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Blogger killing in Sylhet: Hearing on remand plea on Nov 19

A Sylhet court today fixed date of hearing on remand plea against four suspected killers of blogger Ananto Bijoy Das on November 19. Investigation Officer of the blogger murder case Inspector Arman Ali submitted remand plea seeking 15 days remand of four persons including Shafiur Rahman Farabi. But the court fixed November 19 for hearing of the remand petition due ...

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Cops among 50 injured in Habiganj clash

Over 50 people, including the officer-in-charge of Habiganj Sadar Police Station and four cops, were injured in a clash between two groups of people in the district town on Wednesday over the harassment of a schoolgirl. Police and witnesses said an altercation took place between the youths of Shayestanagar and Mohanpur areas of the down on Wednesday morning over the ...

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3 jailed for illegal sand lifting in Sunamganj

A mobile court in Sunamganj sentenced three labourers to seven days’ imprisonment for lifting sand illegally from the Dhopajan river in sadar upazila on Wednesday afternoon. The convicts were identified as Shafiq Miah, 30, son of Zohu Miah, Ekhlas Miah, son of Shamsul Miah, and Liakat Ali, 27, son of Nagar Ali, a resident of Dolura village of the upazila. ...

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Tk 1,320m water treatment plant to be operative in Sylhet in Jan

At last the much talked about water treatment project is going to be formally opened in January 2016, officials informed. The Tk 1320 million project will ensure supply of additional 28 million litre water everyday, official sources informed. The facility will benefit the inhabitants on the 125 square kilometre area in the Sylhet city and around. Against the daily demand ...

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Trader goes into hiding embezzling Tk 5.0m

A dealer of a company has gone into hiding after taking about Tk 5.0 million from 10 traders in Chhatak Upazila under Sunamganj district. The man, along with his family members has gone into hiding since Sunday night, locals alleged. His whereabouts couldn’t be known even despite repeated search at places. The man has left the area quietly, they alleged ...

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2 get life term for killing boy in Sylhet

A Sylhet court on Monday sentenced two men to life term imprisonment for killing a teenage boy in 2009. The convicts — Jalal Uddin and Nur Miah of Gurkachi village — were also fined Tk 30,000 each in default to serve six months more in prison. The court also jailed seven others — Ashab Ali, Tajul Islam, Hason Ali, Billal ...

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Two hurt in Sylhet clash

Two youths were injured in a clash that took place here following an argument over a cricket match on Monday afternoon at Lamabazar area in the city. Injured Shakil Ahmed, 18, and Russsell Ahmed, 20, were taken to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital after the clash.

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SUST protests Dipan murder

Teachers, students and employees of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Monday brought out procession and held rally protesting the killing of writers, bloggers and publisher including Jagriti Prokashoni publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan. The participants at the rally also demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the killers. Source said, a silent procession was brought out from in ...

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Businessman Tajul dies in Habiganj road crash

A businessman named Tajul Islam Faruk has been killed as a truck collided head-on with his private car on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Nachharatpur area of Sadar upazila. Shaiestaganj Highway police Officer-in-Charge Ejajur Rahman confirmed death.  Tajul vastly drew attention of the countrymen through launching an extortion case against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the 2007 military-backed caretaker government. However, ...

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BGB dog squads deployed at Sylhet airports

The authorities today deployed trained dog squads of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Sylhet Osmany International Airport to help the civil administration in ensuring security in the airports. The dog squads will detect ‘explosives’ and narcotics’ through necessary security search in coordination with the authorities of the two airports, said a BGB release today. A BGB dog squad started searching ...

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