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Rain brings early flood in Habiganj

Townspeople suffer due to waterlogging Habiganj town sees serious waterlogging due to days-long downpour, which also led to crossing of the Khowai river’s danger mark yesterday. Habiganj Correspondent : Habiganj is experiencing early flooding this year as the Khowai river, already crossing the danger level, continues to swell. Meanwhile, rainfall for the last few days triggered waterlogging in different places ...

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Lightning kills 5 in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Five persons were killed after being struck in separate lightning strikes in Sunamganj on Tuesday (May 8). The deceased were identified as- farmer Noor Hossain, 22, son of Muktul Hossain of Tahirpur Sadar union, Shahana Banu, 35, wife of Hazrat Ali of Bishambharpur upazila, Surma Begum, 22, daughter of Abdur Rahman of Khirdarpur village of the same ...

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Rail link with Sylhet cut off

Sylhet, May 8 : The rail communications between Sylhet and the rest of the country remained suspended from early Tuesday following the collapse of a tree on the tracks in the hilly area of Lawachara National Park in Kamalganj Upazila. Shamsernagar Railway Station master Kabir Ahmed said a tree fell on the engine of Sylhet-bound intercity train ‘Udayan Express’ during ...

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Lighting kills man in Sylhet

Sylhet, May 6 : A man was killed by lightning strike in Goainghat of the district on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Makdul Ali, son of Asgar Ali of Chantabari village in Nandirgao union of Goainghat. Locals said a thunderbolt hit Makbul while he was fishing in a pond near his house in the morning. Meanwhile, Goainghat Upazila ...

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Lightning strikes kill 2 in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Two persons including a HSC examinee were killed after being struck in separate lightning strikes in Sunamganj sadar upazila Saturday (May 5). The deceased were identified as Ekhlasur Rahman, 55, a resident of Shafela village under Gourarong union of the sadar upazila and Eka Rani Das, 18, from the same village. Eka had been appearing in the ongoing ...

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Indefinite bus strike in Habiganj

Habiganj, May 5 : An indefinite bus strike, enforced by district Motor Owners group, is underway in the district on Saturday. The association took the decision on Friday night protesting refueling of CNG run autorickshaw obstructing bus movement at Poddarbari in the town. Leaders of the association alleged that around one hundred auto-rickshaw drivers refuel their vehicles at M High ...

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Schoolboy ‘commits suicide’ in Sylhet

Sylhet, May 4 : A school boy reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room in Dewannagar village of Biswanath Upazila on Friday. The deceased, Nuruzzaman,14, son of Fatik Mia of the village, was a Class-VIII student of PMC High School of the area. Family members found Nuruzzaman hanging around 8am at his room and took ...

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Bus strike in Sylhet called off

  Sylhet, May 4 : The indefinite bus strike on Dhaka-Sylhet route which was enforced on Friday morning protesting extortion was called off later in the evening. Sylhet Bus Owners Association called the strike alleging that district transport leaders have been charging extortion in the name of ‘Death Fund’. But recently, the daily subscription money has been increased from TK ...

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Lightning kills farmer in Sunamganj

Sunamganj, May 4 : A farmer was killed when a thunderbolt struck him at Gorkati village in Tahirpur upazila on Friday. Zafar Ali, 45, met the tragic death while working in a paddy filed near the bank of Jadukata river amid rain around 10:30 am, said Nanda Kumar Dhar, officer-in-charge of Tahirpur Police Station.

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2 held over gang-rape in Sylhet

  Sylhet, May 4 : Police arrested two people, including a hotel owner, in connection with the gang-rape of a teenage girl at Chandnighat  in Dakkhin Surma upazila here on Thursday night. The arrestees were identified as Syed Niaz Uddin, owner of Hotel Al-Taqdir, and Jasimuddin of Dirai upazila in Sunamganj district. Khairul Fazal, officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station, ...

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