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Obaidul Quader visiting the construction work of Kazirbazar Bridge in Sylhet

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said BNP’s participation in and boycotting the city corporation elections was nothing but a drama. Participating in the city corporation election was not BNP’s target. They’re trying to find out an issue to continue their movement—but they won’t succeed,” Obaidul told reporters while visiting the construction work of Kazirbazar Bridge in ...

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High-rise buildings in Sylhet lack fire safety facilities

Most of the high-rise buildings in Sylhet city have been built without adequate fire safety provisions and fire fighting facilities, violating building construction and civil defense codes. People concerned fear that these buildings may turn into death traps if a fire breaks out there. Fire service and civil defence authorities claimed that not a signal owner of these high-rise buildings ...

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Tigers thrash Pakistan in Twenty20, too

Bangladesh extended Pakistan’s woes with a seven-wicket victory in the lone Twenty20, displaying yet another commanding performance at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in the capital yesterday. Playing with passion, gusto and guile, they contained Pakistan to a below par 141-5 after which Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman Rumman both struck defining half-centuries to help the side ...

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Misbah, Younus in spotlight as Pakistan look to bounce back

Pakistan hope the return of skipper Misbahul Haq and experienced batsman Younus Khan will help them bounce back on the miserable tour of Bangladesh when a two-Test series opens in Khulna on Tuesday (today). The tour has been a nightmare for the Pakistanis so far, with a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day series being followed by their first-ever defeat to ...

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Pioneer Football League : Ansar become champions

Bangladesh Ansar & VDP (Dhaka Range) became the champions of the Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation Pioneer Football League when they beat Tangail Football Academy by 3-2 goals in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.After a barren first half, Arif of Tangail Football Academy put his team ahead in the 52nd minute of ...

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Our expectation is to win every series, says Hathurusingha

Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha was unfazed by the strength and recent statistics of Pakistan in longer version cricket, stating that the opportunity to play against the sub-continent giant would be helpful to judge their position at the moment. Since Bangladesh have been playing the top level cricket at present, according to Hathurusingha, their standard would be truly justified when ...

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National Legal Aid Day observed in Sylhet

National Legal Aid Day-2015 was observed in the district through daylong programmes organized by the District Legal Aid Committee. The theme of this year’s National Legal Aid Day is “Door open for getting legal aid from the government.” A colourful rally, discussion meeting and a daylong fair was organized marking the day. District Legal Aid Committee brought out the colorful ...

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Beef prices soar in Sylhet

The price of beef in Sylhet markets shoots up from Tk 350 to Tk 450 per kilogram, following an unofficial Indian ban on cow entering Bangladesh territory during the last three months. The shortage in supply of cow not only pushed up beef price but also caused price hike in mutton and broiler chicken. According to local sellers and purchasers, ...

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Sylhet fire guts 10 houses

Fire gutted 10 tin-roofed houses in Brommomoye bazar Bondor area in Sylhet city Tuesday. The fire might have originated from the oven of one of the houses and spread to the adjacent ones, Fire Service officials said. Fire-fighters doused the fire after an hour and estimated the damage at Tk 7 lakh.

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Robber held, arms seized in Sylhet

A robber accused of several robbery cases was held from Baluchar area in Dakkhin Surma upazila under Sylhet district on early Monday. The arrestee was identified as Jakir Hossain, 25, son of Helal Uddin of Sharifabad village of Later, following the information given by Jakir Hossain, police seized a pipe gun, two round bullets and some lethal weapons from his ...

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