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Tightened security measures in Sylhet region

Law enforcing agencies have adopted tightened security measures across the Sylhet region to thwart any sort of terror attacks, militancy and terrorism. According to the sources concerned, all the students’ messes have brought under special surveillance. Deputy Inspector General of Police of Sylhet Range Mijanur Rahman told newsmen that the law enforcing agencies are putting in their level best efforts ...

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Flood hits Sylhet Sunamganj Over One Luck people marooned

In Sylhet,The flood situation in Sylhet has worsened  with the main rivers flowing above the danger level at several points. The Amolshit, Surma, the Kushiara rivers were flowing above the danger level on Saturday. “Many villagers have been evacuated from the flood-hit areas but many others are  still stranded. The shortage of drinking water and food has intensified the sufferings ...

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Bangladesh, India, Myanmar work together on quake prediction

  Efforts are on by Indian seismologists and geologists to jointly carry out studies with Bangladesh and Myanmar and form a common geodetic network to verify fresh data and sort out discrepancies over earthquake-related research in the region.   In a recent paper in Nature Geoscience, a group of scientists published new evidence of the increasing strain building beneath Bangladesh, ...

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Japan seeks thorough probe into Dhaka attack

Japan has sought a thorough investigation of the facts regarding the killing of its nationals during the Dhaka cafe attack, sharing of related information and strict punishments for the perpetrators. Japan also hoped for full-fledged cooperation to ensure the safety of Japanese people residing in and traveling to Bangladesh and to prevent recurrence, said a Japanese Foreign Ministry release. Japanese ...

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India extends full support to Hasina

  Urging Sheikh Hasina not to consider herself alone in her fight against terrorism, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told his Bangladesh counterpart that his country will extend all possible help to Bangladesh to fight the menace.   “India stands with Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism,” he said while along with Sheikh Hasina was inaugurating the second ...

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BCL men clash with Sylhet jail guards, 20 injured

At least 20 people were injured in a clash between the activists of Chhatra League and jail guards of Sylhet Central jail on Thursday evening. The identities of the injured could not be known immediately. The Sylhet central jail senior superintendent, Md Sagir Mia, said a detained BCL leader Hiron Mahmud Nipu was scheduled to get bail this evening. More ...

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World Population Day observed in Sylhet

World Population Day-2016 was observed in Sylhet in a befitting manner. Department of Family Planning brought out a colorful rally in the city. The rally brought out from the premises of Deputy Commissioners Office ended at Zilla Parishad compound after parading the main streets of the city. Deputy Commissioner Joynal Abedin led the rally. Later, a discussion meeting was held ...

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Classroom, OT’s shortage hampered Osmani Medical College’s Dental Unit

Activities of the Dental unit of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College are being hampered greatly due to shortage of classrooms and operation theatres (OT) since its inception in December 2011. Besides, the staff organogram is yet to be set even 5 years into launching of the unit. The unit was started in December 2011 as an independent unit on the ...

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Shahjalal university student held over suspected militancy link

Members of the counter-terrorism cell of police arrested a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) from the university campus on Monday for his suspected link with militancy. Quoting acting proctor of SUST Prof Dr Rashed Talukdar said, police picked up Abdul Aziz, a 4th year student of Industrial and Production Engineering Department of the university, from in ...

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Flood situation orsense in Sunamgonj Surma crosses danger level

The flood situation in Sunamganj remains serious as the main rivers were flowing above the danger mark at several points, The Surma, Jadukata and Cholti rivers were flowing above the danger level on Thursday. Md Anwar Hosain, metre reader of the Water Development Board (WDB) Sunamganj, said, The Surma at Ghagot point was flowing 52 cm above the danger level. ...

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