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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 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 …

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[12 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Daily Star, Aug 12,2017
New Delhi: Another Bangladeshi, believed to be a member of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), has been arrested in a joint drive in New Delhi of India.
The 25-year-old, Raja-ul-Ahmed, was detained by Delhi and West Bengal police on August 1. He was also wanted for his alleged involvement in the circulation of fake Indian currency.
Delhi police did not share details of the issue with the media.
Pramod Singh Kushwah, deputy commissioner of police at special cell of Delhi, said, “We got a tip-off …

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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

In Bangladesh, a Bachelor or Master’s degree certificate is usually the result of 16 to 18 years of education.
Then again, as the old saying goes, in Dhaka city you can get tiger’s milk if you have the money. Certificates that are as good as the original may not even cost as much, as this correspondent has found.
For as little as Tk2,000, one can skip the hard work of attending schools, thanks to a number of fake certificate manufacturers across Dhaka.
In most cases the counterfeit will be practically indistinguishable from the …

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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sheikh Shahariar Zaman in Dhaka Tribune, August 10, 2017, at 11PM
Canada’s Immigration Court and Supreme Court had initially rejected Bangabandhu’s murderer Noor Chowdhury’s application for political asylum and wanted to send him back, but the then BNP government let the opportunity go by.
Canada even sent a letter in this regard to the Bangladesh government in 2006. But because of the BNP government’s lack of interest in the matter, Noor Chowdhury was able to take advantage of Canada’s pre-removal risk assessment clause to remain in Canada. Law Minister Anisul Huq, …