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3 sentenced capital punishment in Sayeed murder

A Sylhet court on Monday sentenced three persons to capital punishment in sensasional Abu Sayeed murder case. Judge Abdur Rashid of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal handed down the verdict at about 3:45pm. The condemned convicts are : constable (suspended) Ebadur Rahman of Airport Police Station, Sylhet district Ulema League general secretary Nurul Islam Rakib and police informant Ataur ...

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Blanket business vibrant in Sylhet

With the winter getting intense, workforce engaged in blanket businessman have been busy in making items for babies. As buyers and sellers of local and other places are stepping in to procure the items, the wholesale traders expect a vibrant business this winter. While visiting local markets,in Sylhet  this correspondent explored that the absence of patronisation is the main drawback ...

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IS political wrap for heavy oil smuggling: Russian official

The militant Islamic State (IS) group is a political wrap for hefty smuggling businesses including that of oil, says the spokesman for Russia Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin. The high-level Russian official made the remarks in a column he wrote for the Izvestia newspaper, said a report published on the TASS news agency’s website. “The terrorist organisations, which are outlawed in ...

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IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring ‘caliphate’ ’

The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its “caliphate” in June last year, a monitor said Sunday. In the last month alone IS executed 53 people—including 35 civilians—in areas it controls in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The new figures from the Britain-based Observatory bring to ...

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Another danger of climate change: giant flying boulders?

One of the mysterious boulders on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Scientists have long debated how it got there. Eleuthera, Bahamas:  Standing atop a 60-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic, James Hansen – the retired NASA scientist sometimes dubbed the “father of global warming” – examines two small rocks through a magnifying glass. Towering above him is the source ...

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3 to hang for killing Sylhet schoolboy Sayeed

A Sylhet tribunal on Monday sentenced three people to death for killing nine-year-old schoolboy Abu Sayeed after abduction in the city on March 14. The three condemned convicts are suspended police constable Ebadur Rahman alias Putul, 24, of Airport Police Station, Abdur Rakib, 26, general secretary of the district Olama League, and Ataur Rahman Geda, 33 a police informant. The ...

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Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali Spends a Busy Day in Malta

Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali, MP led Bangladesh delegation at the Pre-CHOGM Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting on the second and final day (26 November) of the event. The Foreign Ministers discussed wide range of political issues yesterday including migration, violent extremism and radicalisation, ending sexual violence in conflict, early and forced marriage. They finalised the Communique of the CHOGM 2015 ...

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National Security Council should be formed to overcome crisis

A National Security Council should be formed in the country as the institutional framework to take quick decision at critical times. Security experts expressed this view and said that such a body is expected to help overcome the security crisis. Sources point out that there is no institutional establishment in the country to take urgent decision at the time of ...

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Khoka among 4 indicted in car parking graft case

A Dhaka court on Sunday framed charges against former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor and BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka and three others in a case filed for alleged corruption in leasing a multi-storey car parking. Passing the order in the absence of Khoka, Dhaka Divisional Judge M Ataur Rahman fixed February 15 next for the start of formal trial ...

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Decision on parties’ demands over municipal polls Monday

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Sunday said, the Commission will sit tomorrow for a meeting and take the decision on the demands of political parties over the upcoming municipality elections. Hours after the delegations of Awami League and BNP met him, the CEC told reporters,“We will sit tomorrow and decide.” A delegation of the ruling Awami League ...

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