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 (băr′ĭ-sôl′, bŭr′ĭ-säl′)
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.


(ˌbʌr əˈsɑl, ˈbær əˌsɔl)

a port in S Bangladesh, on the Ganges River. 188,000.
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MIRPUR -- Comilla Victorians, who thrashed Barisal Bulls in their first meeting, produced another dominating display in the return leg to secure their place in the final four.
Dalbanga South in Barguna district, Barisal division (riverbank erosion, cyclones, floods, water logging and saline intrusion)
A survey of medicinal plants used by folk medicinal practitioners of Paschim Shawra and Palordi villages of Gaurnadi Upazila in Barisal district, Bangladesh.
Three people were burnt to death after a truck was attacked early on Saturday in southwestern coastal Barisal as ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) continued its nationwide transport blockade for the 29th consecutive day since January 6.
Three people died in a similar arson attack on a truck in the southern district of Barisal early on Saturday, police said.
Another petrol bombing took place on a truck at Gaurnadi sub- district of southern Barisal district at midnight Friday, in which all the truck employees, including the driver, died on the spot.
It currently operates a fleet of two A310-300s, five MD-83s, three ATR72-200s and one Dash 8-100, although several aircraft have been inactive recently, offering domestic services from Dhaka to Barisal, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Ishhurdi, Jessore, Rajshahi, Saidpur and Sylhet as well as international flights linking Chittagong and Dhaka with Doha Hamad Int'l, Jeddah, Karachi Int'l, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur Int'l, Muscat and Singapore Changi.
It envisaged the creation of a Hindu homeland comprising of 20,000 square miles in southwestern Bangladesh encompassing the districts of Jessore, Khulna, Faridpur, Kushtia, Barisal and Patuakhali.
2 million for "Upgrading the Dedougou-Tougan Road Project" in Burkina Faso; $20 million for "Rural Electrification Expansion Project" in Barisal Division in Bangladesh; as well as $20 million for contributing to "Completion of the Extension and Modernization of the Bamako-Senou International Airport Project" in Mali.
Minorities like the Hindus, Buddhists and Christians have been attacked in Pabna, Barisal, Satkhira, Bogra, Sirajganj and Chittagong and their property and places of worship destroyed by the cadres of the BNP and the Jamt.
Ashraful, who became the country's youngest Test centurion in 2001 at the age of 17, was also allegedly involved in fixing another match 10 days later against the Barisal Burners, which his team lost by seven wickets, local reports have said.
5 Children aged 6 to 59 months in receipt of a vitamin A capsule in the last 6 months, by characteristic General ALL 60 Boys 59 Girls 60 Urban 58 Rural 60 District Barisal 72 Chittagong 66 Dhaka 49 Khulna 56 Rajshahi 66 Rangpur 56 Sylhet 69 Mother's education No education 53 Primary incomplete 55 Primary complete 64 Secondary incomplete 62 Secondary complete 64 or higher Wealth quintile Lowest 55 second 57 Middle 61 Fourth 64 Highest 62 Source: With data from BDHS 2011 Note: Table made from bar graph.