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Ex-Shibir Sylhet president held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Shahriar Alam Shipar, former president of the Sylhet city unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir, from TB Gate area in the city on Friday afternoon. Tipped off, a team of Rab-9 conducted a raid on a house in the area and arrested Shipar at about 1:00 pm. The Shibir leader was wanted in 30 ...

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2 DB officials receive IGP award

Two member of the Detective Branch (DB) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) have received “Inspector General of Police (IGP) Padak” for their outstanding performance in investigation into the Rajon murder case. The award recipients are DB inspector Suronjit Talukder, who was investigation officer of the murder case, and assistant commissioner Gopal Chakrabarty. IGP AKM Shahidul Haque handed over the awards ...

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Unidentified youth killed, 4 hurt in Sylhet

An unidentified youth was killed and four others were injured in a road accident at Bagerroad area on Sylhet-Tamabil road in Goainghat upazila here on Saturday morning. The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Quoting witnesses, Mizanur Rahman, Tamabil Highway police sergeant said a Tamabil bound microbus hit a tree losing control over the steering, leaving the ...

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Footpaths in the grips of hawkers in Sylhet

Makeshift shops put up by hawkers along footpaths and large sections of the roads in different areas of Sylhet, have compelled pedestrians to jaywalk and often face accidents. The situation has arisen due to the negligence of the city corporation. Earlier, hawkers only set up makeshift shops before Eid and Puja, but now they keep a good portion of footpaths ...

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HC: Stop illegal stone crushers in Sylhet

The High Court has asked the government to remove illegal stone crushing machines in five upazilas of Sylhet immediately as they were causing serious sound and air pollutions. A HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order on Tuesday in reply to a writ petition filed by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) on August ...

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Shimantik Office gutted in Sylhet

A non Government Origination Shimantik Office was gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at Upashohor in Sylhet City on Wednesday night. Locals said the fire originated from electricity short circuit at a Shimantik Office at Upashohor area at around 10:30pm and soon engulfed the whole Office losing goods worth around Tk 5 lakh. On information, locals and fire ...

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16 municipal mayors of Sylhet division sworn in

16 newly elected municipality mayors of Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj and Sunamganj districts under Sylhet division Including GK Gaus, who was elected mayor of Habiganj municipality in the December 30 election from prison, took oath after release on parole yesterday. Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Jamal Uddin Bhuiyan conducted the oath for 16 newly elected mayors in Sylhet District Council auditorium at 11:00am ...

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Community Network Association organises its annual meeting

Community Network Association organised its annual meeting at Brady Arts Centre in East London on 24th January.  The meeting was presided over by organisation’s President Md Sobhan Ali.  The Chief and Special guest in the meeting were MP for Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanara Ali Chowdhury MP and Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs respectively. Samina Begum and Emdadul ...

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British Muslims are waving the flag of success

Thousands of nominations have been received from the public for The British Muslim Awards presented by Al Rayan Bank, which is testament to breadth of talent and success, making it apparent that British Muslims across the nation are waving the flag of success. Ibrahim Rahman, who lives in Cambridge, has been shortlisted in the Services to Media category.  Ibrahim will ...

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UK living Bangladeshis welcome Shafique Chowdhury at Heathrow Airport

UK living Bangladeshis welcomed Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, General Secretary of Sylhet District Awami League.  He arrived on 24th of January in a brief trip to the UK. While addressing the people who attended the event, Shafique Chowdhury said that Bangladesh stands tall today in the world.  This country has build Padma Bridge in its own financing. Padma Bridge is not ...

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