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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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India extends full support to Hasina

  Urging Sheikh Hasina not to consider herself alone in her fight against terrorism, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told his Bangladesh counterpart that his country will extend all possible help to Bangladesh to fight the menace.   “India stands with Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism,” he said while along with Sheikh Hasina was inaugurating the second ...

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ACC arrests 3 bankers on graft charge

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday arrested three bankers at Dhaka in separate graft cases. The commission’s deputy director Jahangir Alam arrested general manager of ICB Islamic Bank Limited Humayun Kabir and former executive officer of the bank Ashfaqul Hakim in a case filed over loan scam, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said, reports United News of Bangladesh. On ...

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Blood sample of Gulshan attackers taken for drug test

A forensic team of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday collected fresh blood samples of July 1 Gulshan cafe attackers to ascertain if they took any stimulant or drug before carrying out the carnage. The doctors collected the samples from Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital, where the bodies are being kept. Assistant professor of forensic and medicine department at Dhaka ...

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