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Housewife commits ‘suicide’ in Chhatak

A housewife allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Malikandi village of Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Rokeya Begum, 45, wife of Ekhlus Ali, a resident of the village. Local people said, Rokeya mother of five children, took poison in her room in the afternoon. On information, police recovered the body and sent ...

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3 minors rescued, trafficker held

Three minor boys were rescued and a human trafficker was nabbed by the law enforcers while trafficking from Taltola area in the city early Tuesday. The victims are— Arafat Hossain, 12, son of Abdul Awal, Asadul Islam, 13, son of Ferdaus Mia and Joynal Abedin, 9, son of Muktar Mia, hailed from Shantipur village of Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria district. ...

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Growers eye bumper jackfruit yield in Sylhet

Growers in 12 upazilas in the Sylhet district are expecting a bumper production of jackfruit this year because of the prevailing favourable weather condition. After excellent budding in the maximum number of trees, the tender jackfruit is becoming bigger in size this season, predicting an abundant yield. The jackfruit farming brought about a silent revolution in the district as many ...

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Obaidul Quader visiting the construction work of Kazirbazar Bridge in Sylhet

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said BNP’s participation in and boycotting the city corporation elections was nothing but a drama. Participating in the city corporation election was not BNP’s target. They’re trying to find out an issue to continue their movement—but they won’t succeed,” Obaidul told reporters while visiting the construction work of Kazirbazar Bridge in ...

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High-rise buildings in Sylhet lack fire safety facilities

Most of the high-rise buildings in Sylhet city have been built without adequate fire safety provisions and fire fighting facilities, violating building construction and civil defense codes. People concerned fear that these buildings may turn into death traps if a fire breaks out there. Fire service and civil defence authorities claimed that not a signal owner of these high-rise buildings ...

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National Legal Aid Day observed in Sylhet

National Legal Aid Day-2015 was observed in the district through daylong programmes organized by the District Legal Aid Committee. The theme of this year’s National Legal Aid Day is “Door open for getting legal aid from the government.” A colourful rally, discussion meeting and a daylong fair was organized marking the day. District Legal Aid Committee brought out the colorful ...

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Beef prices soar in Sylhet

The price of beef in Sylhet markets shoots up from Tk 350 to Tk 450 per kilogram, following an unofficial Indian ban on cow entering Bangladesh territory during the last three months. The shortage in supply of cow not only pushed up beef price but also caused price hike in mutton and broiler chicken. According to local sellers and purchasers, ...

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Sylhet fire guts 10 houses

Fire gutted 10 tin-roofed houses in Brommomoye bazar Bondor area in Sylhet city Tuesday. The fire might have originated from the oven of one of the houses and spread to the adjacent ones, Fire Service officials said. Fire-fighters doused the fire after an hour and estimated the damage at Tk 7 lakh.

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Robber held, arms seized in Sylhet

A robber accused of several robbery cases was held from Baluchar area in Dakkhin Surma upazila under Sylhet district on early Monday. The arrestee was identified as Jakir Hossain, 25, son of Helal Uddin of Sharifabad village of Later, following the information given by Jakir Hossain, police seized a pipe gun, two round bullets and some lethal weapons from his ...

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boy found dead in Sylhet

Police have recovered the Hanging body of a boy from Sreepur Undar jointapur area in Sylhet.The deceased is Liton Mia, 13, son of Habil miah, of guccogram village Undar jointapur area in Sylhet. Later, locals noticed Liton’s body and informed the police about the matter on Tuesday morning. On information, police recovered and sent it to Osmani Medical College Hospital ...

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