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Dhaka, 07 Nov 2016 : Security at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International airport was beefed up on Monday following a knife attack that left a security guard dead and three other security personnel injured.

A knife-wielding man attacked the security guard posted at the entrance to the departure lounge at the airport on Sunday night, a Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) official said.

“We are not letting anyone enter the airport to see off people,” Dhaka Tribune quoted Armed Police Battalion (APBn) Additional Superintendent of Police Tanjina Akhter as saying.

“We are trying to ensure that there is no gathering in the canopy area,” she said.

The dead guard was identified as Md Sohagh Ali, 28, who is a member of Ansar, a lightly-armed volunteer paramilitary force for the preservation of internal security and law enforcement in Bangladesh.

Dhaka Metropolitan Ansar’s North zone chief Ibrahim Bhuiyan said that an injured Ansar personnel Zia has been transferred to the Combined Military Hospital, where doctors have said his condition was also critical”.

The other two injured constables, Ashik and Ishtiak, were being treated at the Kurmitola hospital.

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police official said law enforcers shot down the attacker and captured him alive.

“The attacker is undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. We are investigating the matter,” the official said.

The motive behind the attack is unknown yet.

The attacker was wearing a T-shirt that is the uniform of AK Traders, the company providing cleaning services at the airport. But he was not an employee of the company, reported bdnews24.com.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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