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Former BCL leader Nipu held in Sylhet

Police arrested a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League from Baluchar Jonaki residential area of the city on Sunday night in connection with several cases. The arrestee was identified as Hiron Mahmud Nipu, former vice president of the district unit of BCL. Additional deputy commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) said a team of Shah Poran Police Station conducted a ...

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Sylhet transport workers suspend strike

Sylhet Zilla Paribahan Sramik Oikya Parishad has suspended their indefinite strike call in the region. Leaders of the organisation made the announcement at a rally held at their office this afternoon after withdrawal of a case against one of their leader and a fruitful meeting with the district administration and police officials. It was earlier called to begin from today ...

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British Airways to start charging for food on short-haul economy flights

For decades, British Airways has given away food and drink to every passenger. But The Independent has learned that BA’s new boss may soon overturn that policy – offering short-haul economy passengers the chance to buy upscale sandwiches. Airline sources suggest that Alex Cruz, who took over as Chairman and Chief Executive at BA last month, may bring in Waitrose to supply high-quality snacks ...

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BBC’s religion boss: we need more coverage for Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs

A senior BBC figure wants more shows similar to Songs of Praise which would include coverage that would appeal to people of Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths. Aaqil Ahmed, commissioning editor of religion and head of religion and ethics at the BBC, told MPs he has written a report answering criticism that non-Christian faiths were under-represented on the programme. The Sunday Times reported Mr Ahmed told MPs ...

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PM reaches London en route to Sofia

16 May 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached London yesterday afternoon for a three-day private visit on her way to another three-day official trip to Bulgaria. During her stay in London on May 15-17, she is scheduled to meet her niece Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, highly placed sources said. Also a granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tulip gave birth ...

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Female body recovered in Sylhet

Police recovered the body of a young woman from a house in Jalalabad area of the city on Saturday noon. The deceased was identified as Rehana Yasmin Sumi, 26, wife of Rafiquazzaman of Dharmapasha upazila in Sunamganj district. On information, police broke open the door of a house at Naya Khurumkhola at 12 noon and recovered the body hanging from ...

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3 killed by lightning in Sylhet

Three people were killed in incidents of lightning strike in Sylhet on Sunday, The deceased were identified as Imran 14, son of Tajul Islam , a resident of Korer Gawn village in Companiganj upazila, Salim, 15, son of Subhan Khan a resident of Korer Gawn village in Companiganj upazila And Hussain khan 15. son of Nurul Islam a resident of ...

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Labour killed in landslide

A labourer was killed in a landslide while lifting stone at Guainghat upazila in Sylhet on saturday afternoon. The deceased was identified asMoskor Ali ,44. Witnesses a chunk of mud collapsed on Moskor while he was lifting stone in Fakira char in Pian River area, OC of Guainghat Jahangir Hussain confirmed the incidents.

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25,700 poor farmers get incentive for farming Aus varieties in Sylhet

Distribution of Tk 3,45,66,500 incentive among the poor farmers in Sylhet division has completed to help them cultivate high yielding varieties of Aus paddy during the ongoing Kharif-1 season, official sources informed. The amount is being spent for seed, fertilisers and in irrigation assistances. Besides, separate amount would be given for clearing weeds. A total of 25,700 farmers are brought ...

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Gambling in guise of Indian Archery foiled Sylhet SMP, 21 arrested

Police in Sylhet foiled gambling in guise of ‘Indian Archery’ at Baluchar, the north eastern part of Sylhet city in a massive day-long drive and arrested 21 persons including BCL district leader Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, Sylhet Metropolitan Police in a clean swoop raided the aforesaid area after hearing a complaint gambling in guise of digital ‘Indian Archery’ arrested ...

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