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Death of Sylhet man allegedly in police custody triggers protests

Locals blocked the Sylhet-Sunamganj highway for half an hour at Akhalia area after a young man died allegedly in police custody in Sylhet city on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Rayhan Ahmed, 34, resident of Akharia in Sylhet city. Victim’s family alleged that Rayhan was beaten to death in police custody while police denied the allegation and said ...

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Sunamganj woman rape: Prime suspect held

Police in a drive arrested the prime suspect in a case, filed over the reported rape of young woman after torturing her father in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj district, from Sarail upazila in Brahmanbaria district on Friday. The arrestee was identified as Shamim Ahmed, a suspected Yaba trader of Gotgaon village in Sunamganj. A team of Jagannathpur Police Station with ...

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Baralekha upazila to be declared drug free: Shahab Uddin

MOULVIBAZAR, Oct 09, 2020 : Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Shahab Uddin today said Baralekha upazila of Moulvibazar district will be declared drug-free soon. Addressing a gathering of police personnel and general public, he said: “With the mutual cooperation of the police and the people, we will be able to build a livable society free from all kinds ...

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Younger brother kills elder brother in Sylhet

An elder brother was killed by his younger brother due to an altercation over issue of going abroad in Sylhet on early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Kamrul Islam, son of Chand Ali, hailing from Konagram village of Muria union of Beanibazar upazila of the district. According to locals, younger brother Tanvir wanted to go abroad but elder brother ...

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Mannan to inaugurate cent percent electrification at Dharmapasha

Planning Minister MA Mannan will inaugurate the ‘Hundred Percent Electrification’ programme at Dharmapasha Upazila in Sunamganj on October 10. Mannan will also witness various development projects there, officials said. Before that, the minister will attend various social programmes at Dakshin Sunamganj upazila on October 9. The planning minister is expected to return to Dhaka on October 11.

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USAID launches tuberculosis combating programme in Sylhet

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched flagship tuberculosis (TB) activity “Alliance for Combating Tuberculosis in Bangladesh” (ACTB) in Sylhet Division as part of the US government’s commitment to end TB globally. USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown launched at Sylhet Sadar lunched the ACTB that works closely with both formal and informal private service providers to refer ...

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Bus-jeep collision in Habiganj: Death toll rises to 5

Habiganj Correspondent : Three more people have died in a collision between a jeep and a bus in Habiganj’s Bahubal Upazila, raising the death toll to five from the accident. The three people died around 10:00 pm on Sunday while undergoing treatment at Habiganj Sadar Hospital and Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital. Earlier, the accident took place at around 2:00 ...

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2 killed in Moulvibazar road crash

Two people, including a covered van driver, were killed and seven others injured in a head-on collision between a local bus and a lemon-laden covered van at Rashidpur Gas Field area in Shremangal upazila of Moulvibazar on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as driver Sanjit Das, 30 and Mohesh, 45. The Habiganj-bound passenger bus from Shreemangal collided with the ...

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Biman’s Sylhet-London-Sylhet flight inaugurated

Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ flight on the Sylhet-London-Sylhet route was inaugurated on Sunday morning by State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali. Biman is set to start operating direct flights from Sylhet to London from Sunday. The Biman flight carrying 232 passengers took off from Sylhet Osmani International Airport at 11:15am, said a handout of Civil Aviation and ...

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Gang rape in dormitory: Another 2 rapists’ DNA samples collected

DNA samples of Tarequl Islam Tareq and Mahfuzur Rahman Masum have been collected in the case of the gang rape of a housewife at MC College dormitory in Sylhet. The two were taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital amid tight security on Saturday afternoon. After taking them to the ground floor OCC, the scientific officer of the lab ...

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