Sylhet Da’wah Team

7 09 2014

A team of volunteers working for the sake of Allah (swt) in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

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The Land of al-Haram ᴴᴰ – Powerful Nasheed

21 09 2013



All UK visa applications in Bangladesh to be made online

14 05 2013

From Sunday 19 May 2013, all applications under the points-based system will need to be made online. All other applications will be online-only from Sunday 2 June 2013.

From these dates, manually completed application forms will no longer be accepted.

Full story: UK Border Agency

Diaspora-driven development: how to turn wealth to health in Bangladesh

5 02 2013

Sylhet division in north-east Bangladesh, where around 95% of all British-Bengalis trace their origin to, should in theory be the wealthiest and healthiest part of country. The region receives around US $1bn in remittances every year from expatriate Bengalis in the UK alone.

However, wealth hasn’t translated to health in Sylhet. According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Sylhet has worse literacy and school enrolment rates than all other regions, child malnutrition rates are well over the WHO emergency threshold of 15%, fertility rates are the highest in the country and expectant mothers are more likely to die during child birth in Sylhet than any other part of Bangladesh.

Full story: The Guardian

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Progress towards digitalisation in Bangladesh

20 05 2012

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday that the country made a good progress in its efforts towards building ‘Digital Bangladesh’ in the last three years as pledged in the ruling party’s election manifesto.

“We’ve achieved many successes to this end,” she said while inaugurating the multimedia classrooms and digital academic contents developed by teachers.

Full story: The Daily Star

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A Tablet of Knowledge

18 03 2012

Hajira, a student of class five of Moishal Para of Nizmawna village in Gazipur, is both excited and nervous when she is handed the ‘Amadeyr Tablet‘, a touch-screen electronic device. It is smaller in size than a netbook and comes with a bright blue plastic cover. She presses the ‘power’ button and the screen lights up. A homepage with pictures of Hajira’s family shows up…

Full story: The Daily Star

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List of Universities in Bangladesh

15 04 2011

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Sylhet Agricultural University

University of Dhaka

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Islamic University