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6 UP chairman-elects take oaths in Sylhet

Six newly-elected chairmen of union parishad (UPs) in Sylhet district were sworn in on Wednesday morning. District administrator Joinal Abedin administered oaths to 6 chairmen of Companiganj upazilas at a function at the conference room of the deputy commissioners office in the morning. Six newly-elected chairmen are Shah Jamaluddin in Poschim Islampur,Babul miah in Purbo islampur,Abdul Wadud Alfu in Telikhal,Firiduddin ...

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5 arrested over ‘anti-state publications in Sylhet

Kotwali Police sealed off a printing press and seized its all materials over printing “anti-state” and “religiously provocative” posters and leaflets in Sylhet city Tuesday on . They arrested five men at the press. Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Said, Ateam of police raided Star Sylhet Offset Printers at Al-Marzan Shopping Complex in Zindabazar, The arrested men are ...

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SCC puts up rickshaw fare charts at 51 points

The Sylhet City Corporation authorities finally put up the rickshaw fare charts at the city’s 51 points on Friday. These charts are helping the passengers very much to avoid chaos, said Md Helal Uddin, licence officer of SCC. To regulate charging fares, the SCC authorities took the project in December, 2014 and formed a committee in February 2015, said officials. ...

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Rape incidents on the rise in Sylhet

The actual number of rape victims might be higher than the number of victims who came to the OCC for treatment Rape is on the rise in Sylhet region with at least 52 women as well as children have been victimised in the last three months, but a very few rape cases actually came to light. The One Stop Crisis ...

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Surprising tax-hike at Lubhachara quarry leaves stone businessmen in quandary

The businessmen who  deals in stone and boulders  from Lubhachara quarry in Kanaighat Upazila in Sylhet District have been left quandered following the sudden hike of taxes to be realised from the businessmen the tax has suddenly been and enhanced by the quarry lease-holder recently. The stone businessmen claim that tax has been enhanced from 40 Paisa to Tk 1.96 ...

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Poplar Legends now two wins away from title

By Emdad Rahman Champions elect Poplar Legends eased into the penultimate week of games at Mulberry Leisure Centre in the Sonali Othith Masters Tournament  and are now firm favourites to lift the veterans championship. Rekhon Ali scored a stunning hat trick with a fourth from Dilawar Miah in the first game against Ocean. In the second game Shagor were dispatched ...

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Fokrul Islam receives award for outstanding sports volunteering

Emdad Rahman Community activist Fokrul Islam has been recognised by the London Federation of Sports and Recreation for the Voluntary Award 2016. The Federation is the voice of voluntary sport in Greater London and through its wide representation on sports bodies is able to influence sports policies by diplomacy. The Federation considers the volunteer sector as the major contributor to ...

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British High Commissioner Alison Blake’s statement to mark the 117th birth anniversary of Bangladesh National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

This week Bangladesh celebrates the birth of its National Poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam, better known as “Rebel Poet”. 117 years after his birth Nazrul’s writings remain works of great literature with significance for all of us. As the poet himself wrote ‘I don’t belong to just this country, this society. I belong to the world’. Bangladesh was born as a ...

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EU referendum: London backs Remain vote, poll

25 May 2016 London is overwhelmingly backing a vote to Remain in the European Union, a major opinion poll reveals today. The capital is a clear 60-40 in favour of staying in Europe’s family of 28 nations, discounting don’t knows. Exclusive research by Opinium for the Evening Standard reveals the 5.6 million eligible voters in London are far more pro-EU ...

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Hanging on line to HMRC cost taxpayers £97m, NAO finds

Taxpayers forced to hang on the phone while calling HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) lost the equivalent of £97m last year, a spending watchdog has said. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the quality of service at HMRC “collapsed” over an 18-month period between 2014 and 2015. Call waiting times tripled during that time, as some customers were kept on ...

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