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A year after Dhaka cafe attack that killed 22, police yet to catch five remaining terrorists
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A year after Dhaka cafe attack that killed 22, police yet to catch five remaining terrorists

The terror siege of Holey Artisan bakery in Dhaka ended with the killing of five gunmen, but the police say they need to catch five more terrorists before the investigation is complete.

Zakir Naik responds to ED summons, says ready to give statement via e-facility
India

Zakir Naik responds to ED summons, says ready to give statement via e-facility

Controversial televangelist Zakir Naik has responded to the ED summons in connection with a money laundering case and said he is willing to give statement via any electronic media facility.

Dhaka cafe attack: Mastermind's close aide killed in Bogra district encounter
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Dhaka cafe attack: Mastermind's close aide killed in Bogra district encounter

A close aide of the mastermind of the brutal Dhaka cafe attack has been killed in a "shootout" with the police in Bogra district, 197 km northwest of Dhaka.

Dhaka attack: Bangladesh Police nab another 'mastermind' of the cafe terror strike
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Dhaka attack: Bangladesh Police nab another 'mastermind' of the cafe terror strike

Bangladesh Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested Neo-JMB terrorist Jahangir Alam, one of the key figures behind the Gulshan café terror attack in 2016 in which over 20 people, mostly foreigners, were killed.

Terrorism in Bangladesh will also impact India: Indian envoy to Dhaka
India

Terrorism in Bangladesh will also impact India: Indian envoy to Dhaka

The Indian diplomat maintained that if Bangladesh faces a threat, its potential impact on India can't be ruled out.

'Gag Zakir Naik': Solicitor General tells home ministry to book preacher and IRF under anti-terror law
India

'Gag Zakir Naik': Solicitor General tells home ministry to book preacher and IRF under anti-terror law

The Centre may soon book controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his Islamic Research Foundation IRF under terrorism related charges for preaching inciting violence among the Muslim youth.

England will not force any player to tour Bangladesh, vows ODI captain Eoin Morgan
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England will not force any player to tour Bangladesh, vows ODI captain Eoin Morgan

England will not force any player to tour Bangladesh, said limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan, in the wake of the 1 July attack on a Dhaka cafe, in which 22 people were killed

New Bangladesh terror outfit Ansar Rajshahi targeting Hindus, say cops
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New Bangladesh terror outfit Ansar Rajshahi targeting Hindus, say cops

The outfit has prepared a list of local Hindus and secularists who they plan to target.

Dhaka attack: Govt blocks 30 media outlets including pro-opposition media
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Dhaka attack: Govt blocks 30 media outlets including pro-opposition media

In a crackdown on media, Bangladesh government has blocked over 30 online portals and news websites, including some pro-opposition media

Dhaka attack: A month later, terrorists' bodies remain unclaimed in morgue
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Dhaka attack: A month later, terrorists' bodies remain unclaimed in morgue

Relatives of the men have spoken of their shock and horror at learning of their involvement in the Dhaka attack.

Security agencies list 55 terror suspects inspired by Zakir Naik
India

Security agencies list 55 terror suspects inspired by Zakir Naik

Security agencies have reportedly drawn up a list of 55 terror accused, who have claimed to be inspired by the controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s speeches, after an order from the Home Ministry.

Dhaka attack: Extra vigilant landlords deny accommodation to bachelors in Bangladesh
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Dhaka attack: Extra vigilant landlords deny accommodation to bachelors in Bangladesh

Bachelors in Bangladesh are finding it hard to find accommodation with landlords declining to rent out houses to them in the wake of extra security vigil due to the increased terror threat, prompting police to clarify that there is no directive against bachelor tenants.

Zakir Naik's IRF’s alleged Islamic State connection makes a strong case for action against preacher
India

Zakir Naik's IRF’s alleged Islamic State connection makes a strong case for action against preacher

Naik’s claims that his speeches never supported terrorism and instead ‘dealt with communal harmony’ do not hold much water.

Zakir Naik says Indian media doctored his statements, Modi govt hasn't 'bothered' him so far
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Zakir Naik says Indian media doctored his statements, Modi govt hasn't 'bothered' him so far

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik in an interview to <em>India Today TV</em> in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, alleged on that the Indian media had doctored his statements.

Dhaka attack: Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion identifies 261 missing persons as suspected Jihadis
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Dhaka attack: Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion identifies 261 missing persons as suspected Jihadis

Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion has identified 261 missing persons as possible threats that could've joined terrorists outfits like the Islamic State.

Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV' ban in Dhaka raises the question of what is actually Indian
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Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV' ban in Dhaka raises the question of what is actually Indian

While calls for the defence of freedom of expression have been curiously muted in the context of Zakir Naik and the pre-existing ban on his Peace TV in the Indian Union, the ban in Bangladesh has been relatively easy, in the context of the recent murderous Islamist attacks in Dhaka.

Only Salafists like Zakir Naik view suicide bombing as war tactic; it's haraam in Islam
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Only Salafists like Zakir Naik view suicide bombing as war tactic; it's haraam in Islam

The country’s Muslims are distressed at the misleading stand of Zakir Naik on suicide bombing.

Dhaka attack: Bangladesh police deny holding rescued hostages in their custody
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Dhaka attack: Bangladesh police deny holding rescued hostages in their custody

Dhaka police would not confirm reports that they were still in the custody of any other agency as part of the investigation into the attack.

Muslim outfits stage protest, express solidarity with Zakir Naik
India

Muslim outfits stage protest, express solidarity with Zakir Naik

Several Muslim outfits staged a protest on Saturday, expressing solidarity with controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and criticised the Centre and the Maharashtra government for trying to "stifle" the voice of a man of "peace and harmony."