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Protest against VC continues at SUST

A section of teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the banner of ‘Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbuddho Shikshokbrindo’ brought out a procession on the campus yesterday demanding removal of Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan. Meanwhile, Awami League Sylhet city and district unit leaders sat in a meeting with agitating teachers in Amborkhana area aimed at resolving the ...

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Chevron gives scholarships to 1,668 students

A total of 1,668 students from 41 educational institutions in Sylhet region were awarded scholarship by Chevron Bangladesh as a part of its ongoing yearly scholarship distribution programme. Those educational institutions are situated near Chevron’s Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavibazar natural gas fields, says a press release. After Ramadan, scholarships will also be distributed among 49 students who achieved excellent grades ...

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Sylhet mayor Ariful Haque denied bail

A court here on Sunday rejected the bail petition of suspended Sylhet City Corporation mayor Ariful HaqueChowdhury in an explosion case filed in connection with the killing of ex-Finance Minister SAMS Kibria.District and Session Judge M Atabullah passed the order after hearing on a bail petition submitted by the lawyer of Ariful Haque.However, on November 13 last year CID submitted ...

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Extortion rears ugly head during Ramadan

With Eid-ul-Fitr drawing nearer, sidekicks of listed criminals in Sylhet have resurfaced to get involved in criminal activities like extortion in the Sylhet area and on its outskirts over telephone. During Ramadan, organised criminals in large groups are roaming in the metropolis. Their targets are owners of small industries, business establishments and restaurants. Gangsters belonging to hardcore criminals are systematically ...

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hijackers held in sylhet

RAB 9. have detained a Listed hijackers, from Shibgong areas of the Sylhet on Sunday. The Arrested are Md. Shofik Miah son of Nur Miah of Baluchor area in Sylhet. Moin Uddin Chowdhury, ASP of RAB 9, confirmed the matter.

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10 injured in Sylhet villagers clash

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over a land dispute at Borbond  in Kanaigate upazila Sunday. The injured were identified as Kutub Uddin,Moin Uddin,Sulaman,Faruk,Shorif Uddin,Mayarun nessa, Hajera Bibi, Amir Ali, Motiur Rahman. They were admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical college Hospital. Police said Amir Ali and Kutub Uddin had been at loggerheads ...

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Police yet to get any major lead months after blogger killings

Police are yet to find any major lead in the murders of three bloggers in Dhaka, even after two people were arrested for their suspected involvement in one of the killings. Law enforcers claim that it is taking time to identify the perpetrators as they carried out the crimes in “cut out” manner. US citizen and writer-blogger Avijit Roy was ...

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SC upholds HC bail for BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul

The Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s order granting bail to BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three violence-related cases. A four-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, granted the BNP leader bail until police filed their report on the three cases on Sunday. Now, there was no bar to the BNP acting secretary ...

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Budget for 2015-16 not to see major changes, Finance Minister Muhith says

Finance Minister AMA Muhith presented proposed budget for 2015-16 in Parliament on June 4 The proposed budget for the 2015-16 financial year is to be passed without major changes, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has indicated. He told  that the Finance Bill 2015 will be passed on Monday and the Tk 3 trillion budget on Tuesday after weighing the suggestions made ...

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Sylhet Makeshift shops start drawing Eid customer

The Eid shopping is gaining momentum in the Sylhet  footpath makeshift shops as thousands of people throng there for buying dresses of their choice for the Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, which is about three weeks away now.   Meanwhile, the rush of the low income group, main customers of the footpath stalls, has begun significantly at Surma Point, ...

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