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92 Burmese fishermen caught by Navy

Bangladesh Navy today arrested 92 fishermen from Myanmar and seized 12 deep-sea fishing trawlers when the nationals of neighboring country catching fish illegally near to Saint Marin’s island.The Myanmar fishermen were arrested on the ground of illegal entrance of Bangladesh territory, a press release said here.The navy also seized huge numbers of fishes and fishing nets from the trawlers. The ... Read More »

People’s aspirations on Democracy Day Sunday

Dhaka – Democracy Day is being observed in the country today (Sunday), marking the fall of autocratic ruler HM Ershad in 1990. On December 6, 1990, military dictator HM Ershad stepped down in the face of a mass upsurge, and handed power over to a caretaker government ending his nine years’ of autocratic rule which began through grabbing power in ... Read More »

US, China cooperation on cyber crime

The United States and China have reached agreement on guidelines for requesting assistance on cyber crime or other malicious cyber activities, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday.The agreement was reached in talks in Washington this week among officials including US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun.The ... Read More »

No polls date shifting, no campaign by MPs – Election Commision

The Election Commission has rejected the demand of ruling Awami League and the Opposition in Parliament Jatiya Party to give their MPs scope to campaign for municipal polls candidates. The EC has also said ‘No’ to BNP’s demand to shift the date of polls by 15 days. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad has made it clear that it is ... Read More »

Sector Commanders Forum calls for ending ties with Pakistan

Sector Commanders Forum has demanded an end to all sorts of diplomatic ties with Pakistan after the country expressed ‘concern’ over the execution of those who committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s Liberation War.The forum’s Chairman Maj Gen (retd) KM Shafiullah made the demand on Monday at midnight at a programme welcoming December, the month of Bangladesh’s victory over Pakistan ... Read More »

3 ‘ISI support agents’ nabbed in Kolkata

Kolkata police have arrested three persons in the Kolkata port area on charges of providing support to agents of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.The arrests in Kolkata’s Garden Reach area follow the arrest of a top ISI spy in the state of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.Central intelligence officials say that the three arrested on Sunday had sheltered the top ISI spy ... Read More »

Iran condemns recent attacks in Bangladesh

Strongly condemning the recent terrorist attacks on religious congregations in Bangladesh, Iran on Sunday said there is no doubt that the attackers are intending to disrupt the peace and harmony between the people of different religions and sects in this country.“There’s no doubt that the ones responsible for all this are intending to disrupt the peace and harmony between the ... Read More »

Israel blamed for terror in Bangladesh

Palestinian Charge d’Affaires in Dhaka Yousuf S Ramadan has blamed Israel for acts of ‘terrorism’ in Bangladesh.He was speaking at the International Palestine Solidarity Day function organised by the Bangladesh Shanti Parishad at the National Press Club on Sunday.Ramadan thanked the Bangladesh government and people for their unstinted support to the cause of a sovereign Palestine. “We extend our support ... Read More »

Now Islamabad decides to summon Bangladesh envoy

Pakistan has decided to summon Bangladesh’s envoy to lodge a protest and convey Islamabad’s concerns over the recent executions of two opposition members, according to a report by The Express Tribune.It attributed to a ruling party lawmaker’s statement in Pakistan’s national assembly on Wednesday.The report said the announcement by MNA Sheikh Aftab Ahmad came a day after lawmakers unanimously termed ... Read More »

Parimal gets life imprisonment

A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced Viqarunnisa Noon School teacher Parimal Joydhar to lifetime imprisonment over a schoolgirl rape case.He was also fined Tk 50,000, in default to suffer another six months in prison.Saleh Uddin Ahmed, judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 of Dhaka passed the order.Parimal sexually assaulted the Class-X student of Viqarunnisa Noon School and ... Read More »

Alleged IS supporter caught at Badda

Detectives arrested a suspected member of Middle East-based militant outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Badda area of the city on Tuesday night.The arrested man was identified as Nahid Hossen.Tipped off, a team of the Detective Branch (DB) of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested the member, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner ... Read More »

US criticizes war criminal execution

The United States is sharpening its criticism of Bangladesh’s tribunal on war crimes after death sentences were upheld this week against two influential opposition leaders, US news said quoting AP.US lawmakers overseeing foreign policy reportedly described the tribunal as “very flawed” and a means of political retribution.The state department was less pointed, saying Friday that executions should not take place ... Read More »

Both were unmoved

War criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were ‘unflustered’ during their execution, a police official has said.BNP leader Chowdhury and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Mujahid were hanged simultaneously on a single platform at Dhaka Central Jail in the first hours on Sunday.Detective Brach Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Nazmul Alam said the duo were silent when they ... Read More »

