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Government readies intensive plans to prevent flood in Sunamganj haors

Minister for Water Resources Anwar Hossain Manju warned that anyone failing in their duties would be severely punished The Ministry of Water Resources has adopted stern measures to prevent seasonal and flash floods from ruining crops in Sunamganj, said the newly appointed Minister for Water Resources Anwar Hossain Manju. The minister also warned the authorities concerned saying severe actions will ...

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People need to know about stock market before investment: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said present stock market is modern and internationally recognized one and the government along with Bangladesh Securities Exchange Commission (BSEC) had to work hard to take the capital market to this position. “We’ve been able to create a foundation for the stock market over the last seven years and now it is the time to ...

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UK weather forecast: Londoners braced for wet weekend as plummeting temperatures and snow forecast in the north

A Met Office yellow “be aware” warning for ice was in place for Saturday morning across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands. Forecasters predict that temperatures could plummet to minus 10 degrees in some parts of the UK. While Londoners face a wash-out weekend with heavy rain showers expected on Sunday, according to the Met ...

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Macron says ‘special’ UK deal possible

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. Speaking to Andrew Marr, he warned – as Brussels has already done – that the UK could not “cherry-pick” the elements it liked. ...

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Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, in a move likely to cause tensions with the US. Turkey wants to oust these Kurdish fighters from Syria’s Afrin region, which lies near its southern border. It considers them a terrorist group. But some were US allies in the battle against the Islamic State group. Turkey ...

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China says US warship ‘violated’ its sovereignty

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had “violated” its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island on the night of January 17 without alerting Beijing, the foreign ministry said, referring to the ...

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Sylhet Festival on 4 March

The Sylhet Festival Organising Committee announced the first ever Sylhet Festival to be held in the UK on 4 March 2018 at a press conference chaired by the Organising Committee’s Chair Ansar Ahmed Ullah. Co-Chair Jamal Khan conducted the conference with Ahad Chowdhury Babu reading out a written statement highlighting the purpose of the festival. Others from the Committee in attendance were ...

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Sylhet Festival on 4 March

The Sylhet Festival Organising Committee announced the first ever Sylhet Festival to be held in the UK on 4 March 2018 at a press conference chaired by the Organising Committee’s Chair Ansar Ahmed Ullah. Co-Chair Jamal Khan conducted the conference with Ahad Chowdhury Babu reading out a written statement highlighting the purpose of the festival. Others from the Committee in attendance were ...

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US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to “terrorist organizations” — and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade. The exchange took place Friday at a Security Council meeting on the issue of Afghanistan’s relations with its Central Asia neighbors and the link between peace ...

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Project money getting washed away by floods?

Zyma Islam: I am writing this story sitting in Haluaghat in the district of Mymensingh. It is pretty much on the same latitude as say, Tahirpur in Sunamganj. With the rolling hills of Meghalaya being just a stone’s throw away, there are many similarities between the two. It would take six hours by car to reach one from the other. ...

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