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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says Sensitive criminals to be tried through videoconferencing

26th February, 2017   Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the government is set to introduce trial through videoconferencing from the court keeping notorious accused inside the jail for security reasons. “The accused who are considered sensitive will be kept in jail and appear in court through video conferencing,” he told the launching ceremony of the Prison Week, 2017 ...

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BNP move to bring back reformists

    BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has finally started drawing the reformists of her party to strengthen the organisation which is going through worst-ever crisis.   She has already instructed the party secretary general and some senior leaders to bring back the reformists, who had been dropped out of the party.   Asked about the move, BNP standing committee member ...

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Maritime security governance prospects in the Bay of Bengal

26th February, 2017 A Bangladeshi coast guard vessel approaches the Thengar Charan island in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, 2 February 2017.   BIMSTEC, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, celebrates its 20th anniversary in June 2017. It is well positioned to engage in maritime ...

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Actress Shaon files case again Bunty under ICT act

26th February, 2017   Actress Meher Afroz Shaon, wife of late literature Humayun Ahmed, filed a case against a US expatriate and vlogger (video blogger) Bunty Mir on charges of publishing offensive posts against her using the social networking sites. The case was lodged under Information Communication Technology (ICT) Act with Dhanmondi Police Station on Sunday, said officer-in-charge Abdul Latif ...

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32 killed in twin attacks on Syrian security buildings

  26th February, 2017     Twin attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs Saturday killed at least 32 people, including a senior security official who heads the feared Military Intelligence services, state media and officials reported.   An Al Qaeda-linked insurgent coalition known as the Levant Liberation Committee claimed responsibility for the attacks, which ...

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Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe

26th February, 2017   Malaysian police have completed a sweep of Kuala Lumpur’s airport terminal where the exiled half-brother of North Korea’s leader was attacked and say they found no trace of the nerve agent that was suspected to have been used to kill him.   Security teams in protective suits had earlier swept the area.   The sweep involved ...

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Attacks against Syrian security kill at least 42

  The situation in Syria is still strained, the series of attacks and suicide bombings resulted in the death of over 40 people. The bombing attacks against Syrian security offices in two districts of Homs have caused many casualties as well, Euronews informed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights informs on the attacks, at least 42 people have been killed, ...

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Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’

    A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport. Chris Mancini tells the Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on 7 February after returning from Jamaica. Mancini says ...

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8th anniversary of BDR carnage being observed

25th February, 2017     The eighth anniversary of the brutal BDR mutiny is being observed on Saturday.   This day in 2009, the brutal mutiny took place at the BDR Pilkhana headquarters in the capital, leaving 74 people, including 57 army officers, dead.   To mark the day, special prayers were offered at the mosque of Border Guard Bangladesh ...

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