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  • IS militants 'biggest threat' to US

    IS militants 'biggest threat' to US
    Fighters from the Islamic State during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Photo: AP

    Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, Washington has warned. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance in Iraq, but the militants could be expected to regroup. America's top...

Youth held with 40 gold bars in Kamalapur

Youth held with 40 gold bars in Kamalapur

Government Railway Police (GRP) detained a young man and sized 40 gold bars weighing around 5 kilogrammes from his possession at...

Youth held with 40 gold bars in Kamalapur

Government Railway Police (GRP) detained a young man and sized 40 gold bars...

Japan to get exclusive zone

With Japanese investors going for new investment destinations, Bangladesh has decided to set up an economic zone exclusively for the entrepreneurs...

Japan to get exclusive zone

With Japanese investors going for new investment destinations, Bangladesh has decided to set up an economic...

Justice Joynal still speaks of evidence

Justice Joynal Abedin, who headed the judicial commission formed to probe the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally,...

Justice Joynal still speaks of evidence

Justice Joynal Abedin, who headed the judicial commission formed to probe the August 21 grenade attack...

Zia family behind attack

BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was behind the Bangabandhu murder on August 15, 1975, and his family was involved in the August 21, 2004, grenade attack, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At a public meeting on the 10th anniversary of the grenade attack on an Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue, she accused the then prime minister Khaleda Zia, her son, her cabinet...

Hannan, 12 other Huji men indicted

A Dhaka court yesterday indicted 13 members of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) including its chief Mufti Abdul Hannan in a murder case filed in connection with the bomb attack on a CPB rally in 2001. Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka framed the charges, but Hannan and five others of the accused pleaded innocence. The court also fixed September 14 to start the trial in the case. On November 27 last year, Criminal Investigation...

Back home dead

He has little time to mourn the loss. His family has him now to take up the responsibility his elder brother had been bearing until his sudden death.     Only four days have...

It was the weirdest of all cooked-up tales

Why police offered to give her money to meet her family needs was not clear to Jobeda Khatun, mother of Joj Mia. An unknown, petty criminal, Joj Mia was to appear...

Shahabuddin gets highest French title

Internationally renowned Bangladeshi painter Shahabuddin Ahmed has been bestowed with France's highest civilian title for his contribution to Art in France and all around the world. The Paris-based Bangladeshi artist has been...

Floods spread to fresh areas

More villages and croplands were inundated and over 200 families displaced due to river erosion and an increase in water levels of the Teesta and other rivers in Lalmonirhat, Jamalpur and...

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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

INCESSANT rainfall has raised water levels of rivers across many districts in the northern parts of Bangladesh resulting in flooding. Hundreds of thousands of people are now flood-stricken. Yet, reportedly, there is a general lack of coordinated relief operations for the affected communities. Items like drinking water, food and essential medication form part of any flood relief operation. This time round, people apparently have been left to fend for themselves. We are informed that due to erratic weather patterns, the country may be experiencing further heavy downpour in the coming weeks. Given the forecast, emergency relief operations need to get off the ground immediately. The Brahmaputra River in Kurigram district has recorded...

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