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$50 penalty per fake SIM within a week

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MNA Editorial Desk: The state minister of posts and telecommunications, Tarana Halim, has said that selling unauthorized, biometrically verified SIM cards will invite $50 penalty per fake SIM within in a week. The suggestion is aimed at restriction on the use of SIM cards that are not registered with bona fide consumers. “We are monitoring all operators closely. If any SIM has been inadvertently registered with the wrong biometric details the operators will have to bear penalty of $50 per SIM. A letter in this regard from the BTRC will be sent out to operators soon. So far, 120 million ...

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HSC results will be published on August 18


MNA Editorial Desk: HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) and equivalent exam results of 2016 will be published on Thursday (August 18). Nurul Islam Nahid, Education Minister, along with chairmen of all education boards will hand over copies of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 10am. Nahid will officially announce the results at a press conference at 1pm. Applicants will be able to know their results after 2pm. This year a total of 1,218,628 students took part in the exams from eight education boards, and madrasa and technical boards between Apr 3 and Jun 12. The result will be available ...

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Identity of Four Detained Female JMB Members Revealed


MNA Editorial Desk: Identity of four detained female members of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has been found out and revealed. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has confirmed the authenticity of the information. The information was disseminated today at a press conference arranged by the Rapid Action Battalion 4 (RAB-4) at Paikpara of Mirpur in the capital on Tuesday morning. RAB informed that, those four were detained from the Signboard area of Gazipur, Moghbazar and Mirpur area of the capital. They are JMB leader Aklima Rahman, Oishee, Mou and Meghla. Among them, Aklima is a student of Manarat International University. A circular ...

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Two Bangladeshi shot to death in NY

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MNA Editorial Desk: Two Bangladeshi citizens, including an Imam, were shot to death near a mosque of the Queens area in NY (New York) of US on Saturday afternoon. They were shot in the head from a short distance on their way back home after Zuhr prayers. Two Bangladeshi were recognized as Imam Alauddin Akhonjee, 55-year-old, and his friend Tara Mia, 64-year-old. Akhonjee was the imam of Al – Furqan Jame masjid of the Ozone Park area in Queens, New York. “The purpose of this killing is not yet clear,” deputy inspector Henry Sautner of New York police told news ...

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Saudi lifted ban on recruiting workers


MNA Editorial Desk: Saudi Arabia has officially lifted a six-year ban on recruiting workers from Bangladesh. The decision will benefit all classes of workers comprising skilled, unskilled and professionals such as doctors, nurses, teachers, farm and construction workers, Golam Moshi, Dhaka’s envoy to the kingdom, told to news agency. Organizations for recruitment from Bangladesh was reopened after talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Jeddah in June, he said. However, the embargo did not put on to female domestic labors who make up for 60,000 of the 1.3 million Bangladeshis working in the ...

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HC ordered judicial inquiry over teacher humiliation


MNA Editorial Desk: The HC (High Court) on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry over the humiliation of headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta in Narayanganj. A bench including Justice M Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das asked the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate to submit a judicial inquiry report by 3 November. The court also rejected an investigation report submitted by Narayanganj police over the incident. The police report submitted to the court found that MP AKM Salim Osman guiltless. Earlier on 9 June, the HC ordered the superintendent of police and officer-in-charge of Bandar thana in Narayanganj to submit complete ...

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RAB arrested the Editor of ‘banglamail24.com’


MNA Editorial Desk: RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) arrested the Editor of ‘banglamail24.com’, an online newspaper, and two other employees on charges of spreading rumors about Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Officials of RAB invaded the online portal’s office on Monday and detained its acting Editor Shahadat Ullah Khan, executive editor Maksudul Alam and staff reporter Pranta Palash. The elite force also seized a computer and locked the door of the office at Scout Bhaban in the city’s Kakrail area. Khandaker Golam Sarwar, commanding Officer of RAB-3, said that “They have been brought in on allegations of spreading rumors. Whether we let them ...

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HC ordered 20 pharmaceutical to stop production


MNA Editorial Desk: The HC (High Court) has ordered 20 pharmaceutical companies to stop production of all drugs manufactured by them and asked 14 others not to manufacture antibiotics. An HC bench including justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akond approved the order after hearing on a supplemental petition in this regard. On behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, Manzil Morshed filed the petition, replying to a report titled “Low quality medicines of 34 cos still exist in market’ printed by ‘Dainik Samakal’ on 28 June. The writ petition was submitted with the HC ...

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O and A level exams take place as per schedule


MNA Editorial Desk: A press release, published by British Council Bangladesh, floated to the media on Saturday said that the O-level and A-level exams (Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel) will take place as per schedule. Through the release, the council stated that the authorities of the organization are working on to bring the exams services to the students. The registration limit for the Cambridge International Examinations in November-2016 session has been extended till Wednesday. School applicants are asked to contact their schools for a unique school candidate registration link. Private candidates from Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, and Khulna ...

