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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...

SRK, Bachchans provide grand start to Kolkata Film Festival

SRK, Bachchans provide grand start to Kolkata Film Festival

In a splendid show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) - India's second oldest movie festival - was inaugurated on Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan, NDTV reports. It was light, camera...

Burdwan Blast

Key accused Sajid taken on remand

Key accused Sajid taken on remand

A court in Kolkata yesterday remanded Sajid, the main accused in the Burdwan blast case, in the custody of India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) till November 20. "Sajid, the mastermind in the Burdwan blast, admitted before the court that he had served several years in Bangladesh jails and fled to India earlier in the...

India's intelligence agencies sound terror alert to Kolkata police

India's intelligence agencies sound terror alert to Kolkata police

Indian intelligence agencies have alerted Kolkata police about the possibility of a terror attack in the city, especially in the port area, PTI reported today quoting a senior official of Kolkata police. "We have received inputs from central intelligence agencies that there might be a terror attack in Kolkata, especially in port area. We...

Second arrest warrant issued against Latif

Second arrest warrant issued against Latif

A Dhaka court today issued an arrest warrant against recently sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a case filed against him for hurting Muslims' religious sentiments. Metropolitan Magistrate Meher Nigar Shuchona passed the order as Latif failed to appear before it as per its order issued earlier. The arrest warrant was issued four days after...

Nur Hossain’s aide freed from Kolkata jail

Nur Hossain’s aide freed from Kolkata jail

The close aide of Narayanganj seven-murder prime suspect Nur Hossain, Sumon Khan, was released on bail from Kolkata’s Dumdum central jail Tuesday evening. Sumon secured bail on August 18 but was not freed because the condition for his release was not fulfilled, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports on Wednesday. The release order was executed last...

4 Indians held while entering Bangladesh 'to meet ISIS recruiter'

4 Indians held while entering Bangladesh 'to meet ISIS recruiter'

A day after it came to light that intelligence agencies in Kolkata had prevented four Hyderabad youths from crossing over to Bangladesh to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Indian police yesterday said more youngsters from the city could be in touch with recruiters from the terror outfit, an Indian...

A close shave

A close shave

An apparent mistake by an air traffic controller in Kolkata almost led to a mid-air collision between a United Airways Bangladesh aircraft and a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane in Kolkata on Monday. Captain Ariful Islam of the United Airways aircraft said his plane came within the “visual distance” of the other aircraft. He had...

United Airways flight averts mid-air collision

United Airways flight averts mid-air collision

A United Airways flight narrowly averted a mid-air collision with another airplane in Kolkata airspace while heading to Dhaka from Muscat yesterday with 148 passengers on board. Captain of the United flight MD83, Ariful Islam, said his plane almost came within "visual distance" of the aircraft flying towards him. The approaching plane, possibly of Saudi...

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