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Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained under MPO

Mumbai attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained under MPO

Alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi who was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad yesterday has been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail today. Pakistan government has also decided to appeal against the approval of Lakhvi's bail in superior courts, reports Dawn...

Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Sharif vows to end Pakistan terrorism

Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children. Nawaz Sharif spoke after talks between political parties about the massacre. Gunmen went from class to class shooting the students in the Pakistani Taliban's deadliest attack to date. Funerals of...

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...

Pope urges Muslims to condemn terrorism

Pope urges Muslims to condemn terrorism

Pope Francis has urged Muslim leaders around the world to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. Speaking on board a flight back to Rome, the Pope said that he understood the harm caused by the stereotype that linked Islam with terrorism. He said a "global condemnation" of the violence would help the...

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,...

Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Kabul's police chief has resigned, following a surge in attacks by Afghan militants on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks. General Zahir Zahir gave no reason for his resignation, his spokesman said. Three South Africans were killed in a Taliban attack on a compound used by a US-based charity on Saturday, the...

Hasina, Nawaz discuss power, terrorism

Hasina, Nawaz discuss power, terrorism

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina discussed bilateral matters yesterday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu. Nawaz told Hasina how his country was suffering from acute power shortage, in response to which Hasina explained how her government had successfully addressed the power crisis in the...

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...

High hope of better ties in regional trade

High hope of better ties in regional trade

Leaders of South Asian nations will meet in Kathmandu today seeking to stimulate economic growth through liberalised trade and combat challenges of terrorism and climate change. Though the gathering might not draw international attention like the G-20 meet in Brisbane, it's still important as the combined economy of Saarc is bigger than any other...

'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...

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