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Sylhet-Ctg train link resumes

Train communications of Dhaka with Chittagong, Sylhet and Kishoreganj were restored after one hour of suspension following derailment of the engine of a train at Bhairab Rail Station on Friday. Khalilur Rahman, station master of Bhairab Rail Station, said two wheels of the Kishoreganj-bound ‘Egaro Sindhu’ train from Dhaka veered off the track around 11:00am when it reached the station, ...

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50 injured in Habiganj land dispute

At least 50 people have been injured during a clash over an abandoned land of the government dispute at Azmariganj upazila of Habiganj. Of the injured, 15 were admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital, said Azmariganj OC Taimur Bakth Chowdhury. The OC said there was a long-standing dispute between Abdus Shahid and Sabaj Miah over a piece of abandoned land of ...

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Robi launches PDB bill payment service in Sylhet

Cellular phone operator Robi launched electricity bill payment service facility for Power Development Board (PDB) in Sylhet. The operator came up with the official announcement of the services at a ceremony at a hotel here where Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali was present as the chief guest, said a press release today. Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury, and Kamrul Ahsan, Police ...

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Tension at SUST over dept heads’ resignation

Trouble continued at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) yesterday as students of physics and geography and environment science departments observed another sit-in programme in front of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Aminul Haque Bhuyan’s office. Protesting the resignation of the two departments’ heads, the agitating students started their demonstration around 11am and continued until around 3:30pm, sources said. The university’s ...

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3 killed in Sylhet road crash

 Three people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured in a road accident in Balaora Bazar area on Sylhet-Sunamganj highway on Wednesday afternoon. The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Witnesses said a Sylhet-bound passenger bus crushed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the area, leaving three passengers, including a woman, of the auto-rickshaw dead on ...

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Phensedyl bottles recovered from Sylhet DC’s car

RAB personnel recovered 375 bottles of banned cough syrup, Phensedyl, after searching the official car of Sylhet’s Deputy Commissioner Shahidul Islam. “The vehicle was stopped around 8:30pm Tuesday in Sylhet town’s Shibganj area based on a tip-off that the government vehicle was being used to move drugs,” RAB-9 acting commander Major Humayun Kabir told Sylhet Mirror. Kabir said the driver, ...

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Sale of ledger book, almanac high ahead of Pahela Baishakh

Bookshop owners of the Sylhet district are doing brisk business ahead of Bangla New Year since business establishments are buying ledger books (Tali Khatas) and almanacs (Ponjikas) on the occasion of Bangla New Year 1422. At the same time, idol makers locally called ‘Malakors’ are also earning money ahead of Bangla New Year by selling Ganesh idols to the Hindu ...

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Sylhet people prepare to celebrate Pahela Baishakh

The people of the Sylhet district are preparing themselves to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1422, on Tuesday next amid much enthusiasm as thousands of people are expected to join the “Nabobarsha” programmes across the district. Different socio-cultural organisations and government institutions like district administration, City and Radio Pallikanto have drawn up elaborate programmes that ...

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No primary school in 485 villages Sunamganj

There is no publicly-funded primary school in 485 villages under 11 upazilas, which is particularly depriving students of remote haor areas of quality education. The number of such villages in Sunamganj Sadar upazila is 157. Each of the villages having no primary school is home to 1,000-2,000 people, according to district primary education office sources. Schools in urban areas in ...

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JCD leader held in Moulvibazar

police arrested a local Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader from Shamshernagar Road area of the district town on Saturday night in connection with a case for assaulting police. The arrested man is identified as–Kamal Hossain, 38, son of Abdul Mannan, a resident of Baronti village of sadar upazila and a joint convener of Moulvibazar district unit Chhatra Dal. On secret ...

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