Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, April 21, 2019 09:06:15 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Commentary

Killing a prime minister cannot be farcically so easy

By Editorial Desk
13th-Nov-2014       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

The NIA (National Intelligence Agency of India) is currently holding in its custody several key suspected terrorists who are alleged to have played a role in the terror module. The investigating agency has also said that it is in the process of arresting the other fugitives terrorists who are currently on the run, as reported by various dailies. West Bengal Police and NIA have achieved two major breakthroughs by arresting top commanders of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) including Sajid on Saturday and Amjad Sheikh on Monday. Two key suspects in the Burdwan blast case, Sheikh Kausar and Yusuf Shaikh, were mostly indoctrinating women and training them in bomb-making at two West Bengal madrasas currently under NIA scanner - the Simulia madrasa in Burdwan and Lalgola madrasa in Murshidabad.  The NIA probe had found that the two madrasas were frequented largely by women. "They were indoctrinated to take up jihad and taught the basics of making improvised explosive devices (IEDs)," said a senior official of the security establishment. Meanwhile, the home ministry, acting on a request of the Bangladesh government seeking details of the Burdwan case and JMB plot to use India as a terror base, is preparing a report to be sent to Dhaka through the ministry of external affairs. The NIA on Tuesday submitted the necessary inputs to the home ministry for the dossier. In the report, the central probe agency said around 22 cadres may have been part of the JMB network in India. The number of accused and suspects so far is around 40, of which four, including Razia Bibi and Alima Bibi and one male cadre each from West Bengal and Assam, have been arrested. The network was active in India for last three years, though the two suspects killed in the Burdwan blast on October 2, Subhan Mondal and Shakil Gazi, had rented the Khagragarh house only in July 2014. The house belongs to a Trinamool Congress supporter, but the agencies have not found anything to link him to the terror plot. The JMB modules working in India are believed to have sent 3-4 consignments of 30 bombs each to Bangladesh since 2011. Around 100 more bombs have been unearthed in raids by the West Bengal CID and NIA following the Burdwan blast. "We are still investigating whether all these bombs were meant for transportation to Bangladesh or were to be used locally as well," an official said, adding that the bombs were essentially low-impact IEDs, as per reports.Whatever the true nature of the bombings might be the matter must be thoroughly investigated by the Indian government as it is a vital security concern of both the countries — especially  if the women of the madrasas were being trained to kill the Bangladeshi PM and the Leader of the main opposition party. If the case is such then India must conduct a thorough probe and share the information with our government to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice as the idea of using female bombers is sneaky and would be exceedingly effective is used in practice. One must  remember that two leaders of the  subcontinent died in bomb blasts in recent times — Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 and Benazir Bhutto in 2007. It is not unfathomable that others could be added to that list.We find the whole story farcical. Killing of a prime minister cannot be so easy for just anybody.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

CID man held with Yaba: Virus in the antidote


A CONSTABLE of Criminal Investigation Department and one of his associates were arrested with 990 Yaba pills from Savar on Thursday evening, some newspapers reported. The arrestees are Taijuddin, a constable of CID's Uttara Zone, and his associate Mofiz Mia, said Officer-in-Charge of Detective Branch of Police in Dhaka (North). ...

Cricket »

Ton-up Kohli hails Moeen for crucial IPL win


AFP, Kolkata :Virat Kohli scored his first Indian Premier League (IPL) century of the year, then paid tribute Saturday to Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Moeen Ali for setting up a crucial second win of the season."Moeen changed the game completely and that allowed me to play my game," said the ...

Entertainment »

Farah Khan to remake three Bollywood classics?


Bollywood filmmaker Farah Khan had recently announced that she will be collaborating with ace director, Rohit Shetty. Speculations are that the duo has decided to remake the much loved film that had megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Satte Pe Satta (1982). The film itself was a remake as well, and besides this, ...

International »

Trump rating drops 3 points to 2019 low post Mueller report


Reuters, New York  :The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/ Ipsos public opinion ...

Football »

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism


AP, England :FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer.Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional Footballers' Association has gathered support from ...

International »

US President Trump declares victory on Mueller report D-Day


President Donald Trump, backed by his attorney general, declared himself fully vindicated on Thursday in the investigation into Russian election meddling and alleged collusion with his campaign - even before the American people and lawmakers see the full probe report."Game Over," Trump tweeted, using a "Game of Thrones" style montage ...

Entertainment »

Shanta Jahan in Australia for hosting


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Shanta Jahan is a popular host of present time. Though she acts sometimes but always feels comfortable to present herself as a host to all. For the first time Shanta went to Australia to host a show. She left Dhaka at night on April 18. Today is ...

Editorial »

One is punished for another's sin!


LOCAL media reported that a day labourer was allegedly sent to jail on Wednesday for not paying electricity bill of Tk 4007, even though his house at Mochagora village in Muradnagar upazila in Cumilla district had no electrical line. On Thursday evening, Chief Judicial Magistrate granted him bail after hearing ...

Cricket »

Sri Lanka dump Chandimal, bring back Thirimanne for World Cup


AFP, Colombo :Sri Lanka Thursday dumped established stars including former captain Dinesh Chandimal to hand batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay a place in their World Cup squad.Chandimal, who was one-day captain until last October, wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, off-spinner Akila Dananjaya, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga were all ...

Cricket »

Senior players need to take the responsibility: Faruk Ahmed


Former chief selector Faruk Ahmed insisted on the performance of the senior players, stating that they need to take the onus if Bangladesh want to do well in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.According to Faruk, the condition should give Bangladesh a confidence, given that they stormed into the semifinal ...

Entertainment »

Mehazabien’s Boishakhi works create viewers’ attention


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :For the last few years, Mehazabien Chowdhury established her strong position in media by virtue of her acting quality and skill. She is now getting positive response for acting in two Boishakhi plays. Afran Nisho was her co-actor in these two plays - Tom & Jerry and ...

International »

Turkish opposition takes control of Istanbul, re-run appeal still pending


Reuters, Istanbul :Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head of the country's largest city still faces an appeal for the vote to be re-run.The final result of the March 31 local elections ...

Editorial »

Power politics in Egypt


A HUGE majority of Egypt's MPs on April 16 approved constitutional amendments to allow President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030. The amendments were initially introduced in February, however after lengthy debates and discussions favouring the Egyptian society it was updated earlier this week. "The president's current term shall expire ...

Football »

Iniesta's J-League club Kobe part ways with coach Lillo


AFP, Tokyo :Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Juan Manuel Lillo following a poor run of results, the Japanese club said on Wednesday.The 53-year-old former Real Sociedad and Zaragoza boss won just two of six games since taking charge last October as star-studded Vissel ...

International »

US waging 'financial war' against Palestinians


AP, Ramallah, West Bank :The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead."In his first interview with international media since taking office over the weekend, ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news