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18 rebel candidates expelled Sylhet AL

Local Awami League (AL) has expelled a total of its 18 rebel candidates for contesting the Union Parishad (UP) election against the party decision in Sylhet. Joint-Office Secretary of district AL Zaglu Choudhury signed a press release in this connection on Monday. Nine candidates were expelled in Jakiganj upazila while eight in Beanibazar and one in Goainghat. The expelled leaders ...

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Scholarshome in Sylhet settles hike fee hike

Guardians of the students of Scholarshome in Sylhet city yesterday withdrew their ultimatum as their demand of reducing the sudden increment in the tuition fees were met by the school authorities. The playgroup to class X students’ fees will increase Tk 400 from January 2017, and fees for class XI and XII will increase Tk 600, effective from July 2016, ...

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Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

Flood situation in Three upazilas of Sylhet district worsened Tuesday due to onrush of water from hills and heavy rain. Flood-hit people of  Companiganj,Fenchuganj and Osmaninagar upazilas of Sylhet district; face crises of food, medicine and safe drinking water. While visiting the Esakholosh in Companiganj area Monday day, farmer Anchar miah, 35, told this correspondent that more than 80 houses ...

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Post-poll violence leaves 40 hurt in Habiganj

At least 40 people were injured in a post-polls clash at Monglapur village under Aushkandi union of Habiganj’s Nabiganj upazila on Sunday night. Locals said the clash ensued after the supporters of defeated chairman candidate Maolana Mostofa Ahmed swooped on the supporters of elected member candidate Joytun Miah because Joytun berated Mostafa at the village. Both groups used sticks and ...

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Sylhet Airport bypass-Bholagonj Highway Construction Project in offing

After the Executive Committee o National Economic Council (ECNEC) had approved the project of Highway Construction from Sylhet M.A.G Osmani International Airport by-pass to Bholagonj on April 7th 2015,  the construction work is going to be offing very soon, said Additional Chief Engineer, Roads and Highway Department and Project Director Mr. Iftekhar Kabir. He added that ‘Spectra’ a Road and ...

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Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests. Scientists say the drugs boost methane production in cowpats – apparently by favouring antibiotic-resistant, methane-producing organisms in the gut. Antibiotics also change the microbes which inhabit dung beetles, although apparently with no adverse effects. The researchers say it’s proof that antibiotic use on farms has unintended, ...

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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S. grapple with a wave of addiction tied to opioids, highly-addictive drugs that include legal pain medications ...

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Bangladeshi and US scientists have developed an innovative ‘thermal blanket’, designed to save the lives of premature babies in resource-poor countries. Made from locally available materials, the ‘portable incubator’ incorporates chemical warming pads to provide essential heat and is both user-friendly and safe. The exothermic pads are commercially available and commonly used for relieving joint and muscle pain. Exothermic pads ...

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Superbugs will ‘kill every three seconds’

Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a hugely influential report says. The global review sets out a plan for preventing medicine “being cast back into the dark ages” that requires billions of dollars of investment. It also calls for a revolution in the way antibiotics are used and a massive campaign to ...

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Artificial sweeteners may harm your health

Are you turning to artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitute stolose weight? Although these swee teners may help obese individuals reduceand cutcalories, they may also have negative health effects, a study warns. Artificial sweete nersare not digested by the body. However, there cent study suggests that bacteria in the gut may be ableto break down artificial sweeteners, resulting in negative health ...

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