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Schoolgirl killed in Sylhet road crash

A schoolgirl was crushed under the wheels of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Ballah village in Jakiganj upazila of Sylhet district on Monday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Majeda Akhter Popy, son of Abdul Baset, a resident of the village and a class III student of Ballah Government Primary School. Witnesses said the accident took place at the village as ...

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One jailed for throwing acid in Sylhet

A court on Monday sentenced one youth to 14 years imprisonment for throwing acid on a female college student. The court also fined the convict taka 50,000, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment. The convict was identified as M. Laek Ahmed, 28, son of Todarak Ali at Birham village of Dakkhin Surma upazila of the district. According to ...

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4 police injured in Habiganj road crash

Four police members were injured as a pick-up van ran over their vehicle on Habiganj-Lakhai road on Tuesday early morning in the district. The injured were identified as Court station police camp traffic sub-inspector Rabiul Islam, constable Mijanur Rahman, Babul Mia and Nurul Huda. All of them were rushed to Habiganj Sadar Hospital. According to police, the injured police members ...

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One killed in Sylhet road crash

A Saudi expatriate was killed in a road accident in Dhamaichhara area of Rajnagar upazila in Muulvibazar on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Kutub Uddin, 45, a resident of Mallickpur village of Fenchuganj upazila in Sylhet and a Saudi expatriate.He is the brother of Senior journalist Riaz Uddin Ishka. Family sources said the accident took place in the area ...

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Man killed in clash over land dispute in Sylhet

A man was killed and 15 others injured in a clash over a land dispute at Baonpur village in Bishwanath upazila on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Jahur Ali, 35, son of Monu Miah, a resident of the village. Abdul Hye, officer-in-charge of Bishwanath Police Station, said there had been a long standing dispute between Ayas Ali and ...

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Debate contest ends at SUST

The three-day debate contest was successfully wrapped up at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus on Saturday evening. East West University became the champion by beating North-South University in the final round at Mini-Auditorium of the campus. SUST School of Debate (SUST-SD), a debate organization of the university, arranged the event for the first time ever on the ...

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PM visits Sylhet 21January

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ruling Awami League president, is set to visit Sylhet on 21 January Thursday. Sources said, She also will inaugurate and lay foundation stone of 23 others projects in the district. Later, she will address a mass rally at Sylhet Government Aliya Madrasha ground organized by local Awami League. Sylhet metropolitan and district police source said ...

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Media must work for maintaining democratic process: Speaker

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Monday urged the media to work for upholding democratic practices in the country. “The media is a growing sector. The role of the sector is important in forming public opinion. So it will have to shape public opinion by giving voice to the common people, and working to maintain the democratic process,” she said. ...

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Emergency meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers in Jeddah Thursday

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of its Member States at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah on Thursday. The meeting has been called for by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the ‘repercussions’ of the breaking into the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Saudi Consulate General in ...

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BSF hands over 4 BD nationals in Chuadanga

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over four Bangladeshi nationals to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Jaynagar check post in Darsana area of Damurhuda upazila on Sunday noon, reports UNB. The returnees are: Fatema Bibi, 40, wife of Abdus Salam, a resident of Mathura village on Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, their sons Helal Uddin, 18, and Mohammad Hossain, ...

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