Category: Bangladesh

Seven-murder case plaintiff Beauty worried for witnesses

REF: Selina Islam Beauty, wife of slain city councillor Nazrul Islam, said ‘cadres’ of prime suspect Nur Hossain created a ‘environment of fear for the witnesses’ by their presence on the court premises during the last hearing.

She raised the allegations on Tuesday, a day after a Narayanganj court indicted 35 persons, including former city councillor Nur Hossain and three former RAB officials, for the 2014 murders in the town.
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Justice Shamsuddin says Supreme Court finally ‘agrees to accept his verdicts, orders’

REF: After several developments throughout the day, retired Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury says he now can submit the verdicts and orders he wrote after retirement.


Bangladesh gears up Zika virus prevention plan after WHO emergency call

REF: Bangladesh official will meet in a “technical committee” meeting on Thursday to devise a plan to prevent the mosquito-borne Zika virus.


Prof AKM Shamsuzzaman, Line Director of the Centre for Disease Control, told they have made the move after the World Health Organization declared the virus an “international public health emergency” on Monday.


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Bangladesh important IS target, says former Indian army general

REF: A former Indian army officer says Muslim majority Bangladesh, despite its “initial success” in countering radicalisation, remains an “important” target of the Islamic State to expand its caliphate.


Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain, however, did not see any ‘big’ IS presence in the region, including in Bangladesh, at present.
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‘Lady Hitler’ Hasina running Bangladesh, BNP chief Khaleda tells London meeting

REF: Khaleda Zia has called for ‘national unity’ to topple the Awami League government, claiming Sheikh Hasina has established ‘monarchy’ in Bangladesh.


The BNP chairperson, with son Tarique Rahman at her side, launched a scathing attack on the governing Awami League at a meeting organised by her party’s UK chapter at Park Plaza Riverbank London hotel on Sunday evening (local time).

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Secular publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh

REF: A publisher of a slain online critic of religious militancy was hacked to death in the Bangladeshi capital, police said, hours after similar attacks wounded two secular writers and another publisher.


Faysal Arefin, who was killed on Saturday in Dhaka, published books by Avijit Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin who was murdered in the same way in February.

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Bangladesh slaps mobile-phone operators with December deadline to resolve nagging call drops

REF: State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim has set mobile-phone operators a two-month deadline to solve the problem of call drops.She also directed the telecom regulators BTRC to do their bit within the stated timeframe.

The minister issued the directive in a meeting at the Secretariat on Monday with the CEOs of wireless carriers on the problem of dropped calls and other difficulties faced by subscribers.

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Finance Minister Muhith lambasts US policy towards Bangladesh after fresh travel warning

REF: Peeved by Washington’s latest advisory to its citizens, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has ripped at the United States for its policy towards Bangladesh.


“The US has been behaving this way since the Awami League-led government came to power,” he said at a media briefing at the Secretariat on Sunday.

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Terrorist threat remains real and credible, says US alert to its citizens in Bangladesh

REF: The US embassy in Bangladesh has warned its citizens that “future” attacks against Westerners may occur, including against them.


MP Liton to be produced in trial court in Gaibandha on Thursday

REF: Ruling party MP Manjurul Islam Liton has been taken to Gaibandha after his arrest in Dhaka on charges of shooting a nine-year-old boy.


He was handed over to Gaibandha police after police in Dhaka arrested him from the capital’s Uttara on Wednesday night.

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