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Hilsa scarce as demand high for Pahela Baishakh in Sylhet

Prices of hilsa, which is considered a great delicacy during celebration of Pahela Baishakh, have skyrocketed in the retail markets of Sylhet city on the back of the fish’s high demand and short supply over the week ahead of the festival. As part of the programme to welcome the Bangla New Year, different organisations in the city, like elsewhere, entertain ...

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Blockade hits Sylhet bakery industry

The bakery industry in Sylhet district has been badly shaken by continuous blockade that has disrupted road communication in the country. Owners of the factories said they used to send products like biscuit, cake, bread and other items to the neighboring 4 districts. Now, the transportation of the products has virtually remained suspended due to the crippling political programmes. Over ...

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4 killed in Habiganj road crash

 At least four people, including a woman and a child, were killed as a tractor collided head-on with a human hauler (locally known as easy-bike) at Umednagar on the Habiganj-Nabiganj Road in Sadar upazila on Wednesday morning. Three of the deceased were identified as Rahima Khatun, 30, Lal Miah, 50, and Samia, 1, while identity of the other could not ...

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Sylhet-Dhaka flight inaugural Osmani Airport after 3 years

Biman, Bangladesh Airlines resumed its full-blown domestic operation after three years with its newly-procured Dash8 Q400s aircraft on Dhaka-Sylhet  -Dhaka route. The Finance  Minister opened the two aircraft through a colourful function at Sylhet Osmani International Airport Monday. Finance Minister Abul Maal Adul Muhith,Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon.Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali and State Minister for ...

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Security beefed up in Sylhet over Kamaruzzaman’s verdict

Security in the Sylhet city has been beefed up following the Supreme Court’s verdict rejecting Kamaruzzaman’s review petition against its previous verdict in favour of his death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2). Nearly 2,000 additional policemen have been deployed in over 100 spots of the city to thwart any unpleasant incident, said additional deputy commissioner of Metropolitan ...

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HSC exams begin; 515 absent on 2nd day In Sylhet

A total of 515 students were absent while 3 others expelled for taking unfair means on the first day of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations that began on Wednesday. The examinations began simultaneously under Sylhet education boards, Some 515 examinees were absent under Board while 256 under Sylhet , 78 under Hobigong , 106  under Moulobi ...

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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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