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Two-day global cotton summit begins in Dhaka

Global cotton buyers and sellers have convened in Dhaka at the world cotton summit to, what the organisers say, better understand the market. State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam opened the two-day summit on Wednesday. He said the summit would provide “good opportunity” to the spinners and cotton traders to share their “knowledge, ideas and requirements with the ...

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The cross-border road network improvement project approved

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved the cross-border road network improvement project involving an estimated cost of Tk 2,472.93 crore, aiming to ensure uninterrupted and safe regional and sub-regional road communication systems. The approval came at the 28th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference room with Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Water stagnancy projects No impact in Sylhet city

Water stagnancy is one of the major problems of Sylhet city causing extreme sufferings for the dwellers. They suffer much this time as the north eastern divisional city was badly hit due to the early rains along with storms during the last two weeks, although the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) had spent over Tk 300 million in a number of ...

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Youth commits suicide in Sylhet

A young man allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Sadipur village in Osmaninagar upazila on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Salik Ullah (40), son of Sajid Ullah, a resident of the village. police said Salik, father of three children, took poison in his room at night. Later, he was rushed to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital ...

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4 family members electrocuted in Sunamganj

Four members of a family were electrocuted at Ramdigha village in Dharmapasha upazila of Sunamganj district on Tuesday morning. The dead were identified as Jagdish Sarkar, 70, his son Ranjit Sarkar, 45, Ranjit’s wife Rita, 35, and daughter Sonali, 10. Sunamganj Superintendent of Police Harunur Rashid said police force have been sent to the spot. Neighbours said Ranjit first came ...

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Charge sheet of Habiganj murder case rejected

A Habiganj court yesterday rejected the charge sheet of four-child murder case due to absence of main documents. Senior Judicial Magistrate Samsad Begum refused the charge sheet after a hearing. The court also fixed May 5 for the next hearing and asked investigation officer of the case Abdul Muktadir to submit the charge sheet with main documents. On April 16, ...

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Sylhet AL suspends 13 rebel UP racers

Awami League has suspended 13 local leaders for participating in the upcoming union parishad elections in Bishwanath, Golapganj and Dakhshin Surma upazilas of the district going against the party decision. Jaglu Chowdhury, deputy office secretary of the district Awami League, in a press release on Monday night said the decision was taken against five candidates of Bishwanath, four of Golapganj ...

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40 schools suspend classes in 2 Upazillas of Sylhet

Academic activities at 40 primary schools in Gowainghat and Jointapur upazillas of Sylhet have remained suspended for the last week as the institutions are still under floodwater. Of them, 25 are in Gowainghat upazilla. Authorities suspended the first term examinations of 22 of the flooded schools, said Rafiqul Islam, education officer of the upazila. Shah Mishbah-uz-Jaman, assistant education officer of ...

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Minor girl raped in Sylhet

A minor Girl was violated allegedly by her Teacher at Haiderpur village in sadar upazila of Sylhet district on Monday. officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station, said the 8-year-old girl Raped by her teacher Raza Miah On Monday Evening , Raza raped the girl forcibly, leaving her injured. On information, police investigate the incident and the convicted was absconding. Meanwhile, the ...

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