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Most of the militants killed in raid shot in the back, says forensic doctor

Most of the nine militants killed in Tuesday’s raid were shot in the back, says the doctor who performed the autopsies. “We have found six to seven bullet wounds on each of the bodies. They died of bleeding and injuries on their heads,” said Sohel Mahmud of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s forensic department. “Most of them were shot in ...

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Police release photos of nine suspected militants killed in Dhaka raid, seek information on them

    Police have released the photos of the suspected militants who have been killed in a raid on a house at Dhaka’s Kalyanpur. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) published the photos (Parental guidance is advised for juveniles to see the photo of bloodied bodies) in their Facebook page on Tuesday evening. They urged the people to message information on the persons in ...

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Stay alert about students, President asks universities

President Abdul Hamid on Monday asked the authorities of the country’s universities to remain alert so that their students do not get involved in terrorist and militant activities. He also advised the authorities to increase students counseling aimed at refraining them from engaging in anti-social activities. The President, also the Chancellor of country’s all universities, gave the directive when newly ...

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US, Bangladesh hold same views over homegrown terrorists: Bernicat

  Apparently stepping back from the debate over IS presence in Bangladesh, the United States has said the recent acts of terrorism in various countries “have been homegrown” and they have the same views with Bangladesh government over recent attacks here.   “So, I don’t think we’ve a difference in the way we view your government’s view of what’s happening ...

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PM denounces Munich shooting

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today strongly condemned the dastardly shooting incident in Munich, Germany that killed nine young innocent lives and left many more injured.   “I am deeply shocked and grieved by the shooting incident in Munich and I, along with the people and the government of Bangladesh, strongly condemn this horrific act of violence and stand in solidarity ...

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AL govt. media friendly: Inu

  Terming the present Awami League government journalist and mass media friendly, Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu today said the present administration led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes in the freedom of press.   The information minister said this while replying to a written question of treasury bench member Nurul Islam Omar in the Jatiya Sangsad.   He said ...

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Quasem gets another month for review

The hearing of a petition by war crimes convict Mir Quasem Ali to review his death sentence has been deferred. A four-member bench headed by chief justice SK Sinha fixed Aug 24 to hear the matter after today’s hearing. The Supreme Court’s order came on Monday after it accepted the defence counsel’s plea for more time. Earlier on June 21, ...

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Arrest order for 8 BNP leaders including Rizvi

Photo: BNP leader Rizvi Ahmed and Habib-un-Nabi. A Dhaka court on Monday morning issued arrest warrant against eight BNP leaders including Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed in a case filed for exploding bomb in Pallabi area in the capital last year. Judge (in-charge) of the Metropolitan Session Judge’s Court Ruhul Amin passed the order after accepting the charges against ...

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Bangladesh, India, Myanmar work together on quake prediction

  Efforts are on by Indian seismologists and geologists to jointly carry out studies with Bangladesh and Myanmar and form a common geodetic network to verify fresh data and sort out discrepancies over earthquake-related research in the region.   In a recent paper in Nature Geoscience, a group of scientists published new evidence of the increasing strain building beneath Bangladesh, ...

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Japan seeks thorough probe into Dhaka attack

Japan has sought a thorough investigation of the facts regarding the killing of its nationals during the Dhaka cafe attack, sharing of related information and strict punishments for the perpetrators. Japan also hoped for full-fledged cooperation to ensure the safety of Japanese people residing in and traveling to Bangladesh and to prevent recurrence, said a Japanese Foreign Ministry release. Japanese ...

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