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Programming contest at SUST

The National High School Programming Contest-2016 has been held at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet. Chaired by SUST Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan, noted writer and a distinguished faculty member of SUST Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal attended the programme. A total of 20 winners were awarded in two categories of the programming contest and 60 ...

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Jaflong loses beauty, Piain now a tourists’ pain

The Piain River at Jaflong, the country’s one of the most popular tourist spots, has been losing its natural beauty for the last few years as locals’ excavation of stones from the riverbed and banks using dredger machines, locally known as ‘boma machine,’ goes on unabated at the cost of its losing beauty. Even the tourists coming here from home ...

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Community Awards celebrate youth achievement

By Emdad Rahman : The Hotel Prince Regent in Chigwell was the venue as husband and wife team Kamru (Kam) Ali and Rina Begum of Stratford-based Apex Accountancy Services hosted a glitzy evening of dinner, entertainment and awards. The Apex Community Awards 2016 were held to celebrate the achievements of shortlisted winners. Excellence in the community awards were handed out ...

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Brady Garden’s new Mosaic artwork is revealed

Volunteers and the Members from the Brady Garden have put up a new mosaic board with artwork inspired by William Morris’s designs from nature (English textile designer, 1834-1896) as well as Moorish patterns which incorporated geometric shapes into garden designs. Shara Ismail, Garden Coordinator: “It has taken many hands to create the mosaic piece and a big shout goes out ...

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Teachers’ union calls for ballot on primary test boycott

Teachers have voted to ballot for a boycott of all primary school tests, after claims that children in England are the “most tested in Europe”. The National Union of Teachers’ conference heard warnings that schools had become “exam factories”. Delegates criticised “chaotic” changes to primary assessment and voted for a ballot to boycott tests taken by seven and 11 year ...

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Storm Kae to bring high winds over Easter Sunday and Monday

Storm Kae is set to bring high winds to coastal regions for the rest of the Easter weekend. A naonwide weather warning for wind has been issued and drivers are being told to watch out for strong gusts on roads and the possibility of fallen trees. The Met O!ce has also issued yellow weather warnings for northern Scotland on Sunday. ...

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Independence Day celebrated in Sylhet

The Independence and National Day-2016 was celebrated in Sylhet city and its adjacent areas yesterday amidst much enthusiasm and festive mood. Sylhet City Corporation (SCC), divisional and district administrations, political, social and cultural organizations and educational institutions including SUST, Leading, Metropoliton, SIU, SAU, Northest University, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College observed the through separate programmes. The day’s programmes began with ...

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Suspended SCC mayor Ariful gets bail

A court in Habiganj on Sunday granted bail to suspended Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in the case filed under the Explosives Substances Act. District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Atabullah passed the order after hearing on bail. Now there is no bar to release Ariful as earlier he secured bail in the former Finance Minister SAMS Kibria killing ...

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Human chains in Sylhet demanding arrest of Tonu’s killers

As protests against the killing of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu continued, several socio-cultural organisations of Jaintapur and Dakshin Surma upazila here on Saturday formed human chains demanding the immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of her killers. In Jaintapur, a group of people, including cultural activists, teachers, students, politicians and social workers, took part in the human chain ...

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Madrasah student held over jihadi comments in Sylhet

Police arrested a madrasah student for posting jihadi (religious uprising) comments on the social networking site from Khasaripara village in Beanibazar upazila early Saturday. The arrestee was identified as Zahed Ahmed Murad, 20, son of a freedom fighter Siraj Uddin and a student of a local madrasah. Md Zuber Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Beanibazar Police Station, said Zabed had long been ...

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