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Jamaat’s hartal peacefully Observed in Sylhet

The countrywide a 24-hour hartal, called by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami protesting the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) that upheld the death penalty of war criminal Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed, is underway peacefully on Wednesday. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 had earlier awarded the death sentence. The shutdown that began at 6:00am on Wednesday will end at 6:00am on Thursday. ...

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Living in danger of landslide

People still live on Sylhet hill slopes that are prone to landslides. The authorities have identified 20 risky hills in the Sylhet city and have asked the inhabitants to move away. In June, there was a token eviction drive but nothing has been done since. With the monsoon in full swing, it is a disaster waiting to happen. With all ...

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Ananta Murder in Sylhet : Photojournalist sent to jail

A Sylhet court has ordered photojournalist Idris Ali to be sent to jail in blogger Ananta Bijoy Das murder case. Metropolitan Magistrate Farzana Yasmin issued the order after Investigation Officer (IO) CID Inspector Arman Ali produced him before the court on Monday afternoon following his seven-day remand. Idris Ali, a photojournalist of The ‘Daily Shobuj Sylhet’, a local newspaper, was ...

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Two minor girls drown in Sylhet

Two minor girls drowned in a pond at Arenga village in Beanibazar upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Jobaida Rahman,5, daughter of Abdur Rahman, and Fahima Begum,7, daughter of Abdul Kadir, both a residents of the village. Locals said Jobaida and Fahima slipped into water in the pond and drowned while playing near the pond at about 2:30pm. ...

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Doctor House looted in Sylhet

Robbers looted valuables from a Doctor house at Fonitula  in Sylhet City early Monday. Quoting witnesses, police said 10-12 armed robbers swooped on the house of Doctor Sondip at the dead of night and looted the valuables. As the house inmates resisted, the robbers stabbed them with sharp weapons, leaving them injured. Armed robbers looted cash and gold ornaments worth ...

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Four jailed for drug peddling in Sylhet

A mobile court here on Sunday sentenced four people to six months imprisonment each for their involvement in drug peddling. The convicts were identified as Khorshed Alam, 40, son of Sundar Ali, Selim Uddin, 32, son of late Mahabbat Ali, Abdul Barek, 25, son of late Siddik Ali, and Danis Miah, 28, son of late Kitab Ali, all residents of ...

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Urgent need of food, medicines, drinking water : Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

The flood situation remains unchanged in Sylhet districts, till Tuesday due to incessant rains and on rush of hilly water from the upstream. Meanwhile, the flood-hit people are passing their days with miseries, as dwelling houses of many people were damaged and road communications collapsed in several areas. In this backdrop, the flood victims are crying for relief materials. They ...

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Shibir activist held in Sylhet

Police arrested an Islami Chhatra Shibir activist from Hasannagar area in Sunamganj district town on Sunday night in connection with ‘subversive activities’. The arrestee was identified as Sajjadur Rahman, president of Sunamganj district unit Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Gazi Shakhawat Hossain said on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive ...

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5 killed in road accident in Habiganj

Five people, including four of a family, were killed as a private car and a truck collided head-on on Dhaka-Hylhet highway in Nabiganj upazila early Monday. The deceased were identified as Abdul Hamid, 65, a resident of Mohammadpur village in Jaflong area of Goainghat upazila, his wife Kulsuma Begum, 55, their son Abdul Kadir, 33, daughter Sharmin Akhter, 22, and ...

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Power connection line opens in Sylhet

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said that no villages of 9Villages of his constituency will remain without electricity. He said he is determined to reach power supply in every household of his constituency within the tenure of the present government. The MP Nurul Islam Nahid said this while he was inaugurating the power connection line in 400 houses at Gulapgong  ...

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