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Boris Johnson sensationally rules himself out of Conservative Party leadership race

Boris Johnson crashed out of the Tory leadership today after being sensationally “knifed” by key ally Michael Gove. The former Mayor of London abandoned his dream of becoming Prime Minister at 11.53am, seven minutes before the deadline for nominations. After setting out what would have been his manifesto for the Tory leadership, he said: “That is the agenda for the ...

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Sadiq Khan in talks with No 10 over London EU single market deal

Sadiq Khan today held urgent talks with the Government’s Brexit czar about London remaining in the single market. The Mayor met Tory Oliver Letwin, in charge of negotiations with the EU, to discuss keeping the doors open for London-based firms. City Hall insiders said “nothing was off the table” at the Downing Street talks to protect the capital’s status as a financial ...

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Manpower shortage hampared in Sylhet UZ livestock offices

Services in the district and upazila livestock offices of Sylhet Division are being hampered greatly due to shortage of manpower on different posts for long. According to sources, out of the total of 448 sanctioned posts, 142 posts have long been lying vacant for long in the district and upazila offices. Of them, 46 posts are vacant at Sunamagnj against ...

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Sidewalk traders doing brisk business in Sylhet

Seasonal traders are doing brisk business in the Sylhet district ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr through setting up makeshift shops on the footpaths of the cities with the hope of earning profit to celebrate the Eid festival in a befitting manner. According to sources, at least 1000 educated and half educated unemployed youths have set up garments, shoe, panjabi, cosmetic and cap ...

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Eid Shopping fever grip Sylhet City

With Eid-ul-Fitr fast approaching, the Sylhet city has already been caught under the grip of Eid shopping fever as all shopping centres are bustling with shoppers from all walks of life. Shop owners told that sales were showing an upward trend during last couple of days as people especially private and public service holders have already received their salaries and ...

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Accident spots on highways still a threat

National highways have notorious accident black spots which are yet to be fully fortified, with only one day remaining to meet the June 30 deadline for the renovation work, posing a potential threat to homeward Eid trippers. The roads and highways department has failed to wholly overhaul all the 144 identified black spots on five highway networks under Dhaka, Sylhet, ...

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BNP ready to help govt arresting secret killers: Khaleda

29 June, 2016  Accusing the government of failing to arrest the perpetrators of recent secret killings BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday said her party is ready to assist it in rounding up the real offenders. BNP chief expressed her enthusiasm while addressing an iftar party arranged by Dhaka city unit BNP at the city’s Dhaka city unit BNP, reports ...

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ECNEC approves Tk 10.4 billion project for higher education

Bangladesh’s top economic policy-making body has cleared a Tk 10.4 billion project aimed at improving the quality of higher education. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the ‘College Education Development’ project at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday. The government says the project will facilitate the formulation and revision of educational strategies, ...

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Finance Bill passed with cut in tax at source for exports

The Finance Bill 2016 has been passed with several amendments to the budget proposals including a cut to 0.7 percent from 1.5 percent in tax at source for exports, including ready made garments. Parliament passed the Bill on Wednesday after Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah placed it for voice vote. The Bill exempted ICT firms from paying VAT on ...

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