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Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star backs HK police

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Disney’s live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong’s police force. Chinese actress Liu Yifei, a naturalised US citizen, reposted a viral pro-police comment on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The territory has been convulsed by sometimes violent pro-democracy protests over the past 10 weeks. Rights groups and the UN have accused the police of a heavy handed response, according to a BBC report. Ms Liu had shared a Weibo post from the government-run Beijing newspaper People’s Daily that read (in Chinese): ...

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Two Bangladeshis die in Kolkata midnght car crash; driver arrested

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MNA National Desk: Two Bangladeshis have been killed and another injured after being crushed by a car in Kolkata. The dead are Kazi Md Mainul Alam, 36, and Farhana Islam Tania, 30, Anandabazar newspaper reported citing police. Mainul, hailing from Jhenaidah, was working as retail support manager of Grameenphone. Tania, a resident of the capital’s Mohammadpur, was a Citibank official working at its Dhanmondi branch. The injured, Kazi Md Shafi Rahmatullah, is Mainul’s cousin. Rahmatullah’s injuries were not serious, according to the Indian media. They took shelter under a shed outside a traffic police outpost near Shakespeare Sarani Police Station ...

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Brazil police arrest one over $29m gold robbery case

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MNA International Desk: Brazilian police said on Sunday (local time) they arrested one person and are seeking an arrest warrant for another in connection with the theft of a gold shipment at São Paulo’s international airport on July 25. The authorities did not name any of the suspects in the theft, which involved 718.9 kilos of gold worth an estimated $29 million from the cargo terminal of Guarulhos international airport, reports Reuters. Security firm Brink’s Co, which was responsible for delivering the gold to the airport, said in a statement last week that it had completed the delivery and the ...

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water as protest escalates

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MNA International Desk: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory. The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s biggest political crisis in years. It came after protesters earlier in the day forced the delay of a legislative debate over the bill, which would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland ...

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Police Bureau instructed to probe Nusrat murder case: Home Minister

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MNA Editorial Desk: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said the Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) has been instructed to investigate the case over Feni madrasa girl Nusrat who died on Wednesday following an arson attack. “The PIB has been instructed to investigate the incident quickly. The chargesheet in this regard will be also submitted soon,” said the minister. Mr Asaduzzaman said it while talking to reporters after a meeting of Road, Transport Law Implementation Committee at the secretariat. Law Minister Annisul Huq and Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon were also present at the meeting. Responding to a question about ...

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Ensure harassment-free police services: President

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MNA National Desk: Asking police force to ensure harassment-free services, President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday advised them to work cordially with utmost devotion. “Ensure harassment-free services to the people . . . Give topmost priority to necessary legal aids and advises for service-seekers,” the president told a function at Bangabhaban on the occasion of Police Week -2019. The head of the state hoped that the police being imbued with patriotism, honesty and devotion would serve the country and its people, reports BSS. UNB adds: The President said, “One of the key elements of good governance for the development and progress ...

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No innocent to be victim of police harassment: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the police to remain careful so that innocent people are not harassed and tortured during their duties. “You need to keep in mind that no innocent persons should fall victim to torture and harassment by you,” she said. The Prime Minister said this on Monday while attending the five-day ‘Police Week-2019′ at Rajarbagh Police Lines with the theme of “Build unity of police-people, eliminate drugs-militants.’ She said it is the duty of the police to protect mass people from any type of harassment.”People expect this from you.” Sheikh Hasina said all ...

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Six arrested over BNP’s Paltan violence

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MNA National Desk: Police have arrested six people with alleged ties to vandalism and arson attacks on law-enforcement agencies’ vehicles in Naya Paltan. All of them are linked to Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the opposition BNP, police said on Tuesday. A helmeted man seen on a police car with his arms stretched in a show of defiance during violent clashes on Nov 14 was among the arrestees. The picture of the young man trended on the social media. Police identified him as Md HK Hossain Ali, an adherent to BNP leader Mirza Abbas. Hossain, a resident of ...

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Police cordon off 2 ‘militant hideouts’

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MNA National Desk: Police cordoned off two houses at Madhabdi and Sheikher Char in Narsingdi since Monday evening suspecting them militant hideouts, reported news agency. Law enforcers locked both the houses with at least five people inside, according to police. Two units of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) including the CTTCU (Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit) have been preparing for conducting operations in the houses that were identified as militant dens by long-run investigations, said police. CTTC Chief Monirul Islam reached the spot at 9:00am Tuesday. Earlier at night, the district administration imposed section 144 in and around 500-yard areas ...

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War on drugs: BD requires right actions

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MNA Editorial Desk: Drug War: The future of a country is much dependent on the quality – knowledge, education, mindset etc. of its youth and Bangladesh is not any different on that perspective. If the youth of a country is not progressive, that country cannot win any race. Bangladesh in recent times has set itself as an example of development and we are actually in a race to outrun ourselves requiring huge participation of our youth. But regretfully, in spite of having huge potential, our young generation is facing a great enemy – ‘Drugs’. Widespread availability and usage of different ...

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Be helpful to people: PM to police

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed police to be helpful to people, by extending service and support, reported news agenyc. “People come to police when they face difficulties. Therefore, police must give importance to human rights and rule of law while performing their duties. They have to be attentive towards women, children and elderly people in society,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 35th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy here. The Prime Minister took salute and inspected the parade. She asked the police ...

