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Worker dies in Sylhet stone quarry

A stone worker was killed at a stone quarry in Kalairag area of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet Wednesday morning. The deceased worker has been identified as Swapan, 32, son of Moharanjan of Notabari Batipara of Dimla in Nilphamari. Shafiqur Rahman Khan, officer-in-charge of Companiganj Police Station said that police recovered the body after reaching the spot and sent it to ...

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Classes underway at PM’s promised medical college in Habiganj

The Sheikh Hasina Medical College (SHMC) in Habiganj commenced academic activities on Wednesday with an inaugural cohort of 51 students, the same day that the first classes of the year were held in colleges across the country. The inaugural cohort of the first medical college in Habiganj, admitted for the 2017/18 academic session, is made up of 33 females and ...

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2 get death, 3 jail unto death for war crimes in 1971

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Wednesday sentenced two war criminals of Moulvibazar to death and three others to jail unto death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. A three-member judge panel headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict in the morning. Of the five convicted, Md Nesar Ali and Md Ujer Ahmed ...

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Slain Sylhet BCL activist buried

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist Tanim Khan who was stabbed to death allegedly by rivals on Sunday was buried in Osmaninagar upazila here on Monday afternoon. Tanim was buried at Bhurunga Panchayet graveyard following a namaz-e-janaza at Bhurunga Iqbal Ahmed School and College field around 4pm, said family sources. On Sunday night, Tanim Khan, an activist of Tilagarh unit BCL ...

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25 injured in Sylhet AL factional clash

At least 25 people were reportedly injured during a clash between two factions of Awami League in Usmani Nagar upazila on Monday. The clash originated after Manjur and Hannan, two AL leaders belonging to rival camps within the party, locked into an altercation and at one stage Hannan thrashed Manjur at Tazpur Degree College compound. Later, Manjur gathered his men ...

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BCL activist murder: Strike halts two Sylhet colleges

Classes and exams at Sylhet Government College and Murari Chand College have been cancelled due to Bangladesh Chhatra League protests over the murder of activist Tanim Khan. Four people have been arrested over the murder, said Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner MA Wahhab. Tanim Khan, a third-year undergraduate and BCL activist, was hacked to death in a planned attack ...

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Sylhet BCL man stabbed dead ‘by rivals’

A local activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was stabbed to death allegedly by rivals at Tilagarh in the city on Sunday night. The deceased id Tanim Khan, an activist of Sylhet Govt College unit BCL and son of Israil Khan of Nij Bhurungamari village in Osmaninagar upazila. Akhtar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shah Paran Police Station, said two BCL groups ...

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SUST enforces ban on smoking

The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) authorities have enforced a ban on smoking on the campus, aiming to encourage the students to give up the habit of taking tobacco-made products.   SUST proctor associate professor Jahir Uddin Ahmed issued a notice in this regard on Thursday. The authorities also enforced a restriction on selling cigarettes or tobacco-made products ...

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3 bullet-hit in Sylhet BCL in-fighting

Three people were shot in a factional clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Sylhet MC College on Thursday noon (Jan 4). Two of the bullet-hit men were identified as Akhter Hossain and Abul Hasan. Followers of Awami League leader advocate Ranjit Sarker and another AL leader Azadur Rahman clashed around 1:30pm on Thursday. Locals said Ranjit ...

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Biman sweeper held with 60 gold bars at Sylhet airport

Customs intelligence officials today seized 60 gold bars and detained one man in this connection at Sylhet Osmani International Airport. The detainee Karimul Islam is a sweeper of Bangladesh Biman. The sweeper entered a Fly Dubai flight (FZ595) that landed in Sylhet airport at 4:50pm from Dubai to clean it and tried to hide the gold bars in his shoes, ...

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