Hostage-takers were from Bangladesh group, not IS: minister

Dhaka, Jul 3 (AFP) The jihadists who slaughtered 20 hostages at a Dhaka restaurant were members of a homegrown Bangladeshi militant outfit and not followers of the Islamic State group, a senior minister said Sunday.

“They are members of the Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told AFP, referring…

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Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 1 : A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday in Jhenaidah district, the latest of dozens of brutal attacks in Bangladesh.

Shaymanonda Das, 50, was preparing for morning prayers at Radha Madan Gopal Temple in Uttar Kastasagara village when he was attacked by three armed assailants on…

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Sunder Pichai among four Indian-Americans honoured with great immigrants award

WashingtonJune 30  Indian-origin Google CEO Sunder Pichai and three other Indian-Americans are among the 42 US nationals honoured with this year’s prestigious “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award.

The other three Indian-Americans are Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent, PBS NewsHour, Vikram Malhotra Chairman of…

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Indians in Australia asked to remain cautious of fraudulent calls

Canberra June 29  Indians in Australia have been asked to remain cautious of fraudulent calls from unauthorised sources about their Australian visa and immigration status, the Indian High Commission has said.

“These are the people who impersonate themselves as an official of High Commission or consulate. They have some information…

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We have stopped communicating with Taiwan: China

BEIJING,June 25, 2016 :  The Chinese government said on Saturday it had stopped a communication mechanism with Taiwan because of the refusal of the self-ruled island’s new government to recognize the “one China” principle, in the latest show of tension between the two.

China, which regards Taiwan as…

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