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Rape in Sylhet MC College dormitory triggers protests

Students of Sylhet MC college on Saturday staged demonstrations blocking the road in front of the college protesting the ‘gang-rape’ that took place in a college dormitory on Friday night. Over one hundred students of the college took to the streets and blocked the road around 12:30 pm demanding immediate arrest of the rapists. Additional police have been deployed on ...

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Sylhet, Sunamganj at risk of flood

Due to excessive rainfall in country’s north-eastern region and India’s Meghalaya, river water level is rising, increasing the possibility of a flood situation being triggered in Sylhet and Sunamganj. Jadukata river was flowing 145cm above danger level at Laurer Garh point of Tahirpur upazila in Sylhet this morning. Meanwhile, Surma river is flowing eight centimetres above danger level at Sunamganj ...

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Language movement hero Syed Afroz Bakht dies

Advocate Syed Afroz Bakth, a prominent language movement veteran, died from old-age complications in Habiganj on Wednesday noon. He was 85. Afroz Bakth, also an organizer of the liberation war, breathed his last on the way to hospital from his residence. He left behind his wife, three sons, a daughter and hosts of relatives to mourn his death. He was ...

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SCC mayor recovers from Covid-19

Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury has recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. He has tested negative in sample tests on Tuesday night. The SCC mayor himself confirmed the matter to media saying, “My result has become negative in latest sample tests. I have been recovered after taking treatment from staying at home.” Earlier, the 61-year-old mayor Ariful’s test report ...

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Eye-catching streams in Sylhet’s Goabari attract visitors

A good number of people, mostly young, gather in the Goabari area in Sylhet to spend leisure on the natural site surrounded by a tea garden on the hillocks every day. The number of visitors went up recently as the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) constructed a walkway on the bank of the Kalibari Chhara (a natural stream attached to the ...

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Shyestaganj OC, 4 other cops closed for taking bribe

The office-in-charge (OC) and four other cops of Shayestaganj Police Station have been closed for allegedly taking bribe from a man during his detention in Habiganj. Confirming the news, Anwar Hossain, additional superintendent of Habiganj police, said OC Mojammel Hossain, a sub-inspector and three constables were closed from the police station and attached to the district’s police lines. “Habiganj Superintendent ...

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Purple paddy cultivating in Srimangal

Purple paddy was harvested by a local farmer named Saleh Ahmed for the first time in Moulvibazar’s Srimangal upazila, creating a huge response among the local farmers. Saleh Ahmed is a resident of Titpur in Ashidron UP of that upazila who said if the yield is good, he will cultivate this paddy in more lands in future. Saleh Ahmed said ...

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CAAB urges UK to quickly approve Biman’s Sylhet to London flight

CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman today held a virtual meeting with DfT Director Kashif Chaudry on finalising the operation of Sylhet-London-Sylhet direct flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Photo: Collected The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) today requested the Department for Transport, United Kingdom to give the nod to Biman Bangladesh Airlines to start direct flights to ...

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Sylhet’s rail link with Dhaka, Chattogram restored

Sylhet’s rail communication with Dhaka and Chattogram was restored after a nearly three-hour disruption following derailment of a cargo train near Maizgaon Railway Station in Fenchuganj on Tuesday. The derailed cargo was salvaged around 11:45am, said Md Monir Hossain, station master of Maizgaon Railway Station. Rail communication was cut off around 8:45am after the cargo train derailed. Monir said that ...

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SUST to include Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech in Syllabus

SUST Correspondent : Shahjalal University has decided to include the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the syllabus of all departments. The decision was taken at the online meeting of the 160th Academic Council of the university on September 13, said Vice-Chancellor Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed. According to sources, the meeting discussed in detail the High ...

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