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Abducted boy rescued in Sylhet

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel in a drive rescued a boy, who was abducted from Narayanganj on November 20, from Sukrobari Bazar area of Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet district on Sunday. The rescued was identified Mohammad Sohel Khan, 14, son of Alhed Ali Chowdhury, hailing from Fatullah upazila in Narayanganj. RAB also arrested an alleged abductor Mohammad Faruk Miah, son ...

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Fire at Osmani Medical College staff quarters

The staff quarters of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College caught fire on Sunday afternoon. Fire service officials said the fire originated from an electrical short circuit in a room of the quarters around 4:30pm and it engulfed several adjacent rooms. On information, a fire-fighting unit rushed in and doused the blaze after one hour. SCC 1 no Word Councilor Syed ...

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Sylhet Kadamtoly bus terminal in sorry state

The Kadamtoly  central bus terminal Sylhet has been is beset with a host of problems since long due to lack of care and maintenance. The problems confronting the bus terminal include deplorable condition of the building, lack of passengers’ safety, absence of hygienic waiting rooms, good privies and safe drinking water. According to sources, the divisional bus terminal was constructed ...

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‘I’m alive’: Afghan Taliban issue message from ‘leader’

The Afghan Taliban released an audio message Saturday it said was from leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, vehemently rejecting reports of his death in a firefight with his own commanders as “enemy propaganda”. The 16-minute file said those “rumours” had been deliberately planted to weaken the Taliban, which has seen a new resurgence under the firebrand supremo despite its internal divisions. ...

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18 Labourers Killed in Road Mishap in Rajasthan

At least 18 labourers, including 11 women, were killed and 16 others injured when an overloaded pickup van rammed into a stationary truck in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh in India on Saturday night . The accident took place in Dholapani area of the district when the labourers were returning to their village after work, police said. “The pickup van rammed into a ...

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Former Myanmar military ruler Than Shwe ‘supports new leader’

Myanmar’s former military ruler sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s “future leader” and has pledged support for her in a secret meeting, the general’s grandson said. Details of Friday’s meeting between the two was revealed by General Than Shwe’s grandson, who acted as intermediary. He said in a Facebook post the meeting had lasted two-and-a-half hours. ...

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France votes in first election since Paris attacks

France votes in first election since Paris attacks France is set to vote in the first round of regional elections, the first electoral challenge since the Paris attacks, which killed 130 people. The elections are viewed as a test of public support for the government’s response to the attacks on 13 November. The far-right National Front (FN) is hoping to ...

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Michel Platini: Uefa chief’s lawyers welcome ‘important evidence’

Michel Platini’s lawyers say a memo published in a French newspaper on Sunday could help clear the suspended Uefa president of wrongdoing. Platini and Fifa president Sepp Blatter have been suspended over allegations a “disloyal payment” was made to Platini in 2011 for work done years earlier. Le Journal du Dimanche says the memo, dating back to 1998, includes a ...

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Mushfiqur wanted to step down as captain: Sylhet coach

Sarwar Imran, the Sylhet Super Stars coach, confirmed that Mushfiqur Rahim resigned as captain on his own terms ahead of the team’s clash against Barisal Bulls on Sunday. Shahid Afridi’s appearance at the toss merely confirmed rumors that had been going around for close to 48 hours of a change in Sylhet’s captaincy. Imran also revealed plenty of discussion involving ...

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Afridi grabs most economical bowling figures of BPL

Pakistan’s flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who was also seen to captain Sylhet Superstars in Sunday’s match against Barisal Bulls in the third season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), has clutched a great bowling record to his name. Afridi, the Pakistan T20 captain who holds the record of taking most number of wicket in the instant format of the game ...

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