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Sale of ledger book, almanac high ahead of Pahela Baishakh

Bookshop owners of the Sylhet district are doing brisk business ahead of Bangla New Year since business establishments are buying ledger books (Tali Khatas) and almanacs (Ponjikas) on the occasion of Bangla New Year 1422. At the same time, idol makers locally called ‘Malakors’ are also earning money ahead of Bangla New Year by selling Ganesh idols to the Hindu ...

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Sylhet people prepare to celebrate Pahela Baishakh

The people of the Sylhet district are preparing themselves to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1422, on Tuesday next amid much enthusiasm as thousands of people are expected to join the “Nabobarsha” programmes across the district. Different socio-cultural organisations and government institutions like district administration, City and Radio Pallikanto have drawn up elaborate programmes that ...

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No primary school in 485 villages Sunamganj

There is no publicly-funded primary school in 485 villages under 11 upazilas, which is particularly depriving students of remote haor areas of quality education. The number of such villages in Sunamganj Sadar upazila is 157. Each of the villages having no primary school is home to 1,000-2,000 people, according to district primary education office sources. Schools in urban areas in ...

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JCD leader held in Moulvibazar

police arrested a local Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader from Shamshernagar Road area of the district town on Saturday night in connection with a case for assaulting police. The arrested man is identified as–Kamal Hossain, 38, son of Abdul Mannan, a resident of Baronti village of sadar upazila and a joint convener of Moulvibazar district unit Chhatra Dal. On secret ...

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Youth murdered in M?bazar

A youth was killed, following a trifling matter at Borolekha upazila in the district on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Nepal Kor, 19, son of Gopal Kor of Gramtola area of the upazila. Police and locals said Nepal and his cousins Dilip and Sumaiya were locked in a hot altercation over a trifling family feud on Friday night. ...

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Schoolboy commits suicide

A school boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from ceiling fan here last night at Gowainghat of Sylhet. The deceased was identified as Shahin Ahmed, 14, son of Siraz Uddin of Nandigaon village under the upazila. He was also the student of class nine at Piyangul Karimullah High School. Police said that on information, they rushed to the spot ...

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Lightning kills 2 women in Moulvibazar

Two women were killed as lightning struck them at Pashchim Hajipara village in Kulaura upazila on Sunday morning. The dead were identified as–Dulu Bibi, 53, and Suifa Bibi, 34. Local people said, thunderbolt struck Dulu Bibi and Suifa around 7:30am during rain, leaving them dead on the spot. UP chairman Mahmud Ali confirmed the news.

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Man hacked to death by brothers in Moulvibazar

A man was hacked to death by his paternal brothers in Borolekha upazila on Saturday morning. The dead was identified as–Nepal Kar, 18. Police arrested two in this connection. Local people said, Nepal and his two brothers locked into an altercation at Gramtala area around 6am. At one stage, two brothers hacked Nepal with sharp weapons, leaving him critically injured. ...

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Sylhet-Chhatak train service suspended for 3 months,

The passenger train service between Sylhet city and Chhatak has remained suspended for more than three months, causing immense suffering to the local commuters. Kazi Shahidur Rahman, station master at Sylhet railway station said.The train service was put on hold for security reason on January 5, when the BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced an indefinite transport blockade around the countryThe railway ...

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Sylhet malls, boutique houses showcase traditional wears

Boutique houses and shopping malls in the Sylhet city are now passing busy time showcasing traditional Bangali fashion wares ahead of upcoming Pahela Baishakh, (first day of the Bangla New Year), the largest non-communal festival of the country. On visiting various shopping malls and boutique houses here, this correspondent found vibrant and different designs of traditional Bangali dresses are being ...

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