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not even the CEO of Prasar Bharati, Valerian stands in solidarity with us! almost got away. that year: "Nibras Islam! You are cute But very hard to spot Tell me when can I see you Your smile just makes my day" On Friday night police suspect Nibras was among at least six gunmen who attacked an upscale restaurant in his hometown Dhaka and brutally murdered 20 people most of them foreigners Police in Malaysia said that at least two of the militants had attended the Kuala Lumpur campus of Australia’s prestigious Monash University although they did not name them Mourners at the upscale cafe in Dhaka come to pay their tributes to those who were killed in a bloody attack which left 20 dead AFP They and four other gunmen were killed by security forces after a 12-hour siege while a seventh suspected attacker is in police custody Bangladesh police said The attack claimed by Islamic State is an alarming development for a nation that long used to gritty street violence fanned by political tension between secularists and Islamists is suddenly facing a far more sophisticated threat As investigators gather details about the militants a profile is emerging of a band of educated youths from privileged backgrounds who had turned to radical Islamism only recently One was the son of a mid-ranking leader of the country’s ruling party police said It is testing the long-held belief that poverty and lack of education are the main causes for militancy taking hold in South Asia "Earlier the people who were radicalised used to be poorer and educated in quasi-madrassas" said Joyeeta Bhattacharjee a Bangladesh expert at Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi "These attackers are people from affluent backgrounds liberal backgrounds" Masudur Rahman a deputy police commissioner in Dhaka told Reuters that the attackers were "educated and rich" and somewhere along the way "brainwashed" It is still not clear when and how these young men – three of whom police said were younger than 22 – were radicalised But interviews with friends and acquaintances of Nibras and some of the other suspected attackers as well as a review of their social media activity offer early glimpses into how they started to change A student who knew Nibras from North South University a private college in Dhaka where he went before moving to Malaysia said he ran into him at a cafe in January and was surprised by the elaborate version of the "Salaam" greeting he used "It’s usually just – ‘hey salaam how you doing man’ But Nibras said the full version . His approach that day seemed totally different" said the student who requested anonymity "I used to pray often in university and I never saw him during prayer times at the prayer room" Privileged background The annual fee for a bachelor’s course at Monash a college with sprawling grounds and state-of-the-art sports facilities on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital is nearly $9000 at least six times the average income in Bangladesh A person who knew Nibras at Monash said he was pursuing an undergraduate degree in business This person who did not want to be identified described him as someone who would hang out with friends and do what they did He loved pictures especially of himself the person said so much so that his friends would tease him about it A scan of social media shows Nibras was crazy about a Bollywood actress supported Liverpool soccer club and took selfies in cafes with friends He also had a girlfriend whom he broke up with in 2014 the person who knew him at Monash said On Twitter where he put his age as 22 Nibras at one point tweeted mournfully about a broken relationship "You don’t need me anymore Be happy with him Everyone is better then (sic) me You know where to find me" he wrote You don’t need me anymore Be happy with him Everyone is better then me You know where to find me — Nibras Islam (@nisl9nib) October 16 2014 Then he vanished from the campus sometime last year It is not clear why he left but the person who knew him said his friends thought it was because he didn’t enjoy his stay at Monash and decided to pursue his education closer to home and family He started to withdraw from social media stopping activity on sites such as Snapchat and Facebook His Instagram account is still active Nibras followed only 10 Twitter accounts one of which was @ShamiWitness an influential handle run by Islamic State propagandist Mehdi Masroor Biswas who was arrested in the Indian city of Bangalore last year He liked a tweet by Anjem Choudary one of Britain’s most high-profile Islamist preachers that was critical of France and its allies and was posted in January 2015 shortly after the deadly militant attack on the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo Two months before that he had tweeted: "Goodbye for good" Goodbye for good — Nibras Islam (@nisl9nib) November 1 2014 Less is known about Andaleeb Ahmed who has also been linked to Monash and whose inactive Twitter account shows a photograph of young men playing soccer A Malaysian police source said that Ahmed was in Malaysia from 2012 to 2015 and after that went to Istanbul Turkey is often used as a staging post for would-be militants intent on joining the front lines with Islamic State in Syria Another of the militants was university student Rohan Imtiaz the son of the leader of the ruling Awami League party’s Dhaka City chapter and deputy head of the country’s Olympic association Mohammed Nuru Mian a former security guard at an apartment block in an upmarket neighbourhood of Dhaka where Imtiaz used to stay told Reuters the young man disappeared about seven or eight months ago He described Imtiaz as a "very calm and soft" man who went to the mosque for prayers after attending college "After his disappearance his mother asked me to pray for him" he said Just before Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in China on Thursday on his maiden state visit to that country the two Asian giants have red-flagged each other on highly divisive political issues indicating that Modi’s China visit (14-16 May) won’t be able to yield major breakthroughs on two most important issues from the Indian perspective: the boundary dispute and Indian concerns over China-Pakistan nexus Officials familiar with Modi’s China visit preparations told Firstpost that the PM’s visit would be laden with economic and business agenda and no resolution was likely on political issues Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi in a file photo PTI Business is going to be a high point of this visit China is going to invest $10 billion