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Tories in historic by-election Copeland win as Labour holds Stoke

The Conservatives have won the Copeland by-election, beating Labour in an area it represented for more than 80 years. Trudy Harrison won with 13,748 votes to Labour’s Gillian Troughton’s 11,601. Mrs Harrison hailed the victory – the first by-election gain by a governing party since 1982 – as “a truly historic event”. Labour’s Gareth Snell held Stoke-on-Trent Central with 7,853 ...

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Shah Abdul Karim folk festival on Mar 3-4

24th February, 2017 1   A two-day festival titled ‘All Time Shah Abdul Karim Folk Festival-2017’ will begin at Derai in Sunamganj on March 3, marking the 101st birth anniversary of the Bangla folk music legend.   Popular brand of bakery products ‘All Time’ is title sponsor of the festival to be organised by Baul Samrat Shah Abdul Karim Parisahd. ...

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Net migration to UK falls to 273,000

   Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous year. The Office for National Statistics said it is the first time net migration has dipped below 300,000 in two years, but is not statistically significant. But it is short of the government’s target figure for net migration to be ...

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Storm Doris: Woman killed as UK hit by winds reaching 94mph

A woman has been killed as Storm Doris brought winds of up to 94mph along with snow and rain to the UK. West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman had suffered very serious head injuries after a piece of debris fell on to a street in Wolverhampton. Strong winds have led to flight cancellations and road and rail disruption across ...

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Hazardous child labour still rampant in Sylhet

A large number of children are engaged in hazardous jobs in the Sylhet, but the authorities seem to be either unaware of the critical level of child labour or have turned a blind eye to the issue. Under-age children are working in motor garages, motor workshops, vulcanising shops, light engineering shops, balloon factories, plastic factories, tanneries and others hazardous factories ...

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SCC 50 Years Celebration Programme begins in Sylhet

Finance minister AMA Muhith yesterday said there will be no crisis of gas in the country after 2018. “The country will be able to overcome the gas crisis gradually and after 2018, there will be no crisis of gas,” the finance minister told the opening session of the 50 years celebration programme of Sylhet Chamber here. Highlighting the country’s investment ...

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Sylhet Tourism spots losing Their attraction

Tourism spots in Sylhet region have been losing their attraction due to indiscriminate extraction of stones from the hillock areas. Besides, there had been serious environmental degradation on the sites, a number of experts and researchers said. On the other hand, the poor labourers are losing their lives while the masterminds of the illegal stone quarries remain untouched. Experts said ...

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Poor health services in Sylhet : upazilas Health complex

Out of 12 upazilas in Sylhet district, the upazila health complexes are functioning in only eight upazilas. A health complex has recently been constructed in Sadar upazila, but it is yet to start operation due to delay in creating posts. The newly-started Osmaninagar upazila is yet to get its health complex. Besides, Dakshin Surma upazila health complex has been providing ...

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10-day Bengal Sangskriti Utsab to begin in Sylhet

A 10-day long cultural festival titled ‘Bengal Sanskriti Utsab’ begin in Abul Mal Abdul Muhit Krira Complex in Sylhet city on Thursday. Finance Minister AMA Muhit, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Nur and Bengal Foundation Chairman Abul Khair Formally Inaugurate The programme. In the Inaugural Ceremony Chief guest Finance Minister AMA Muhit said, Government try to expand cultural Programme He Said ...

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Gang leader of Human trafficker Arrested in Sylhet : 11 Passengers Rescued

RAB arrested A gang leader of human trafficker and Rescued 11 passengers in Khajakhlu area under South Surma Upazila on Wednesday. Arrested person are is Sirajul Haq. Son of late Abdul Haq khajakalu Village under South Surma Upazila. RAB Source said according to specific charge RAB Made an Operation on Wednesday in Khajakalu village. They Arrested Sarajul Haq and Rescued ...

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