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Tk 999m programme for seven roads dev in Sylhet division to start in January

Reconstruction works on seven important roads of Sylhet division would begin in January 2016 under a special programme taken up by the Roads & Highways department at a cost of Tk 999.6 million. The project for reconstruction of 85 kilometre on different important roads in the division was approved at the ECNEC months ago, officials informed.  Twenty-seven culverts and 6 ...

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Syria conflict: Russia ‘to continue Assad military aid’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued military support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad despite growing concerns over Moscow’s role in the war. Mr Putin urged other countries to join Russia in sending “military-technical assistance”. He said the influx refugees to Europe would have been “even bigger” without Russian support for Syria’s government. The US and its Western allies oppose President ...

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China economy: New signs of economic slowdown

Growth in China’s investment and factory output in August has come in below forecasts, in a further indication that the world’s second-largest economy is losing steam. Factory output grew by 6.1% from the year before – below forecasts of 6.4%. Growth in fixed-asset investment – largely property – slowed to 10.9% for the year-to-date, a 15-year low. Growing evidence that ...

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Italy’s Beppe Grillo given jail term for slander

Beppe Grillo, who leads Italy’s second biggest party, the Five-Star Movement, has been given a one-year jail term for slandering a science professor. Prof Francesco Battaglia said that he had been threatened and his car vandalised after Mr Grillo criticised him for backing nuclear energy. Mr Grillo, who is unlikely to go to jail, also faces damages of €50,000 (£36,000; ...

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Thailand journalist detained for “attitude adjustment”

A Thai journalist has been detained by Thailand’s military rulers for “attitude adjustment” in what appears to be a fresh crackdown on dissent. Pravit Rojanaphruk is a columnist for the English language Nation newspaper. He was detained on Sunday because statements made by him violated junta policies on information, said junta spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree. Thepchai Yong, Nation Group’s editor-in-chief, ...

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Kuwait mosque attack: Seven sentenced to death

Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death over the suicide bombing of a Shia mosque in which at least 27 people were killed. More than 220 people were wounded in the 26 June attack, which targeted the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a busy area to the east of Kuwait City. Another eight suspects were given terms of between two and ...

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Migrant crisis: Hungary declares emergency at Serbia border

Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force. Police said they had arrested 60 people accused of trying to breach a razor-wire fence on the border with Serbia. The state of emergency gives police extra powers and would allow troop deployments if parliament approves. The ...

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Djoker plays pantomime villain to cap great year

Novak Djokovic probably felt like he was battling against 20,001 people in the US Open final on Sunday, with grand slam king Roger Federer on the other side of the net backed by an Arthur Ashe Stadium full of his opponent’s closest friends. As the match reached its gripping climax, they cheered every point Federer won and celebrated Djokovic’s errors ...

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Winning Combination of Bangladesh “A” ODI Team

Bangladesh A team now on a tour to India starts  three matches ODI series tomorrow in Bangalore. Given the strength of two sides and recent successes of Bangladesh team in ODI Bangladesh A starts as firm favorites in the series . But it is a game of cricket and especially in ODI cricket or otherwise a gamble  a team wins ...

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Ronaldo, Bale key to Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes

The Champions League anthem is ready to sound again for football fans around the world. It’s the most prestigious club competition there is and, for Real Madrid, it is the greatest challenge once again. But it looks like a difficult one. With a new coach following the controversial sacking of Carlo Ancelotti at the end of last season, the bar ...

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