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More landslides in Ctg, Sylhet likely

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Staff Reporter
Landslide is likely to hit the hilly regions of Sylhet and Chittagong divisions in the next 24 hours beginning from 5pm on Wednesday following heavy to very heavy rainfall.
Under the influence of southwest monsoon, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places of the two divisions during the period, said Met office.
Meanwhile, Dhaka city experienced a shower of rain on Wednesday afternoon.
Abul Hamid, assistant meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorology Department...
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Hill slide death toll hits at 144

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With the recovery of 11 more bodies from under the rubble in Chittagong, Rangamati, Cox's Bazar and Khagrachhari districts on Wednesday and the death toll from the deadliest hill slide in the county's history hits at 144.
Of them, five bodies were retrieved from under the mud in...
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Road mishaps kill 888 in 4 months

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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday told Parliament that a total of 888 people were killed in road accidents across the country in the first four months of 2017.
"Some 888 people were killed and 716 others injured in 929 road accidents throughout the...
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Leave of CHT docs, hospital staff cancelled

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Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday said the leave of all the physicians and staffs of government hospitals in hilly areas have been cancelled for ensuring the proper treatment of those injured in landslides.
"Legal action will be taken if anyone is found absent in his/her...
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Shrimp export gradually falling: Minister

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Hide production increased by 13.16 pc in last 3 yrs
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Shrimp export from Bangladesh has been showing a downtrend since 2011-12 fiscal, Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque told Parliament on Tuesday.
Responding to a tabled starred question from Samshul Huq...
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