Plan for drone attack on establishments busted, 3 JMB militants held

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By Sumi Khan
Dhaka, Aug 11 |
Three members of militant group ‘Neo-JMB’, including its military wing chief and key bomb expert, who were planning to launch attacks on major targets with bomb-carrying drones, have been arrested from Dhaka’s Kafrul area, police said on Wednesday.

The three were identified as Jahid Hasan Raju alias Ismail alias Furkan, Saiful Islam Maruf alias Bashira, and Rumman Hossain alias Fahad alias Abdullah.

A team of the bomb disposal unit arrested the three during a drive on Tuesday, Additional Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, and Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) chief Asaduzzaman told IANS.

According to the CTTC, Jahid, born in an impoverished family in Barguna’s Patharghata upazila, had completed his graduation but could not finish his master’s degree from Dhaka’s renowned Jahangirnagar University.

After receiving an invitation from the JMB in 2016, he started militant activities on social media under the name “White Houser Mufti” and started to misguide innocent religious adolescents through the group’s then ‘Ameer’ Musa, a CTTC official said.

As a student of chemistry, he gained expertise in-bomb making and became the key explosives expert in a short time. He has produced IEDs and remote controlled bombs and trained other members too, Asaduzzaman said.

Jahid had plans to work for a major chemical supply company and subsequently make IEDs, collecting explosives from there.

He was involved in the incidents of attacks on police and planting bombs in police boxes. He was also involved in a plan to carry out attacks on important installations and police boxes, by attaching bombs to drones, Asaduzzaman said.

CTTC officials said Saiful was also a bomb expert who received training from Jahid. As per the group’s decision, Saiful and Rumman took training in Bandarban and recently rented a house in Tongi to raise funds through mugging.

On June 30, Jahid’s family held a press conference where they claimed that he went missing on June 24 after he left his Mirpur house to go to the mosque. A case was filed with Kafrul Police Station in this regard.

Asaduzzaman, however, said that Jahid himself went into hiding to avoid arrest.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
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These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

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The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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