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4 held over subversion in Moulvibazar

Police in separate drives arrested four Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders, a Swechchhasebak Dal leader and a leader of Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas) from  different places of the district on Monday over subversion plan . The arrestees were identified as Nurul Alam Noman, former general secretary of JCD district unit, Foysal Ahmed, senior joint convener of the district Swechchhasebak ...

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Sylhet central jail construction progressing fast

Construction of the Sylhet Central Jail at the suburban Badaghat area on over 30-acre plot is nearing completion as 80 per cent works are already complete, official sources informed Saturday. Public Works Department (PWD) started the Tk 1970 million project in 2012-2013 and it is expected to be completed by July 2016 and would be formally inaugurated in December. Although ...

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Doctors’ work abstention continues at OMCH

The 10-day work abstention programme, enforced by the Prokrichi-BCS (26 cadre) Coordination Committee protesting what it said was discrimination in the 8th national pay scale, entered its 9th day on Tuesday. Doctors at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital wearing black badges staged one-hour work abstention from 12pm to 1pm on the second consecutive day as part of their 4-day programme. ...

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David Cameron has met with service personnel and volunteers helping stricken communities in the north of England after a Christmas catastrophe of flood chaos

The Prime Minister visited York, where streets have been deluged with water after the River Ouse burst its banks following heavy rain. He spoke with rescue workers and troops as he toured some of the worst-hit parts of the city. York has been the focus of controversy after the Environment Agency took the decision to open a flood defence barrier ...

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Number of families leaving London to buy cheaper homes elsewhere hits eight-year high

More Londoners in 2015 sold their houses and moved out of the capital than at any other time since the financial crisis, new figures show. Research by property firm Hamptons International revealed 63,000 households have left London for the suburbs in the last 12 months – the highest number since 2007. The company’s head of research Johnny Morris linked the ...

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At least 14 killed in bomb blasts in Syria

 At least 14 people were killed and dozens wounded in large bomb blasts Monday in the central Syrian city of Homs, state media reported. “The preliminary toll in simultaneous terrorist explosions that hit the city’s Al-Zahraa neighbourhood is 14 dead and 132 wounded,” state television reported in a news flash. It said two explosions caused by car bombs and a ...

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228 BRTC buses to carry Ijtema devotees

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has decided to run a special bus service in two phases from January 6 to 19, 2016 for carrying devotees of the Bishwa Ijtema. The first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema would be held January 8-10 and the second January 15-17, BSS reports. The BRTC will operate the special bus service to carry passengers from ...

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AL candidates control polls campaign

A number of candidates nominated by opposition BNP and Jatiya Party for the municipality polls slated for December 30 have reportedly stepped down, refrained from campaigning and gone into hiding in many places in the face of obstruction and intimidation unleashed by ruling Awami League nominated aspirants or its rebel contestants. According to sources, BNP nominated mayoral candidate for Satkania ...

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Government sending more troops as thousands evacuated amid devastating flooding

David Cameron has promised to send in more troops to “do whatever is needed” to help people caught in devastating floods in northern England. Thousands of people are being evacuated after rivers burst their banks and hundreds of homes became submerged in York, Leeds and Manchester after “unprecedented” levels of rain. The Army was mobilised athis morning to help emergency ...

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Prince Charles pays tribute to vital work of Armed Forces during ‘grim’ time in the world

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the great “personal sacrifice” of Britain’s servicemen and women in a Christmas message to the armed forces. Charles spoke of his admiration for those who endure “great danger” to protect the country, and the families who support them. And he praised the “professionalism, understanding and cultural sensitivity” of those in the military. ...

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