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All set to observe Amar Ekushey in Sylhet

All necessary preparations have been completed to observe the Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day-2015 in a befitting manner here on February 21  (Saturday) next. The district administration, different sociocultural and professional organisations, political parties, private bodies, educational and other institutions have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the Day with due solemnity. The day’s programmes will begin at ...

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‘BNP-Jamaat men’ torch 2 trucks in Moulvibazar

Activists of BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami allegedly torched two trucks in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila today, on the third day of the 72-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown). They set ablaze the vehicles in Kamalpur Bazar area around 6:05am, but none was hurt during the sabotage, said Abdus Salek, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Sadar Police Station. Police are yet to arrest anyone ...

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Mango sprouting creates eye-catching looks in Sylhet

As the winter season says goodbye, hundreds and thousands of mango trees have started sprouting during the last couple of weeks buds rapidly in Sylhet region, traditionally known as the hub of the delicious fruit. The blooming mango flowering at this stage predicts an excellent production of the most popular fruit in the region this season, if the climatic condition ...

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BCL protests JCD strike at SUST

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST) yesterday protested 3-day long strike enforced by the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal on the campus. In favour of strike JCD leaders and activists didn’t organise any procession and rally on the campus. However, no class and examination were held at maximum department of the university due to countrywide hartal. ...

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Sylhet Transport workers face untold miseries in blockades

Around 20,000 transport workers in Sylhet district are passing days in acute misery as they have become unemployed owing to prolonged blockade and shutdown enforced by BNP led 20 party alliance. A good number of transport workers including conductors, drivers and helpers of buses, trucks and pick up vans are in severe difficulty with their family members. Many of them are ...

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Sylhet tourism industry facing unbearable loss due political unrest

Sylhet city known as city of tourism is now tourist-less in this pick season due to countrywide unbarred blockage, strikes. The region’s tourism sector is facing acute losses in its business as tourists are not coming in Sylhet area due to the ongoing political unrests. Hotel-Motels are almost vacant and counting unbearable loss and this situation remained since the beginning ...

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18 held in Sunamganj

 Police have detained 18 people including five BNP activists for carrying out violence in Sunamganj during the ongoing blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.Police Super Md Harun-or-Rashid said they were held in drives from Monday night till Tuesday morning.He said police would continue the drive in order to control the law and order situation.The BNP-led 20-party alliance has been ...

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Ambulances in Sylhet turn passenger carriers

Ambulances meant for carrying serious patients to hospitals are now often used to carry passengers of Sylhet district.The situation has arisen as road communication has turned risky due to sporadic attacks with petrol bombs and stones on vehicles plying the roads and highways, apparently to enforce the non-stop blockade called by BNP-led 20-party alliance from January 6.Solvent and even some ...

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24 detained in Sunamganj

Police have arrested 24 people, including four activists of Jamaat-e-Islami activists, from different areas of Sunamganj district.They were detained in a drive conducted from Tuesday night till Wednesday morning.Police Super Md Harun Ur Rashid said they were detained for the alleged involvement with different subversive activities during the ongoing blockade.He said the detainees are accused in several cases.

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Annual cricket tournament in Jagannathpur

Habibul Bashar Shumon, former Captain of Bangladesh Cricket team, inaugurated the Annual Cricket tournament, 2015, in Dhakhin field of Katalkhair village of Asharkandi Union in Jagannathpur Upozila.  The Cricket tournament is being organised by New Star Cricket Club. A meeting was held to discuss the inauguration of the tournament.  Miah Mohammod Ahbab, President of UK Sechcha Shebok League, presided over ...

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