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International Day against Drug Abuse observed in Sylhet

The “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” was observed, as part of the global programme, in the Sylhet  city in a befitting manner. To mark the day, local narcotics control department in collaboration with district administration chalked out elaborate programmes. The programmes, included painting and essay competition projecting the adverse impact of drug abuse and its harmful effect ...

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Road accident kills one in Sylhet

A Driver was killed in a road accident on Naya Sarak road under Sylhet City of the district on Saturday Morning. The victim was identified as Alal Miah, 35, son of Armoj Ali of Sunar para village under the Balagong upazila. Md Suhel Ahmed, Officer-in-Charge of Katwaly Model Police Station, said the accident occurred when a Chowhatta-bound Truck ran over ...

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SUST still volatile, teachers continue protest

A section of teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the banner of ‘Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbuddho Shikshok Forum’ continued their demonstrations against Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan yesterday demanding his removal. The agitating teachers laid siege to the office of the VC for the fifth consecutive days yesterday. Convener of the platform, Professor Syed Shamsul Alam, ...

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Eid shopping picks up at Al-hamra Shopping City

Al-hamra Shopping City witnessed a huge rush of Eid shoppers on Friday, the first weekend of Ramadan, for their best buys there. Shop owners at the super shopping centre said they have received satisfactory response from customers at the end of the first quarter of the fasting month. Although sales usually gear up after 10 days of the Ramadan, many ...

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Muggers active in Sylhet

Several gangs of muggers are becoming active in the Sylhet City and District area, during the month of Ramzan.As part of the move, a large number of thugs from other districts have also started entering the cities, police sources said.Within a span of five days, at least 10 mugging incidents were committed in the Sylhet, Goainghat Police arrested 11 members ...

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2,000 welding workshops run illegally in Sylhet

Around 2,000 welding workshops have been running without license, polluting the environment severely in Sylhet  division. Most of the workshops are situated near different educational institutions and residential areas, which affects health of the students studying and the people living there. Prof Dr Aktarul Islam of SUST said sparks fly during the welding workshop, which enter and harms the human ...

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11 robbers held with firearm, weapons in Sylhet

Police arrested 11 members of an inter-district robber gang along with one pipe-gun, three sharp weapons and three rounds of bullet from Bagher Sarak area in Goainghat upazila on Wednesday evening. The arrestees were identified as Liton,21, Sumon Malakar,28, Dulal,25, Makhlesur Rahman,28, Shamim,28, Aziz Miah,22, Sujon,26, Lilu Miah,32, Asim Talukder,25, Jobayer,20, and Nependra Das,35. Officer-in-charge of Goainghat Police Station MA ...

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Madrasa girl commits suicide in Sylhet

A female madrasa student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a tree at Bhitar village in Jaintapur upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Tahmina Akter,13, daughter of Bashir Ahmed and a student of Kharilhat Qaumi Madrasa. Police said family members found the body of Tahmina hanging with a tree behind their house at about 1:00 pm and ...

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Licences of 806 firearms revoked

The district administration has revoked the licences of some 806 firearms as those were not renewed for long. This was informed by deputy commissioner Md Shahidul Islam at a views-exchange meeting at his office on Wednesday. “There were 3,006 licensed firearms in Sylhet. The licences of 806 firearms were cancelled on June 22 as those had not been renewed for ...

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House robbed in Sylhet

Robbers looted gold ornaments, cash money and other valuables worth about Tk 5 lakh from a house in Lamakagi area under Sylhet Sadar upazila early Wednesday. Family members and locals said a gang armed robbers numbering 10 to 12 stormed the house of one Abdul Gani around 3:00am breaking open the door and held the family members hostage at gunpoint. ...

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