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42 UK returnees in Sylhet put in institutional quarantine

A flight carrying 48 passengers from London landed today in Sylhet’s Osmani International Airport and 42 of them were put under institutional quarantine to curb the new strain of coronavirus. The Biman flight (BG-202) reached Sylhet airport at 12:25pm and departed for Dhaka with the rest of the passengers, our Sylhet correspondent reports. After a primary health check-up, 42 passengers ...

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Three get life term for rape in Sunamganj

A court in Sunamganj has sentenced three accused in three separate cases of a rape incident to life imprisonment. In addition, the court fined them Tk one lakh each, and the amount will be given to the victim as compensation. Sunamganj Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Zakir Hossain delivered the verdict on Monday afternoon. Those who have ...

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Biman cancels two Sylhet-London flights

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled its London-bound flights from Sylhet for January 23 and 30 following the emergency of a new variant of coronavirus in the UK. Confirming the matter on Sunday, the national airliner in its website said the decision was taken as the UK has seen a surge in new infections. However, it was not mentioned anything about ...

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50 injured in Habiganj clash over irrigation

More than 50 people, including women, were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over irrigation at Baniachang upazila in Habiganj. Of the injured, 25 were admitted to Sadar Hospital in a critical state. The incident took place at Barakandi village of Makrampur union of the upazila from noon to afternoon on Saturday. Later police brought the situation under ...

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Driver held over rape attempt in moving bus in Sunamganj

The prime accused in a case filed for attempting to rape a college girl in a moving bus at Sujanagar in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj has been arrested. Members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Shahid Mia, driver of the bus, from Old Bus Stand area of Sunamganj on Saturday morning. Md Mizanur Rahman, superintendent of Sunamganj Police, confirmed the ...

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Man killed in Sylhet truck-microbus collision

A man was killed and nine others injured after a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Parganabazar in Sylhet on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Golam Mostofa, 38, son of late Aziz Bepari of Chankharpool area in Dhaka. The accident occurred around 8am when a microbus carrying tourists from Dhaka collided head-on with a Sylhet-bound ...

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205 passengers arrive at Sylhet from UK, asked to stay in home quarantine

Two hundred and five passengers arrived at Sylhet from the United Kingdom on Thursday. With them, a total of 1,369 passengers arrived at Sylhet from the UK in the month of December alone. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight with 205 passengers on board arrived at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet from Heathrow Airport in London on Thursday (Dec 31) morning. ...

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4 killed in Sylhet microbus cylinder blast

Four people were killed and four others injuredas the gas cylinder of a microbus exploded after being hit by a truck in Gopalganj upazila of Sylhet on Wednesday morning. The deceased were identified as Rajon Ahmed, 27, son of Kunu Mia, Sunam Ahmed, 26, microbus driver and son of Abdul Jalil of Baroigram village of Bianibazar upazila, Hasan Ahmed, 8, ...

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Educationist Prof Atful Hye Shibly passes away

Prominent educationist and historian Prof Atful Hye Shibly passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 77. Prof Shibly, former member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and pro-Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University, left behind his only son, wife and a host relatives and well wishers to mourn his death. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday ...

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Rape attempt in moving bus: Helper gives confessional statement

A man, who is accused in a case filed for attempting to rape a college girl in a moving bus at Sujanagar in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj on Saturday, gave confessional statement before a court on Tuesday. Abdur Rashid, the helper of the bus, gave the statement under section 164 before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ragib Noor. Confirming ...

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