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People seek emancipation in hushed whispers : Khosru

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said on Monday that the people of the country are hushed and whispering they want emancipation. “I’ve been in Sylhet for four days now. I met not only party people, but also talked to common folk. I’ve read the language of their eyes. They’ve told me in hushed whispers: ...

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New luxury hotel to be set up in Sylhet (Sylhet City)

A 210-room hotel will be set up in Sylhet city area. Movenpick  Hotels & Resorts will open the hotel in the third quarter of 2018. It operates over 80 properties, including hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers, with another 30 resorts planned or under construction across the Middle East and Asia. The hotel chain serves 5.8 million people per year. The ...

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Child laborers on the rise in Sylhet

Sylhet is on the oldest cities in the country. It is famous for education, culture, sports and different social activities.  But the number of child laborers is increasing day by day with the pace of the modern lifestyle. Children work here in workshops, garages, bakeries and restaurants. Due to the poverty, the children are deprived of education. The employers blame ...

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Sylhet road crash kills motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was killed when a bus hit his motorbike from behind at Kalasara on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Osmaninagar upazila on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Jasim Miah (32), son of late Rana Miah of Moulvibazar district. Sahid Ullah, Officer-in-Charge of Osmaninagar Police Station, said, “The accident took place when a Dhaka-bound bus of ‘Hanif Paribahan’ knocked ...

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Sunamganj Farmers: Once solvent, now broke

Even a few months ago, Khushi Rani Das was all smiles when she saw the green sheaves of Boro paddy on her two acres of land in Sunamganj’s Tahirpur. She dreamt of a good harvest which would feed her nine-member family all the year round. But the recent flashfloods dashed the 60-year-old woman’s hopes. On Friday, she was seen collecting ...

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No compromise over freedom of judiciary, says Law Minister Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq Sunday said the freedom of judiciary must be ensured for the development of democracy and there will be no compromise in this regard. “We must ensure the freedom of judiciary for the sake of democracy. People’s trust in the judiciary will get a boost if justice can be ensured,” he said. The minister came up the ...

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Man kills wife in Madhabpur

A man reportedly killed his wife in Habiganj on Saturday evening after a quarrel over his ‘extramarital affair.’ The deceased Seema Akter, 26, was wife of Jalal Miah of village Mauzpur at Adaaur union under Madhabpur upazila in the district, police said. Seema stood against Jalal’s extramarital affair since their marriage a year ago. The couple often had quarrels and ...

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Charges framed against 4 accused war criminals of Moulvibazar

Four men of Moulvibazar have been indicted for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971. The accused are Akmal Ali Talukder (76), Abdun Nur Talukder alias Lal Miah (62), Anis Miah (76), and Abdul Musabbir Miah (64), of Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar. Of them, Akmal Ali is in jail since November 26, 2015 while the rest are still ...

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Haor farmers to get free agri inputs for next crop: PM

Issuing a note of warning that no one will be spared if any negligence is found in haor embankment construction, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said haor farmers will get free agricultural inputs for the next crop. ‘The government is not only providing relief materials to the flood-hit people, it’ll also distribute all necessary agricultural inputs free of cost ...

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Mild earthquake felt in Sylhet

A mild earthquake was felt in the northeastern part of the country. The tremor was felt at 10:47pm Friday in Sylhet. Fire Service reported that no one was injured in the incident. Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s Assistant Meteorologist Saiful Islam said the epicentre of the earthquake was in India’s Meghalaya state which borders Sylhet. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.1 ...

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