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Trial of 156 cases of ‘militants’ halted

The trial process of 156 cases in relation to ‘militant activities’ remains halted as plaintiffs, investigating officers and witnesses of the cases from members of the police are not turning up in the courts. The courts are not being able to begin the proceedings of 138 cases filed under the anti-terrorism act for lack of government approval. The proceedings of four more cases remained suspended due to the stay order by the High Court. Sources concerned said, arrest warrants were issued against 333 members of the police, who high courtare also w...

Terrorism a grim threat in my country: CJ

Chief Justice of Bangladesh Surendra Kumar Sinha today said terrorism has become a serious threat to the security of his country and there was an urgent need to curb activities of groups like IS. Delivering a speech at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) here, Justice Sinha said time has come for the entire world to stand together to fight IS and other forms of terrorism. His statement came in the wake of recent killings of a Japanese and an Italian in Bangladesh CJ BDwithin one week. The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the...

Foreigner killings sign of deeper crisis, says Moyeen Khan

A senior Bangladesh opposition leader said on Monday the killing of two foreign nationals was a sign that law and order was collapsing and the situation may get worse unless a stalemate between the two main political parties is resolved. [caption id="attachment_20116" align="alignright" width="650"]Moyeen-khan-1 File photo of Moyeen Khan[/caption] The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has staged violent protests since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League won a second consecutive term in January 2014. The BNP boycotted the election...

Japanese citizen shot dead in Rangpur

Police have detained four people in connection with the shooting death on Saturday of a Japanese citizen, the second foreign national killed in the South Asian nation within a week. Kunio Hoshi, 65, a Japanese citizen but born in Bangladesh, was attacked by unidentified assailants in Kownia in Rangpur district, 335 km (210 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka, and died on the way to hospital, police said. The killing bore some similarities to the shooting death of an Italian working in Bangladesh, rangpurCesare Tavella. Islamic State claimed responsibi...

Travel alerts for Westerns after Dhaka incident

Canada has joined the United States and the United Kingdom in issuing travel alerts for their nationals while visiting or staying in Bangladesh, following the killing of an Italian citizen in Dhaka on Monday. The European Union's ambassador to Bangladesh on Tuesday condemned in the strongest possible terms the assasination of Cesare Tavella, for which Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility. [caption id="attachment_20006" align="alignright" width="540"]Cesare Tavella, the Italian national was shot thrice, post-mortem report says. Photo: Collected Cesa...

Bangladeshi raped in India attempts suicide

A 34-year-old Bangladeshi woman, who was allegedly gangraped at a flat here a few months ago, attempted suicide today at a Womens’ Home, police said. Police said that the woman tried to end her life by consuming a lotion used for cleaning floor. rapeThe staff at the Women’s Home found her lying in a weak condition around noon and admitted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital here. Hospital sources said she was out of danger now. The woman, who managed to escape from the flat at Eranhipalam here from the gang on May 28, was brought by locals to Nadakkavu...