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Land grabbing: Ragib Ali lands in jail

Industrialist Ragib Ali. Photo Collected Sylhet Office : A court here on Wednesday sent industrialist Ragib Ali to jail after denying bail extension plea in a case filed for forging legal papers and grabbing the endowed land of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet. Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mostain Billah passed the order when his lawyer filed a petition ...

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Lawachhara wildlife in danger as apathy prevails

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The wildlife of Lawachhara National Park, a major park in Kamalganj upazila, is declining fast due to acute food crisis and habitat problem. The wild animals are coming out of the park and entering localities in search of food. Once out, they are either getting killed by local people or being crushed under the wheels of motorised ...

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Conspiracy to foil nat’l election underway: Amu

Sylhet Office : Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Saturday said that conspiracy is underway to foil the upcoming national election. “But it won’t be successful and the national election will be held under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as per the constitution,” said the senior Awami League leader at a programme at Fenchuganj. In the name of politics and democracy, ...

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Free heart camp held in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A free heart camp was held here on the occasion of centenary birth anniversary of General Ataul Gani Osmani on Friday. Over 100 patients received treatment free of cost at the camp held in Moulvibazar Club premises. Brigadier Abdul Malek, the founder of National Heart Foundation, inaugurated the camp as the chief guest. Among others, Moulvibazar Deputy ...

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Minor girl drowns in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A minor girl drowned in a pond in Isabpur village of Bishwanath upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nilufa Begum, 3, daughter of Alamgir Hossain of the village. Locals said neighbours spotted the floating body around 2:30 pm. Later, they rescued the body and took it to the house of a local doctor who declared ...

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SUST team invents low-cost cancer-detecting technology

SUST Correspondent : A team of researchers from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has invented a low-cost technology to detect cancer through analysing blood samples. The team, led by Prof Dr Yasmeen Haque of SUST Physics department, invented the technology by researching nonlinear optics under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP). Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid disclosed the ...

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14 held in Habiganj

Habignaj Correspondent : Police arrested 14 persons including three drug traders, seven absconders and four accused in different areas of Habignaj Monday. Police also seized six kilograms of ganja and 55 pieces of Yaba tablets. Additional superintendent of police A S M Shamsur Rahman Bhuiyan said the arrested were wanted in cases filed with different police stations on various charges.

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UK BNP leader held in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police detained BNP UK unit Joint General Secretary Shohidul Islam Mamun from his residence in the city’s Badambagich area on Monday afternoon. Based on obvious allegation, the law enforcers arrested him from his residence, said Md Abdul Wahab, additional deputy commissioner (Media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP). The police official, however, denied disclosing the matter. Meanwhile, sources ...

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2 held in Sylhet over AL expat leader’s death

Photo : SM Abdul Ahad Sylhet Office : Police arrested two people from the city on Sunday evening in a case filed over the murder of Awami League Kuwait unit leader SM Abdul Ahad. Mosharaf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said they arrested two people for interrogation. However, police did not disclose the names. Earlier, victim’s wife Rasna Begum ...

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University staff killed in Sylhet road crash

Sylhet Office : A private university staff was killed in a road accident at Shamimabad in the city on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Rustom Ali, 36, an office assistant of Leading University. Akhtar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shahporan (R) police station, said the accident took place around 10pm as the microbus hit him in front of Sonargaon Community ...

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