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Bangladesh is the third most peaceful country in South Asia, says GPI 2015: The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2015, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), said that Bangladesh is the third most peaceful country in South Asia while Bhutan and Nepal secured the first and second positions in terms of peaceful country. Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan secured the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively in the South Asia. The Independent, June 27, 2015.

Militant outfits are now trying to recruit rich patrons to fund their own activities, say Police: Police said that militant outfits, especially the recently discovered Islamic State (IS)-inspired Junud at-Tawheed Wal Khilafah, are now trying to recruit rich patrons to fund their own activities. Police further said that targeting rich university students was part of the militants' strategy of evading suspicion from law enforcers as well as ensuring a stable source of funding. Militants scoured through the internet to analyze online activities of potential new recruits who included residents of posh neighborhoods as well as university students and Information Technology experts. Dhaka Tribune, June 24, 2015.

Government had been facing various impediments as it was holding the trial of War Criminals, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on June 18 said the Government had been facing various impediments as it was holding the trial of War Criminals. She said "The Awami League Government is facing various obstacles since assuming power for the second time in a row as we've completed the trial of Bangabandhu's killers and are holding the trial of War Criminals." The Daily Star, June 19, 2015.

SC upholds JeI Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed's death penalty for crimes against humanity during Liberation War: The Supreme Court (SC) on June 16 upheld the death penalty to War Criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. Earlier, on July 17, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) had awarded the death penalty to Mojaheed. Out of the seven charges brought against him, the tribunal had awarded him the death penalty on two charges. The Independent, June 16, 2015.

Bangladesh steps up Operations against North East insurgents: Bangladesh has stepped up operations against Indian insurgent outfits holed up in its territory, top security officials have indicated. "Tremendous operations are going on even today in Bangladesh, stated Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General (IG) Meghalaya Frontier Sudesh Kumar. The top BSF official said most of the operations against Indian insurgents are going on in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and Mymensingh regions of Bangladesh. Times of India, June 12, 2015.

Bangladesh Jihadi Group formed research cell to take control of electronic banking system of several banks, says Police: Police on June 10 said that Bangladesh Jihadi Group, a platform of banned militant organizations formed a research cell to take control of the electronic banking system of several banks. Detectives made with the findings after interrogating the nine militants of the group arrested on June 7 and analyzing the laptop recovered from their possession. Dhaka Tribune, June 11, 2015.

ABT threatens to kill seven people including State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal: Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in a letter threatened to kill seven people, including State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. Apart from the State Minister for Home Affairs, Abu Mohamad Delwar Hossain, Abu Musa M Masuduzzaman Zakaria, Dr AK Azad Chowdhury, Shomi Kaiser, Dr Mohamad Akhtaruzzaman and Dhaka University (DU) proctor Prof AM Amzad received the death threats. News Bangladesh, June 2, 2015.

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