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Gulshan attack: Charge sheet against 8

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MNA National Desk: Police have submitted a charge sheet against eight suspects believed to be involved in the militant attack on Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery, which led to the deaths of 20 hostages, reported news agency. The charge sheet has been sent after all formalities were completed, Police Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Chief Monirul Islam, whose unit led the investigation, said at a press conference at Minto Road on Monday. Six suspects are currently in prison while two are absconding, he said. The investigation did not find the involvement of former North South University teacher Hasnat Karim, who ...

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Model Risila commits suicide

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Model and actress Risila Binte Wazer reportedly committed suicide at her residence in Badda area of Dhaka today. Her body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in their residence in Shajahadpur area around 1:30pm. Risila was pronounced dead after she was taken to United Hospital in Gulshan around 2:00pm, said Dr Shagufa Anwar, communication and business development director of the hospital. “She committed suicide while she was talking to her husband through a WhatsApp video call,” said Abu Bakkar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station. The couple had a four-year-old daughter together. ...

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Gulshan, Banani, Dhanmondi get 10 months to remove illegal structures

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MNA National Desk: The High Court (HC) on Wednesday ordered owners of the illegal structures in Gulshan, Banani and Dhanmondi areas to remove their installations within 10 months. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque issued the order, disposing of 233 separate writs filed in this regard. Petitioners’ counsel ABM Altaf Hossain told the media that the court said that RAJUK or the utility service providers will not able to take any measure within the 10 months. “After the deadline ends, RAJUK will be able to conduct drives without prior notice.” He ...

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Gulshan attack terrorists yet to be punished after one year

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MNA National Desk: The terrorists behind the Gulshan attack is yet to be punished after one year of the most brutal terror attack in Bangladesh. Exactly one year ago, the militant attack on Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery stunned the entire country on the month of holy Ramadan. Five young men armed with guns and knives stormed the cafe on July1, 2016 and took several hostages including foreign nationals and killed 22. Most of the victims were foreigners and many were brutally hacked to death. The militants took four long months in preparation before the deadly attack though selected Holey Artisan ...

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Gulshan DCC market fire still out of control

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MNA National Desk: The fire at Gulshan-1 Dhaka North City Corporation market still out of control since it began in the wee hours. The market that houses over 600 shops caught fire around 2:00am today. Worries are most of the shops have been cleaned. About 22 firefighters were working to douse the flames, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence control room said. Several hundred shops were burnt down and a small portion of the two-storey market collapsed following the fire. The cause of fire could not be known immediately. Inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Hoque, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner ...

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BNP leader MA Qaiyum indicted over Tavella murder

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MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court has indicted seven persons, including BNP leader MA Qaiyum in the 2015 murder of Italian national Cesare Tavella at capital’s Gulshan. Md Kamrul Hossain, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge, issued the order rejecting the discharge and fixed November 24 to hear witnesses’ testimonies. Six other accused are – Qaiyum’s brother Abdul Matin, Russel Chowdhury alias Chatki Russel, Minhazul Arefin Russel alias Bhagne Russel, Tamzid Ahmed Rubel alias Mobile Rubel alias Shooter Rubel, Shakhawat Hossain alias Sharif and Md Sohel. Earlier on 28 September, 2015, Italian national Cesare Tavella, 50-year-old, an official of the Netherlands-based non-governmental ...

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Money provider for Gulshan attack joins Islamic State

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MNA Editorial Desk: Police on Tuesday said that they had recognized three people as the chief suppliers of finance for the Gulshan cafe attack and one of them had joined Islamic State. The July attack was claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State, hit by a spate of killings of liberals and members of religious minorities in the past year. Police identified one of the three as a doctor who left Bangladesh with his family for Syria to join Islamic State, reported news agency. He provided 8 million taka ($100,000) for a faction of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), known as New ...

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Former NSU teacher Hasnat Karim shown arrested

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MNA National Desk: Hasnat Karim, a former teacher of NSU (North South University), has been shown arrested in a case filed in linking with the militant attack at a Gulshan cafe in Dhaka on July 1. Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka Imdadul Haque placed Hasnat on an eight-day fresh remand after showing him arrested in the case. Hasnat and Tahmid(a student of University of Toronto) have been under an eight-day remand since August 4 after they were both shown arrested under section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). However, Hasnat Karim was arrested from in front of Aarong in ...

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Police detained Hasnat Karim and Tahmid

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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

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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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Five missing Bangladeshi may have moved to India

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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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Source of arms used in militant attacks found

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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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A woman detained for involvement in Gulshan attack

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MNA National Desk: A woman has been detained for suspected involvement in Gulshan terror attack on a cafe that killed 22 persons, as media said on Friday. Ruma Akhtar, 28-yaer-old, was picked up on Thursday by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police on charges of her involvement in the attack. Her father, Shahaboddin Ahmed Badu, told to media that detectives took her away from their house saying she was a suspect in the July 1 attack. “But I don’t know the reason behind her detention,” he added. However, the family of Ruma said that she went to Dubai six months ago but ...

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JMB regional head arrested from Gazipur

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MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday said it had arrested four suspected militants, including a top regional head of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB), from Tongi of Gazipur. RAB raid a flat in an apartment building in the industrial town of Tongi and detained four members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB). “Among them was Mahmudul Hasan, the southern regional head of the JMB. He is a top militant trainer,” RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told reporters. Law enforcement agency recuperated hand-made bombs and bomb-making ingredients from the house, indicating the militants “were planning to carry out an act of sabotage,” he ...

