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Waterlogging chokes Dakshin Surma people

People living in the low-lying areas of the city in Dakshin Surma also faced untold sufferings due to the waterlogging. Lawai, Station road, Kodomtoly, Gutatikor, jalopara, Kujarkhola and Parbatpur areas of the city have already gone under knee-deep to waist-deep water and vehicular movement in these areas has been severely disrupted. The rainwater also flooded city’s kitchen markets Dakshin Surma, ...

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BCL activist stabbed in Sylhet

An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) sustained stab injuries in an attack by miscreants in Shahi Eidgah area of the city on Friday night. The injured was identified as Arafat Hossain Chowdhury Akash,21, a resident of the area and BBA student of Madan Mohan College. Police and locals said Akash came under attack by a group of miscreants on ...

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International Day against Drug Abuse observed in Sylhet

The “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” was observed, as part of the global programme, in the Sylhet  city in a befitting manner. To mark the day, local narcotics control department in collaboration with district administration chalked out elaborate programmes. The programmes, included painting and essay competition projecting the adverse impact of drug abuse and its harmful effect ...

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Road accident kills one in Sylhet

A Driver was killed in a road accident on Naya Sarak road under Sylhet City of the district on Saturday Morning. The victim was identified as Alal Miah, 35, son of Armoj Ali of Sunar para village under the Balagong upazila. Md Suhel Ahmed, Officer-in-Charge of Katwaly Model Police Station, said the accident occurred when a Chowhatta-bound Truck ran over ...

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SUST still volatile, teachers continue protest

A section of teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the banner of ‘Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbuddho Shikshok Forum’ continued their demonstrations against Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan yesterday demanding his removal. The agitating teachers laid siege to the office of the VC for the fifth consecutive days yesterday. Convener of the platform, Professor Syed Shamsul Alam, ...

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Eid shopping picks up at Al-hamra Shopping City

Al-hamra Shopping City witnessed a huge rush of Eid shoppers on Friday, the first weekend of Ramadan, for their best buys there. Shop owners at the super shopping centre said they have received satisfactory response from customers at the end of the first quarter of the fasting month. Although sales usually gear up after 10 days of the Ramadan, many ...

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Muggers active in Sylhet

Several gangs of muggers are becoming active in the Sylhet City and District area, during the month of Ramzan.As part of the move, a large number of thugs from other districts have also started entering the cities, police sources said.Within a span of five days, at least 10 mugging incidents were committed in the Sylhet, Goainghat Police arrested 11 members ...

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Gunman kills 39 at Tunisian beachside, IS claims attack

A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel on Friday with a rifle he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 39 people including Britons, Germans and Belgians as they lounged at the beach in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Terrified tourists ran for cover after the gunfire and an explosion erupted at the Imperial Marhaba ...

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Greece debt crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension

Eurozone finance ministers have rejected a Greek request to extend a bailout programme beyond 30 June. A Eurogroup statement said Greece had broken off negotiations over a new bailout deal “unilaterally”. Late on Friday, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras called a surprise referendum for 5 July over the terms of any new deal. Greece has to pay €1.6bn (£1.1bn) to the ...

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Kuwait Shia mosque blast death toll ‘rises to 25’

The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital has risen to at least 25, the interior ministry says. Another 202 people were wounded, it added. Images circulating online show bodies on the mosque floor amid debris. The blast hit the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a busy area to the east ...

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