SQ Chy & Mojaheed hanged together

After nearly six years of long trial, condemned war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed were finally hanged at Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours of Sunday for the atrocities they had committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Read More »

Security tightened in Dhaka jail

Security has been tightened in and around the Dhaka Central Jail before the execution of war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid.They are likely to be handed any moment.Two magistrates have reportedly entered the jail to check on whether the two convicts will seek presidential pardon.Both have been ministers before.The jail authorities are tightlipped.Some like the US-based ... Read More »

ASP will face action for assault on journalist: IGP

A ‘drunk’ trainee assistant superintendent of police has assaulted a journalist who was taking photographs at a check post in Shahbagh. Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has promised that “departmental proceedings” will be initiated against the errant official.The incident occurred around 12:30am on Friday when police, carrying out routine controls, stopped two men on a motorcycle with a ... Read More »

Drug dealers held at Bandarban

Detective Branch of Police has held two alleged drug peddlers from Bandarban Sadar upazila, following a gun fight on early Friday.DB inspector Monjurul Alam confirmed the incident at Bandarban district police superintendent’s office.The arrested are, chief of Bulu Bahini, Ilias alias Bulu, 32, and his associate Mohammad Rubel, 22.A pistol, four bullets and one hundred yaba tablets have been recovered ... Read More »

Almost 6,000 jihadists on Interpol radar

Interpol has identified only 5,800 foreign fighters of the roughly 25,000 believed to have joined jihadist groups in conflict zones like Syria and Iraq, the head of the global police body said Wednesday.He was speaking at an anti-terrorism conference in Seville just days after the Paris terror attacks which killed 129 people and a bomb threat in Germany which led ... Read More »

BNP, Jamaat-Shibir men nabbed in Comilla

Police arrested 15 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat-Shibir during a drive in different areas of the district on various charges on Monday night, report news agency UNB.Inspector Mahbubur Rahman of Special Branch (SB) said a team of police conducted the drives in three upazilas of the district and arrested 15 BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men.Among the arrestees, eleven are ... Read More »

3 men held over Japanese murder

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) says it has arrested three men in Chapainawabganj for their suspected involvement in last month’s murder of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi.They are said to be activists of Rangpur’s Juba League and Juba Dal, having past criminal records.Two small firearms, bullets and machetes were seized from them, Rab-5 Commander Lt Col Mahbub Alam told the media ... Read More »

VNS rape case verdict on November 25

A Dhaka court has set Nov 25 to deliver the verdict on former Viqarunnisa Noon School and College teacher Parimal Joydhar who faces charges of raping a student.Saleh Uddin, the judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4, fixed the date on Tuesday, defence counsel Mahfuz Mia told us.He said the verdict was coming more than two years after the ... Read More »

2 sentenced to death in Rakib murder case

A Khulna court ordered death sentence for two accused in murder case of the minor boy Rakib,12. Khulna metropolitan sessions judge delivered the verdict on Sunday.Those who have been convicted of capital punishment are Sharif Motors owner Mohammad Sharif, and his associate Mintu.The court ordered for release of the other accused, Sharif’s mother Beauty Begum.The verdict was delivered after 96 ... Read More »

4 awarded death penalty in Samiul murder

Four persons have been awarded with death penalty for killing teenager Syed Samiul Alam Rajon in Sylhet July.Those who have been convicted of capital punishment are Kamrul Islam, Choukidar Moyna Miah alias Bara Moyna, Tajuddin Ahmed alias Badal and Zakir Hossain alias Pabel alias Raju.The Sylhet district and sessions judge, Akbar Hossain Mridha, delivered the verdict in the sensational case ... Read More »

Police to grill suspect in foreign couple attack

A Dhaka court has granted police three days to grill ‘Jahangir’, suspected of involvement in the attack on a Taiwanese business couple in Uttara.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Emdadul Haque granted the questioning after rejecting Jahangir’s bail petition on Saturday.Investigator Anwar Hossain had sought permission to quiz Jahangir for 10 days, police’s prosecution wing official Mirash Uddin told greenwatchbd.Wang Ming Chi and ... Read More »

Success achieved in curbing religious extremists: says IGP

Dhaka – Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said Bangladesh has achieved a visible success by substantially curbing religious extremist groups “Police have been taken vigorous efforts to roll back any kind of resurface of this socio-global menace,’ he said. The IGP came up with the remarks while addressing on “curbing terrorism: Bangladesh Perspective” on the inaugural session of ... Read More »