in India and this will be over and above the $20 billion that Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during his maiden state visit to India in September 2014 The $10 billion worth investments are going to be through the B2B (business to business) route and Chinese companies are going to enter into agreements with their Indian counterparts during PM Modi’s visit The $20 billion Chinese president’s pledge is through the G2G (government to government) route Knowing fully well that no political breakthroughs are possible during PM Modi’s China visit just as none came during President’s Xi visit in September last the two sides have red-flagged each other on political issues For the first time ever India has confirmed its opposition to the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir a territory which India calls its own Foreign secretary S Jaishankar has gone on record as saying that said India had issued a demarche to China at their embassy in New Delhi while Indian ambassador to China Ashok Kantha took up the matter with the Chinese foreign ministry in Beijing China too has unleashed a frontal political attack on India through its state-controlled media as a commentary in Global Times by Hu Zhiyong a research fellow with the Institute of International Relations at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences has vented on practically every issue under the sun on which China finds fault with India This is a traditional practice by the Chinese of letting the outside world of its exact reactions through commentaries in its state-controlled media without its foreign office or any other government department not uttering a single word In this manner Beijing conveys what exactly it wants to convey to the targeted foreign audience with complete deniability The Indian equivalent of this situation would be the Indian government declaring to the world its concerns and objections with regard to a foreign leader or a foreign country through an article by a junior research fellow in an Indian think tank Or else how does one explain such a strongly-worded article with a sentence like this one: “Modi has also been playing little tricks over border disputes and security issues hoping to boost his domestic prestige while increasing his leverage in negotiations with China” Or this one: “Modi should no longer visit the disputed border region in pursuit of his own political interests nor should he deliver any remarks that infringe on the consensus on bilateral ties Meanwhile the Indian government should completely stop supporting the Dalai Lama and stop making the Tibetan issue a stumbling block to the Sino-Indian relationship” Consider the direct attack on Modi as prominently published by Global Times: “Ever since Modi assumed office he has taken the initiative to actively develop India’s relationships with Japan the US and European countries in no time in order to promote the country’s poor infrastructure construction and economic development But his diplomatic moves last year have proven that he is a pragmatist rather than a visionary Modi has been busy strengthening India’s ties with neighbouring countries to compete with China while trying to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities for economic development created by China” Even former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not attacked so viciously by Chinese media just before his numerous China visits It conveys a deep-seated distrust between the two Asian giants which has come to a boil just before the Indian Prime Minister’s maiden China visit It also conveys that Modi’s China trip will be more about optics (the Xian leg of his visit) and business rather than a breakthrough over serious political issues Shillong: Crude bombs were hurled in several areas of the Meghalaya capital on Saturday night while two arrests were made in connection with Saturday’s attack on a railway construction site in Ri-Bhoi district officials said Representational image Reuters The crude bombs were hurled at Laban Nongmynsong Rynjah and Lumdiengjri areas of the state capital till the early hours on Sunday in which a government vehicle was damaged At around 9 pm on Saturday miscreants tried to lob a petrol bomb at a social welfare office at Laban and hurled another bomb at Rynjah police station an hour later but no damages were reported a senior district police officer said In Ri-Bhoi district petrol pumps have been directed not to sell loose petrol and all heads of government departments advised to take steps to protect government property district deputy commissioner C P Gotmare said “Of the hundreds of activists who made a surprise attack at a railway construction site at Ronghana village in Ri-Bhoi district on Saturday two persons were arrested for their involvement in leading the mob in the attack” Gotmare said They were identified as Ferdynald Kharkamni president of the Khasi Students Union (KSU) North Khasi Hills unit and Aibor Pliar organising secretary of KSU’s central body The district administration is in the process of identifying all the members of the mob who were involved in the attack and appropriate action will be taken as per law of the land he said Meanwhile the KSU has denied having given any order for the attack “They categorically denied claiming responsibility for the attack although they said the unit leaders were asked to go and inspect the railway construction sites” Gotmare said Heavy machinery of the Railways were destroyed when a mob sprang a sudden attack at the site yesterday Labourers’ camps four earthmovers seven dumpers and a vibrator machine were damaged before the fire was doused by the police on Saturday Gotmare who held a meeting with the KSU central body leaders on Saturday night in the presence of the SP said that the KSU was "irked" by the construction which took place without getting a no objection certificate (NOC) from the tribal autonomous district council “I informed them that the land acquisition was undertaken when the old act was in place according to which there was no need for getting such an NOC” Gotmare said The KSU has openly aired its opposition to the construction of railways in the Khasi Jaintia Hills region on the grounds that it would lead to influx of outsiders in the tribal state We hope our judgment gives a quietus to the issue with introspection on all sides. But shutting down life of the town, so far, The suspension of the Congress MLAs preceded Vaghela, officials also said there was still no clear information about the location of the flight data recorders.

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