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Farmers switching to cultivation of non-traditional crops in Sylhet

Cultivation of different non traditional crops in the Robi season increased as the farmers in four districts of Sylhet division were more interested in diversification of agriculture, officials informed. The farmers here are getting more interested in raising different non traditional crops. Dr Mamun Ur Rashid, deputy director of DAE, Sylhet divisional office said. “We also now give more technical ...

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People coming to meet relatives in Sylhet jail face hazards

 The people coming to meet their relatives at the Sylhet district jail on special days face hazards. According to prisoners’ relatives, they are compelled to pay money in every step before they can meet their relatives in jail and are also bound to purchase something from the shop run by the jail authority by paying almost double of the price. ...

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15 sued for torching Hindu house in Sylhet

Police arrested one of the 15 accused in the case for torching a house of a Hindu family in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet on Saturday. The arrestee is MA Shahed, 40, a resident of Barkot village in the upazila. Victim Ripon’s father Nagendra Deb filed a case with Golapganj Police Station accusing 15 people, including one Akbar Ali of the ...

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Opinion exchange on anti-corruption held in Sylhet

Speakers in a meeting of exchange of opinion on Tuesday stressed on removing drugs, militancy and corruption from the country to achieve the goal of making the country a developed one by 2041.Terming these three evils as the main obstruction on the way of development, they stressed on development of education, spreading awareness among young generation, maintaining religious culture, creating ...

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12 industrial units receive President’s Award

Bangla Mirror Desk: 30 March, 2016 Twelve industrial units on Wednesday received the first-ever ‘President’s Award for Industrial Develeopment-2014’ for their significant contributions to the national economy, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid handed over the awards to the recipients in five categories at a function held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city. The five categories are large industry, ...

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10th session of Parliament from April 24

Bangla Mirror Desk 30 March, 2016 The 10th parliament will go into its 10th session on April 24, after a 54-day recess, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid has convened the session. The House will go into session at 5pm on the day, said a Parliament Secretariat handout on Wednesday. Before the House goes into session at 5pm, the business advisory ...

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Saima to present keynote paper on autism at UN seminar

Bangla Mirror Desk: 30 March, 2016 The United Nations has invited Bangladesh’s National Advisory Committee on Autism chairperson Saima Wazed Hossain to present the keynote paper at a seminar at its headquarters in New York on the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day on April 1. Quoting Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan, BSS reports that the ...

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Tonu’s body exhumed for fresh autopsy

 Bangla Mirror Desk 30 March, 2016 The body of Comilla Victoria Government College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was exhumed in Muradnagar upazila of the district for a fresh post-mortem examination on Wednesday. In compliance with a court order, Tonu’s body was dug out from the grave at Mirzapur village around 11:30 am after ten days of her burial. The body ...

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EgyptAir plane hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed

After the EgyptAir plane landed at Larnaca airport, the hijacker released all the people onboard except four foreign passengers and the crew, EgyptAir said. About 60 people, including seven crew, had been onboard, Egyptian and Cypriot officials said. Cyprus broadcasting (CYBC) reported that the hijacker may have personal motives. He had an ex- wife in Cyprus, CYBC said. “The negotiations ...

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Islam remains Bangladesh’s state religion as High Court scraps petition

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 The Bangladesh High Court has rejected a petition, which challenged a Constitutional amendment that gave Islam the status of the state religion. A larger High Court bench led by Justice Naima Haider on Monday held a hearing over a rule issued on the matter before scrapping the plea. The other members of the ...

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