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One held with arms, ammo

RAB arrested a man along with Two firearm and Three rounds of bullet from Kotupurai area of Osmaninogor upazila early saturday. The arrestee was identified as Jalal , 20, son of Shohid Miah, a resident of the village Mirzapur in Sayestagong Upazila in Hobigong. ASP Moinuddin RAB 9 said a team of RAB conducted a drive at the Kotupurai village ...

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Man killed in Sylhet clash over land

A man was killed and 10 others were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over previous enmity at Satpur Khasjan village in Bishwanath upazila on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Rafiq Miah,55, son of late Abdul Matlib of the village. Officer-in-charge of Bishwanath Police Station Rafiqul Hossain said there had been a long-standing enmity between ...

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Blogger Ananta murder: Two held in Sylhet

Police have arrested two more suspected murderers of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Sylhet’s Kanaighat Upazila. They are Mannan Yahia and his brother Mohaiman Noman. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Special Superintendent Abdullahel Baki told on Friday night they were detained from Purba Paljur village early on Friday morning. Das was the third of the four bloggers hacked to death this ...

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Woman killed in Habiganj boat capsize

A woman was killed and 10 others were injured as a boat sank in the Sonai River in Madhabpur upazila headquarters of Habiganj district on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Firoza Begum, 40, wife of Nur Mia of Madhabpur municipality area. Witnesses said the boat sank in the mid river with 15 passengers on board while going to Akhaura ...

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30 hurt in fight with robbers in Sylhet

At least 30 people were injured, 15 of them with bullets, as they locked in a clash with robbers inside a bus at Burni in Companiganj upazila on Thursday midnight. Local people said when a Dhaka-bound bus of ‘MR Paribahan’ from Tukerbazar reached near Katakhal bridge at Burni, a gang of robbers opened fire on the bus at around 10:30 ...

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Indian bidi worth Tk0.33m seized in Sylhet

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel in a drive seized 0.21 million pieces of Indian bidi of ‘Nasir Group’ and an engine-run boat at Asam Para village in Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet on Thursday.  Acting on secret information, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area and seized the Indian bidi worth Tk0.33 million and an engine-run boat from ...

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Brick labourer killed in Sylhet road crash

A labourer, whose job is to load and unload bricks, was killed as he slipped down under the wheels of a truck on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway at Changil in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet district on Thursday. The deceased identified as Alai Mia, 30, son of Abul Mia, hailed from Raghubasha village in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj district. Locals said Alai ...

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Bailey bridge installation : 18-hr traffic halt on Dhaka-Sylhet highway

Traffic movement on Dhaka-Sylhet highway has been suspended for 18 hours for a Bailey bridge installation on the Titas river at Shahbajpur in Sarail upazila Friday. As per previous announcement, the movement of vehicles on Dhaka-Habiganj-Moulvibabzar-Sylhet-Jjaflong-Tamabil highway has been halted from 6:00am The highway will be opened to traffic after 12:00am midnight after renovation work of the bridge completed, said ...

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Preserving Indian Classical Music in Bangladesh and the UK: Analysis

By Piya Mayenin Classical music, Indian and Western have been preserved from about the 15th and 16th century respectively which demonstrates the timeless appeal of classical music as opposed to ‘quick fix’ pop music. One could use the analogy of a gourmet meal being the former and fast food, the latter that simply doesn’t last long. The world of Indian ...

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Building inaugurating Programme in Sylhet. Govt constructs buildings for 1,300 madrasas: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has constructed buildings for 1,300 madrasas throughout the country so far. “The former BNP-Jamaat government has not built a single building for any madrasa. The present government is giving equal importance to all the educational institutions and we will continue our highest efforts for the ...

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