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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Zia Shahin in bdnews24.com, Aug 15, 2017 at 23.25hrs
Bogra: A madrasa student has been allegedly assaulted in Bogra over his poetry praising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The attackers beat the 18-year-old and shaved his hair off at Majhira of Shahjahanpur Upazila on Friday night, his family has said.
The madrasa student, now in hiding, said he posted his poetry titled ‘An Extraordinary Poem on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’ around 10:30pm on last week’s Thursday.
The victim’s distant cousin Shariful Islam, son of neighbour Abu Bakar Siddiki, came to his house with friends …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Daily Star, Aug 15, 2017
Kushtia: Police recovered 16 petrol and crude bombs and some bomb-making materials from Saddam Hossain Hall at Islamic University in Kushtia on Sunday night and arrested two Shibir activists in this connection.
The arrestees are Hasnat Hossain, a master’s student of computer science and engineering, and Golam Azam, a third-year student of Al Hadith and Islamic studies.
On information, law enforcers raided different rooms of the dormitory and detained the two during the seven-hour raid from 3:00pm, said SM Mehedi Hasan, superintendent of Kushtia police.
Five …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

 by Golam Mortuja in Prothom Alo, Aug 12, 2017 at 17:26 hrs
Alleged militant outfit, Ansar al Islam, said to be the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda and which claimed the responsibility of killing bloggers, is disseminating its ideologies online.
The militant group is circulating al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri’s ‘general instructions to jihad’ in Bangla which is seen by many terrorism experts as its political objective purpose.
However, the government is apparently unconcerned over the activities of Ansar al Islam as law enforcement agencies are busy tackling another militant group, Neo JMB.
The government is also …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dhaka Tribune, Aug 16, 2017
by Md Hedait Hossain Molla Khulna, & Arifur Rahman Rabbi
Saiful Islam, the militant who was killed, possibly by his own bombs, during a raid on Hotel Olio International in Panthapath, Dhaka on Tuesday morning, came to Dhaka only a week ago, telling his family that he was coming to the capital city to look for employment.
The 21-year-old was a native of Noakati village in Shahosh union under Dumuria upazila, Khulna. His father, Abul Khayer, is the treasurer of Jamaat-e-Islami Shahosh unit, confirmed Habil Hossain, …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Kamal Talukder in bdnews24.com, Aug 15, 2017 at 23:53:50.0 BdST 
Detectives have been raiding hotels and lodgings in Bangladesh’s capital after learning of plans for ‘large-scale violence” two months before the mourning month, said Monirul Islam, head of police’s counterterror unit.
A madrasa student from Khulna, identified as Saiful Islam, he blew himself up on the fourth floor of Panthapath’s Hotel Olio International while it was surrounded by police on Tuesday morning.
The hotel is located some 300 metres from Dhanmondi Road-32, where the prime minister and president paid tribute to Bangabandhu …

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[16 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The daily star, aug 16, 2017
A suspected suicide bomber of “Neo JMB” was killed during an anti-militancy operation at a city hotel yesterday as counterterrorism officials claim he had planned to carry out an attack on the crowd paying homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day at Dhanmondi 32.
The hotel is around half a kilometre off Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, the historic house in Dhanmondi where the Father of the Nation was brutally killed along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.
“The militant chose the nearby …

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Laura Zhou in South China Morning Post, Aug 13, 2017
Beijing might have got its way over the language used in last week’s communique from Asean foreign ministers, but observers say its sweeping claims to the South China Sea are facing fresh challenges.
At the gathering in Manila, Association of Southeast Asian Nations members avoided using any expressions that might displease Beijing in their statement regarding the territorial disputes.
But Beijing is facing a more vocal rival claimant in Hanoi, and ties are strained with Singapore, which is edging closer to the …

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Aug 13, 2017
It’s been almost a year since Communist Party rising star Chen Quanguo took the reins of Xinjiang, China’s Uygur heartland, and police jobs have seen an explosive surge. In the past 11 months, more security staff jobs have been advertised than the combined total over the last decade, latest research has revealed.
The far western frontier publicly has advertised more than 84,000 security-related positions since September 2016, nearly 50 per cent more than it did in the past 10 years, according …

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Aug 14, 2017
When Xi Jinping took the helm of China’s ruling Communist Party in late 2012 he had few trusted allies by his side or loyal aides at his command.
The party’s Central Committee – its senior leadership – was stuffed with cadres handpicked by the previous leadership or the one before that, with many members occupying important jobs in the party and the government.
Five years on, with another leadership shake-up just months away, that situation is set to change.
Through rounds of …

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Amanur Rahman in Dhaka Tribune, August 14, 2017
Suspected militant Ferdous Ahmed, a follower of New JMB’s mastermind Sarwar-Tamim, made a failed attempt to flee to Syria a few months ago. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested him before he could flee. He was shown arrest in an Anti-Terrorism Act case filed with Badda police station on March 21.
In the confessional statement given to Dhaka Metropolitan Judge Md Golam Nabi on April 1, Ferdous described how he got involved with militancy.
Ferdous, son of the managing director of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan …