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2 jailed for illegal sand lifting in Sunamganj

A mobile court in Tahirpur upazila on Saturday sentenced two people to three months’ imprisonment each for lifting sand illegally from the Jadukata River. The convicts are Ferdous Alam, 20, son of Rajab Ali of Alipur village in Bishwambharpur upazila, and Al-Amin, 35, son of Goni Miah of Mosolghat village in Jamalganj upazila. Police arrested Ferdous and Al-Amin along with ...

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Nat’l programming contest for Sylhet students held

The ‘National High School Programming Contest-2015’ for the students of Sylhet region was held on Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus yesterday. This is a part of the selection round of the contest for the students of Sylhet region. For the first time in the country, the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICT) has organised the programme targeting ...

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Protest continues at Sylhet over killing of Ananta

Activists of different socio-cultural organisations staged demonstrations on the Central Shohid Miner Sylhet on Friday protesting killing of Mutomona blogger Ananta Bijoy Das. They brought out a procession that paraded main points on the Sylhet City. Barrister aRos Ali, D. MD. Eunus,D. Abdul goni, D. Abdul kasem, Debasis Devu, Rajib Rasel also Spoke on staged demonstrations. Assailants have hacked to ...

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Robbers loot Tk27 lakh in Sylhet

Robbers looted about Tk27 lakh from One Houses in the Brammon Shason area Osmani Nogor on Thursday night. The organisations robbed are Houses of Azijur Rahman Brammon Shason area Osmani Nogor on Thursday night. Azijur Rahman, said on Thursday Night around 2am A Group of Robbers Attacked House with arms and Looted  Total Tk27 lakh. Officer-in-Charge (OC) Osmani Nogor Police ...

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Hill cutting on rise in Sylhet Division

Despite a ban and imposition of Section 144 by the district administration, hill cutting is continuing unabated in Sylhet Division. It has been observed that a section of traders have engaged excavators for cutting hills at Sylhet Sadar Upazila under the division. Reliable sources have revealed here that the traders allegedly having nexus with forest officials are cutting the hills ...

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Truck, stone quarry workers’ indefinite strike begins in Jaflong

Truck and stone quarry owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in Jaflong of Goainghat upazila on Saturday morning demanding reconstruction of the Sylhet-Jaflong Highway. The decision to enforce the strike came from a meeting by different associations, including local truck owners and workers union and stone quarry owners and workers, on Thursday. All types of truck on the ...

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50 injured in Habiganj clash

At least 50 people have been injured in a clash between two groups at Tarapasha village under Bahubal upazila in Habiganj. The injured were admitted to Habiganj sadar hospital. Bahubal OC Mosharraf Hossain said there had been a longstanding dispute between Abdur Rauf and Maksud Mia over ownership of a piece of land. “Following the dispute, both the groups locked ...

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Thunderbolt kills farmer in Habiganj

A farmer was killed when a thunderbolt hit him at Lamnirparh village of Enatganj union under Nabiganj upazila of the district yesterday morning.The deceased was identified as Dhan Miah, 54, son of late Jafar Ullah of the village.Locals said the lightning followed by a rainstorm hit Dhan Miah at about 8 am when he was harvesting paddy at Agnar Haor ...

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Valuables looted from a house in Sunamganj

Robbers looted cash money and valuables, worth Tk 10 lakh from the house of an expatriate in Kazihata area of Chatak upazila of the district on Thursday night. Local people said, a group of robbers, numbering 8-10, stormed into the house of Layek Ahmed, 35, a Soudi expatriate, by breaking the front door of the house and tied up the ...

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Banned Hizb-ut Tahrir hold sudden rally in Sylhet

Activists of the banned Islamist outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir held a sudden rally in Sylhet city Friday afternoon, barely three days after secular-minded blogger Ananta was hacked to death. Eyewitnesses said that eight activists of the organisation began a brief rally hanging a banner and several festoons in front of Aagpara Jame Mosque at Mirabazar area in the city immediately after ...

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