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SUST to reopen Sunday after Eid, summer vacation

SUST Correspondent : The academic activities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) will resume on Sunday after Eid-ul-Fitr and summer vacation. Ishfaqul Hossain, registrar of the university, said that the academic activities were suspended from 20th May while the official activities from May 27. The students have already started to return to their dormitories.

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Flood situation worsens in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Several more villages of Jagannathpur upazila in the district were inundated due to the overflow of water in Kushiara River in last week. Flood water entered into several villages of different unions including Raniganj, Pailagaon and Asharkandi causing sufferings to people. Hundreds of families of these areas, living near the bank of the river, were found being ...

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Flood hits Moulvibazar haor areas

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Although the flood situation in many areas along the Manu and Dhalai rivers in the district has improved, vast areas around different haors were affected by flood newly. Locals said the Hakaluki, Kauadighi and Hail haors started to swell since Thursday as the water of the two rivers fell into those, inundating many villages in Rajnagar, Kulaura and ...

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Flood: Anomalies mar relief distribution in Moulvibazar

Photo: Flood affected people of Moulvibazar are seen receiving relief from the union offices on 21 June 2018. With flood receding for the last three days, the administration in Moulvibazar has been able to ramp up the measures to distribute relief among the victims. But, the distribution has been marred by allegations of irregularities and thorough complains – what has ...

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Fenchuganj flood situation worsens; 30,000 marooned

Sylhet Office : The flood situation in Fenchuganj upazila of the district deteriorated further, leaving 30,000 people of 25 villages in five unions marooned. The Kushiara River was flowing 118 cm above the danger level at Fenchuganj Bazar on Wednesday, said sources at the local Water Development Board office. Locals said Baghmara, Pitaitikor, Chhattis, Uttar Islampur, Monurtuk, KM Tilla, Fenchuganj ...

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Flood in Sylhet Region: Thousands in need of relief

Sylhet Office : Thousands of people in Moulvibazar’s five upazilas are facing a shortage of relief supplies following the flashflood. Although, the overall flood situation in Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts has improved with dropping water levels in Manu and Dhalai rivers, thousands of people, especially those currently living on the embankments, are surviving only on puffed rice and unsafe drinking ...

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Thousands marooned in Sylhet flood

Sylhet Office :  Some 40,000 residents of the district’s Beanibazar upazila have been marooned in flashfloods amidst alarming rise of water levels in Surma, Kushiara and Sonai rivers. According to sources, at least four upazilas in the district have their communication system cut off from the rest of the country. Beanibazar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Kazi Arifur Rahman said breaching of ...

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2 killed in Habiganj road crash

Habiganj Correspondent : Two motorcyclists were killed as their motorbike plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Rokanpur in Nabiganj upazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Nurul Islam, 26, son of Ahsan Ullah and Sabuj Ahmed, 20, son of Abdur Rahim of Jaintapur upazila. Nirmal Chandra Bhoumik, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police, said the accident took ...

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AL factional clash kills 1

Habiganj Correspondent : A former Awami League leader’s son was killed in a clash between two factions of local Awami League at Ajmiriganj in the district on Monday. The deceased was identified as Al Amin, son of Atar Ali Mia, former Upazila Chairman and upazila Awami League General Secretary. Locals said after the death of Atar Ali Mia in April ...

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Flood situation improves in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent :  The overall flood situation of the district has improved as the water level of the Manu and Dhalai rivers decreased further on Monday. However, new areas in the district town were submerged as water entered those through the beach of the town protection dam along the Manu river. The flood caused by heavy downpour in Indian Tripura ...

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