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Another Quarry worker killed in Sylhet

Another quarry worker died during extracting stones as he was hit by an excavator at a stone quarry of Jaflong in Gowainghat, Sylhet on Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Mustakim Mia, 20, of Isoppur village in Baniarchang upazila of Habiganj. The excavator hit him when he was extracting stones in Jumpara area around 8:30am, said Md Jahangir Hossain, ...

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Ragib Ali and his son jailed for illegally holding editorial post

A Sylhet court sentenced industrialist Ragib Ali and his son to one year imprisonment in a case filed for holding editorial posts of a daily newspaper while being fugitive on Thursday. Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saifuzzaman Hiru also fined them Tk 5,000 each, in default of which, they duo will have to serve one month more in jail, our local ...

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No DSS: Most flat shares refuse benefit claimants

Landlords are more likely to accept potential renters who own pets than people claiming benefits,  investigation has found. Analysis of some 11,000 online listings for spare rooms found all but a few hundred stated benefit claimants were not welcome. Campaign groups say it is “naked discrimination” and are calling for a change in the law. Landlords say more social housing ...

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Great Ormond Street hospital baby abduction bid couple held

A couple have been arrested on suspicion of trying to abduct a newborn baby from a hospital. Concerned staff at Great Ormond Street hospital called police to the site on Monday afternoon. Officers arrested a 31-year-old man and 25-year-old woman at the scene on suspicion of conspiracy to commit child abduction. The couple were taken to a central London police ...

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Budget National Insurance rises ‘make system fairer’

  Philip Hammond has rebuffed calls for a rethink on National Insurance increases for millions of self-employed workers announced in the Budget. The measure, which breaks a 2015 manifesto pledge on NI contributions, would result in 1.6 million people paying £240 on average more every year. The chancellor told the BBC that lower earning self-employed people would be better off, ...

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People in jail without crimes can claim compensation: PM

 9th March, 2017 01:31:56   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told parliament that the people, who have been in jail without committing any crimes, can claim compensation from the government.   “The people, who have been in jail without any crimes, can seek damages from the authorities. There is also a provision in the law that any innocent person ...

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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says Sheikh Hasina now world leader

    8th March, 2017   Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now being appreciated globally for her outstanding performance in leading Bangladesh towards development. The leadership of Sheikh Hasina has been recognized internationally as she is working relentlessly for turning Bangladesh into a develop country by 2041,” he said while taking part in ...

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ISIS leader Baghdadi fled Mosul

 9th March, 2017   Military intelligence believes ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi abandoned Mosul prior to the battle to isolate the Iraqi city five months ago, a senior defense official confirmed.   The official said that they think Baghdadi, who called himself the ruler of all Muslims after taking Iraq’s second-largest city in 2014, is still alive but added that ...

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India issues notice to Zakir Naik to appear Mar 14

  8th March, 2017   The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India on Tuesday issued notice to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik asking him to join the investigation at its headquarters in New Delhi on March 14, reports Times of India.   It is believed Naik is staying in Saudi Arabia to evade arrest after perpetrators of the Dhaka terror ...

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Oil prices fall to 2017 low as US petroleum supply surges

9th March, 2017   Oil prices slumped to their lowest level of 2017 Wednesday following a bearish US supply report that also dented American petroleum-linked shares.   The US oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, slid more than five percent to $50.28 a barrel, its lowest price since December. International oil benchmark Brent also ended the day at a low for ...

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