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Water Crisis At SUST 1,400 female students continue suffering

At least fourteen hundred female residential students of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have been suffering badly from water crisis since Tuesday evening. The problem at two female halls appeared on the day when a motor, which is used to supply water to these halls discharging from underground, got burnt. Meanwhile, the final examinations at different departments ...

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13 BCL men sued, one arrested in Sylhet

A case has been lodged against 13 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and one arrested in connection with an attack on a cultural event at Sylhet Metropolitan City. Officer- in-Charge of the Kotwali Model police station Sohel Ahmed endorsed the information to The journalist. The arrested BCL activist is Pritom Chakrabarty, the police official said. Injured Metropolitan University student ...

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Missing auto-rickshaw driver found dead in Sylhet

Police recovered decomposed body of an auto-rickshaw driver from the Mohasingh river near Dabor Bridge in Pagla union of Dakkhin Sunamganj upazila on Saturday noon, six days after he went missing. The deceased was identified as Iqbal Hossain, 23, son of Chhalik Mia, resident of Rupia village of Balaganj upazila of Sylhet district. Locals spotted his floating body near the ...

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1 killed, 6 hurt by lightning strikes in Sylhet

One person was killed and six others were injured in separate incidents of lightning strikes in the different places of Goinghat upazila on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Ayub Ali,43, son of late Samar Ali of Purba Dighirpar village while the injured were Imam Uddin,35, Gias,18, Jabbar,35, Aftar,45, Jamir,45, and Khaled,48, residents of Hatirpara village of the upazila. Locals ...

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Child drowns in Sunamganj

A child drowned in a pond at Syedpur village in Sadar upazila on Saturday. The victim was identified as Roni, 3, son of Bobi Hossain, a resident of the village. Family sources said Roni slipped into the pond while he was playing beside around 2pm. After being rescued by the local people, he died on his way to local hospital. ...

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Low prices of Boro paddy frustrate Sylhet farmers

A bumper production of Boro paddy could not bring smile on farmers’ faces in the Sylhet district as they are not getting fair prices of their produce. Hundreds of farmers are now worried about falling prices of the paddy which, they claimed, have dipped below almost half of production cost at the outset of the new season. According to field ...

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Scorching heat poses threat to livelihood in Sylhet

A drought-like situation has been prevailing in the region, especially in its vast barind tract, for the last couple of days affecting the normal life badly, According to the sources concerned, the ongoing scorching heat and sultry weather have been posing a serious threat to the overall public health, especially coupled with acute water crisis in the 12 upazilas of ...

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Internal feud divides Sylhet BNP’s unity

Internal conflict centring over formation of new committees has taken centre-stage in Sylhet BNP’s local politics resulting in disunity among the leaders and activists of the party’s city and district units here. The apparent conflicts and disunities have also affected the party’s overall organisation and recent course of anti-government movement. Committee members, however, defended their on-field demonstration, claiming that they ...

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3 hurt in Sylhet BCL clash

At least three students were injured in a Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) factional clash in the city on Thursday night. The clash took place between two factions of local BCL at a musical function on Sylhet Metropolitan University campus. The injured were identified as Sayem Mia, 23, Tarek Alam, 21 and Sohag, 22. All are the students of the university ...

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Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati bus begins trial run

The trial run of a new bus service between Dhaka and Guwahati via Shillong began on Friday in a bid to facilitate the movement of the people of the two neighbouring countries. The trial run of the first bus on the route was ceremonially flagged off from the capital’s Kamlapur Bus Stand around 4:30pm. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul ...

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