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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Nuruzzaman Labu in Dhaka Tribune, August 11, 2017
Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukdar aka Omi, an A Levels student at Sunbeams School in Dhaka, spent 372 days at various militant hideouts, waiting for his call to “hizrat.” He wrote a letter to his parents and broke his mobile phone before leaving. He was finally arrested by police on March 7.
Omi left his house on the instructions of an unknown contact. He went to Mohammadpur, where he was instructed by a person to get on a bus without asking questions. He then …

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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

report on bdnews24.com, Aug 11, 2017
US investigators have uncovered a global financial network run by an Islamic State leader from Britain to Bangladesh, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The network also funnelled money to an alleged ISIS operative in the US through fake eBay transactions, according to a recently unsealed FBI affidavit.
The alleged recipient of the funds was an American citizen in his early 30s who had been arrested more than a year ago in Maryland after a lengthy Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance operation that found the first clues to …

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[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in the Daily Star, Aug 10, 2017
The Awami League yesterday alleged that the BNP with ill intentions was trying to make it an opponent of the judiciary.
“None should do politics over the Supreme Court verdict. The judiciary should be kept above party and opinion. The judiciary is the last resort of people. So there should not be any politics or difference over it, but they [BNP] are doing it,” AL Presidium Member Abdul Matin Khasru said at a press conference at the party’s Dhanmondi office in the capital.
“Supreme Court …

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[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Manik Miazee & Fazlur Rahman Raju in Dhaka Tribune, Aug 9, 2017 at 07:16 PM
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is currently in London, is likely to have a meeting with leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to strengthen relations between the two parties, sources say.
The BNP has been trying to improve its relations with the BJP ever since Narendra Modi’s party came to power since 2014, sources in the party say.
Relations between BNP and the Indian government took a nosedive after Khaleda declined to meet former Indian …

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[10 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Senior Correspondent in bdnews24.com, Aug 9, 2017 at 20:37:57.0 BdST
Little-known and completely unheard-of print publications sell tens of thousands of copies in Bangladesh, if the Department of Film and Publication, the agency that distributes government advertisements, were to be believed.
The latest circulation figures for print newspapers and magazines released by the DFP has raised eyebrows and triggered ripples of laughter among the people involved with the media industry. This is because the print media is on the ropes, suffering from declining advertising revenue and circulation amid an onslaught from …

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[9 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Daily Star, Aug 8, 2017 at 2.07pm
Bangladesh’s law enforcers claim to have destroyed the operational capacity of militants leading to hopes that there will be no more militant attacks at the moment.
“We have destroyed the operational capacity of militants,” said Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, at a programme today.
“The operational capacity of the militants that grew last year is no more. We have destroyed it. Thre is no fear of any more militant attack at the moment,” he said.
The biggest display of …

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[9 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Daily Star, Aug 9, 2017
The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday claimed to have arrested a “terror financier” at Habiganj.
Mostaq Ahmed Khan, 27, once a Bangladeshi expatriate in Turkey, used to collect money from different organisations and individuals in Turkey and spend it for terror and militancy financing in Bangladesh, Molla Nazrul Islam, CID special superintendent, told reporters at his office in the capital.
“Several crore of taka was deposited in Mostaq’s account with a private bank, and he later distributed it to different illegally run non-government organisations and some …

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[9 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in Dhaka Tribune, August 09, 2017
Bangladeshi-American indicted for attempted murder of FBI agent, IS support
A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man on charges of attempting to murder an FBI agent and trying to provide support to Islamic State militants, US prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Nelash Das, 25, of Landover Hills, was arrested by federal agents in September 2016 as he was preparing to attack a US military service member.
He was accompanied by a person who was a paid FBI informant, court records show.
Nelash, a Bangladeshi citizen who …

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[9 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Manik Miazee in Dhaka Tribune, August 09, 2017
Jamaat-e-Islami is moving forward with efforts to shake off its association with the war crimes of 1971 as part of a long-term action plan to regain ground in the battle for ballots.
The right wing Islamist party, a key ally of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), will meet BNP chief Khaleda Zia in London and ask for 82 seats in the next parliamentary election, sources in the party said.
According to the sources, the party’s central leaders will meet alliance chief Khaleda …

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[8 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

report on bdnews24.com, Aug 7, 2017 at 22:15
A dialogue is due later this month when Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda will sit with registered political parties to discuss the roadmap to the general elections.
This time, the BNP delegation gets to meet him before the ruling Awami League as the commission is following a descending order to invite parties.
The BNP falls on No. 7 while the Awami League on No. 6 on a list based on the date of parties’ registration done with the commission.
Bangladesh Nationalist Front or BNF will …