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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...

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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The terror risk

WHETHER it is actual terrorist activities disrupting socio-economic activities or the potential of it threatening the social fabric, there is both positive and ominous news for the Bangladesh polity. The Institute for Economics and Peace, a Sydney based non-profit research organisation, has published a report that says that though not in conflict Bangladesh is at risk of higher levels of terrorism. The report has calculated various political, social, and violence factors to determine the risk. The report further says that...

Enact law, if needed, to confiscate radicals' funds

Enact law, if needed, to confiscate radicals' funds

Bangladesh and other countries should enact laws to confiscate financial institutions of radical parties if needed, Ed Royce, chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs has said. He made the remark during a meeting with the Bangladeshi ambassador to the US, Mohammad Ziauddin, at Capitol Hill on Wednesday (Washington time), a press...

Bangladesh at high terrorism risk: Report

Bangladesh at high terrorism risk: Report

Bangladesh is at substantial risk of terrorist activity, according to a report released by non-profit think tank Institute of Economics and Peace. The country ranked 23 among 162 nations in the Global Terrorism Index. Bangladesh is among the 13 countries listed vulnerable to high terrorism risk and the third South Asian country at such a...

Keep country free from militancy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought cooperation from all, including the people of Chittagong, in keeping the country free from all sorts of terrorism and militancy. “We've built a terrorism- and militancy-free Bangladesh, and want to continue this atmosphere in the coming days,” she said. She was speaking after inaugurating the construction work on a 5,200-metre-long and 15-metre wide Muradpur-Lalkhan Bazar Flyover on the CDA Avenue. Hasina said the prime aim of her government was to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh...

Ansarullah Bangla ‘informer’ held in Dhaka

Ansarullah Bangla ‘informer’ held in Dhaka

Detectives today claimed to have arrested an informer of militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team from the Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area last night. The arrestee was identified as Ahmed Wadud alias Jumman, 28, who is said to have worked up close with the media wing-chief of the militant organisation. Jumman was arrested in a drive carried out...

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