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Nor’wester Lashes Sunamganj : 1 killed, 50 injured, some 200 houses destroyed

Hailstorm accompanied by strong winds rampaged through many areas in Sunamganj early Thursday, leaving a teenage girl dead and 50 others injured, uprooting electric pillars and damaging as many as 200 houses. Tanjina Akther,16, a resident of Jagannathpur village in Bishambharpur Upazila, died instantly when a large chunk of their house’s roof fell on her all of a sudden in ...

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Mobile court fines three meat shops in Sylhet

A mobile court in Sylhet city Thursday fined 3 meat shops Tk 50,000 for selling substandard meat and for running the trade without the City Corporation’s license. Executive magistrate Md. Sharifuzzaman led the court while veterinary physician Dr. Mahbubul Alam accompanied him. The chain shop Swapnos outlet at the city’s Barutkhana area was fined Tk 20,000 as they failed to ...

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AL suspends 24 rebel UP chairman aspirants in Sylhet Div

Sylhet and Moulvibazar district units of Awami League (AL) have suspended 24 rebel aspirants for the posts of chairman of 23 union parishads in Bishwanath, Golapganj and Dakkhin Surma upazilas of Sylhet, and Rajnagar and Kulaura upazilas of Moulvibazar. Voting in the union parishad is scheduled to be held on May 7. Thirteen of the suspended candidates are from three ...

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Election Campaign being affected by blistering heat in Sylhet

Since the inception of Bangladesh, union parishad elections have been held in winter, but this is the first time the root-level polls are being conducted in summer season which is hampering election-related activities. Chairman, woman member and member candidates as well as their supporters have to face the scorching heat while going to door-to-door of voters to seek votes. Candidates ...

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Man ‘commits suicide’ killing ex-mother-in-law in Moulvibazar

A man committed suicide by taking poison after killing his former mother-in-law over a family feud at Sindurkhan road in Srimangal upazila of the district on Saturday. Shaheda Akter, sub-inspector of Srimangal police station, said Kamal Khan, 30, and Mukta Begum, 23, daughter of Moni Mia, got married ten months ago. A few days ago, Mukta divorced her husband. As ...

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12 houses gutted in Sylhet

A fire burnt down 12 houses of a Slum at Majortilla in Sadar upazila of the district on FridayMorning. Senior station officer of Sylhet Fire Service said the fire originated from an electric short circuit around 9pm and soon engulfed nine other adjoining houses. On information, three firefighting units rushed to the spot around 10pm and doused the flame before ...

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Ex-MEP Peter Skinner jailed for expenses fraud

An MEP who dishonestly claimed about £100,000 in expenses with a “sustained pattern of stealing” has been jailed for four years. Peter Skinner, 56, who was Labour MEP for the South East from 1999 to 2014, was found guilty of three charges after a trial at Southwark Crown Court. He claimed thousands of pounds for support staff, which actually funded ...

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Tories try to link Sadiq Khan to antisemitism row despite condemnation

Boris Johnson has tried to link Labour’s Sadiq Khan to alleged antisemitic comments by Ken Livingstone – despite Mr Khan having branded them as “inexcusable”. Labour was engulfed in a row over antisemitism this week after it emerged that one of its MPs, Naz Shah, had endorsed a plan to relocate Israel to North America. Mr Livingstone took to the ...

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St George’s Day party raises almost £200 for charity

Residents at Tower Hamlets Community Housing’s (THCH’s) St George’s Day party raised a fantastic £185 during a charity raffle supporting THCH Estate Cleaner, Peter Harrison, who was running the London Marathon on 24 April in aid of St Joseph’s Hospice. The party, held on the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21 April, sponsored by local contractor J C Coster (Metal Works) Ltd, ...

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Double the fun in Tower Hamlets for St George’s Day and Queen’s birthday

The council hosted two popular events to celebrate both St George’s Day, and the Queen’s 90th birthday. Wednesday (20 April) saw an over-50s tea dance, staged at the Arts Pavilion in Mile End Park, and compered by dance leader Tony Lane. Suitably upbeat music was provided by Dixieland-style jazz and swing band The Sunshine Kings, who had residents stepping out ...

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