humiliated Indian girl found dead

Humiliated Indian girl found dead

The semi-naked body of a teenage girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father's harassment has been found near a railway track in eastern India. Police suspect the 15-year-old girl in West Bengal was raped and murdered. Her family said she was made to spit on the ground and lick...

Biman halts Delhi, HK flights to carry hajis

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended flight operations on Dhaka-Delhi and Dhaka-Hong Kong routes as it has engaged three of its wide-body aircraft for this year's Hajj operations start today. As per an earlier decision of the Biman board, the flight operations on the two international routes will remain suspended until the Hajj operations end on November 8, said Biman officials. The national carrier resumed twice weekly service each on the routes in May last year, a year after it suspended operations...

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