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Bangladeshis living in heaven: Foreign Minister

The people of Bangladesh are in heaven compared to many other countries in the global recession situation, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said. “A certain group is spreading fear that Bangladesh will face a situation like Sri Lanka. It has no basis in reality. People of Bangladesh are in heaven compared to many other countries,” said the minister while ...

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Teacher killed in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : A primary school teacher was killed in a road accident at Shaistaganj upazila in Habiganj district on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was Supta Das, 28, daughter of Pabitra Das, a resident of Mahmudpur village under Sadar upazila of the district. Supta Das was an assistant teacher at Nishapat Government Primary School in Shaestaganj Upazila It was learnt ...

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One electrocuted in Sylhet

A young man was electrocuted at Golapganj upazila in Sylhet district on Thursday afternoon. Deceased was Tipu Ahmed, 26, son of Abdul Mannan, a resident of Dattarail Lalmati area of the upazila. According to local sources, Tipu came in contact with an electric wire while working in his house, leaving him critically injured. Family members rescued him and took to ...

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India uses Sylhet land port for 1st time to transport goods

India has for the first time used a land port in Bangladesh to transport its goods in the northeastern state of Meghalaya from Kolkata as part of a bilateral accord. A goods-laden vehicle reached Meghalaya from Kolkata on Wednesday, using Sylhet’s Tamabil land port under the ‘Agreement on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports for movement of goods to ...

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18 schools get computers in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Computers were distributed among 18 schools at Dharmapasha upazila in Sunamganj district on Wednesday. These computers were distributed with the funding of Local Government Division and Japan International Cooperation Agency. Dharmapasha upazila administration organized the distribution programme at the upazila parishad premises. Dharmapasha upazila chairman Mozammel Hossain Rokon was present as the chief guest at the programme ...

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Schoolgirl dies as boat sinks in Sylhet haor

A 12-year-old schoolgirl died as a boat capsized in Burikeyari haor in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet early Wednesday, said police. The deceased was identified as Morshed Jahan Ferdousi, of the upazila. She was a sixth grader of Fariza Khatun Girls’ High School. A boat carrying 17-18 people including Ferdousi sank in the haor around 9 am, said Md Shafayet Hossain, ...

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Tea workers strike for wage hike

Hundreds of workers of 23 tea gardens in Sylhet observed a two hour work abstention on Tuesday demanding a daily wage of Tk 300 due to price hike of daily essentials. The workers of Sylhet Valley went on work abstention around 10 am on Tuesday demanding a hike in their wages. They also brought out a procession in front of ...

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Poor women get sewing machines in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Dharmapasha upazila nirbahi officer Muntasir Hasan hands over sewing machines among the women at a programme held at upazila parishad auditorium on Monday to mark the 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Dharmapasha upazila nirbahi officer Muntasir Hasan hands over sewing machines among the women ...

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Osmaninagar tragedy: Another UK expat dies at Sylhet hospital

A British expatriate, who was found unconscious along with her four family members in their rented house in Osmaninagar upazila of Sylhet district on July 26, died at a hospital early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Samira Islam, daughter of Rafiqul Islam. Rafiqul, 50, a UK expatriate and his son Mahiqul Islam, 16, died at the same hospital on ...

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Father-daughter die, 3 of family hurt as car falls into canal in Sylhet

A man and his 40-day-old daughter died on Friday as the car carrying them fell into a canal along Sylhet-Tamabil highway in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet, police said. The deceased were identified as Rubel Ahmed, 35, from Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi and his daughter Rahi Akter Adori, said Golam Dastagir, Officer-in-Charge of Jaintapur police station. Rubel’s wife Kajal Akter, 30, ...

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