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Free solar panels 3,500 families get solar power at Kurigram

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A Correspondent
Kurigram: Electricity was an illusion to the people of Nageshwari upazila's char areas (people living in the shoals) since their geographic location meant electric connection was unmanageable.
After twilight, all of the residents had to complete their activities with candle or lamp light. Even students had to continue their study under the gloomy light there.
But after getting free solar panels from the government the reality of dimness changed into light this year.
In fiscal...
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Man killed in Joypurhat road crash

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A Correspondent
Joypurhat: A retired headmaster of a primary school was killed after being hit by an auto rickshaw in front of a bank in Kalai upazila headquarters on Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Khalek, 65, a resident of Takahut village of the upazila and former head...
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3 die inhaling septic tank gas in Narsingdi

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A Correspondent
Narsingdi: Three people died and another person fell sick after inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank of an under-construction building in Bank Colony area of Nasrsingdi municipality on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Sirajul Islam, 32, sub-contractor of the building project...
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Habiganj gas field starts test production

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Staff Reporter
Habiganj gas field started test gas production from its Well No-1 on Sunday night.
According to a statement issued by the Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Ltd (BGFCL), the well was a work-over one which is now producing 16 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd).
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Ex-Jamaat MP, 7 others put on remand

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Chattogram: A court in Chattogram on Monday placed eight people including former Jamaat-e-Islami lawmak-er Shahjahan Chowdhury on remand in a case filed for sabotage act.
Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Shafi Uddin placed Shahjahan Chowdhury and Abu Taher to two-day remand and...
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