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Country’s first 6-lane flyover inauguration Jan 4

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate Country’s first ever six-lane flyover in Feni’s Mohipal area through video conferencing on January 4 next year. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader made the remark to reporters after inspecting the construction works of Mohipal flyover on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Monday morning (Dec 25). The minister said the flyover’s construction work has been ...

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Primary assistant teachers postpone hunger strike

Assistant teachers of government primary schools have postponed their indefinite hunger strike. The trained assistant teachers came up with the decision to postpone the strike on Monday after a meeting with primary and mass education minister Mostafizur Rahman. On 23 December, an alliance of eight organisations of primary school assistant teachers launched the hunger strike at the Central Shaheed Minar ...

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Sylhet farmers busy preparing Boro seedbeds for bumper production

Farmers in different areas of Sylhet division are busy with preparing Boro seedbeds with an expectation to get a bumper production of the crop this season, officials and farmers informed on Sunday. According to a report prepared by the divisional office of the DAE, Sylhet already seedbeds on 26,990 hectares had been prepared although the target was earlier set at ...

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Pry teachers’ hunger strike enters 3rd day

The primary schoolteachers are observing their indefinite hunger strike for third consecutive day on Monday (December 25) at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka. They have been observing the hunger strike unto death demanding reducing the salary difference between the head teachers and the assistant teachers. The assistant teachers of state-run primary schools from across country began the hunger strike ...

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UK’s Christian heritage stressed in PM’s Christmas message

Britons should “take pride” in their country’s Christian heritage at Christmas, Theresa May has said. In her Christmas message, the prime minister said there is a “confidence… that in Britain you can practise your faith free from question or fear”. She also praised the emergency services for their Grenfell Tower and Manchester and London terror attacks responses. Labour leader Jeremy ...

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Christmas Eve Eve with One Third Soup Kitchen

Emdad Rahman : Maybe home is nothing more than two arms holding you tight when you’re at you’re lowest. It’s a time of the year when people really feel the blues what with the festive shopping, cooking, entertaining leaving many at breaking point. Then there’s the downcast and downtrodden who have lost contact with their nearest and dearest. Some people ...

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Madrasa student’s body recovered in Sylhet: Brother-in-law held

Police recovered the body of a madrasa student from a tea garden at Khadimpara area in Sylhet on Sunday (December 24). The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 17, son of Tutul Mia of Tikorpara area in the city. He was a student of Kazirbazar Madrasa in the city. Police, however, arrested Al Amin’s brother-in-law Foysal Ahmed, 26, in this ...

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Primary assistant teachers continue hunger strike

The indefinite hunger strike called by primary assistant teachers of government primary schools entered the second day on Sunday. Over 1000 teachers have been staging the demonstration since Saturday at the Central Shaheed Minar, demanding the disparity in wages to be lessened. The Bangladesh primary teachers grand alliance organised the strike on Saturday morning and stayed overnight at the Shaheed ...

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Graft case filed against ex-Golapganj mayor, aides

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against four people, including former mayor of Golapganj municipality in Sylhet Zakaria Ahmad Paplu, for embezzling Tk 13, 55, 196. Three other accused are municipality executive engineer Yogesh Chatterjee, office assistant Sabbir Ahmed and stenographer Jahirul Islam. Assistant Director of ACC Sylhet office Subrata Mandal filed the case on Thursday with Golapganj Police ...

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