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Khaleda can even leave her own party, but not the side of Jamaat: Awami League

Khaleda can even leave her own party, but not the side of Jamaat: Awami League The Awami League’s Publicity Secretary Hasan Mahmud has said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can even leave her party but not the side of her key ally Jamaat-e-Islami. He said on Friday the 20-Party alliance leader’s joining an Iftar hosted by Jamaat the previous day indicated ...

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Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria’s Kobani

Smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 25, 2015. REUTERS Islamic State fighters killed at least 145 civilians in an attack on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village, in what a monitoring group described on Friday as the second worst ...

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Eight killed in Cox’s Bazar flash flood, storm

At least eight people have been killed in flash flood, storm and landslide in Cox’s Bazar. Seven others were injured and two were reported missing. Five were killed in flash flood at Ramu, and two died after trees fell on them during the storm at Saint Martin’s Island. A child was killed in a landslide at Ghonar Parha hill in ...

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BGB Nayek Razzak being moved to Dhaka, will receive medical care in Peelkhana

BGB Nayek Abdur Razzak, who was returned by Myanmar eight days after his abduction by their border forces, is being moved to Dhaka for treatment. Commander of the Teknaf Battalion, Lt Col Abu Jar Al Jahid, said an ambulance carrying the border guard had set off for Dhaka. “Razzak will be treated in our hospital at Peelkhana.” The BGB man ...

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2,000 welding workshops run illegally in Sylhet

Around 2,000 welding workshops have been running without license, polluting the environment severely in Sylhet  division. Most of the workshops are situated near different educational institutions and residential areas, which affects health of the students studying and the people living there. Prof Dr Aktarul Islam of SUST said sparks fly during the welding workshop, which enter and harms the human ...

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11 robbers held with firearm, weapons in Sylhet

Police arrested 11 members of an inter-district robber gang along with one pipe-gun, three sharp weapons and three rounds of bullet from Bagher Sarak area in Goainghat upazila on Wednesday evening. The arrestees were identified as Liton,21, Sumon Malakar,28, Dulal,25, Makhlesur Rahman,28, Shamim,28, Aziz Miah,22, Sujon,26, Lilu Miah,32, Asim Talukder,25, Jobayer,20, and Nependra Das,35. Officer-in-charge of Goainghat Police Station MA ...

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Madrasa girl commits suicide in Sylhet

A female madrasa student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a tree at Bhitar village in Jaintapur upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Tahmina Akter,13, daughter of Bashir Ahmed and a student of Kharilhat Qaumi Madrasa. Police said family members found the body of Tahmina hanging with a tree behind their house at about 1:00 pm and ...

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Licences of 806 firearms revoked

The district administration has revoked the licences of some 806 firearms as those were not renewed for long. This was informed by deputy commissioner Md Shahidul Islam at a views-exchange meeting at his office on Wednesday. “There were 3,006 licensed firearms in Sylhet. The licences of 806 firearms were cancelled on June 22 as those had not been renewed for ...

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House robbed in Sylhet

Robbers looted gold ornaments, cash money and other valuables worth about Tk 5 lakh from a house in Lamakagi area under Sylhet Sadar upazila early Wednesday. Family members and locals said a gang armed robbers numbering 10 to 12 stormed the house of one Abdul Gani around 3:00am breaking open the door and held the family members hostage at gunpoint. ...

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