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Sylhet prepares to celebrate ‘Pahela Baishakh’

All kinds of preparations are being taken in the sylhet city and its surroundings areas to bid farewell to the outgoing Bangla year 1421 and welcome the Bangla New Year 1422 in a befitting manner, shedding off all tensions for the country’s ongoing political impasse.    Various programmes have been chalked out to mark the occasions  on April 13 and 14 ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet-Chittagong rail service resumes

Rail communication of Dhaka with Chittagong and Sylhet halted following a train derailment in Kaliganj upazila on Monday morning. Sources said, two bogies of the Chittagong-bound freight train from Dhaka veered off the tracks at Nalchhata area near Arikhola station around 6:00 am, halting the train movement of the Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet routes. A salvage train from Dhaka went to ...

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Farmer killed in lighting in Sylhet

A farmer was killed in lighting in Gowainghat upazila of the district on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Motaher Hossain, 45, resident of the Bogaiya Hawor village of the area. Officer -in-charge of Gowainghat Police Station Abdul Hye confirm the incident.

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Tornado lashes 200 houses in sylhet

About 100 houses at twenty villages under sylhet district were destroyed, and at least 20 people were injured as tornado lashed those areas on Saturday night. On Saturday at about 10pm, a strong tornado hit sylhet division and destroyed the houses, uprooted numerous fruit trees and damaged Boro fields. During that time, at least 20 people were injured. They were ...

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Biman to resume Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka flights

Biman will resume today its domestic flights from Dhaka to Sylhet and back, ending an almost three-year long suspension of the flight. A flight schedule released by Sylhet DC Md Shadiul Islam confirmed the resumption of the flights, also informing that Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon will inaugurate the flights today at 1:50 pm. Biman plans to ...

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CNG-run auto-rickshaws become bane for passengers in Sylhet city

Most CNG drivers in the Sylhet run without meters or charge extra fare from passengers, despite warnings from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority. several commuters said most auto-rickshaw drivers now charge a minimum fare of Tk100 for any distance, and they often refuse to make short trips. The government has decided to increase the number of CNG-run auto-rickshaws in Sylhet ...

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Storm causes huge loss in Sylhet region region:2 dead

Two persons were killed during the Storm causes at different areas of the Sylhet region region yesterday afternoon. The storm also disrupted power distribution in Sylhet city areas. Local met office sources said the velocity of the wind was 65 to 70 kilometre per hour that disrupted power supply for around 10 hours. The gusty wind along with rainfall started ...

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Trader’s slaughtered body found in Sylhet

Police recovered the slaughtered body of a local trader from Rikabibazar area of the district town on Sunday. The dead was identified as–Akhter Hossain Rahul, 38. Metropolitan police (Kotwali zone) assistant commissioner Sazzadul Alam said, police recovered the body from a drain around 12:30pm. Police seized the bike of Rahul from the spot. The reason behind the killing could not ...

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Two killed, 35 hurt as storm lashes Sunamganj

A storm coupled with hailstones hit Jamalganj, Derai, Dharmapasha and Tahirpur upazilas Sunamganj districts on Friday to Sunday evening, leaving two people killed and 15 others injured. The deceased are Ambar Ali, 55, of Hotamara village in Jamalganj upazila, and Ezazul Haque, 21, son of Jaha Alam of Natun Hati village in Tahirpur. The seasonal storm damaged crops on around ...

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