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JAPA Chairman Ershad to visit Sylhet today

JAPA Chairman Former President Alhaj Hussain Mohammed Ershad will visit Sylhet today (Thursday) from where he is likely to start campaign for next national polls and elections to five city corporations. He will visit the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Hazrat Shahporan (R) around 11am. Sylhet District JAPA Senior coordinator  Israkul Hussain Shamim Conformed the news and said, JAPA ...

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Sylhet workshop focuses on need to modernise fisheries sector

Speakers at a day-long workshop in the on Wednesday focused on the need to modernise the country fishery sector to increase production. Addressing as the chief guest, Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) VC Prof Golam Shahi Alam said modernisation is a must to increase the fish production. “We should be sincere and dedicated for adopting the modern techniques in fish cultivation”, ...

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Abdul Hamid gets AL nomination for presidential polls

Bangladesh Awami League today nominated incumbent President M Abdul Hamid to contest the presidential election slated for February 18. Awami League Parliamentary Board (ALPB) with party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair in a meeting at the premier’s official Ganobhaban residence finalized the nomination this evening. “The meeting unanimously nominated M Abdul Hamid for contesting the presidential ...

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“Every day a challenge for me” – New IGP

Haque leaves with ‘no regrets’ Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police Dr Jabed Patwary has said since joining the police force, every day of his life has been a challenge for him. Dr Patwary said this during this during a farewell reception accorded to outgoing IGP AKM Shahidul Haque in the city’s Police Headquarters. He was also hopeful that everyone in ...

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Trump favors Russia memo release, likely to come soon

President Donald Trump was overheard Tuesday night telling a Republican lawmaker he is “100 percent” in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation, and his chief of staff says the document is likely to be released “pretty quick.” The memo has sparked a political fight pitting Republicans against the FBI and the Justice Department. “Oh yeah, don’t ...

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BNP leader Azizul Bari Helal ‘detained’

BNP on Wednesday night alleged that plain-clothes police detained their information affairs secretary Azizul Bari Helal on Wednesday night. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told that the members of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked Helal up from his Moghbazar Warless Gate residence around 7:45pm. He strongly condemned and protested the arrest of Helal, also a former ...

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The British Bangladeshi Caterers Association – AGM 2018, Election results & new committee declaration

The British Bangladeshi Caterers Association (BBCA) Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, 28th January, 2018, at the Impressions Banqueting Hall in West Ham, East London. On top of the general day-to-day reports provided by the outgoing President, Eafor Ali and Secretary General, Shahanoor Khan, a specially-commissioned commemorative plaque was presented to all Founder members present at the event as ...

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Theresa May sidesteps backing $900bn Silk Road project of China

  Theresa May has sidestepped a Chinese push for a formal endorsement of its $900bn Silk Road strategy, suggesting Britain still has concerns about China’s political objectives for the huge infrastructure project. Government sources confirmed that the UK did not sign a memorandum of understanding giving Britain’s official endorsement to the $900bn Belt and Road Initiative, a personal project of ...

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Carrie Gracie tells MPs of BBC pay ‘insult’

  Former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has said the reason she was given for being paid less than male counterparts was that she was “in development”. The presenter, who resigned from her post in protest at pay inequality, is giving evidence to a committee of MPs. “It is an insult to add to the original injury. It is unacceptable ...

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Hyponatraemia inquiry: Children’s hospital deaths were avoidable

An inquiry into the deaths of five children in Northern Ireland’s hospitals has found that four of them were avoidable. The findings followed a 14-year inquiry into hyponatraemia-related deaths. Hyponatraemia is a medical condition that occurs when there is a shortage of sodium in the bloodstream. The damning report was heavily critical of the “self-regulating and unmonitored” health service. Mr ...

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