Barisal


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Barisal

(bərĭsäl`), city (1991 pop. 170,232), S Bangladesh, on the Ganges River delta. It is an important river port, a transshipment point for jute and rice, and a market for betel nuts and fish. There are also flour, rice, oilseed, and jute mills. Barisal has 15 colleges affiliated with the Univ. of Dhaka. The "Barisal guns," unexplained sounds resembling distant thunder or cannon, are a curious local phenomenon; they may have a seismic origin.
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From Lebukhali in Patuakhali, the prime minister will go to Barisal and inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of 74 development projects from Bangabandhu Udyan in the divisional city.
They died as the truck caught fire when hit by the bombs," a police officer in Barisal told newsmen.
Mustard was opening and keeping wicket for Barisal, who he played for in last season's competition.
Will we ever know the truth about the mysterious Barisal Guns heard all over the world?
According to Daily Star, the storm that ripped through the south-western coast on Monday has left at least 32 people killed in Satkhira, 25 in Noakhali, 20 in Khulna, 13 in Bhola, nine in Barisal, seven in Patuakhali, six in Laxmipur, two each in Bagerhat and Cox's Bazar, and one in Magura.
Born and brought up in Barisal, a southern district of Bangladesh - a country that has been prone to devastating floods - she now lives and works in Dhaka with her husband and three-year-old twin girls.
Nuruzzaman Chowdhury, the local police chief, told AFP news agency on Thursday that many on board the vessel swam ashore after the boat was hit by a sand-laden trawler on a river near Barisal town, 120km south of capital Dhaka.
The 750-gallon shipment of water was delivered to a relief-supply distribution hub in Barisal.
Fishermen returning to shore reported seeing at least 12 trawlers sink at sea, local government administrator Selim Khan said in Barisal, 110 miles south of the capital, Dhaka.
The officials said that around 100 fishing boats and trawlers and more than 300 fishermen went missing in different areas of the southern coastal districts of Bagerhat, Pirojpur, Barisal, Patuakhali, Barguna, Bhola and Barguna as they were caught by the sudden storm.
Witnesses said the ferry MV Mitali was heading to Paishar Hat in the southern Barisal district from the capital's river port Shadarghat when it was hit by the storm at around 8 p.
Contract Award for: Remaining work of Modernization & Extension of Barisal Medical College Hospital.