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Build yourself as pro-people force: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police to build themselves as members of a propeople force. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the Police Week-2018 at Dhaka Metropolitan Police Lines at Rajarbagh. The Police Week-2018 has begun with the motto ‘Remedy of Militancy and Drugs: Commitment of Bangladesh Police’. Hasina reviewed a spectacular parade of different contingents of Bangladesh Police arranged on the occasion. The Prime Minister handed over awards in four categories to 182 policemen for their outstanding performance in 2017. Of the police personnel, 30 received Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) while 71 ...

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Robocop helps Hungary police

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: A talkative little robot has been enlisted by police in Hungary to help bring an electric jolt to presentations in schools and pensioner clubs. “Hi kids!” said robot “Robi” to a class of primary school children in Szolnok, 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Budapest. About 40 centimetres tall and 20 wide (16 by eight inches), and weighing 1.6 kilogrammes (3.5 pounds), Robi’s 16-part body stood on a table, gesturing as he talks. Robi has been operational in the Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok county since May, and Erdos, 38, said there are plans to have similar robots jumping ...

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Columnist Farhad Mazhar missing

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MNA National Desk: Family members of writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar told police that they could not trace him after he went out of home at Shyamali in the Monday morning. Police said that they were tracking the mobile phone used by Farhad and it was found at different locations in south-western region of the country. Police visited Farhad’s home at Shyamali and inspecting CCTV camera of the building found that he was leaving at around 5:05am in a ‘casual mood’. Police also said that Mazhar called his wife on her mobile phone and asked her to manage Tk 3.5 ...

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Police raids BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office

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MNA National Desk: Police on Saturday conducted a raid on the Gulshan office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in search of search of “anti-state documents.” Nothing, however, was found during the two-hour long search. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that the raid was aimed at “harassing Khaleda Zia mentally and keeping her under pressure.” Police said that they had received information that “anti-state materials” were kept at the Gulshan office. And they had a search warrant issued by the court to carry out a raid to find out whether there is any anti-state ...

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Blast Inside Ashkona RAB Camp Left ‘Suicide Bomber’ Dead

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MNA Editorial Desk: A blast inside a makeshift camp of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Ashkona of Dhaka left a ‘suicide bomber’ dead. Inspector General (IG) of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque and RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan assumes that militants are involved in this attack. This alarming attack was carried out only a day after raids on two militant hideouts at Sitakunda of Chittagong. Immediately after the attack airports, maritime ports and prisons across Bangladesh was ordered to increase security. Middle East-based radical group Islamic State claimed credit for several previous militant attacks in Bangladesh.  In the case of ...

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Bus driver killed in clash between transport strikers and police

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MNA National Desk: A bus driver was killed in a clash between a group of transport strikers and the members of law enforcement in capital’s Gabtali terminal area on Wednesday morning. The police charged tears shells and used rubber-coated bullets to rein in the transport strikers as they took to streets in front of Gabtali bus terminal and vandalized dozens of running vehicles to enforce their countrywide strike. The deceased is Shah Alam, 45. It was not immediately known whether Shah Alam was killed in police shooting. Witnesses said the trouble began when some transport workers prevented some anti-strike workers ...

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Indian Legislator Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl

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MNA International Desk: An Indian legislator from Meghalaya was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl and for being involved in sex-racket. MLA Julius K. Dorphang from Independent Meghalaya, was arrested from his hideout in neighbouring Assam on Saturday as he was wanted in connection with a sex-racket case involving a 14-year old girl in Shillong. The state police sought cooperation from their counterparts in neighbouring states and the arrest came within a day after a look out notice was issued. East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said, “We have arrested Dorphang and he was brought here. He will ...

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BNP’s countywide demonstration as police cordon-off Nayapaltan Office

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MNA National Desk: After failing to secure authorization for a rally in Dhaka, the BNP has said it will protest by launching countrywide demonstrations on Sunday. The announcement came from a media conference after police cordoned off the BNP Dhaka central office at Naya Paltan. However, police have cordoned off the BNP headquarters even as the party is yet to secure permission to hold a rally in the capital. Hundreds of policemen and plainclothes intelligence officers, water cannons and prison vans started gathering in front of the BNP office since this early morning. BNP leaders and activists alleged that nobody ...

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Police to shoot in case of irregularities in N’ganj elections

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MNA Editorial Desk: Police have been ordered to shoot if anybody tries to create irregularities at the polling stations during the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election, said Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman. DIG of Dhaka range told this to the newsmen in Narayanganj’s Masdair Police Line area on Tuesday. “If anybody tries to snatch ballot box, seize polling station, or breach polling station security, law enforcement will open fire. Action will be taken against those policemen who would not open fire,” he said. Earlier on Monday, 22 platoons of BGB deployed to the electoral zones and the process ...

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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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Nine terrorists killed at Kalyanpur

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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

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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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Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police in Paris

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MNA International Desk: Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police and set cars burning in an area north of Paris overnight following the death of a young man in police hands earlier this week. Nearly 24 hours after a Bastille Day celebration was transformed into a nightmare, locals and visitors returned to the Promenade des Anglais to lay flowers for the dead and to wonder exactly how, and why, the unthinkable had come to pass. Nine people were detained in a second successive night of violence, which involved some 200 residents and 180 police officers in the Val d’Oise region ...

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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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Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge

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MNA International Desk: Three police officers have been shot dead and three others injured in Baton Rouge less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana city. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said three officers had died in what he described as an ambush-style deal. It was not directly clear whether there was a connection between the firings and the current unrest over the police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. President Barack Obama called for national unity after the killing in Baton, and warned against using the lethal occurrence to ...

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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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