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  • US President Donald Trump

    Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

    Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman says, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy.

  • Militancy came to Bangladesh from Afghanistan

    Militancy came to Bangladesh from Afghanistan, where it originated during the decade of 1980, Monirul Islam, chief of counter terrorism unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, says.

  • Lakehead Grammar School

    Lakehead Grammar School sealed off over ‘militancy link’

    The government stops all operations of two branches of Lakehead Grammar School for not having government approval and having alleged link with militancy.

  • 9 Rajshahi AL leaders expelled

    Awami League in Rajshahi has expelled nine leaders of Bagmara upazila who last month held lawmaker Enamul Haque responsible for

  • Militancy weakened, not uprooted yet: IGP

    Militancy could not be uprooted yet, but it has been weakened, Inspector General of Police Shahidul Huq says.

  • Militants active again

    We applaud the preemptive drive by police forces on Wednesday that resulted in the recovery of grenades, bomb making materials and cleavers.

  • 'Suicide bombers kill 26 at Iraq wedding celebration'

    At least 26 people are killed and 25 are injured as two suicide bombers attack a celebration being held the night before a wedding north of Baghdad, a police officer and a doctor say.

  • Cops to write to home ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam

    Law enforcers are to write to the home ministry to take necessary steps to ban militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, an alleged Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent.

  • 4 female JMB members on 4-day fresh remand

    A Dhaka court places four female members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on a four-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • Jamaat, ISI behind terrorism in Bangladesh: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu alleges that Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence are involved in terrorist activities in Bangladesh.

  • ‘No national unity with BNP’

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance leaders turn down any possibility of forging a national unity with BNP-led alliance for stamping out militancy from the country.

  • 2 ‘Huji men’ held in Dhaka

    Police Bureau of Investigation claims to have arrested two leaders of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) including its Narayanganj regional commander in Dhaka’s Jatrabari area.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    Don’t appear for any ‘militants’, Anisul to lawyers

    Law Minister Anisul Huq urges the lawyers not to appear before any court on behalf of the militants in any case filed against them.

  • Rajshahi university

    RU hands over list of 30 ‘absent’ students to cops

    Rajshahi University (RU) authorities hand over a list of 30 students of different departments who remained “absent” for a long time.

  • Emajuddin made personal comment on Jamaat: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir terms Prof Emajuddin Ahmed’s comment on severing ties with Jamaat as his personal one.

  • 5 ‘militants’ held in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detains five alleged members of newly formed militant outfit Al Ansar (Huji), including its chief coordinator, from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area.

  • Dinajpur map

    Dhaka raid militant Abdullah’s aide held in Dinajpur

    Detectives arrest an allegedly close aide of Abdullah, one of the militants killed in Dhaka raid, from Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur.

  • Man held in Singapore for promoting violence, radicalism, and IS

    A Singaporean who actively spread radical ideology online and helped radicalise at least two other citizens is detained under the Internal Security Act in Singapore.

  • Tofail Ahmed

    No negative message from foreign businessmen, companies: Tofail

    The recent killing incidents of foreigners will not have any bad impacts on business in Bangladesh as the foreign businessmen have no plan to leave the country, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

  • Dhaka raid: Cops identify 7 militants

    Police disclose the identities of seven among the nine militants who were killed in an anti-terror raid in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area yesterday.

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    BNP discusses militancy issue with diplomats

    Diplomats of different missions in Bangladesh hold a meeting with BNP leaders at the party’s chairperson’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon to discuss militancy issue and present political situation in the country.

  • Dhaka militants changed dress after Fazr prayers when they saw end coming

    The militants who were killed in gunfight with the law enforcers early morning Tuesday change their dress after the Fazr prayers and wore black punjabis, says a neighbour who observed the militants time to time from around midnight till dawn from an adjacent building.

  • Dhaka raid militant Rouf missing ‘NSU student’

    One of the militants killed in gun battle during Dhaka raid in Kalyanpur has been identified as a "missing student of privately-run North-South University". However, confusion has arisen over identity of another militant as two families are claiming the same body.

  • Gain skills in using modern technology to combat terrorism: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directs all the security forces to earn expertise in using modern technology alongside receiving training to fight terrorism and militancy.

  • Gulshan attack a stain on country's image: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the Gulshan terror attack and subsequent incidents were carried out by a quarter with vested interest aimed at maligning the bright image of Bangladesh as 'a role model of development' which the country has earned over the years through persistent endevour of her government.

  • From music lover to ‘militant’

    Here is more about a music lover turned militant Tahmid Rahman Safi, who was the first person to appear in a video in Bengali allegedly released by the militant group Islamic State.

  • Cop narrates surreal scenes of terror in Sholakia

    The attackers were hesitant to cross the checkpoint and suddenly there was an explosion. Some members of the police team fell to the ground. Seconds later, there was another explosion. With firearms in one hand and a machete in the other, the attackers later tried to make their way to the road that leads to the Sholakia ground.

  • Iraqi men mourn over bodies after they lost five members of their family in a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada

    Anger over security as Iraqis mourn 200 dead in Baghdad bombing

    Iraqis mourn more than 200 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and accused the government of not doing enough to protect them.

  • Shinzo Abe

    Fate of 7 Japanese hostages still unknown

    Of the eight Japanese citizens who were taken hostage by gunmen at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, one was rescued, a top official says in Tokyo. Japan was unable to contact the seven, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda told reporters.

  • US State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Photo: AP

    IS link not confirmed yet: US

    The US State Department says it “cannot yet confirm” the link of Middle-east-based terror group Islamic State (IS) with the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Bangladesh capital Dhaka though the group reportedly claimed credit for the attack.