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Golapganj Mayor passes away

Sylhet Office : Mayor of Golapganj municipality in Sylhet Sirajul Islam Jabbar Chowdhury died at a hospital in capital city on Thursday.  He was 71. The veteran Awami League leader breathed his last at LabAid Hospital at about 4:00 pm.  He will be buried in his village at Rankeli under Golapganj upazila. He left behind two sons, two daughters, a ...

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SAU closed sine die

SAU Correspondent : Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) was declared closed sine die on Thursday as two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) had been on a collision course on the campus. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the Syndicate at noon. SAU Registrar Badrul Islam Shoaib said the authorities took the decision considering the overall situation. As ...

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AS the NHS deficit doubles, health expert Sara Davenport offers DIY tools for preventative healthcare

Today’s news that the deficit for NHS trusts is double the amount expected, amounting to a startling £960m this last financial year, testifies to a critical condition. Dangerously short of staff and in overdemand, the NHS faces a widening gap between what is demanded of the system and what is financially achievable. Health expert Sara Davenport believes she can help. As the ...

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Study casts doubt on ‘healthy obesity’

Women who are overweight or obese but otherwise healthy are still at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a large study suggests. The analysis tracked the health of 90,257 women in the US for up to 30 years. Those with excess weight were likelier to have a stroke or heart attack, even if they had normal blood pressure and cholesterol ...

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‘Torrential rain’ and storms to hit UK

Torrential rain and severe thunderstorms have been predicted in Wales and the South West later. The Met Office has issued an amber warning between 16:00 BST Thursday and 06:00 on Friday, meaning there is a potential risk to life. It said the flooding of homes is “likely and could happen quickly”, and transport could be disrupted. A yellow warning for ...

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Muslim group calls for inquiry into Conservative party Islamophobia

MCB writes open letter alleging there are ‘more than weekly incidents’ in the party Sayeeda Warsi, the former Conservative cabinet minister, has backed calls by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) for an independent inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative party. In a letter to the party chair, Brandon Lewis, the group said there were “more than weekly ...

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Prisoner dies in Sunamganj jail

Sunamganj, May 31 : A prisoner, who was accused in a narcotics case, died at district jail on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Babul Biswas, 35, son of Anandya Biswas of Joykolos village in Dakkhin Sunamganj upazila. He was sent to jail on May 18 in a narcotics case. A K Azad, supervisor of Sunamganj jail, said that ...

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Dhaka-Chattogram high speed train: Deal signed for feasibility study

Dhaka, May 31 : A contract was signed between Bangladesh Railway and a Bangladeshi-Chinese consortium on Thursday to conduct a feasibility study and detailed design for the much-hyped ‘Dhaka-Chattogram via Cumilla-Laksam High Speed Railway Project’. The contract was signed at Rail Bhaban between the government and the consortium of China Railway Design Corporation (CRDC) and Majumder Enterprise (ME). Project director Kamrul Ahsan ...

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18 additional judges sworn in

Dhaka, May 31 : Eighteen additional judges, who were appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court for two years on Wednesday, were sworn in on Thursday afternoon. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at about 3pm. The 18 HC additional judges are Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, International Crimes Tribunal ...

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Arrest warrant issued Giasuddin Quader Chy’s arrest : 3 more cases filed

Chattogram, May 31 : A court here on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against BNP leader Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury, also younger brother of executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, in a defamation case filed for making offensive remarks against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Judge Shahidullah Kaiser, judicial magistrate of court-4, passed the order. Nazim Uddin Mohuri, general secretary of Fatikchhari ...

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