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Dhaka, Washington agree to fight terrorism, extremism

Dhaka and Washington have expressed deep commitment in continuing to cooperate to counter terrorist financing and violent extremism. The US embassy in Dhaka and the State Department, in collaboration with the Bangladesh government, will host a South Asia regional workshop in December to focus on best practices to counter terrorist financing and extremism. It will be held as a part of the globally recognised Financial Action Task Force (FATF) framework, according to a joint statement issued on conclusion of the two-day...

Dhaka sharing info with Delhi on JMB: PM

Dhaka is sharing information with Delhi about the activities of banned militant outfit JMB on Indian soil, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday. "We are verifying information that came up in Indian media reports on the JMB and its operation ... our intelligence agencies are working on it and we talked with India about the issue," Hasina told journalists at Gono Bhaban in the capital. Bangladesh government would decide its next course of action after verifying the information, said the PM...

Dhaka sees lax hartal

Dhaka sees lax hartal

The first phase of 72-hour countrywide hartal, sponsored by Jamaat-e-Islami in protest of the death sentence of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes, is under way in a lax manner across the country. Starting from 6:00am today, the shutdown will continue for 24 hours while the second phase will be observed from...

Bus torched in Jatrabari

Bus torched in Jatrabari

A passenger bus was set on fire at Jatrabari in Dhaka this evening ahead of the Jamaat-e-Islami-sponsored hartal protesting the death penalty of their chief Motiur Rahman Nizami. The bus, in-bound to Dhaka from Monohardi of Narsingdi, was torched near the Kajla petrol pump around 8:20pm, Aboni Shangkar Kar, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station,...

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members claimed to have arrested an active member of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) from Khilgaon area of Dhaka. The man was identified as Mufti Jubaer Abdullah, alias Sazed Muhammad Foyez, alias Khairul Hasan, alias Noyon, in a text notification Rab issued to the media this morning. Jihadi books, identity cards and photos of militant training sessions were seized from him. There were no further details in the text message. The arrest came three days after Detective Branch of police arrested four active leaders of the banned organisation Huji from Dhaka and Narayanganj.

Woman falls prey to muggers, dies

Woman falls prey to muggers, dies

A woman died after she fell from a rickshaw when snatchers pulled her handbag near Sobhanbagh mosque in Dhaka this morning. Deceased Ayesha alias Ripa, 27, was wife of Mohammad Shimul, a resident of Lalmatia in the capital, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Ibrahim Khan, a witness, said Ayesha was crossing the Sobhanbagh mosque by...

3 held with 13kg gold at Dhaka, Ctg airports

3 held with 13kg gold at Dhaka, Ctg airports

Customs officials seized 51 gold bars weighing 13 kilograms and detained three people including a Malaysian woman at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and Chittagong Airport today. In Dhaka, the customs official detained Raja Baslima Binte Raja Malik, a Malaysian national following her suspicious movement when she was passing through the green channel,...

One killed in Mohakhali brick fall

One killed in Mohakhali brick fall

A woman was killed while a pedestrian critically injured as some bricks of an under construction building fell on them at Mohakhali in Dhaka today. Afia Begum, 60, a bagger, died on the spot when eight to ten pieces of bricks fell on her from fourth floor of the under construction  multi-storied building at...

THREATENING PM WITH DEATH

BNP leader Mosharraf charged with defamation

BNP leader Mosharraf charged with defamation

A Dhaka court today framed defamation charges against BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain for “threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with death”. The court fixed January 22 next year for starting the trial of the case. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka on January 20 last year. In the case, Siddiqui said Mosharraf issued a death threat to the prime minister and also defamed her while addressing a press conference at Jatiya Press Club on December 31, 2012. Mosharraf pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ataul Haque read out charges to him. The...

Arrests only to curb anti-govt movement: Fakhrul

Arrests only to curb anti-govt movement: Fakhrul

The government is arresting BNP leaders and activists in a bid to curb its anti-government campaign and the party’s reorganisation, BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today. Referring to the recent arrest of Jubo Dal chief Moazzem Hossain Alal and 63 other members of BNP and its associate organisations, Fakhrul said those proved that the “Hasina government” was running the country in a “fascist and autocratic manner.” “In spite of arrest and torture of the party’s leaders and activists, BNP will go for the anti-government movement in due time,” he added. The comments were made while talking to reporters after Fakhrul and Jubo Dal leaders placed wreaths at the...

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