American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern Bangladesh on the Ganges River delta. The phenomenon known as "the Barisal guns,” unexplained sounds resembling distant thunder or cannon fire, may be seismic in origin. Population: 193,000.
“With electricity cuts throughout the day, use of the Internet is severely limited in Barisal, as in other Bangladeshi cities.”
“Few places epitomise the devastating effect as well as Bashail, a town of 3,500 people in Barisal district in southern Bangladesh.”
“Barisal, a major river port in southern Bangladesh, offers a case study of the costs of that vacuum: a middle-sized city that reeks of garbage and raw sewage, because treatment plants are inadequate and canals have dried up, and because unauthorized high-rises have brought ever more people into the urban core.”
“Then I read in Wikipedia that "As so many Sylhetis are resident abroad, Sylhet has a major flow of foreign currency from non-resident Bangladeshis; many Sylheti families 'sole source of income comes from relatives abroad and this attracts influx migrant workers and families from other parts of Bangladesh, earning livings by peddling rickshows, working as servants and peasants, particularly people from Comilla, Noakhali, Mymensingh and Barisal are found lower denomination jobs in Sylhet.”
“UNB, DhakaSharmin Sulatana Shirin (Narayanganj) and Masuda Begum (Barisal) took joint lead in the Parachute 30th National Women Chess Championship with five points each after the sixth round matches at the Chess Federation hall-room here on Friday.”
“Three people were killed in Patuaknali while two each in Barisal, Chandpur and Bhola districts during the late-night scourge over the coast.”
“Manirul Islam, officer-in-Charge of Mehendiganj upazila of Barisal, said the dead body of Ainal Khan, 71, was recovered from Maskata River on Monday morning.”
“Above 500 nomination papers were sold for Chittagong division, of which 275 were submitted; for Rajshahi 370 nomination papers were sold while more than 276 were submitted; for Barisal about 300 forms were sold and about 150 were submitted while 155 forms were sold for Khulna division and 128 were submitted.”
“Similarly, the Mayors of Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet should be very highly paid jobs.”
“New Age correspondent from Barisal reports, most of the tinned and packed milk brands, tested melamine positive, were on sales in the city stores.”
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