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DB identified five in Xulhaz, Tonoy murder


MNA Editorial Desk: DB (Detective Branch of police) has identified five individuals who took part in the murder of the gay rights activists Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy. Investigators are trying to detain these suspects. Police got info on the murders after arresting Shariful Islam Shihab, a member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team, from Kushtia, said the DB officer in charge of the case’s inquiry. Law enforcement agency detained Shihab from Kushtia after 19 days of the attack. “Shihab supplied weapons to the killers. We got some important information after he was remanded twice in custody. He is now ...

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Police detained Hasnat Karim and Tahmid


MNA Editorial Desk: Former North South University (NSU) lecturer Hasnat Reza Karim and University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan, two suspected masterminds of the 1 July Gulshan attack, were detained by the police force on Wednesday. “Hasnat was arrested from Gulshan around 8:45pm yesterday, while Tahmid was arrested from Bashundhara residential area in the capital,” said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka metropolitan police (DMP). Both have been detained under Section 54 and presented at the court where the police would pursue 10-day remand, the police official also added. Earlier, AKM Shahidul Hoque, the inspector general of police ...

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Moudud have to vacate the Gulshan house


MNA Editorial Desk: BNP leader Moudud Ahmed have to vacate the Gulshan house, where he is living using the name of his brother, as the Supreme Court yesterday scuffled a High Court verdict that had ordered the authorities to alter the house land. The Appellate Division bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday also scrapped a case continuing filed for Moudud and his brother Monjur Ahmed’s alleged connection in grabbing the land of the Tk. 300 crore house. “After the verdict, I think it is clear that they have been staying there as grabbers. ...

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IGP announced reward for capturing two militants


MNA Editorial Desk: IGP Shahidul Haque, the inspector general of the police, on Tuesday announced Tk. 20 lakh reward each for capturing two militants suspects, Canadian immigrant Tamim Chowdhury and retired army officer major Syed Md Ziaul Haque. IGP made the declaration about reward calling them as masterminds of the attacks on Holey Artisan restaurant in Gulshan and the Sholakia Eid congregation in July. Earlier in 31 July, news agency reported that at least five people, included in the missing list released by Bangladeshi Law enforcement agency after the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks, may have moved in India. One of ...

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Five missing Bangladeshi may have moved to India


MNA Editorial Desk: As news agency reports, at least five people, included in the missing list released by Bangladeshi Law enforcement agency after the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks, may have moved in to India. The report said that the problem was a crucial part of a current meeting between home ministers of Bangladesh and India in New Delhi. Three days back, RAB has published names of 68 persons were missing since 2011. All of them aged between 15 and 40 years. Two months back, Assam police smashed a JMB campground in Chirang district, which was used for working out purpose ...

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DMP disclosed identities of seven killed militants


MNA Editorial Desk: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has disclosed identities of seven out of nine militants who were killed in exchange of gunfire during a police raid in the city’s Kalyanpur early Tuesday. The DMP issued the identities of the seven militants, including previous three, on its Facebook page at 8:22pm on Wednesday evening. They are: 1) Abdullah, 23, a son of Md. Sohrab Ali of Nababganj in Dinajpur, 2) Abu Hakim Naim, 33, son of Nurul Islam of Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali, 3) Taj-ul-Haque Rashik, 25, son of Rabiul Haque of Dhaka’s Dhanmandi, 4) Akifuzzaman Khan, 24, son of ...

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SC rejected an appeal of OC for torturing DU student


MNA Editorial Desk: The Supreme Court (SC) rejected an appeal of Helal Uddin, former acting officer in charge (OC) of Khilgaon police station for torturing former DU student Abdul Kader. DU student Kader’s law year Munzur Alam said that Dhaka CMM court sentenced Helal Uddin for three years in prison. Helal appealed against the verdict at Supreme Court. The appeal has been rejected on Wednesday. Judge Md. Jahidul Kabir of Dhaka additional metro session judge court-5 passed the order dismissing the appeal filed by Helal Uddin. On May 17, 2015, Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj had sentenced ...

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Nine terrorists killed at Kalyanpur


MNA Editorial Desk: Nine terrorists have been killed in an operation of law enforcement agencies at Kalyanpur of Dhaka city. The law enforcers conducted an operation at the hideout of the terrorists, at a building named ‘Jahaz Building’ on the road 5 near the Kalyanpur Bus stand. Police confirmed that, nine terrorists were killed in the operation. The operation was conducted from 5:51am to 6:51am in the morning though the process started around 12am of last night. It was reported that, few members of the law enforcement agencies were injured during this operation. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Shahidul ...

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Source of arms used in militant attacks found


MNA Editorial Desk: Law enforcement agencies have found the source of the arms used in the recent militant attacks in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery and Sholakia, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said. He told this in a program held at Police Staff College in Mirpur area in Dhaka on Monday. He said that, “The arms used in the attacks were not very modern. We have found the source from where the attackers got them (arms). The masterminds of the attacks have been identified and they are under surveillance.” However, law enforcement agencies were trying to combat militancy ...

