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  • Flood heading for Dhaka from North

    Several lakh people in 12 districts so far affected; 13 rivers flowing above danger level

    Flood heading for Dhaka from North
    A home is being dismantled, put on a boat and moved to dry land at Char Gobordhan in Aditmari of Nilphamari yesterday. Photo: Star

    The monsoonal flood is heading for the capital from the north, after affecting several lakh people in 12 northern districts over the past few days. Water levels of 13 rivers are already flowing above the danger level in northern and northeastern regions, and the...

Led by Imran, 34 Pak MPs resign

Lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) submitted their resignations from the National Assembly yesterday, as the party continues to lead a...

Led by Imran, 34 Pak MPs resign

Lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) submitted their resignations from...

Rohingya, trade high on agenda

Repatriation of Rohingya refugees, border management, human trafficking, boosting trade and investment, and introduction of coastal shipping will be high on...

Rohingya, trade high on agenda

Repatriation of Rohingya refugees, border management, human trafficking, boosting trade...

Questions of recruitment test 'leaked'

Questions of the preliminary tests held yesterday for Sonali Bank recruitment were allegedly leaked. The authorities concerned said they were looking...

Questions of recruitment test 'leaked'

Questions of the preliminary tests held yesterday for Sonali Bank...

Robbers kill pregnant housewife

Armed robbers shot dead a six-month pregnant woman and took away around 15 bhories of gold and other valuables from a...

Robbers kill pregnant housewife

Armed robbers shot dead a six-month pregnant woman and took...

     Ebola Outbreak

A man who died in Ireland shortly after returning from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said yesterday. The Health Service Executive had said Thursday the man's death was "a suspected case" of the tropical virus and quarantined his body until tests could be carried out. But it...

 
Living in danger of landslide

With all indications of this year's monsoon lingering, people live at the foot and on the slopes of hills in Chittagong city amid high risk of landslides. Patenga Met Office forecasts that light to moderate rain may continue over the coming weeks as the monsoon persists from June to September. However, the authorities concerned allegedly are not doing much to relocate the people...

Safety flaws pose risk

The private airline United Airways Bangladesh Ltd has been operating flights despite some safety flaws, posing risks to passengers, say officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. Through an inspection in June this year, Caab detected eight safety flaws that include shortage of...

JU suspends 16 BCL activists

Jahangirnagar University suspended 16 Chhatra League leaders and activists on charge of attacking their rivals at Maulana Bhasani Hall three days ago over establishing supremacy. The JU syndicate at an emergency meeting...

Sorry state of DMCH security exposed

Investigators have yet to obtain any clue as to the identity of the woman who stole a one-day-old identical twin on Thursday morning from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The incident...

Tigers whimper to series defeat

If Bangladesh's narrow loss in the first ODI kept fans at home awake till the early hours, then their spineless surrender in the second of three ODI against West Indies at...

BIJORI STILL FRESH ON TV

Bijori Barkatullah has been an actress, singer, dancer and model of Bangladeshi media for over two decades. She started acting with the drama, “Shukher Chharpotro”, directed by her father Mohammad Barkatullah...

  
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     Business

Bajaj to make motorcycles at Bangladesh plant

India's popular Bajaj motorcycles will be manufactured in Bangladesh from June next year, a move touted to make the brand's vehicles 30 percent cheaper. Uttara Group, Bajaj Auto's local assembler, is set to build a plant at a cost of Tk 150 crore, to be operated by the leading Indian two-wheeler manufacturer. Bajaj will provide all technical support including product design, research and development. Matiur Rahman, managing director of Uttara Group, said the unit price of Bajaj-branded motorcycles may decline around 30 percent once production starts at the plant. ...

     Op-ed

A newborn baby, one of a pair of twins, was stolen from the maternity ward of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday. As the mother was suckling the other twin, the suspected thief, who had befriended her at the hospital, ran away with the child, so runs the report. This patently speaks of abject lack of security, especially at such a sensitive section of the hospital where maternity wards are situated. We cannot simply accept such security lapse in a premier state-run hospital of the country. Evidently, it is none other than the hospital authority that must take responsibility for the unfortunate incident and be answerable to the...

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