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Business makes cautious comeback as political violence eases in Sylhet

Business got back its rhythm amid cautious mood as the violence eased but the political turmoil continues to deepen, according to people involved with the supply chain. Suppliers and traders opined that supply of food grains and industrial raw materials across the Sylhet area was restored but fear of return of violence still hunted them due to the rolling transport ...

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Preparedness key to reduce disaster risks, say speakers

Speakers at a discussion meeting in the city yesterday underlined the need for preparedness to reduce the risks of natural disaster. They also laid importance on public awareness and modernised training to protect lives, livelihood and resources of millions of people across the country during natural calamity. The discussion on ‘National Disaster Preparedness Day-2015′ was held at the conference room ...

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Man hacked to death by brothers, The deceased is Harunur Rashid

A man has been hacked to death by his younger brothers over land dispute in the Sadar upazila. The deceased, Harunur Rashid, 30, died at Habiganj Sadar Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Locals said Harun, also a member of the upazila unit BNP, had a long- standing dispute with his younger brothers over ownership of a land. On Tuesday afternoon, Harun ...

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2 juveniles missing from Habiganj jail

‘They were supposed to be sent to Gazipur Juvenile Correction Centre in the Tuesday afternoon’ Two juveniles, who were detained on charge of stealing, have reportedly gone missing from the district Jail on Tuesday. The missing teenagers, Antor and Nayan, were picked up by the police on Saturday on charge of stealing valuables from a house in Sreemangal upazila of ...

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Thunderstorm kills 1 in Sunamganj

A person has been killed in a thunderstorm at South Ura village in Modhonogor of Sunamganj district. Ali Hossain, 18 died when he took his cattle to a field around 9am on Sunday. He was the son of Ramjan Ali. Meanwhile, a child was also injured in the incident. South Bongshikundo UP Chairman Rasel Ahmed confirmed about the death to ...

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One worker killed in Sylhet landslide

One worker were killed and two injoured in a landslide while extracting stones from Jaflong in Goainghat upazila on Monday night. The deceased were identified as Ali Ahmed, 40, son of Ershad Ullah, alompur village in Duara upazila. Officer-in-charge of Goainghat police station Abdul Hai said the incident took place in between 8pm and 9 pm, leaving them dead on ...

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AL backed candidate Mily wins Juri Upazila election

Awami League backed candidate Gulshanara Mily became the elected Chairman of the newly formed Juri Upazila in the peaceful and fair poll held Sunday. Mily defeated his nearest candidate Bodrul Hussain by a margin of 10,692 votes. Mily secured 22455 votes while Bodrul secured 11763 votes. According to official sources, about 86 percent votes were cast in the election held ...

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Movement against corruption urged

Speakers at a post-rally discussion here on Sunday called upon the young generations, including students, for launching social movement in changing social mindset for building a corruption-free Bangladesh. District Corruption Prevention Committee (DCPC) arranged the Scholers Home in observance of the Corruption Prevention Week- 2015 from March 26 to April 1 with the theme ‘Unitedly We Vow to Hate the ...

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Sylhet schools resuming classes after three months

Management of the schools have decided to resume full-scale academic activities from Monday after the BNP excluded Sylhet from the purview of their shutdowns. School academic year begins in January but the institutions in Sylhet could not run normally due to the 20-Party Alliance’s indefinite nationwide transport blockade since Jan 5 and several rounds of shutdowns along with it. The ...

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