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Chittagong man among IS suicide bombers

  

PNS: The IS member who died while in a suicide bombing in Tikrit city of Iraq in 2015 has been identified as Neaz Morshed Raja from Chittagong.The identification came after a recently uploaded video by SITE Intelligence Group.The latest video revealed that Raja was known among IS members as Abu Maryam al-Bengali.It has also come to notice that Raja appeared on RAB’s list of missing persons in 2016.Raja was a student of Sunshine Grammar School and College in Chittagong, and...

Militants growing weak: IGP

  

PNS: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque has stated that militants in Bangladesh are fast growing weak owning to the continuous anti-militant drives of the law enforcement agencies.The IGP made the statement while talking to reporters after attending the prize giving ceremony of the Annual Sports of Shaheed Police Smriti School and College in the city’s Mirpur area on Thursday.“Though they are indeed trying to re-organize in some places again, they will be rooted out...

Farmer stabbed to death in Chuadanga

  

PNS: Unidentified miscreants stabbed a farmer to death at Panka village in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga on Thursday.The deceased has been identified as Abul Kalam, 28, son of Khokai Biswas of the village.OC of Jibannagar Police Station Enamul Haque said a group of miscreants entered the house of Kalam around 12:30am while he along with his wife and children was asleep.The attackers stabbed Kamal with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.Kamal’s wife Anwara Khatun...

1 killed, 4 injured during AL clash in Jhenaidah

  

PNS: A violent clash between Awami League activists in Jhenaidah left an individual dead and four others injured.The incident occurred around midnight on Tuesday near Monohorpur village in Kaliganj Upazila.The deceased has been identified as 22-year old local resident Bipul Mondol.A turf war between Pukuria village Awami League leader Liton Hossain and Monohorpur village Awami League leader Israil Hossain led to the clash, said Kaliganj Police Station OC Aminul Islam.“The...

Pir, 3 others arrested over murder of Bochaganj Pir

  

PNS: A Pir, or spiritual leader was arrested from Kurigram’s Bhurungamari Upazila in connection with the murder of another Pir and his daughter in Bochaganj of Dinajpur.Eshaq Ali, 57, was picked up from his house at Dakkhin Pathordubi of the upazila around 3am Wednesday, according to police.Two others — Saidur Rahman, a khadem of Kadria Mohammadia Darbar Sharif, and his associate Samar Ali were also arrested from Doula area in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur district at the dead of...

Inflation rises again

  

PNS: The inflation rate has risen again.The inflation rate increased from 5.15 percent in January to 5.31 percent in February.Something that used to cost Tk 100 in 2016 will cost Tk 105.31 in February.The data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) was revealed to the media on Tuesday by Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at the NEC Conference Room in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.The rise in the inflation rate was credited to the raised prices of beef and edible...

2 Hizb-ut Tahrir men held in Rajshahi

  

PNS: Police on early Sunday arrested two members of the banned militant outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir in Poba upazila of Rajshahi.The arrestees were identified as Ariful Islam Saday and Mansur Rahman.Poba OC Porimol Kumar Chakrawarty said the duo were accused in a case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act.He said they had been suspecting that arrestees were having contact with some top suspects of different militancy related cases.PNS/Baki Billah

Defiant US prosecutor fired by Trump administration

  

PNS: A prominent US prosecutor said the Trump administration fired him on Saturday after he refused to step down, adding a discordant note to what is normally a routine changing of top attorneys when a new president takes office.New York US Attorney Preet Bharara’s defiant exit, first announced on Twitter, raised questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to fill top jobs throughout his government.Trump has yet to put forward any candidates to serve as the nation’s 93 district...

5 JMB activists arrested in Rajshahi

  

PNS: Police claimed to have arrested five militants of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Bagmara upazila in Rajshahi early Saturday.The arrested people were identified as – Abdul Mannan, Abul Hossain, Lutfar Rahman, Rohidul Islam and Abdus Sattar. They hailed from different villages of the upazila, Officer-in-Charge of Bagmara Police Station Nasim Ahmed informed journalists.After being tipped off, police arrested them from a mango orchard at South...

Security surveillance boosted in Ctg after Mirsarai militant den discovery

  

PNS: The security surveillance in Chittagong have been beefed up by police after a militant hideout was discovered in Mirsarai area on Wednesday.Noor-e-Alam Mina, Superintendent of Police in Chittagong, said that the law enforcers are conducting ‘block raids’ in the city besides a drive to collect information on people living in rented houses.On Wednesday, police seized bombs and explosives from a ‘militant hideout’ in Chittagong’s Mirsarai Upazila.Later, Comilla Detective Branch...

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