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Bangladesh to advance further in sports, says PM

2nd March, 2017   Expressing firm optimism that Bangladesh would further advance in games and sports, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday assured that her government would do everything for its development. “We want Bangladesh to progress further in games and sports where the boys and girls equally perform …we would take measures to create more scopes in the field,” ...

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Action taken against 104 pharma cos for making substandard medicine

2nd March, 2017   Health minister Mohammed Nasim on Thursday informed parliament that action has been taken against 104 pharmaceutical companies for producing substandard medicines.   Among them 86 pharmaceutical companies’ licenses were suspended while another 18 companies licenses were cancelled.   The minister came up with this information while replying a starred question Jatiya Party MP Mohammad Abdul Munim ...

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Bengal Sanskiriti Utsab Sylhet to end Friday

A 10-day cultural festival titled ‘Manobik Sadhonay Bengal Sanskriti Utsab, Sylhet 2017’ will end in Sylhet on Friday. Bengal Foundation, an organisation patronising the Bengali culture, in association with Dhaka Bank and Channel I, organised the festival at Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Sports Complex in Sylhet city. The festival was dedicated to the memory of late Professor, scholar, academic, educator ...

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Sugarcane Farming gains popularity in Sylhet

Sugarcane farming is gains popularity on increase day-by-day in Sylhet region although it was almost non-existing here just years ago. With this some people have started producing Gur (molasses) locally in different areas of Sunamganj district for the last 2 or 3 years, a number of farmers said last week. According to the DAE officials, sugarcane is cultivated on about ...

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Expatriate’s house looted in Sylhet, Ten Injured

About 10 persons were injured in an attack on the houses of two expatriates in the Sylhet city’s Purbo Doloipara area on Tuesday. The attackers looted Taka 0.1 million, gold ornament, cell phone sets and other things from the neighbouring houses. Police however, seized a motorbike and sharp weapon from the scene but failed to nab any one. Among the ...

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Bus lane cameras make £31m in a year for councils

Almost 4,000 motorists a day are fined for driving in bus lanes, with the most lucrative camera making £6,000 every 24 hours. BBC England contacted 160 authorities responsible for highways in England, 64 of which had bus lane cameras. Motoring organisation, the RAC, said the cameras had become a “cash bonanza” for local authorities. Councils say cameras are clearly signed ...

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Lords urge Tories to back Brexit bill amendment on EU citizens

Peers who backed an amendment to the Brexit bill to guarantee the rights of EU citizens have urged Conservative MPs in the House of Commons to support the change when the bill returns. Theresa May’s government has vowed to overturn a demand by the House of Lords to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK within three months of ...

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Police ‘rationing’ puts public at risk, warns watchdog

Some police forces are putting the public at risk by rationing their response as they struggle with cutbacks, the police standards watchdog has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said some forces are “downgrading” 999 calls, in order to justify responding to them more slowly. HMIC’s report found that most of the 43 forces in England and Wales were providing a good ...

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