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Golapganj on the up with second straight win

 Emdad Rahman ::The Golapganj squad recently enjoyed an upmarket team bonding golfing trip which seems to be paying dividends as the team enjoyed a comeback win against Sylhet rivals Chattak.   Inspired by neighbours Beanibazar dominating on the next pitch the Roses came back from a goal down to overcome Chattak at Stepney Green.    Hasnath Miah had set the ...

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Beanibazar off to a winning start

Dakshin Surma 0-2 Beanibazar In preparation for the Greater Sylhet Upazila Cup 2017 Dakshin Surma and Beanibazar played the first tournament friendly. Dakshin Surma had made a shrewd appointment by naming Aktar Hussain as player manager.   Dakshin Surma started brightly but the overall quality of the Beanibazar team and strength in depth was a factor as Emdad Rahman’s selection ...

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Theresa May tells cabinet to show unity

Theresa May has told her cabinet ministers to show “strength and unity” as she attempted to stem a series of leaks and negative briefings. The PM said “open discussion” was important but that it was vital for it to stay private, her spokesman said. Number 10 said press briefings were a case of colleagues not taking their responsibilities seriously. The ...

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HOME SECRETARY TAKES FURTHER ACTION TO TACKLE KNIFE CRIME

The Home Secretary has today (18 July) announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. Amber Rudd announced her intention to tighten the law in order to stop under 18s being able to ...

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Thousands marooned in Sylhet region; water level rising in northern Bangladesh

New areas are going underwater every day as the water level continues to rise in the north while hundreds of thousands of people are stranded in floods in the northeast Sylhet region. Incessant monsoon rains for the past few days have caused the inundation. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre or FFWC said on Wednesday the rainfall might ease within ...

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Rain brings miseries to Sylhet city life

Intermittent showers since Tuesday morning disrupted the normal life in Sylhet and most parts of the country. Witnesses said office-goers and students suffered a lot due to water logging at a good number of points. Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life. The condition might get worsen in the coming days ...

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Hard time for haor fishermen

A large number of people dependent on fishing in the haor areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts are passing days amid hardship as fishes are not available even during the ongoing monsoon. Earlier in mid-April this year, different species of fishes saw massive death when half ripe paddy in vast fields rot due to early flooding in the haor areas, ...

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Floods wreak havoc in Moulvibazar and Sylhet

The flood has stranded over 200,000 people in Moulvibazar and shut down 175 schools in Sylhet (An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the flood as a flash flood) As monsoon rains once again cause rivers in the north-east parts of Bangladesh to swell, floods have struck again. Vast tracts of Moulvibazar and Sylhet have become inundated for the ...

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BCL’s vandalism leads to MC College dorm closure

The dormitory of Sylhet MC College has been closed for an indefinite period after the ruling party’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) vandalised the dormitory.   The authorities filed a general diary with the Shah Paran police station in connection with the incident of BCL’s vandalism on Thursday. Witnesses said at least nine rooms of the dormitory were ravaged ...

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