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Devolved leaders call for Brexit role at Cardiff talks

Leaders of the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have pressed for a greater role in Brexit negotiations during talks with Theresa May in Cardiff. The Scottish and Welsh governments have produced plans that would allow them to keep full access to the single market. Mrs May has warned that the devolved administrations will not be given a ...

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Heathrow airport expansion: Campaigners fail in High Court runway battle

An attempt by campaigners to bring a High Court challenge against a third runway at Heathrow Airport has failed. The decision to expand the airport – as opposed to building the extension at Gatwick – was backed by the Government in October. The £16 billion plan immediately sparked protests and legal challenges. A coalition of local councils, including Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead, together with Greenpeace ...

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Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit

A petition to stop US President Donald Trump’s UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures. Numbers of signatories have been rising rapidly since a US clampdown on immigration came into effect over the weekend, causing anger worldwide. PM Theresa May announced the visit on her recent US trip. Downing Street said while it disagreed with the policy ...

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police arrested 11 BCL men in Sylhet : To attack police

The police arrested 11 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League-backed student organization, in Sylhet on Sunday on charge of attacking cops and snatching away two youths, who were detained for carrying drugs. The arrested were BCL former district vice-president Sujel Ahmad Talukder, his brother Sajib Ahmad Talukder, and their associates Eman Das, Manirul Islam, Kamrul Islam, ...

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Appeal hearing begins in Rajan murder case

The High Court on Monday started hearing the appeal of the accused in the murder of 14-year old Samiul Alam Rajan, a vegetable vendor in Sylhet, and heard the death references. The hearing began in the bench of justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain. A trial court had given death sentence to four people in the case. Deputy ...

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Illegal Drug business goes unabated in Sylhet

Trading in illegal drugs is going on unabated but authorities of the Sylhet health Department and law enforcing agencies appear apathetic to it. Local people adjacent to parks or playgrounds in the Sylhet city alleged that the men of the SCC and lawmen keep close link with drug peddlers. According to sources, the reckless sale of such medicines and their ...

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Dacoity Committed expatriate house in South Surma

A dacoity committed expatriate house in Ummor kabul village in South Surma area District. The dacoit looted cash 4 lakh,  a watch, Mobile Phone worth Tk 7 lakh. They are 10/12 in Number and use mask. The incident held on Saturday at the house of Shah Akter Hassain Tutul who live in UK. The beat the niece of Tutul Jabar ...

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Sylhet Agri University Student Stepped by Hijacker

A Student of Sylhet Agriculture University is stepped on Saturday. The incident held where he was visiting a tila near University Campus. She is a student of 2nd year veterinary and animal Science faculty she was admitted  to Osmani Medical.  Campus and eyewitness said, the student with one of his friend goes to near a field. at that time ¾ ...

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Rickshaw puller killed in Osmaninagar

A battery run richshaw puller was crushed by truck in osmaninagar. He is name is Saiful Islam (35) son of Dorog Ali. He hails from kandua under netrokona district. The accident held on Saturday. At 11-30 A.M in front  of Pubali bank in sylhet-Dhaka highway. On receiving news police and fire brigade rescue the victim and sent him to osmani ...

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Moktar Ali Foundation distribute Scholarship in Bishwanath

Moktar Ali Foundation awarded scholarships to 100 students at Fore high schools at Bishwanath in Sylhet district as part of its ongoing yearly scholarship distribution programme among financially disadvantaged but meritorious students at a ceremony Saturday. Yahya Chowdhury MP of Sylhet-2 Constitution handed over the scholarships to the students. Stipends of Tk 2000 were awarded to candidates. In addition to ...

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