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Shop gutted in Sylhet

A grocery shop was gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at Bishwanath upazila under Sylhet district on Friday night. Locals said the fire originated from electricity short circuit at a grocery shop named Azad Store at Upazila market at around 9:30pm and soon engulfed the whole shop losing goods worth around Tk 5 lakh. On information, locals and ...

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Bumper wheat production likely in Sylhet

The farmers are expecting bumper wheat production in the Sylhet district this season. The plants in the fields are already in full bloom. According to field sources, timely plantation of seeds accompanied by the current cold spell has been the main reason for possible bumper production of the cash crop. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Sylhet office sources said, ...

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Sale of unauthorised guidebooks rampant in Sylhet

Most of the bookshops in the Sylhet city are selling unauthorised guidebooks and notebooks, defying ban on the practice. The students of primary and secondary level schools are being forced to buy the books. The publishers of the books pasted posters and banners in front of several institutions to attract the school-goers and their guardians. They are also keeping relation ...

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Work on new Sylhet central jail on

The construction work of the new Sylhet central jail at Badaghat, eight kilometers off the city, is continuing in full swing with the target of its completion by July this year. Sources said 80 percent work of the project, a priority project of Finance Minister AMA Muhith, has already been completed. The work of the project, costing Tk197 crore, is ...

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14 Jamaat men held in Habiganj

Detectives in a drive arrested 14 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, including its Habiganj district unit ameer Mukhlesur Rahmanon, from Bhadai village in Sadar upazila on Friday morning on charges of sabotage plan. The other arrested are: district Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer Muhammad Abdur Rahman, district Jamaat secretary Muhammad Mushahid Ali, Habiganj municipal Jamaat ameer Kaji Mohosin Ahmed and 10 others leaders ...

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4 killed in Habiganj road accident

Four construction workers have been killed and another has been injured as a truck ran them over at Aushkandi under Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj. Of the deceased, two were identified as Shofiq Mia, 40, of Dhaluakhal village and Mohrom Ali, 38, of the same village. Locals said a Sylhet-bound truck ran over the workers while they were working on Dhaka-Sylhet ...

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Nazrul Sandhya celebrated in East London

Nazrul Parishad UK organised Nazrul Sandhya at Brady Arts and Community Centre in East London on 19th December.  Hundreds of Nazrul fans and enthusiasts came to watch the work of legendary poet and music composer o f Bengal. The special guests in the event included Editor of Bangla Mirror  Abdul  Karim Gani, Dr Mohammed Nurul Alam, Cllr. Rahima Rahman, Shafiqul ...

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Chatok-Dowara Surma Jubo Parishad distributes Rickshaw among poor people

Chatok-Dowara Surma Jubo Parishad recently distributed rickshaws to the poor and deprived local people to help them with employment.  UK living representatives of the organisation organised a meeting to mark the cheque giving of this benevolent initiative. The meeting took place in a restaurant in East London on 5th January.  Organisation’s President Fajrul Haque Enam presided over  the meeting and ...

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Bangla Shur celebrated the English New Year

North London’s renowned cultural and community organisation Bangla Shur organised a lively discussion and cultural performance to celebrate the English New Year 2016.  The celebration took place on 11th January in Surma Centre in East London. Co-ordinator of Bangla Shur Syed Rafiqul Islam Sohel presided over the meeting and Sheikh and Drama Activist Iqbal Bahar jointly conducted it. Mayor Councillor ...

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Duwa Mahfil organised by Syedpur Shamsia Shomity

Syedpur Shamsia Shomity organised a discussion meeting and Duwa Mahfil on 3rd January in Micro Business Centre in East London.  Association’s President Pir Ahmed Qutub presided over the meeting where Maolana Sheikh Jakaria recited from the Quran in the beginning. Maolana Syed Saleh Ahmed gave the welcoming speech.  The Duwa Mahfil was conducted by Khelfot Majlish UK’s President Maolana Abdul ...

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