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IS recruiter detained connected to Zakir Naik


MNA Editorial Desk: As media reports, security forces of Navi Mumbai have detained a suspected Islamic State (IS) recruiter supposedly connected to controversial preacher Zakir Naik. Arshid Qureshi, alleged to have persuaded youths in Kerala and influenced them to join the IS, was detained in a joint operation by anti-terror squad on Wednesday. He has been remanded to four days’ police custody. He is supposed to have been working with Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation as a Public Relations Officer since 2004 and was drawing a salary of Rs. 44,000. The TV station reported a case was registered against Qureshi ...

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Tarique sentenced to seven years imprisonment


MNA Editorial Desk: The High Court (HC) on Thursday scrapped the acquittal of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman from a money laundering case and sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment along with Tk. 200 million fines. The bench of Justice Enayetur Rahim and Amir Hossain gave its decision on Thursday on an appeal by the Anti-Corruption Commission. During the appeal that began on May 25, there was no lawyer to represent Tarique, the son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, as he has been absconding. In October 2009, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Tarique ...

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RAB released a list of 260 missing people


MNA Editorial Desk: The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has released a list of 260 people missing from numerous parts of Bangladesh in present times. The government had been collecting information on youths reported missing for some time. However, the five gunmen who attacked an upscale cafe in Dhaka on July 1 and killed 20 hostages had been missing for several months, according to their families. One of the Sholakia attackers had also been missing for the past four months. Law enforcement agencies had exposed the names of 10 other missing youths. Apart from that list, fresh information is still reaching ...

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RAB identified four suspects from CCTV footage


MNA Editorial Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday said that it has recognized four suspects including one woman and three men from CCTV footage who might have been linked in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack on 1 July. The RAB recognized the four people after inspecting a CCTV video footage. The video footage shows that the four people were speaking to each other in a group and walking on a road in front of the Holey Artisan restaurant on the night. Mohammad Mufti Mahmood, RAB director (legal and media wing) told to media that, the suspects were identified through ...

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Police had prior information of Gulshan attacks


MNA Editorial Desk: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has claimed that the law enforcement agency (Police) and his ministry had prior information of the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks. Kamal at the time of talking at a conversation in Dhaka on Sunday said, “The government had information that something might happen in Gulshan and had made all kinds of preparations for it. We know who is behind this and who supported them.” the minister shared this at Krishibid auditorium. Kamal later claimed that as soon as the Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner got the info of gunfire at Holey Artisan Bakery on ...

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Gulshan and Sholakia attackers are linked to each other


MNA Editorial Desk: According to reports, Gulshan and Sholakia attackers are linked to each other. Sholakia attacker Abir Rahman was with Gulshan cafe gunman Nibras Islam in Jhenaidah. They both are students of North South University and were killed by security forces. Certain inhabitants in Jhenaidah said they had recognized the pair after seeing their photos in the media. Nibras was well-known as ‘Sayeed’ in the area. “I saw him (Abir) with Sayeed. But I didn’t speak to him,” a student of a local college said. Bilkis Nahar, a landowner in Jhenaidah, told to media that Rokanuzzaman Rokan, the imam ...

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Truck attacker killed 84 Frenchmen on Bastille Day


MNA Editorial Desk: A horrible face of mass killing continues as a truck attacker killed 84 Frenchmen on Bastille Day. A Tunisian truck driver on Friday night killed at least 84 people by plowing a truck into Bastille Day crowds. Thursday night’s attack in the Riviera city of Nice plunged France into new grief and fear just eight months after gunmen killed 130 people in Paris. However, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the truck attack in Nice, a news service affiliated with the jihadists said Saturday. Amaq quoted an IS security source as saying one of its “soldiers” ...

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Babul Akter absent from office for 39 days


MNA Editorial Desk: SP Babul Akter has been absent from his office for the last 39 days. Nobody from his office is eager to explain why he is absent. Some officials of the police headquarters told to media that Babul has been absent from the police headquarters since the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu. Even, he has not submitted any application for leave. On the other hand, Babul’s father-in-law Mosharraf Hussain said that he knows nothing about this missing. A police officer said that Babul had been questioned for 15 hours by three DB police officers. He had ...

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Rakhain monk hacked in Cox’s Bazar


MNA Editorial Desk: A Rakhain buddhist monk was hacked by a group of offenders at Maillapar in the district town of Cox’s Bazar early on Wednesday. The wounded monk of the ethnic community from Arakan of Myanmar was recognized as Open Bita, 75-year-old. Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, Officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model Police Station, said a team of unknown miscreants captured the temple around 5:30am and hacked the monk extensively. Law enforcement agency hurried in and sent the wounded monk to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Additional policemen have been set up in and nearby the temple to ward off ...

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