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ICC team visits Sylhet International Stadium

The Bangladesh Cricket Board is confident about Sylhet Divisional stadium’s chances of hosting ICC World Twenty20 matches next year as the progress of its development work satisfied the inspection team, said a BCB official on Monday. The International Cricket Council delegation, which includes event director Chris Tetley, stadium consultant Eugene Van Vuuren, event manager Dhiraj…

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No improvements of Sylhet Railway trains

Some of us may have noticed that over the past few years many new Railway trains have been introduced to different railway stations / routes. To be specific we have have noticed that many new trains were introduced to the route Dhaka – Chittagong. Subarno Intercity Express Train, the only train with non-stop intercity service of…

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Illegal workers arrested in raids on Mull

Twelve immigration offenders have been caught following our enforcement operations in Tobermory. On 1 August, our officers visited 3 restaurants on the Isle of Mull to carry out checks on the immigration status of staff working there. At Crystal Palace, on Main Street, 2 Bangladeshi men aged 34 and 48 along with a 39-year-old Chinese…

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H.S.C Examinations – Pass rate highest in Sylhet

Though the number of successful students came down, the Sylhet education board registered the highest pass rate, 79.13 percent, among all boards in the HSC examinations this year. Last year the pass rate was 85.37 percent, up 6.24 percentage points from this year’s. The number of GPA-5 securers reduced significantly to 1,535 this year from…

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Tottenham single mum Ambia Ali left behind job in the City to take master’s degree in human rights law at Middlesex University

A single mother from Tottenham says she hopes to use a master’s degree to help others in disadvantaged and vulnerable positions. Divorcee Ambia Ali, originally from Sylhet in Bangladesh, had to juggle looking after her daughter, now seven, with her postgraduate degree in minorities, rights and the law at Middlesex University. Before the master’s course…

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Importance of Ramadan

Praise be to Allaah.   Ramadaan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month which is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues, including the following: 1 – Allaah has made fasting this month the fourth pillar of Islam, as…

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Lalakhal – Rediscover Sylhet

This astonishing place ‘Lalakhal’ is located at Jaintiapur in Sylhet. The name of the river is ‘Sari’ which is famous for its high-quality sand for construction. This place has been inapproachable for a long time because of unavailability of vehicles. Still, if boats are unavailable, after reaching ‘Sarighat’ by bus (around 30 KM from Sylhet…

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Food prices escalation in Ramadan

Ramadan – a holy month for every Muslims. As we another Ramadan, everyone is hoping to have the prices of kitchen market to be within the affordability for the masses. Notwithstanding the assurances given by traders at different meetings with the ministry of commerce and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)…

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MC College dormitory being rebuilt

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the MC College dormitory in Sylhet was being rebuilt to be brought back in its previous form, however, the wood that was used in its primary construction is no longer availible. Nazrul Hakim, assistant engineer of Education Engineering Department (EED), Sylhet said: “We are exporting wood to go in…

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In the spotlight – Jaflong

Jaflong is a natural tourist spot in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is located in Gowainghat Upazila of Sylhet District and situated at the border between Bangladesh and the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is just below the mountain range. Jaflong is famous for its stone collections and is home of the Khasi tribe.[…