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Sylhet’s train services halted

Sylhet’s train communications with other parts of the country have been snapped since early Thursday as rains washed away huge soil under the rail track at Vanugach in Srimangal upazila of Moulvibazar district. Rustam Ali Fakir, station master of Kamalganj Rrailway station conf, said two trains — Jalalabad Express and Udayan Express – got stuck at Vanugach Rail Station and ...

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Sweetwater fishes on decline in Sylhet div

The sweetwater fish species are on decline from the waterbodies including haors and beels in Sylhet division. About 46 species are on the list as the waterbodies have also been reduced due to construction of unplanned embankments and roads, filling up of ponds, excessive use of insecticides and pesticides alongside indiscriminate fishing, official sources said referring a recent survey in ...

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Pre-registration for Hajj pilgrims from early March

Pilgrims’ pre-registration for this year’s hajj will start in the first week of March next, says acting secretary to the Religious Affairs Ministry Abdul Jalil.   Abdul Jalil said the software development for the registration has already been completed, UNB reports.   The staff who will be supervising the process will undergo training, which will be inaugurated by Religious Affairs ...

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PM to inaugurate 4 Power plants

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate four power plants with capacity of 535 Megawatts (MW) power production on Thursday. The premier would inaugurate the plants through video conference around 10:30am, said Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury at a press conference held at Bidyut Bhaban today. The power plants include – Kodda (150 MW), Ashuganj (Capacity 225MW), Patiya ...

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AL 741, BNP 668 among 3,568 UP chairman aspirants

A total of 3,568 chairman aspirants, including 741 of ruling Awami League and 668 of BNP, have filed their nomination papers in 738 Union Parishads (UPs) to contest the first phase of election slated for March 22. According to statistics provided by the Election Commission Secretariat, 25 chairman candidates are, however, set to be elected unopposed as their UPs got ...

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4G to be introduced within this year: Tarana State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Tuesday said the government would introduce the 4th generation (4G) mobile phone service in Bangladesh within this year.   Tarana made the assertion while replying to a question of treasury bench member Begum Mahjabin Khaled in the Jatiya Sangsad, BSS reports.   Besides ...

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Pop star Joss Stone set to perform in Dhaka

Grammy and Brit Award winner British diva Joss Stone arrived in Bangladesh on Friday evening as she was gearing up for her first concert in Bangladesh. Joss Stone arrived at Gloria Jean’s Coffees, clad in all black, and promptly asked for a latte as she spoke at a news briefing. Her heart-warming smile and cheerful friendliness won everyone over in ...

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Preity Zinta to auction her wedding pictures

Following closely on the heels of Hollywood couples like Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie and George Clooney-Amal Alamuddin, actor Preity Zinta and fiance Gene Goodenough have decided to auction their wedding pictures for a charity that she supports.     According to a source, “The couple has decided to auction their private wedding images, the proceeds of which will be given to ...

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usraat Faria’s 2nd film ‘Hero 420’ releasing today

Bangladeshi model Nusraat Faria’s second film ‘Hero 420’ is set to be released today.     Nusraat Faria will be seen in a new look in this film. Besides, Bollywood actress Ria Sen will also be seen playing a lead role in the film. Both the actress will play opposite Om—a popular actor in the Kolkata film industry.     ...

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Salman Khan promotes Iulia Vantur’s new show

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is rumoured to be dating Romanian TV presenter Iulia Vantur, promoted her new show “Ferma vedetelor” over social media.   The show is an adaptation of internationally acclaimed reality show “The Farm”.   Is Salman Khan hosting a reality show with alleged girlfriend Iulia Vantur?     Vantur, who is returning as a host of ...

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