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Lemon cultivation becomes popular in Sylhet

Lemon cultivation is gaining popularity among the farmers in the district due to good economic prospect of the crop. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said a total of 310 hectares of land have been brought under the cultivation in the district with the production target of 574 tonnes. Many farmers in the district who achieved self-reliance and changed ...

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BCL-Jubo league clash, 4 hurt

At least Four persons were injured in a clash between some activists of Chhatra League and Juba League on Wednesday at Lamakazi point in Biswanath Upazila, The incident took place at round 9:30 am. The injured have been identified as Foyjul Islam, Somru miah, and Moinuddin. The police, however, could not arrest anyone involved in the clash. Eyewitnesses said the ...

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10 shops gutted in Sylhet

Ten shops were gutted as a fire broke out in Fenchu gong area of the Sylhet  in early hours of Tuesday. Sylhet Fire Station in-charge  said the fire broke out from an electric-short circuit in ‘Kolil ullah Market of the area around 5:00am and engulfed four other shops adjacent to it. On information, three fire-fighting units rushed to the spot ...

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SUST student held for sexual harassment

Police arrested a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) from the university campus yesterday for sexually harassing a female student of the university, reports UNB. The arrestee was identified as Rifat Adnan Papan, a student of the Business Administration department of the university.  Akhter Hossain, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station, said police arrested Papan around 6pm as ...

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BCL man hacked

A group of miscreants allegedly hacked a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader at Tilagar area in the city on Tuesday. The injured was identified as Jakaria Mahmud, a member of Sylhet district unit of BCL. Sources concerned said that the followers of Hiron Mahmud Nipu, former President of Sylhet district unit BCL, swooped on Jakaria in front of Azmiri Hotel ...

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Rampant rules violations sicken private healthcare In Sylhet

Violation of regulations and medical ethics has become rampant in the private healthcare sector as several thousands private diagnostic centers and clinics have mushroomed near the public healthcare centers across the Sylhet districts in a sheer violation of the rules, experts say. Though it is illegal to establish private clinics without licenses, a section of private entrepreneurs have been setting ...

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Sylhet BNP’s silence, inactivity makes activists hopeless

After being failed in the previous anti-government movement, opposition BNP is seemed to be almost silent and inactive in the party programmes, which have made the party activists hopeless. Party-insiders said serious discontent is also prevailing among the party leaders and workers across the Sylhet City and district due to inaction, poor performance and controversial activities of some top leaders. ...

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701 bottles of wine seized, one held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion-9 (RAB) in a drive seized a total of 701 bottles of wine and held one person from Companiganj upazila under Sylhet district on Monday. The arrestee was identified as Kawsar Ahmed, 20, son of Abdul Sobhan of Padargawn village of the upazila. Sources concerned said that acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-9 members ...

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Sylhet City enveloped by illegal hoardings

A large number of illegal billboards erected across the Sylhet city by the government and private organizations are posing serious risks of deadly accidents during heavy storms and other natural disasters. The haphazard billboards along with their steel supported structures may cause abrupt injuries to the dwellers and damage vehicles on the roads during a windy storm or rough weather. ...

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Nazrul Academy to celebrate poet’s 116th birth anniversary

To celebrate the 116th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and the 44th founding anniversary of Nazrul Parished, the Sylhet Nazrul Academy is going to organise a Two-day festival at the National Anthem and Nazrul Auditorium in the city. The festival will be inaugurated today after recitations from the Holy Quran by Md Misbauddin, president of Nazrul Academy ...

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