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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to open dot bangla domain Saturday

  The much-awaited dot bangla (.bangla) domain would be unlocked for the people tomorrow. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the dot bangla (.bangla) domain on Saturday noon at a simple ceremony at her official residence Ganobhaban. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim and other high officials of the Posts and Telecommunications Division and state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunications ...

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Armed police to travel on the Tube for the first time ever on New Year’s Eve

Armed police will travel on London Underground trains for the first time ever on New Year’s Eve, it has been revealed. Firearms patrols which are routinely deployed at mainline train stations in London are to use the Tube to travel between jobs for the first time in a move to counter the terror threat and to reassure the public. British Transport Police also announced ...

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Freezing fog cancels Heathrow and Gatwick flights

Flights have been cancelled at the UK’s two biggest airports because of freezing fog. Easyjet said it had cancelled 56 flights at Gatwick airport, which has drafted in extra staff and ground handlers to keep people moving. Heathrow said more than 100 flights had been cancelled. A spokesman for Gatwick said dense fog had caused delays and cancellations and apologised ...

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Economic Census reports released in Sylhet district

The Economic Cencus-2013 Report on the Sylhet district was opened in a seminar at the conference room of deputy commissioner’s office on Thursday. Deputy Commissioner Joinal Abadin presided over the seminar while Divisional Commissioner Jamal Uddin Ahmed was present at the event as chief guest. Among others, Civil Surgeon Dr Habibur Rahman, Chairman of Gulapgonj upazila Hafiz Najmul Islam, Chairman ...

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Regional Bishwa Ijtema started in Sylhet

Three-day long Regional level Bishwa Ijtema, the Global Congregation, started on 200 acres of land at Bypass  Road area of Mullargawn  Union Under Dakshin Surma Upazila in Sylhet from Thursday evening through the aam-bayaan (general sermon). It is scheduled to be end through Akheri Munajat on early Saturday. Sylhet will tremble with devotees Allahu-Akbar and amin voice. this will held ...

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93.37% pass JSC in Sylhet Board

More than 90% examinees have passed the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations this year in Sylhet Education Board. A total of 93.37% students came out successful in the class VIII terminal examinations. A total of 10,255 students gained GPA 5. Controller of Sylhet Education board  Samsul Islam will formally announce the results at a press ...

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A40 crash: Witnesses tell of horror after deadly 20-car pile-up in thick fog

Witnesses have told of their horror after a woman died and several other people were seriously injured in a 20-car pile-up. A pregnant woman was among those to reveal how she narrowly missed the horror crash on the A40 in Oxfordshire on Wednesday morning. It killed one woman and left another person fighting for life in hospital. A third person was ...

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Average age of British passenger trains is 21, study says

Trains on Britain’s railways are 21 years old on average, an investigation by the Press Association has found. It shows the age of British trains is at its oldest in at least 15 years. Rolling stock on the Caledonian Sleeper service is the oldest, at 41 years old. TransPennine Express trains, in the north of England and Scotland, are the ...

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New Year’s Eve in London: 3,000 police officers to be deployed on streets celebrations

Thousands of police officers are to be deployed on London’s streets for the capital’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, Scotland Yard said today. Three thousand officers will be on duty across central London in a bid to crack down on crime as revellers welcome in the New Year. Roads in the centre of the city will be closed from 2pm on Saturday including Lambeth, Westminster, Waterloo ...

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West Bromwich shooting: Two arrests after man killed in stationary car

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was shot dead in West Bromwich. The two men, aged 19 and 24, were arrested on Daggers Lane soon after the shooting in Dartmouth Street at about 14:30 GMT on Tuesday, West Midlands Police said. The 33-year-old male victim was a passenger in a stationary car. He died ...

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