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One killed in clash with rivals in Sylhet

A man was killed in a clash with rivals following a dispute over money at Gagli village in South Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj district on Sunday evening. The deceased was identified as Eklasur Rahman, 55, son of late Abdul Mannan of the village. Witnesses said an altercation ensued between Eklasur and his neighbor Alal Miah over the handover of some ...

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JL leader held over Class-V student rape

Police held a local Jubo League (JL) leader allegedly for raping a class-V student in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj. The arrestee Shamsul Mia Chowdhury, 32, is a vice-president of Kagapasha Union unit Jubo League, said Nirmolendu Chakrabarti, officer-in-charge of Baniachong Police Station. Shamsul allegedly raped the girl when she was sleeping at her house last night, the police official said ...

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SUST student Shahrier committed suicide: Autopsy report

Ganajagaran Manch activist and student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Shahrier committed suicide, said autopsy report on Sunday. Quoting the autopsy report, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Sohel Ahmed said Shahrier Majumdar committed suicide by hanging himself from the window grill of his house, The OC also said police got the postmortem report of Shahrier on September 11 ...

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Bodies of father, son recovered from Tangnir Haor in Sunamganj

The bodies of a man and his son were recovered from Tangnir Haor in Dirai Upazilla on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Faruk Ahmed Chawdhury, 55, and his son Eksan Chawdhury 13, hailing from Tarol village of the Upazilla. Police and locals said Faruk Ahmed Chawdhury went for fishing with his son in a small boat to the ...

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Baul legend Abdul Karim’s death anniv observed

The sixth death anniversary of Baul Samrat Shah Abdsul Karim was observed. On the occasion, a doa mahfil and Baul musical soiree were arranged at his village home. Mr Karim was born on February 15, 1916 at Ujan Dhol village under Derai Upazila of Sunamganj district. Growing up in poverty and facing hardship, he started expressing his thoughts and emotions ...

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Pvt varsity students stage demo in Sylhet

Students of Leading University and Metropoliton University jointly brought out a procession at Surma point in the Sylhet on Sunday protesting imposition of VAT on their tuition fees. They staged demonstrations in Sylhet demanding immediate withdrawal of 7.5 percent VAT on their tuition fees. processions were brought out at Surma point, Bondor and other parts of the city. The government ...

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Train link among Sylhet- Chittagong, restored after 7 hrs

Train communications of Dhaka with Chittagong and Sylhet has been restored after seven and half an hours of suspension following the derailment of a freight train at Jatrapur in Ashuganj upazila on Sunday. Officer-in-charge of Akhaura government railway police said that wheels of two bogies and the engine of a Chittagong-bound freight train from Dhaka veered off the tracks around ...

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Babar, Arif among 32 indicted in Kibria murder case

A Sylhet court on Sunday indicted 32 people, including former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar and suspended Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Haque, in the ex-Finance Minister SAMS Kibria murder case. Sylhet Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Makbul Ahsan passed the order and fixed September 21 for starting the trial in the sensational case after a long 10 ...

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Chittagong-Sylhet rail links with Dhaka cuts off following derailments

Train movement from Dhaka to Chittagong and Sylhet has remained suspended from other parts of the country following derailment of a freight train at Jatrapur in Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria district from Sunday morning. The engine of freight train veered off track near to Talshahar rail station around 10:45am that forced Dhaka-bound Upakul Express to remain stuck at Brahmanbaria and ...

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19 Shibir men held in Sylhet

Police in a drive arrested 19 leaders and activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir from a student mess in Madina Market area of the city on Wednesday. The arrestees are the students of different universities, including Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station said. On secret information, a joint team of Kotwali, Jalalabad and Bimanbandar ...

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