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Burn Institute to be named after Hasina: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said the government will set up a Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute at Chankharpool in the city which will be named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB. The Health Minister came up with the information at a press briefing at the ministry. The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the institute ...

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Help primary schools have multimedia, laptops: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the affluent section of society to come up with support like providing multimedia projectors and laptops to primary schools of their respective areas to expand the operations of multimedia classrooms across the country, reports UNB. “I hope those who are rich and well established will donate something to schools of their areas as ...

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‘Sundarbans Day’ being observed today

Amid environmentalists’ outcry over setting up Rampal Thermal Power Plant, ‘Sundarbans Day’ is being observed in the country’s costal districts today (Sunday) to raise awareness among people about the importance of protecting the world’s largest mangrove forest. The day has been being unofficially observed on February 14 since 2002 with various programmes. Different press clubs, Sundarbans Academy and other social ...

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Nat’l photo exhibition starts at SUST

A three-day national photo exhibition titled “Inquest Insight” was begun at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus on Friday. Shahjalal University Photographers’ Association (SUPA) arranged the function at the ground of Academic Building-D. SUST VC Prof Aminul Haque Bhuyan inaugurated the exhibition at around 03:30 pm while Assistant Proctor Assistant Prof Zahid Hasan was present among others. Photographers ...

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Selling of banned notebooks rampant in Sylhet City

Violating the government order, the book-sellers in different book markets in Sylhet are selling banned guide- and note-books. The concerned authority of the district administration and the local Education Directorate issued notice to the book-sellers not to sell the banned items, but they are not following the order. As a result, the sale of banned guide- and note-books is going ...

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Saraswati Puja celebrated in Sylhet

The Hindu community today celebrated the Saraswati Puja with traditional gaiety and spirit of pursuit of art and knowledge everywhere in Sylhet division. Puja mandaps, mandirs and a large number of educational institutions have been colourfully decorated as hundreds of devotees seek blessings since morning from the `Devi Saraswati’, the Goddess of knowledge. The devotees, especially the students attired in ...

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Pohela Falgun delight paints the Sylhet city colourful

Thousands are celebrating the Pohela Falgun, kicking off the first quarter of festivities in 2016, on the MC Collage premises on Saturday. Clad in yellow, orange and other bright colours that symbolise the Spring, the people are in line for welcoming Falgun with a myriad of flowers, poems, songs and dances. The day is the first day of the Bengali ...

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House wife found dead in Sylhet

A House wife  hanged body was recovered from her house at village Sandoshir Kapon in Biswanath upazila on Saturday morning. The dead was identified as Happy Begum, 22, Wife of Bulbul Ahmed. Happy’s family members found her hanging from the Tree Inside of her room on Saturday night and informed local police station. Police recovered the body on Saturday morning.

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Migratory birds abuzz with Hakaluki, Tanguar haors

The number of migratory birds in Hakaluki and Tanguar haors has increased this year compared to that of last year, the latest census shows. Migratory birds have started flocking to Hakaluki Haor in Moulvibazar, the biggest wetland in the country, delighting visitors with their chirping and fluttering. Birds of different species have come earlier this year and their number is ...

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Final round of Bashundhara Bangladesh Open-2016 begins

The final round of ‘Bashundhara Bangladesh Open-2016’ golf tournament is underway at Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday morning. At 9:50am, Bangladesh rising professional golfers Zamal Hossain and Shakhawat Sohel  have played the first tee off at the final round from hole no-1. Besides, golfers Abdul  Matin took his tee shot from the first hole at 9:40 am. A total of ...

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