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NSU suspends arrested pro-VC Ahsan

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MNA National Desk: The authorities of North South University (NSU) yesterday suspended the acting pro-VC, Gias Uddin Ahsan, who was arrested on charges of renting out a flat to Gulshan cafe attackers and withholding tenants’ information from the police. The NSU authorities took the action against Gias Uddin Ahsan, dean of the private university’s School of Health and Life Sciences, NSU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Atiqul Islam told to media. On Sunday, the VC at a view exchange meeting with government officials termed militants “cancer” and announced that his university would root it out from the campus through “operations”. Gias Uddin Ahsan, ...

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Police had prior information of Gulshan attacks

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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

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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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NSU acting pro-VC detained for sheltering militants

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MNA National Desk: Gias Uddin Ahsan, acting pro vice chancellor (pro-VC) of North South University (NSU), has been detained here along with two others for sheltering militants who carried out Bangladesh’s worst terror attack at a cafe in which 22 people were killed by suspected Islamic State militants. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said “North South University’s (NSU) acting pro-VC Gias Uddin Ahsan was arrested yesterday for renting out a flat to the attackers of Holey Artisan Bakery.” Meantime, Dhaka court has given police eight days to interrogate the acting pro-VC Ahsan. Counter terrorism Unit’s Additional ...

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World leaders at ASEM to support Hasina government

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MNA National Desk: World leaders, at the 11th Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit at Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, expressed their eagerness to support Hasina government in any situation as news agencies reported. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said that her government would take help from Russia, if necessary, in fighting extremism and militancy. Hasina said this when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held two-sided talks with her on the sidelines of the ASEM Summit here. Medvedev offered to stay beside Bangladesh at its dangerous time if there is any terrorist attack. Foreign secretary M. Shahidul Haque said, numerous topics on bilateral ...

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Khaleda to meet intellectuals on Thursday

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MNA National Desk: Khaleda Zia, BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) chairperson, is set to meet and exchange views with intellectuals, journalists and professionals on Thursday evening over the current militant occurrences at Gulshan restaurant and Eid congregation at Sholakia. Sayrul Kabir Khan, BNP chief’s press wing member, confirmed that the meeting would be held at 8:00pm at chairperson’s Gulshan office. However the BNP chief already set on a meeting with its standing committee members on Wednesday at 8:00pm. After closing that meeting she also sat for another conference with its alliance’s leaders at the same place. The two attacks and significance ...

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PM advised parents to remain watchful of children

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday advised all, counting parents, teachers and government officers, to remain watchful about the activities of their children to stop them from terror and crime occurrences. “The people of the country are pious, but not bigots. I simply cannot understand why the children of these pious people who are receiving education from reputed institutions, good schools and colleges, and English medium ones are turning bigots,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said that it essentials to be burrowed out how the criminals are misguiding students. “We don’t want these students to lay down ...

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Government alert on condition in North South University

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MNA Editorial Desk: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said that the government is alert on the condition in the North South University (NSU), a reputed private university, from where some students have got mixed up in terrorist activities. Missing students are found to be getting connected in terrorism, Nahid said at a meeting with the UGC chairman in the Secretariat on Tuesday. The minister also witnessed that this trend appeared more marked among smart and meritorious student from well-to-do families. “Such allegations against NSU teachers and students had risen earlier. We are aware of this university. We also held ...

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Nisha Desai Biswal visited Dhaka terror attack site

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MNA National Desk: Nisha Desai Biswal, the US point person for South Asia, has visited Dhaka terror attack site, the Gushan cafe that terrorists stormed on July 1 and killed 20 people including nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian and an American citizen of Bangladesh origin. The Islamic State (IS) has supposedly demanded responsibility for the occurrence at Holey Artisan Bakery, in Gulshan diplomatic zone, which is visited by foreigners. The US assistant secretary of State remained there for around 20 minutes on Monday. She will also leave on Monday, finishing her two-day visit, for Sri Lanka after meeting Prime ...

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Government decided to ban Peace TV

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MNA National Desk: The government of Bangladesh on Monday decided to ban Peace TV, which is run by Mumbai-based Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik. The cabinet committee on law and order chaired by Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu took the decision after two back-to-back attacks within July’s first week. The Bangladesh government has also said that it would monitor sermons delivered during the Friday prayers. The government would crack down on ‘provocative’ speeches. Mir Hossain Akhtar, president of Cable TV Operators Bangladesh (COB) said that cable TV operators in the nation wish to stop airing Zakir Naik’s Peace TV. “We ...

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Alleged captured Gulshan attacker Zakir dies at DMCH

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MNA National Desk: Alleged captured Gulshan attacker Zakir dies at DMCH. Zakir Hossain Shaon, who is alleged to be one of the attackers in last Friday’s Gulshan havoc, yielded to his wounds at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Friday. Zakir’s parents went to Holey Artisan bakery with a photograph of their son on 4 July as they could not find him after the attack on the restaurant. A group of terrorists killed at least 20 people, mostly foreigners, in the attack. Zakir’s parents said that they went to Gulshan police station in search of their son. They waited in Gulshan ...

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Worst nightmare of Bangladesh taking place at Gulshan

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MNA Editorial Desk: On the eve of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the worst nightmare of Bangladesh is taking place at Gulshan. There has been serious shootout at a bakery of the capital city Dhaka’s Gulshan area. The incident started an hour after the iftar (at around 8:30pm) as 6-8 gunmen stormed into the Holy Artisan Bakery, which is a very popular restaurant and hangout place of locals as well as diplomats living in the area. The police immediately approached the scene and tried to take control over the terrorists but they faced tremendous gunfire and at least three police officials were critically ...

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