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4 IS militants on 5-day remand

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed four Islamic State militant group leaders including its ‘Bangladesh coordinator’ on a five-day remand. Metropolitan Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order after the Detectives Branch of police produced them before the court with a 10-day remand. Earlier in the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) claimed arrest of the four Middle...

Hands of petrol bomb makers, throwers should be burnt: PM

Hands of petrol bomb makers, throwers should be burnt: PM

Issuing again a strong warning against terrorism and militancy in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the hands of those who make and hurl petrol bombs should be burnt so they can feel the agony of the burn victims. "I am very depressed at the news of burning of a pregnant woman whose baby died in her womb due to throwing of petrol bombs by the terrorists of BNP-Jamaat. The hands of those who make and hurl petrol bombs should be burnt after their arrest so that they can feel the torment of the burning," she said. "I know that there are some "atels" (so-called intellectuals) who would criticise...

Indian intelligence warns of aircraft hijack

Indian intelligence warns of aircraft hijack

Indian intelligence agencies warned today that an Air India flight between Delhi and Kabul might be hijacked by terrorists, local media reports. A high alert raised and security at the Indira Gandhi International Airport enhanced further, The Times of India said adding authorities have put in place multi-level checking and issued instructions to ensure...

NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS ABDUCTION

NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS ABDUCTION

Armed militants from Islamist movement Boko Haram stormed into an all-girls secondary school in the village of Chibok, Nigeria, packing around 276 teenagers onto trucks before disappearing into a remote, hilly area along the Cameroon border. The kidnapping sparked international outrage with numerous countries pledging to help locate the missing girls and eradicate...

Central jail to be shifted to Keraniganj by June: PM

Central jail to be shifted to Keraniganj by June: PM

Dhaka Central Jail will be shifted to Keraniganj from Lalbagh by June next while nine acres land of the existing prison will be utilized for construction of a park with opening of two museums in central jail for public. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this while inaugurating 'Kara Saptaha-2014' (prison week-2014) at Kashimpur Prison...

7 Hizb ut-Tahrir men arrested in Ctg city

7 Hizb ut-Tahrir men arrested in Ctg city

Police claimed detention of 12 activists of banned Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir from a Chittagong city mosque today after the Jumah prayers. They were distributing anti-government leaflets and chanting slogans in Andarkillah mosque, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Kamruzzaman, a sub-inspector at Chittagong’s Kotwali Police Station. “Seven of them admitted their involvement during their primary...

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...

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