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Six arrested over BNP’s Paltan violence


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


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


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


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


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

Farhad Mazhar

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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Angry masses threw petrol bombs at police in Paris


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


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


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


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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Police to prepare list of missing youths


MNA Editorial Desk: Home minister, Asaduzzman Khan, has issued an instruction asking police to prepare a list of missing youths across the country. “I have sent a letter to the IGP (inspector general of police) asking him to instruct all police stations across the country to prepared a list of missing youths in their respective areas,” home minister told on Sunday. He also said that numerous youths were found to have come back to home whereas certain of the lost cases were not found to have no connection to extremism. “Once the police stations reports are compiled, we will have ...

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Police militarization issue revives with ‘bomb robot’


MNA International Desk: Police militarization issue revives with Use of Dallas ‘bomb robot’. A veteran counter terrorism and security expert said that the way Dallas police bomb squad officers killed the suspected shooter in Thursday’s downtown attacks on police was a natural evolution of military style tactics used by US combat soldiers and marines overseas. Technology warfare experts said the use of a robot to kill someone had major technological and legal implications for 21st century policing. “It’s a first by police,” said Peter Singer, author of “Wired for War”, a book on the use of robots in conflict zones. ...

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Alleged captured Gulshan attacker Zakir dies at DMCH


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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Snipers gunned down five police officers at Dallas protest


MNA International Desk: Snipers gunned down five police officers and wounded seven others at Dallas during protests over two fatal police shootings of black men — a blast of violence described as the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11. One suspect died after a clash with cops in an El Centro College garage, police said. It was blurred if the suspect was killed or had shot himself. Two civilians also were wounded, including Shetamia Taylor, 37-year-old, who was shot in the calf and was undergoing surgery Friday morning, Mayor Mike Rawlings said. Four of the slain cops were members ...

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Sholakia Eid Gathering Bombing Kills at Least four


MNA National Desk: Grave news started this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr proceedings as bombing at Sholakia Eid gathering kills at least four. At least four people, including a woman and two policemen, were killed in a bomb attack near the country’s largest Eid congregation at Sholakia in Kishoreganj on Thursday. Law enforcement agency said they detained two in connection with the blast that also left 12 others, including seven policemen, wounded. Three of the deceased were identified as constables Ansarullah and Zahirul Haque and a woman named Jharna Rani Bhowmik. Police said the other killed in the blast, whose identity could not ...

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Worst nightmare of Bangladesh taking place at Gulshan


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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Three arrested with VoIP equipment in Mymensingh


MNA National Desk: Police in a drive arrested three people along with huge number of VoIP equipment, SIM cards from Shankipara Nayan Moni Market area in Mymensingh on Wednesday night. Police said that the captures were made during a raid from a house in the town.The three held have been recognized as Jahirul Islam, 20-year-old, Humayun, 25-year-old, and Ruhul Amin, 20-year-old, said local police OC Kamrul Islam. He claimed that they were involved in illegal international telephone call operation using VoIP technology. VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is a technology that allows telephone calls to be made free over ...

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