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ISIS threats in Bangladesh – Denials and Delusions

It has happened again! In the wake of the latest round of terror attacks in Bangladesh, with ISIS claiming credit for it, authorities in the country have again started resorting to the old response. Rejecting any ISIS involvement in terror attacks in Bangladesh as “propaganda”, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Kamal poses the question: “Why will the […]

Bodies of 2 out of 4 militants with suicide vests still in Atia Mahal; raid nears end after 4 days Army and Rab personnel near Atia Mahal in Shibbari of Sylhet city yesterday. During a commando operation, army men found bodies of four militants, including a woman, on the ground floor of the building. Two […]

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An internet file photo shows an aircraft of out-of-operation United Airways (BD) Limited standing on the tarmac at an airport. Out-of-operation United Airways (Bangladesh) Limited has approached scam-hit Agrani Bank for a loan worth around Tk 300 crore after receiving no response from most of the financial institutions to its Tk 225-crore bond offer. Out-of-operation United Airways […]

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Muslim leaders hold peace rally in wake of Westminster terror attack ‘The figures of far-right extremists do not define the British values that we hold,’ speaker tells crowd in Birmingham Richard Vernalls, Press Association The Independent Online Muslims leave Birmingham Central Mosque after friday prayers Getty Images Muslim faith leaders have led a peace rally […]

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The government is introducing a new law with provisions of minimum educational qualification to obtain a driving licence and penalty for using mobile phones while driving. Monday’s regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, gave its initial clearance for the draft of the ‘Road Transport Act 2017.’ Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said […]

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Operation Twilight, the siege of a suspected extremist hideout at Shibbari of South Surma in Sylhet has entered the fourth day. Sounds of explosion and gunshots were heard repeatedly with small intervals from 6:00am on Monday and the army commandos continued the operation in Atia Mahal, the suspected extremist den, our Sylhet correspondent reports. Meanwhile, […]

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Munsur Ali, a British Bangladeshi Labour Party candidate, was democratically elected as a Councillor in the City of London at the recent election held on the 23rd of March. What is being called a historic win where not only Britain’s Labour party won a record 5 seats but also as it is the first time […]

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Imported cars remain stuck in Mongla Port, awaiting customs formalities. The photo was taken recently SHARIFUL ISLAM The importance of Mongla Port will increase after implementation of Padma Bridge, Rampal Power Plant and other development projects Complex customs formalities prevent the government from obtaining Tk445.41 crore revenue from a total of 4,728 cars stuck in […]

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