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Vehicles torched in Moulvibazar

Miscreants set fire vehicles in Moulvibazar on the fourth day of the 120-hour countrywide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. miscreants set fire to a bus in Bhobanigaon bus stand area of Juri Upazila around Wednesday 3:30am with no report of any casualty in the incident, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. On information, a fire fighting unit rushed to the ...

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Polythene bags being sold freely in Sylhet

Polythene shopping bags are being sold freely in the markets of the district, violating the ban imposed on its production, marketing and use. According to sources, a section of dishonest polythene makers in connivance with some unscrupulous traders are supplying the polythene bags to the markets in the excuse that coloured polythene bags are prohibited, and there is no ban ...

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Bride’s cousin killed at marriage venue in M’bazar

A youth was killed and several others were injured over a trifling mater at a marriage ceremony venue in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila on Sunday noon. The deceased was identified as Humayun Ahmed, 21, son of Abdur Rahman of Pashchim Sadhuhati village of the upazila and a cousin of bride. Local and police sources said, the marriage between Khaleda Akther, daughter ...

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Sunamganj villagers suffer from deadly arsenic

With landscape view of long paddy fields, lush green trees, bushes and clustered houses, the Baheratoli is truly representing a traditional village of rural Bangladesh. At a first sight anyone will have an experience of tranquility, serenity and peace at the village, located near the border of Indian hilly province Meghalaya and distant from Bangladesh’s Sunamganj district town. But people ...

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Restaurant owners passing hard days in Sylhet

The number of customers in the restaurants has marked a fall by more than 60 per cent in the Sylhet city and district due to the ongoing blockade and hartal causing heavy loss to the eatery owners as well as unemployment problems. Abul Fojol, Manager, Pakshi Restaurant in Bandarbazar said most customers visiting their hotel are mainly from outside Sylhet. ...

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500 poor patients get free treatment in Sylhet

More than 500 poor patients have been provided with medical treatment and medicines free of cost on Saturday at a medical camp held at Moglabazar in Sylhet on Wednesday. Zaytun Welfare Trust (ZWFT) a voluntary organisation, arranged the camp on the occasion of a part of its regular annual event for the 5th consecutive years. A team of nearly 10 ...

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34 detained in Sunamganj

Police will continue the drive to maintain law and order situation in Sunamganj, says Sunamganj police super Police have detained 34 people including nine BNP-Jamaat activists in a special drive in Sunamganj district during countrywide blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. The law enforcers conducted the drive from Monday evening till Tuesday morning, said Sunamganj Police Super Muhammad Harun-Ur-Rashid. ...

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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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