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Kibria murder charge framing deferred for 9th time

The Speedy Trial Tribunal here on Sunday again deferred the charge framing in the ex-Finance Minister SAMS Kibria murder case. Sylhet Speedy Trial Tribunal judge Makbul Ahsan passed the order as suspended Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Haque could not appear before the court for his illness, and said a new date for the charge framing will be fixed ...

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Youth gets 6 moths’ jail for sexual teasing in Sunamganj

A mobile court on Saturday sentenced a young man to six months’ jail for teasing a schoolgirl sexually at Halidakanda village in Dharmapasha upazila. The convict was identified as Cornel Miah, 22, a resident of the village. Sub-inspector of Dharmapasha Police Station Rubel Miah said Cornel used to tease the schoolgirl on her way to and from school every day. ...

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Habiganj girl assaulter sent to Tongi Juvenile Correction Centre

The teenaged youth, arrested in Habiganj for sexually harassing and physically assaulting a schoolgirl, has been sent to Juvenile Correction Centre in Tongi by a court. Judge Aftabullah of Habiganj District Children’s Court sent Ruhul Amin Rahul, 17, to the Juvenile Correction Centre in Tongi of Gazipur district on Saturday afternoon when police produced the youth before his court as ...

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Flood victims face food, water crisis

The flood victims, especially those in the Sylhet regions, are facing severe crisis of food and pure drinking water though the overall flood situation remained static in most flood-affected areas across the country. The flood-hit people are passing days in misery for lack of food and work as most of the farmers have lost crops in the prolonged flooding. The ...

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’Transport fare hike in Sylhet

Drivers and conductors of Sylhet city and Upazilla routes are going to charge additional fares on the plea of recent fuel price hike.  Bus operators in city routes charge fare at a rate much higher in comparison with rate of increase in fuel price. Sylhet City dwellers who make trips by city buses do not get the desired services. There ...

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Over 241,000 sacrificial animals in Sylhet region this year

The Sylhet region is not likely to suffer from sacrificial animal shortage this year although import of the item has been suspended from the neighbouring India, officials said at a meeting held Tuesday. Presently there are 1,37,874 cows and bullocks, 15,624 buffalows, 51,648 goats, 34,713 lambs and 912 others in the division for the sacrificial purpose this time, they added. ...

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First foot overbridge inaugurated in Sylhet

The First foot over bridge at the Sylhet city’s court point area formally inaugurated by the Finance Minister  Abul Mal Abdul Muhit on Thursday. Former Mayor of SCC Bodoruddin Ahmed Kamran, Sylhet District AL Secretary Shofikur Rahman Chy, Alhaz Asfak Ahmed, City AL Secretary Asad Uddin Ahmed, Councilor Abjad Hossain, Rajwan Ahmed, Maklisur Rahman also Attend the programme. Works on ...

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Security tightened in Sylhet ahead of Eid

A three-tier security measures has been adopted in Sylhet city and its adjacent area centring the Eid-ul-Azha, largest religious festival of the Muslims. SMP Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan said that all the possible measures have been taken to ensure security on the occasion of the eid. For a smooth and jubilant eid celebration, RAB, police and different intelligence agencies, both in ...

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Minor girl drowns

A minor girl drowned in a water body at Horgouri Majhpara village in South Surma upazila of the district on Thursday noon. The deceased identified as Sumaiya Begum, 7, daughter of Zahir Mia, a resident of Mujahid Ali’s colony of Horgouri Majhpara village, hailed from Sunamganj district. Locals said Sumaiya slipped into the water body and drowned when she was ...

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Prices of onion, green chili, vegetables remain high

The prices of onion and green chili have still remained high in the Sylhet’s kitchen markets on Saturday, lingering the sufferings of the people, especially the middle-income and lower middle income groups. Local onion, though marked a marginal fall, was still selling at Tk 75-80 a kg while the imported onion was selling at Tk 75-80 a kg in the ...

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