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Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two countries signed a series of major energy agreements on Thursday. Russia will also remain India's top defence supplier, said Modi. Putin's visit to Delhi comes as India faces...

Delhi to ban all internet taxi firms after Uber

Delhi to ban all internet taxi firms after Uber

India's capital has decided to ban all internet-based taxi firms after a female passenger reported she was raped by a driver contracted to US online cab company Uber, a government official said on Tuesday. The Delhi transport department issued a public notice in a national daily stating that only six registered radio taxi companies...

3 Rohingyas tied to Burdwan blast arrested: Cops

3 Rohingyas tied to Burdwan blast arrested: Cops

The three suspected militants arrested from Dhaka earlier were Rohingyas, militants of a Myanmar group, linked with the Burdwan blast of Kolkata, police said today. They were members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna Pada Roy, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) organised in Dhaka this afternoon. Today morning,...

Burdwan blast: Dhaka team to meet NIA officials in Kolkata Friday

Burdwan blast: Dhaka team to meet NIA officials in Kolkata Friday

A seven-member team, comprising high-ups from intelligence and law enforcement agencies, has reached India today to look into how Bangladeshi militants are operating in India. The team led by joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Monirul Islam left for India around 4:00pm, a home ministry official said. The other member of the team...

'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 -- Abdullah Kazi, Isharat Ali Sheikh and Shawkat Sarder -- joined JMB between 2004 and 2005 and had links with Sajid, believed...

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...

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