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[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Daily Star, Oct 12, 2017
The government yesterday reconstituted the International Crimes Tribunal-1 by appointing its chairman and two members after three months of stalemate in war crimes trial.
Justice Md Shahinur Islam, a High Court judge and member of the tribunal, has been appointed as the chairman of the tribunal.
Justice Amir Hossain, another HC judge, and Abu Ahmed Jomader, a retired district judge who is now on post-retirement leave (PRL), have been appointed as members.
The law ministry yesterday issued a gazette notification in this regard, Law Secretary …

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[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in the daily star, Oct 12, 2017
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed arrest of two militants of the Neo JMB’s “Sarwar- Tamim group” from Narayanganj’s Rupganj.
The arrestees were identified as Mamunur Rashid Mamun, 34, and Ismail Hoesn, 29, Alap Uddin, assistant director of Rab-11, told The Daily Star.
They were said to have been involved in recruitment wing of the militant group. The law enforcers said they were looking for these militants for some time.http://www.thedailystar.net/country/rab-arrests-2-jmb-militants-nganj-1475350

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[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Md Sanaul Islam Tipu in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 12, 2017
A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case.
Dhaka Metropolitan magistrate Nur Nabi passed the order on Thursday.
The court also asked police to submit update regarding the arrest on November 12.
Jananetri Parishad President AB Siddique filed the case with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court against slain BNP founder Ziaur Rahman and his wife Khaleda Zia on November 3, 2016.
After recording statement of the complainant, Metropolitan Magistrate Rayhan-Ul Islam directed officer-in-charge of Tejgaon …

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[11 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The daily star, oct 11, 2017 10.58 AM
Yangon: Myanmar on Tuesday launched its first bid to improve relations between Buddhists and Muslims since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.
Rohingya Muslims are still fleeing, more than six weeks after Rohingya insurgents attacked security forces in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
The United Nations has denounced a ferocious military crackdown in response to the attacks as ethnic cleansing aimed at driving out Rohingya.
A new surge of refugees …

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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Monday said Dhaka will not make any suicidal decisions, such as getting involved in a war with Myanmar, as it wants a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis through diplomatic efforts.
“Why should we get involved in war? We won’t do that. Why should we destroy our development? We want peace,” he told reporters after briefing diplomats at the state guesthouse in Padma in the afternoon.
He said Bangladesh is now a role model for the development for …

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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The daily star, Oct 10, 2017
Opposition in parliament Jatiya Party yesterday proposed “interim government” with representatives from all the parties having presence in the current parliament to oversee the next general election.
Led by party chief HM Ershad, a 25-member JP delegation placed the eight-point written proposal during a dialogue with the Election Commission at the EC office in the capital.
Ershad, also special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, had talks with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda.
Emerging from the two-hour long meeting from 11:00am, Ershad said the BNP …

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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The daily star, Oct 10, 2017
Hadisur Rahman Sagor, one of the most wanted suspects in last year’s Gulshan café attack, left a militant den in Ghop Nawapara area of Jessore just two days before police busted it yesterday.
Law enforcers, however, managed to capture his wife Khadija Akter after she along with her three kids came out of the den at one stage of the around 15-hour raid, said Ikramul Habib, additional deputy inspector general (Khulna range) of police.
She is the younger sister of Nurul Islam Marzan, one of …

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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Md Tauhid-Uz-Zaman & Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Police have recovered three suicide vests and a number of maps from a militant hideout in Jessore, after a female militant who had been holed up in the building overnight surrendered on Monday.
Police sources said the four-storey building, located near Jame Mosque on Ghop Noapara Road, was cordoned off around 10pm on Sunday. Five families were rescued from the building around noon on Monday and Khadiza, the female militant, surrendered along with her son and two …

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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Manik Miazee & Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 10, 2017
Detectives on Monday evening arrested nine Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, including its top echelon- Ameer Maqbul Ahmad, Nayeb-e-ameer Mia Ghulam Parwar, Secretary General Dr Shafiqur Rahman and Chittagong Metropolitan Ameer Mawlana Shahjahan- from a house in Dhaka’s Uttara.
Member of Jamaat central executive committee Dr Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
Detective Branch Deputy Commissioner (North) Sheikh Nazmul Alam said that the nine were arrested from a house on road 11 of Uttara Sector 6.
He added that …

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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

CHITTAGONG: Thousands of Islamists marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong Friday calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state.
More than half a million Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since attacks by militants belonging to the Muslim minority on Myanmar police posts sparked brutal reprisals by security forces.
The refugees accuse Myanmar’s army – flanked by mobs of ethnic Rakhine – of slaughtering them and burning their villages in a campaign which the United Nations says amounts to “ethnic cleansing”. Myanmar’s military …