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Human chain protesting journalist’s arrest in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Journalists in Habiganj formed a human chain in front of the Press Club on Saturday demanding release of Abu Zafar, who was arrested under the Digital Security Act. Habiganj Press Club arranged the event around 11am where the speakers also demanded withdrawal of the case. Zafar, the Keraniganj correspondent of Jugantor and also general secretary of Keraniganj ...

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Schoolgirl killed in Sylhet road accident

Sylhet Office : A seven-year-old schoolgirl was crushed to death by a bus on Sylhet-Fenchuganj road at Dharampur village in South Surma upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Jahan Mahia, a Class-II student and daughter of Md Helal Ahmed of Gopalgaon village in the upazila. Witnesses said the Kulaura-bound bus hit the minor girl at the place around ...

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Nat’l Women debate competition to begin at SUST on Friday

SUST Correspondent : Two daylong National Women Debate Competition-2019 will begin on Friday at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST) campus.   Shahjalal University Debating Society (SUDS), a debate organization of SUST, with financial support of `Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)’, is organizing the competition. Convener of this event Syed Nawroz Hossain confirmed this by a press conference on Wednesday ...

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Schoolboy stabbed to death in Sylhet

Photo : Sahed Ahmed Sylhet Office :  A schoolboy was stabbed to death and another one was injured by a rival group over a trifling matter at Housing Estate in Ambarkhana area in the city on Sunday night. The victim was identified as Sahed Ahmed, 16, son of late Abdul Khaliq, a resident of Chowkidekhi area of the city. He ...

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Mukabbir to take his oath ‘in March’

Sylhet Office : Gonoforum leader Mukabbir Khan, elected from Sylhet-2 on a Goforum  ticket in the December 30th election, declared that he will take oath as a lawmaker of 11th parliament “in  March”. He made this announcement from a crest and scholarship giving ceremony held at Khondokar Bazar High School compound on Saturday where Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, elected ...

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Efforts underway to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar: Momen

Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said that efforts are underway for repatriating 800,000 Rohingyas out of 120,000 to Rakhine State in Myanmar soon. “Measures have been taken to repatriate the Rohingyas to their homeland…Myanmar has also agreed to take bake its forcibly displaced citizens. But the country (Myanmar) could not create a peaceful environment in ...

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Shop gutted in Sylhet fire

Sylhet Office : A fire broke out in the Taltala Big Bazar departmental store in Sylhet city on Friday. All the materials from the shop were burned in the incident. Sylhet Fire Service Senior Station Officer Shimul Md Rafi said, “On Information, many units of fire service doused the fire after trying for 1 hour.” “But the store was gutted ...

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Zafar Iqbal wants Feb 18 to be ‘Nat’l Teachers’ Day’

SUST Correspondent : Noted science fiction writer and educationist Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal on Monday demanded that February 18 be announced as the ‘National Teachers’ Day’ to pay homage to the country’s first martyred intellectual, Dr Mohammad Shamsuzzoha. He made the demand while addressing a commemorative meeting on Dr Zoha at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology here, marking his ...

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Chhatra League activists assault 4 journalists in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Four journalists were attacked by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists during a factional clash of the ruling party’s student front at MC college on Monday. The journalists said they were assaulted while taking photos of the skirmish between BCL’s Sylhet Government College and MC College units over sitting arrangement at a spring festival around 12:30pm. Three of the ...

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14 BNP leaders land in Habiganj jail

Photo: Leaders and activists of BNP are sent to jail in four cases filed in connection with violence on the day of the 11th national election. Habiganj Correspondent :  A court here on Monday sent 14 leaders and activists of BNP, including its district unit general secretary GK Gaus and his brother, to jail in four cases filed in connection ...

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