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Naik’s TV goes off air in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Mumbai-based controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV went off the air in Bangladesh on Monday after authorities cancelled its broadcast rights. The information ministry issued the order on Monday, a day after the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order decided to end its broadcast, bdnews24 reported. The decision followed allegations that the Indian

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

Dhaka: The Bangladeshi government on Sunday decided to close down Peace TV, a Mumbai-based TV channel run by controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation. “We’ve decided to stop airing the channel across the country,” Xinhua news agency quoted Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu as saying. After July 1 terror attack at a Spanish

4 killed,12 Injured in Bangladesh Eid congregation blasts

Dhaka: A policeman was killed and 12 others injured on Thursday during blasts near Sholakia ground at Kishoreganj district, before Eid prayers began at Bangladesh’s largest congregation. Police constable Jahurul Haque, 30, died in the blasts that occurred around 9 a.m., at Azimuddin School gate, a kilometre away from the prayer ground, bdnews24 reported. The

Bangladesh pays homage to Dhaka terror attack victims

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinatoday led the nation in paying homage to the 20 slain hostages, including an Indian, at a solemn ceremony here as the country mourned the victims of the worst terror attack on its soil. Diplomats, politicians and people from across the different strata of society paid tributes and placed wreaths

BSF on high alert along Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya

Shillong: BSF has been put on “very highalert” along the 443-km long Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya following the killing of 20 hostages in a terror attack at a restaurant in Dhaka, an official said today. “The force has been put on very high alert along the Indo-Bangladesh border following the armed attack in Dhaka. Security

Bangladesh mourns victims of terror carnage

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Sunday mourned the victims of the horrific terrorist attack on a Dhaka cafe that left 22 persons, dominantly foreigners including an Indian, dead and the nation traumatized. The national flag flew at half-mast as a two-day mourning declared by the government began. People would wear black badges and prayers would be offered

20 foreigners killed as Bangladesh’s worst terror attack ends

Dhaka: Twenty foreigners were brutally hackedto death by ISIS militants inside a restaurant popular with expatriates here in the high-security diplomatic zone before commandos launched an assault today killing six attackers and capturing one alive, ending Bangladesh’s worst terror attack. Director of Military Operations Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury said the militants slaughtered 20 hostages

Sushma welcomes home Indian boy Sonu

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed home Sonu, the Indian boy who went missing from Delhi six years ago and was traced in Bangladesh. “From Geeta to Gurpreet and now to Sonu! EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes the young boy Sonu home from Bangladesh,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Sonu arrived

Wife of top Bangla police officer shod dead in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The wife of a top Bangladeshi police officer who carried out several raids against militants was stabbed and shot dead today by three bike-borne assailants in front of her minor son in the port city of Chittagong, the latest attack by suspected extremists, police said. Mahmuda Aktar, 33, was targeted by the gunmen at

Border with Bangladesh will be sealed in 2 year’s time:Sonowal

Guwahati: Sealing of the borders with Bangladesh will be completed in two year’s time to put an end to infiltration, Assam’s Chief Minister-to-be Sarbananda Sonowal said today. A product of the student movement of the 80s during the anti-foreigners agitation, Sonowal, who steered the BJP to victory in the elections, has put the issue of