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2 Indian reporters shot dead in less than 24 hours


NEW DELHI: Gunmen shot dead two journalists in 24 hours in separate incidents in eastern India, police and local reports said Saturday, the latest media killing in Asia’s deadliest country for reporters. Rajdeo Ranjan, the local bureau chief for Hindi-language daily Hindustan, was traveling on his motorcycle late Friday in Bihar state when a group of unknown assailants shot him ... Read More »

Justice finally for the death designer’s victims


The nation had to wait for 69 months to witness a long overdue justice is being carried out for the mass murders and rape in 1971 led by war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami. Also READ: The nightmare named Nizami The legal battle in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Nizami has drawn to a conclusion as the Supreme Court on May 5 ... Read More »

Another RU teacher receives death threat


Sixteen days into the gruesome murder of Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, another Rajshahi University teacher received death threat today. Mahbubul Alam Pradip, an assistant professor of public administration department, received a phone call from a number identified (+8177479) at 2:45pm, reports our RU correspondent. ALSO READ: Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years Mahbubul said, “When I received the ... Read More »

IS intends to announce Bangladeshi ‘affiliate’: The Hindu


Quoting a US-based think-tank, Indian daily The Hindu on Friday reported that the dreaded Islamic State terror group intends to announce “an affiliate” in Bangladesh, where it has already “designated a local leader,” amid a series of brutal killings of secular bloggers and intellectuals in the Muslim-majority country.   The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said the radical ... Read More »

Imposter held with yaba at Cox’s Bazar airport


Security guards of the Cox’s Bazaar airport today detained a man claiming to be a government official and seized around 23,400 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from him. The detainee, Shahidur Rahman, impersonating a deputy secretary of the foreign ministry, was trying to smuggle the Yaba, our correspondent reports quoting Sadhan Kumar Mohan, manager of the airport. Rahman was scheduled ... Read More »

Woman awarded $55 million in talc cancer case


ST. LOUIS: For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer. The jury deliberated eight hours before ordering the company to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of talcum powder use. ... Read More »

$15bn stolen in security spending scams: Nigeria


KANU: About $15 billion was stolen from the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria under the previous government, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said. The money was diverted through fraudulent arms contracts, he added. Former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is also under investigation for allegedly trying to rig last year's elections, a spokesman for the country's anti-corruption agency said on ... Read More »

4 to die, one gets life-term for Kishoreganj war crimes


The International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday awarded four war criminals death penalty while another was awarded file-term imprisonment for their crimes against humanity at Karimganj in Kishoreganj during libaration war in 1971. A three-member tribunal led by Justice Anwarul Haque, passed the orders this morning. Earlier jail authorities produced the 62-year old accused Shamsuddin Ahmed (only arrested convict) before the ... Read More »

Qatar bank says systems ‘secure’ after hack attack


DOHA: Qatar National Bank said that its systems were “fully secure” following a cybertattack which potentially exposed the names and passwords of tens of thousands of customers. In a statement released on its website, QNB also said that the hack would have “no financial impact” on its customers but admitted for the first time that clients in Qatar had been ... Read More »

Muslim prayer hall set on fire on French island of Corsica


AJACCIO, France — A Muslim prayer hall in the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire on Saturday in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack. The blaze occurred just months after the island, popular with tourists for its turquoise waters and picturesque mountains, was rocked by anti-Arab riots over Christmas. The building, one of the largest prayer ... Read More »

IS claims responsibility for Hindu tailor murder


Middle-East-based terrorism group Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility for the murder of Hindu tailor in Tangail. In a tweet posted at about 6:00pm on Saturday, US-based terrorism monitoring group, SITE Intelligence said, ‘ISIS claimed credit for murder of Nikhil Joarder, a Hindu, in Tangail, Bangladesh, saying he blasphemed Muhammad.’ SITE, in its website, also uploaded a graphic image of Amaq ... Read More »

Madrasah teacher held for quizzing over Nikhil murder


Police detained a madrasah teacher for quizzing in connection with the killing of Hindu tailor Nikhil Joarder. The detainee was identified as Mawlana Amirul Islam, 42, super of Alamnagar Dakhil Madrasah. Amirul was held from his home at Dattabari village in Modhupur upazila of the district ‘just for quizzing’, superintendent of police Faleh M Tanvir told UNB over phone. Amirul ... Read More »

Tailor killed in Tangail, ‘IS claims responsibility’


Bike-riding assailants today hacked a Hindu tailor to death in Gopalpur Upazila of Tangail. Police primarily suspect that a "derogatory" comment about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which the victim Nikhil Joarder, 50, made in 2012, might be the reason for the attack. Around six hours into the killing, a tweet posted by US-based SITE Intelligence Group said Islamic State had claimed ... Read More »

Palestinian teen, sister shot dead by Israeli troops


QALANDIA, Palestine: Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian woman and her teenage brother on Wednesday, claiming they were armed with knives and tried to carry out an attack at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. In the last half year, Israeli forces have killed at least 193 Palestinians, 130 of whom Israel says were assailants. Many others were shot ... Read More »

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