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Low-lying areas flooded in Sylhet Div

Onrush of water from the upstream and heavy rainfall over the last couple of days flooded the haor and low-lying areas of Sylhet Division including Sylhet, Habiganj, Moulvibazar and Sunamganj districts. The floods caused by endless rainfall and onrush of water from upstream have submerged 64,454 hectares of boro paddy and vegetable in Dakshin Surma, Jointapur, Goinghat, Companigonj, Jokigonj, Fenchegonj ...

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SC upholds HC order staying : SCC Mayors Arif suspension

  The Appellate Division of Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a High Court order that halted the government order suspending Sylhet City Corporation mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury. Chamber Judge Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order, said Ariful’s lawyer Abdul Haque Kwafi. Now, there is no legal bar to Ariful for taking charge again as the SCC Mayor, he added. ...

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4 missing as trawler sinks in Tangua

Four people went missing as a trawler, carrying around 50 people, capsized in Tanguar Haor under Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj on Tuesday morning. The Tahirpur Police officer-in-charge (OC) Nandan Kumar said the Uttar Sreepur-bound trawler from Tahirpur sank in the haor around 9:00am due to stormy weather. All but four people managed to swim to safety, he said. On information, ...

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One Borohat militant identified

One of the three militants of Borohat in Moulvibazar, was identified by a woman from Noakhali on Tuesday. The militant was identified as Ashraful Alam Nazim by one Monowara Begum, from Kumarghoria village of Noakhali’s Sonaimuri upazila. Akiluddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Sadar Police Station, endorsed the body. Police sources said that Nazim was behind the blasts during “Operation Twilight” ...

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Lighting strikes kill 3 in Sylhet

Three people, including a father and son, were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike in Companyganj upazila on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Fazal Uddin, 42, and his son of Nur Uddin, 11, of Dalergaon village, and Dayamay Bishwas, 45, of Betmora village in the upazila. Company Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abul Lais said a thunderbolt struck Fazal and ...

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JCD activist Don murder case filed : against 16 people accused

A case lodged in SMP Kotwali police station for killing JCD activist Imam Hasan alias Don. The case started on Saturday. by don’s Mother Jaira Begum. 16 are accused of them police arrested 3 on Friday night and one on Saturday. OC Kotwali police station Sohel Ahmed confirmed the news and said, unknown 5/6 are accused. On Friday Saju and ...

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Hilly tide and Heavy Rain Damaged : 1,908 Hectares Boro paddy Sylhet Div

Flash floods triggered by heavy rain and hailstorms have damaged Boro paddy massively in the haor areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj. Paddy on 1,193 hectares of land was destroyed in Bianibazar, Balaganj, Fenchugonj, Jointapur, Goinghat and Osmaninagor upazilas of Sylhet and 695 hectares of land was destroyed in Sunamgonj. and 20 hectors of land wasbdestroyed in Moulovibazar. farmer try to ...

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Sylhet mayor Ariful’s suspension stayed

A day after suspension of the Sylhet City Corporation mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury by the govenment, the High Court on Monday stayed the order that suspended him. Reinstated earlier by the court Ariful Haque resumed office only on Sunday to see that the local government division issued a fresh order suspending him. He filed a writ petition against the government ...

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Manpower and Equipment Shortage Hit : Beanibazar Upazila Health Complex

Beanibazar Upazila Health Complex facing manpower and equipment shortage for a long time. So people are deprive from proper medical service. About 12 lackh people of 5 upazila’s are suffering. In this 50 seat hospital people from borlekha, Juri, Gulapganj, Zakiganj and Kanaighat take medical service. Some years ago it is change to 50 bed instead of 30 bed. At ...

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Risky dam broken, Paddy washed away : Farmer Facing loss of harvest in Sunamganj

Continuous rain and hilly tidal wave washed away crops in the haors of Sunamganj. For continuous rain many green paddy and other corps Submerged. Farmers of 11 Upazila face uncertainty. Total no of victim family are 3 lakh 33 Thousand. On Friday morning Boram Haor Under Derai Upazila its Tafankhali Dam was broken. here 4 and half Thousand acre of ...

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