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China’s Worst Nightmare: The US Oil Weapon

By Zhang TingBing China’s island building on the four-mile-long and two-mile-wide Subi Reef in the South China Sea has put the US in a tight spot. To protect its ally from China’s aggression, there are some who are concerned the US will be left with little choice but to constrain China by military means. However, […]

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Sunday staged countrywide demonstrations, amidst police obstruction at places, protesting against the latest power and gas price hike. Police allegedly arrested some activists of the alliance in different parts of the country and some district-level leaders and activists were injured in police attacks. Senior alliance leaders were, however, hardly […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped that Khulna Shipyard would be able to build more modern battle ships in the future and export those. ‘Khulna Shipyard will be able to attain the capacity to build more developed and modern battle ships one day, Insha Allah. I do believe it’ll be able to export ships […]

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Although Md Enamul Haque is an RMG businessman, he hid his real identity while depositing Tk16 lakh last year into a bank account of Moniruzzaman Masud alias Don, leader of militant outfit Shaheed Hamza Brigade. Enamul wired the deposit on August 16, 2014 from Islami Bank’s Uttara branch although his account was with Mohakhali branch. […]

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Wading through a hot, smelly, mind-numbingly traffic-infested day, in a city that’s consistently been placed at or near the top of the list of the world’s most unliveable places, Dhaka wouldn’t strike one as anyone’s idea of paradise. Look closely enough, though and you’ll find it hiding in plain sight; a wonderland for the fashion-obsessed. […]

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Within hours of a daylight robbery at Dhaka’s Kadamtali, muggers have made another attempt to rob a man travelling on a rickshaw at Tikatuli in the capital. But police opened fire when three muggers tried to steal from the man on the rickshaw on Sunday. Two muggers fled but one of them, Md Akash, 30, […]

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US secretary of state John Kerry told his Russian counterpart on Saturday the United States was deeply concerned about reports that Moscow was moving toward a major military build-up in Syria widely seen as aimed at bolstering president Bashar al-Assad. US authorities have detected ‘worrisome preparatory steps,’ including transport of prefabricated housing units for hundreds […]

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At least three people were killed at 20 injured as a bus and a truck collided head on at Kasem’s crossing in Kamarkhand of Sirajganj on Sunday evening. Police a Bogra-bound bus of Dipjal Paribahan and a Dhaka-bound truck collided head on leaving three people including a child dead on the spot. Among the injured, […]

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A film dramatizing the 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy has been cleared for screening in Bangladesh. An earlier court had ruled the film was too graphic and violated standing censorship rules. A four-member panel of judges lifted the ban Sunday, overturning an earlier court’s decision that halted the film’s general release in Bangladesh. “There is now […]

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Australia could field their most inexperienced Test openers in more than 35 years if David Warner’s fractured left thumb does not recover within a month and reputed contenders Joe Burns and Cameron Bancroft are chosen for the October series in Bangladesh. Warner was to fly home to Australia on Monday from Manchester due to the injury he […]

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