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India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India has issued no instruction to seal its borders with Bangladesh in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal, foreign ministry here said today. The concerned Indian authorities have clarified it in response to a verification made by the Bangladesh government following the recent...

IS ammunition is shown to have US, China origins

IS ammunition is shown to have US, China origins

In its campaign across northern Syria and Iraq, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has been using ammunition from the United States and other countries that have been supporting the regional security forces fighting the group, according to new field data gathered by a private arms-tracking organisation. The data, part of a larger sample...

Video of British hostage released

Video of British hostage released

A new video has been released showing a British man believed to be held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants. IS has already killed three hostages and, in its video showing the death of UK aid worker David Haines, threatened to kill British man Alan Henning next. The latest video, which does not feature a...

Militancy rises during AL govt: BNP

Militancy rises during AL govt: BNP

BNP today alleged that militancy has risen in the country during the tenure of Awami League-led government. “After the recent video message of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, it is now clear that militancy has risen in the country during the Awami League rule," said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of BNP. Fakhrul,...

No scope for terrorism in Bangladesh: Minister

No scope for terrorism in Bangladesh: Minister

In response to an al-Qaeda threat, the government has asserted that there will be “no scope” for militancy in Bangladesh. State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan came up with the reaction this afternoon hours after al-Qaeda announced its formal establishment in South Asia and its intentions with Bangladesh. “We will deliver a formal statement...

Govt's slumber over, finally

After keeping them inactive for 10 months, the government yesterday decided to revitalise its socio-cultural and religion-based campaigns to fight militancy. “We discussed how to tackle militancy without using force. We decided to place more importance on mass awareness against the evil,” said State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan after chairing a meeting of the National Committee on Militancy Resistance and Prevention at his ministry. He said the awareness building drive would be carried out at places like mosques, schools, colleges...

Govt to revive social campaign against militancy

Govt to revive social campaign against militancy

The government today decided to reinvigorate its socio-cultural and religious campaign to fight militancy by involving cross-section of people. “We discussed how to tackle militancy other than using force. We laid more importance on creating mass awareness against the evils of it,” State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan said after chairing a meeting of...

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Gearing up anti-militancy drive

MEDIA reports are apprehensive about the inadequacy of establishment action with regard to anti-militancy drive. In fact, there is a premonition that nearly 300 militants remain at large and an equal number who were arrested have slipped through legal loopholes. There are credible fears that the fugitive militants have regrouped to strengthen militant outfit and are getting ready to strike at the opportune moment. On ground, there are reasons to worry. The recent daring ambush on a prison van to...

Say no to terrorism and militancy, PM asks children

Say no to terrorism and militancy, PM asks children

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the children to adopt the philosophy and ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and say no to drugs, terrorism and militancy. “Terrorism, militancy and drugs destroy ones life; you’ve to say no to drugs, terrorism and militancy,” the PM said while addressing a children’s...

Small but dangerous

Law enforcers claim they have largely contained militancy through close monitoring and regular drives for the last seven years. Still, small splinter militant groups continue to pop up and carry out criminal activities. Sunday's armed attack on a prison van to snatch three JMB members is the work of such a group, according to sources in law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The murder of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in February last year and the six murders in Gopibagh on December 21...

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