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New bridge on Surma River inauguration after next month

Construction work of the four-lane reinforced concrete (RCC) Kazirbazar Bridge over Surma River in the city is waiting for its inauguration after the next month. The four-lane bridge with 391 metres length and 18.4 metres width was inaugurated by late Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman on February 5, 2006, with the planned length of 366 metres and width 19 metres ...

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Aftab wins SCC by-polls

Organizing Secretary of Sylhet Mahanagar Sechchasebak League Aftab Hossain Khan won in the by-election of Ward No. 7 of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) on Sunday getting 3,907 votes beating nearest competitor Sayeed Mohammad Abdullah, who got 2552 votes. According to unofficial results of the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) 7 no word polls, Aftab bagged 3,967 votes while his nearest candidate ...

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Sylheti British Visa aspirants urged to bring back visa processing procedure to Bangladesh from Delhi

Bangladeshi people especially residents of expat-dominated Sylhet region have urged the government of Bangladesh to put diplomatic pressure on the British government to bring back the visa processing procedure to Dhaka from Delhi. Various organizations including expats welfare organization Bangladesh Overseas Centre in Sylhet has submitted a memorandum to the minister of state for finance and planning MA Mannan MP ...

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Two ordered death, one life in prison for murder in Sylhet

A court in Sylhet has sentenced two persons to death and another to life imprisonment for the murder of Suruj Ali at South Surma Upazila in 2009. The Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Iftekhar Bin Aziz pronounced the verdict on Monday. Ten others were acquitted. The two who received death sentences are Fazar Ali and Bashir Ali. Both were present in ...

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3 of a family found dead in Habiganj

Police arrest Farid Uddin, husband of Rumena Akter, for his alleged involvement with the incident A woman and her two children have been found dead in Boro Bakoi area under Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj. The deceased are Rumena Akter, 30, her son Musa Miah, 6, and daughter Muslima Akter. Police arrested Farid Uddin, husband of Rumena Akter, for his alleged ...

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A third man confesses to the abduction, murder of Sylhet schoolboy

A third man has confessed to the abduction and murder of a Sylhet school student, police say. Ataur Rahman alias Geda is to be a police informer. He issued a confessional statement at the Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Sunday, investigation officer Sub-Inspector Azim Patwari said. Nine-year-old Abu Sayeed, a fourth-grader at Shah Meer Government Primary School, was abducted ...

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Two bodies recovered in Sylhet

Police recovered the bodies of a businessman and a housewife from separate parts of the city on Saturday noon. The deceased were identified as Ataur Rahman Shahjahan, 37, a business man of Shibbazar in city. He was the son of late Salamat Ullah of Hatkhola union under Jalalabad Thana,  and Sonia, 17, a housewife and daughter of Rajab Ali of ...

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Rab informant again on 3-day remand

A court here on Thursday placed Geda Miah, a Rab informant, on a fresh three-day remand in schoolboy Syeed murder case. Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate ABM Jahirul Goni Chowdhury passed the order when police produced him before the court upon completion of his three-day remand in the case, seeking seven-day remand for him. On March 16, Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court- ...

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jamaat man held in sylhet

Police arrested an activist of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on early Thursday from Dargha Mahalla in the city. The arrestee was identified as Muhibul Haque Shahin, residence of Paira-11 in Dargha Mahalla in city, who hailed from Shibbazar area under Jalalabad Thana.

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Protest meeting held in Badhgaow in Chatok

Thousands of protesters from all works of life held a protest meeting at Shadarai, under Jawa Union of Chattak Upazilla. The meeting was chaired by the Badhgaow Union Parisad Chairman Awlad Ali Master and conducted by Mr Abul Kashem Khan Kajol. Guest speakers in the meeting included foremer Chairman of Durgapasha Union Mr Rowshan Khan Sagor and leading members of ...

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