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Banned Hizb-ut Tahrir hold sudden rally in Sylhet

Activists of the banned Islamist outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir held a sudden rally in Sylhet city Friday afternoon, barely three days after secular-minded blogger Ananta was hacked to death. Eyewitnesses said that eight activists of the organisation began a brief rally hanging a banner and several festoons in front of Aagpara Jame Mosque at Mirabazar area in the city immediately after ...

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Sylhet chamber leaders meet BB governor

Leaders of the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) had a meeting with Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman on Friday. At the view exchange meeting, the SCCI leaders urged the BB governor for taking effective measures to reduce interest rates on lending further for facilitating the country’s overall business activities. The central bank chief arrived in the ...

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Lightning kills 2 in Sunamganj

Two farmers were killed in a lightning strike in Dakshin Sunamganj Upazila and Jamalganj upazila on Thursday morning. The dead were identified as–Sayed Miah, 30, and Lutfor Rahman, 45. Locals said, a thunderbolt struck Sayed Miah when he went to the field to graze cows at Shimulbak village around 7:45am, leaving him dead on the spot. Four other cows were ...

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Blogger Ananta murder govt’s failure: Dr Zafar Iqbal

Condemning the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy, noted writer and teacher of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Prof Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal on Wednesday said it is the failure of the government that it could not take action against the killers of bloggers, “I don’t believe that the administration can’t hunt down the killers…it’s government’s failure,” he said while ...

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Mugging incidents unabated in Sylhet city

Sylhet City Corporation has taken various measures to curb snatchings in and around the city, muggings and robbery continue unabated. Within a span of six hours, two muggings took place in the Kotwali Model police station area yesterday, creating panic among the residents of the locality. A gang of five robbers took away a tab, laptop, mobile phone set and ...

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Blogger Ananta murder in Sylhet Protests at home and abroad

The killing of Bloger Ananta Bijoy Das has drawn widespread protest at home and abroad. Condemning the incident and demanding exemplary punishment, the United Nations (UN), United States (US), European Union (EU), United Kingdom (UK), France, Sweden on Wednesday issued separate statements.  Besides, different rights bodies, including Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (AI) and some opposition political parties expressed ...

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Publication ceremony on Hasan Raja’s life and work

Language warrior Professor Abdul Aziz said that Hasan Raja was a genius who held control over many areas of intellect in himself. He was not a very educated person but he was self-taught. Whatever he wrote, whatever he composed, all are beyond compare. It is not very easy to write a book on his life and work. Writer Samiran Dewan ...

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Half-day hartal observed in Sylhet

A half-day hartal was observed peacefully in metropolitan area of Sylhet On Wednesday. .Sylhet Ganajagaran Mancha on Tuesday called the shutdown from 6:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday as a protest of the murder of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das. In the beginning of hartal, pickets took position in Court Point area. Later, they brought out a procession. After parading different roads, ...

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Prices of vegetables soar in Sylhet

Prices of vegetables have gone up in Sylhet district following a series of seasonal storms lashed the area. The storm with heavy rainfall destroyed vegetables in the field in Sadar, Dakshin Surma , Biswanath and Gulapgong upazilas on April 18 and April 20. The prices of vegetables have soared at Bandor Bazaar, Subhanigate Bazaar, Mira Bazaar and amborkhana Bazaar. Sources ...

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US condemns blogger Ananta Bijoy’s murder

The United States has condemned the brutal murder of writer and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, the latest in a recent string of attacks against writers and bloggers in Bangladesh. “The United States condemns the brutal murder of writer/blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh,” said Jeff Rathke, Acting Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department of State in a regular briefing in ...

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