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  • Tahmid Shafi identified as narrator of IS video featuring Gulshan attackers

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Police on Monday claimed that the narrator of the video that was recently released allegedly by the Islamic State featuring five Dhaka cafe attackers, is Tahmid Rahman Safi (30), son of former Bangladesh election commissioner and home secretary late Safiur Rahman.

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    B’desh arrests 5 militants, identifies Jul 1 attack mastermind

    Dhaka: Five members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh have been arrested for their involvement in the Dhaka cafe attack that left 22 people dead, as police today identified a second mastermind of the worst terror strike in the Muslim-majority country. “Our counter-terrorism unit arrested five neo-JMB

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    Zakir Naik’s activities against nation’s interest, says Naqvi

    New Delhi : With the Mumbai Police probe revealing that a total of Rs. 60 crore was deposited in Zakir Naik’s bank account in the last three years from three different countries, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the controversial Islamic preacher’s suspicious activities will be revealed soon.

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    Mumbai Police submits report on Zakir Naik

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police probing the alleged provocative speeches of Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, who is under the scanner of various Central agencies as well, has submitted its report to Maharashtra Home department, a senior official said today.

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    Bangladesh says 260 missing amid hunt for extremists

    Dhaka: At least 261 people across Bangladesh are missing, officials announced early today, sparking fears many of them have joined homegrown Islamist extremist outfits or the Islamic State group in the Middle East.

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    Teacher close to Dhaka cafe attacker arrested

    Dhaka: Bangladesh police arrested a college teacher close to Shafiqul Islam Ujjal, one of those who attacked a Dhaka cafe on July 1 leaving over 20 dead, officials confirmed on Monday. Milon Hossain, a teacher of Piyar Ali School and College, was whisked away on Saturday night, bdnews24 reported.

  • Bangladesh holds security talks with private universities

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh government on Sunday held a meeting with authorities of all private universities in the country against the backdrop of several of their students being linked to militant outfits.

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    IS releases infographics of attacks in Bangladesh, disowns five earlier claimed attacks

    Dhaka: The Islamic State terrorist group has published an infographic claiming 11 operations, including the Gulshan mass attack, carried out by its members in Bangladesh. However, the group has refrained from mentioning five other attacks committed since January that they previously took credit for, reports the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Dhaka attack: Sole Japanese survivor hid in cafe’s garden

    Tokyo: A Japanese who survived the deadly terror attack on an upscale cafe in Dhaka says he hid in the bushes of the cafe’s lawn during the 12-hour siege that saw seven of his compatriots killed.

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    Bharat Bachao Andolan against Zakir Naik

    Mumbai: The Bharat Bachao Andolan on Wednesday came down heavily against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, saying the latter’s ‘Peace TV’ preaches contempt, if not hatred, for other religions.

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    IS philosophy: An abstruse debate

    The attack on a posh restaurant in the Gulshan area of Dhaka and the explosions in an Eid gathering in Kishoreganj may have occurred in neighbouring Bangladesh, but they have sent shock waves in India. Coupled with the arrest of members of a suspected Islamic State cell in Hyderabad, the news that a clutch of people from Kerala have left the country to fight in Syria-Iraq and the invocation by the IS

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    Zakir Naik’s Peace TV has no permission to downlink: Ministry

    New Delhi: The central government on Saturday said Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel is not permitted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to downlink and warned the cable operators that action will be taken for transmitting the channel. In view of reports that the channel’s content aimed at inciting communal violence, the ministry issued a notification directing officials to take action against those transmitting the channel.

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    Bangabandu: The subtle Dhaka, Delhi bond

    A well-wisher is said to have once warned Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the charismatic leader known as “Bangabandu” or Friend of Bengalis, that some Bangladeshis were plotting his downfall. “Nonsense!” he retorted. “I am the father of my people. Does any son ever kill his father?” Had Mujib been less intoxicated with his own grandiose role, he would have known that history cites several ambitious and impatient sons who have done exactly that.

  • Centre to probe into Zakir Naik’s speech: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Asserting that the Centre has taken cognizance of the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s controversial comments regarding terrorism, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that a proper probe will be conducted into Naik’s speech.

  • Dhaka attack: ‘Terrorist remark twisted out of context’

    Mumbai : Facing heat over the “hate speech” that reportedly inspired one of the terrorists involved in the Dhaka attack, Zakir Naik said his statement “urging all Muslims to become terrorists” has been taken out of context and that he is totally against terrorism and the killing of innocent humans.

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    Dhaka Attack: Dhaka cafe attackers used five pistols, two AK-22 rifles

     Dhaka: The Islamist terrorists, who carried out a barbaric attack in a Dhaka cafe last Friday killing 22 people, were armed with five pistols and three AK-22 rifles, the police said on Thursday. Besides the arms, the police claim to have found three knives, a machete, a white bloodied handkerchief and around 300 spent rounds of ammunition from the attack site. The police also found nine safety pins from the

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    4 dead after blast, shooting at Bangladesh Eid prayers

    Dhaka: Radical Islamists hurled crude bombs and engaged in a shootout with police in Bangladesh today that killed three people, including two policemen, and a terrorist at the country’s biggest Eid gathering nearly a week after the deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe that left 22 people dead.

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    2 dead after blast, shooting at Bangladesh Eid prayers

    Dhaka: A policeman and a suspected terrorist were killed and six persons injured today after bombs went off triggering a gunfight between police and militants near Bangladesh’s biggest Eid gathering in the north of the country.