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No boarding passes if SA returnees not fully vaccinated: FM Momen

Foreign Minister Abdul Momen on Thursday said those who are returning from South Africa will not get boarding passes if they are not fully vaccinated and fail to show Covid negative report. “Biman doesn’t operate flights to Africa, if any flight of other airlines comes here the travellers won’t get boarding passes unless they are fully vaccinated and have Covid ...

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Long-cherished Chandpur-Sylhet intercity train still a dream

An inter-city train service between Chandpur and Sylhet has long been a demand for the people of the country’s south and south-western region. Thousands of people from the region travel through Chandpur to visit the holy shrines of Hazrat Shah Jalal and Shar Paran every day. There are also students who study in medical college and university in Sylhet. A ...

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25 suffer bullet wounds during clash between two groups in Sunamganj

At least 50 people were injured during a clash between two groups over dominance in Jagannathpur municipality of Sunamganj. Of the injured, 25 people suffered bullet wounds. The identities of the injured were not known immediately. The incident took place at Ishakpur village of the municipality in the evening. Police arrested three persons in connection with the incident.

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2 chefs found dead, 1 unconscious in Sylhet party centre

Two cooks, including a woman, were found dead and another one was rescued in a critical condition at a community centre at Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet on Wednesday morning. The deceased were Salma Begum, 40, daughter of late Akkas Ali, a resident of Tahirpur village at Osmani Nagar upazila, and Suhel Ahmed, 28, son of late Rahmat Ullah of Noyagram ...

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BD’s claim over Tengratila gas blowouts overstated

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has concluded its virtual hearing on Bangladesh’s compensation claim over two gas blowouts in Tengratila field with an observation that “the evidence (provided by the party, Petrobangla, Bangladesh) does not establish that a serious damage has been occurred there due to these blowouts.” “The Tribunal heard from the parties (Petrobangla and ...

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Girl’s body recovered in Moulvibazar

Police on Sunday recovered the hanging body of a girl at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district. Deceased Ashtami Baidya, 21, daughter of Jaglal Baidya, a resident of Alinagar Cha Bagan area in the upazila. Family members said they saw Ashtami was hanging in her room in the morning and informed police. Later, police recovered the body and sent it to  ...

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Community-based tourism sees huge potential in Moulvibazar

Nowadays, Parimol Sing, a member of the ethnic Monipuri community in Moulvibazar, is busy readying his homes to welcome prospective guests. He can accommodate four visitors at once, all of whom can share his home and break bread with his family. “Once I lived hand to mouth; now, I am solvent,” said Parimol. For a single day, he charges Tk1,700 ...

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Govt to facilitate exports thru air cargo from Sylhet: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Friday the government would ensure all facilities for exporting goods abroad through air cargo from Sylhet. “We have taken steps for carrying goods abroad through air cargo along with the passengers direct from the Sylhet,” he said while talking to reporters after visiting the under-construction export cargo complex at the Osmani International ...

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Approach road linking 40 Sylhet villages damaged

Thousands of locals have been suffering much due to damage of a major part of the approach of an important link road, connecting the Beheli union parishad and other offices in the district. Inhabitants of at least 40 villages of Jamalganj and neighbouring Tahirpur upazilas are dependent on the road for communication in the haor area. Vehicles running through the ...

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Commuters suffer as transport strike underway in Sylhet

An indefinite transport strike, enforced by the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation (BRTWF), is underway in Sylhet division on Monday. The organisation called the strike on Sunday to press for their five-point demand. All modes of public transport, including buses, CNG-run auto-rickshaws and freight trucks remained stay off the roads in Sylhet from 6 am causing huge sufferings to commuters, ...

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