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Hasina seeks global support for women empowerment

28 May, 2016 Stating various components of socioeconomic development model, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called upon the global leaders to ensure women empowerment, quality of infrastructure development and mitigate climate change impacts. She also urged the developed countries to be more generous in technology transfer, resource mobilisation and capacity building of other countries for overcoming the challenges towards ...

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Bangladesh relief team goes to Sri Lanka

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 At the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has decided to extend emergency humanitarian support to Sri Lanka as a quick response to the need of its flood and landslide affected people. In view of that a 19-member relief support team organized by Bangladesh Armed Forces Division left Dhaka for Colombo today ...

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Six Bangladeshis indicted in Singapore

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 A Singapore court indicted six Bangladeshi nationals today for armed violence and financing militants. The investigation revealed that several members of the group had considered carrying out armed violence overseas. 27 Bangladeshis were arrested in November and December. Twenty-six were deported, while the last one was jailed for attempting to leave Singapore illegally. ...

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PM joins G7 outreach meeting

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today attended the Outreach Meeting of the G7 countries, representing world’s seven major advanced economies.   Bangladesh premier joined the event at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinjo Abe, host of the G7 Summit 2016.   Japanese Prime Minister received Sheikh Hasina at the banquet hall of Shima ...

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Growers busy farming Aus on 139,000 hectares in Sylhet division

Farmers in the Sylhet division are engaged in cultivating Aus paddy during the current Kharif-1 season. A programme was taken up for bringing 138,939 hectares of land for Aus farming, official sources informed. It is about 4 per cent over the last year’s farming area on 134,025 hectares. The Deputy Director at the DAE’s Sylhet divisional office Dr. Mamun Ur ...

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Sylhet footbridge remains unused Since long

The lone foot-over bridge at Court Point in Sylhet city is often left unused while a large crowd crossing the road below it remains a regular scenario. According to the civic body, Court Point is one of the busiest areas of the city. To help the pedestrians cross the road easily, the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) undertook the footbridge project ...

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SCC, business leaders meet to Halt essentials price Spiral

Officials of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC), business leaders and other officials joined in an exchange of views meeting Wednesday to discuss issues like keeping market price for essential and food items stable, peaceful law and order situation and ensuring smoot supply of power and water during the month of Ramadan. The Meeting Held at the SCC conference room, its CEO ...

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Scholarshome Guardians protest fee hike Giving Ultimatum

Guardians of six of the branches of Scholarshome Preparatory School yesterday formed human chains near Pathantula, Shibganj, Majortila, Shaplay road,and Shahi Eidghah areas in Sylhet city, and Dakhin Surma, protesting a sudden Tk 600 increment in the tuition fees.They Gave an ultimatum to Accept There Demand by 31 may otherways they cautioned for tougher movement. They threatened to launch a ...

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13 more Fenchuganj villages inundated, 20,000 marooned

Thirteen more villages in Fenchuganj upazilas of the district have been flooded of the Kusiara rivers due to flash flooding caused by onrush of Barak water from the Upstream Indian States of Asam And Monipur last Couple days . The Kushiara rivers has swollen and spilled over the banks, flooding the law-lying areas while different parts of Sylhet-Fenchuganj road washed ...

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Sylhet people fearing gridlock during Ramadan

Sylhet city dwellers fear that massive traffic gridlock may take place during Ramadan. According to local sources, for the last couple of years, the city dwellers have been witnessing traffic congestion during Ramadan because of traffic mismanagement and construction works of different development projects. People alleged that all the development projects have been causing the unbearable traffic jams in different ...

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