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Sylhet -Shillong-Guwahati bus trials next month

The trial run of the Sylhet -Shillong-Guwahati bus service will start from Dhaka on May 02 as decided by the Ministry of Roads and Highway and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the beginning of Dhaka-Calcutta- Dhaka bus service, this is second effort taken by Bangladesh. According to the source of Ministry of Roads and Highways, both BD and India government ...

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School building cracks in Sylhet, holiday announced

The Pathantula campus of Scholars Home School in Sylhet has closed down for a day after parents protested over cracks in the school building. The principal Jubair Siddiqi said one day is required to repair the cracks and declared Monday a holiday. However, he claimed the crack was not an aftermath of the earthquake. “The building has been constructed according ...

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Sylhet most vulnerable to earthquake

Bangladesh is ill prepared to tackle the aftermath of any strong earthquake. Five geological fault lines run through the country, exposing it to highly vulnerable of a major quake, say experts. They suspect that if an earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude occurred in any large cities, there would be a major human tragedy due to the faulty structures of many ...

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Swechchhasebak Dal leader held in Sylhet

Police arrested a leader of Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal, the volunteer front of BNP, from Shahjalal Uposhohor area of the city on Sunday on charges of subversive act and vehicle torching. The arrested was identified as Joynal Ahmed, a leader of Sylhet city unit of Swechchhasebak Dal. Shakhawat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shah-Paran Police Station, said they arrested Joynal from the area ...

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Schoolboy found dead in Sylhet

Police have recovered the decomposed body of a schoolboy from Malonichhora area in Sylhet. The deceased is Babul Mia, 12, son of Samsul Hoque, of Chargaon village and a class IV student of Dorshondoiri Government Primary School. Babul’s father Samsul filed a case with Sylhet Airport police station after his son went missing on Sunday. Later, locals noticed Babul’s body ...

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Surge in criminal activities causes panic in Sylhet

Criminal offences like killing, women and child repression, abduction, burglary, riot, mugging and drug peddling have risen alarmingly in the Sylhet district, signalling deterioration of law and order and causing concern among the people. According to sources, a total of 145 crimes occurred during the last Four months whereas 200 criminal offences took place during the time last year. As ...

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Five held with wine, Yaba in Sylhet

Five persons were held with 15 liters of wine and 180 pieces of Yaba pills from Goinghat upazila under Sylhet district and Sutabazar area of Habiganj district early Saturday. Members of Rapid Action Battalion-9 (RAB), Detective Branch (DB) of Sylhet police and Goinghat Thana police held them in separate drives. The arrestees were identified as Alim Uddin, 50, son of ...

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Enhancing of Indo-Bangla trade relation stressed

Speakers at a seminar on Saturday made recommendations to enhance trade and commerce relations with India overcoming the existing barriers through discussion, as Bangladeshi products have a good demand in the neighboring country. Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) and Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) jointly organized the seminar on “Rules of Origin for GSP, SAFTA, APTA, KPT and BIMSTEC: ...

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Two houses robbed in Sylhet

Robbers looted gold ornaments, cash and valuables worth about Tk 25 lakh from two houses here early Saturday. Locals said a gang of armed robbers entered the Block-C, House No. 323 of one Beerai Mia under Khojaer Khala area in Dakkhin Surma upazila around 4:00am breaking the door and looted 25 grams of gold ornaments, cash, mobile phone sets and ...

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Vitamin A campaigning starts in Sylhet

Director of health Dipartment (Administration) Dr Ahtesamul haque Chowdhury called for ensuring good health of children for building up a prosperous Bangladesh. He said this while inaugurating Vitamin A plus campaigning as the chief guest at a health center on Saturday here. Facilitating the volunteers and supervisors who involved in this service oriented programme, He reemphasized that mortality rate of ...

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