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Transport strike underway in Sylhet

Sylhet Office :  A 12-hour transport strike enforced by transport workers is underway in the division on Monday to press home their seven-point demand. The strike, enforced by Sylhet divisional unit of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, started at 6 am and will continue till 6pm. Selim Ahmed Folik, president of the federation of the Sylhet divisional unit, said their ...

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Farmer, child killed in Habiganj lightning strikes

Habiganj Correspondent : A farmer and a child were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike at Nazirpur village in Sadar upazila and Sangor village in Baniachong upazila on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Dengu Mia, 50, a resident of Nazirpur village and Salma Aktar, 8, daughter of Manfar Mia of Sangor village. A thunderbolt hit Dengu Mia and ...

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Transport workers call for day-long strike in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : The strike is being called seeking amendment of some sections of ‘Road Transport Act 2018’ Workers of the Bangladesh Road Transport Federation Sylhet Committee have called for a day-long strike on Monday. The strike will be from 6am-6pm on Monday, announced federation leaders in a press briefing at the Sylhet Press Club on Saturday. However, private cars, ...

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College student goes missing in Jaflong

Sylhet Office : A college student has gone missing in Piyain River of tourist hotspot Jaflong in Sylhet. He has been identified as Akikur Rahman Anik, 20, son of Dhola Miah from Habiganj and first year Economics student of Murari Chand College, our local correspondent reports. Abdul Jalil, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat Police Station, said Anik, accompanied by seven of his ...

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20gold bars seized at Sylhet airport

Sylhet Office : Customs officials recovered gold worth an estimated Tk 1.15 crore from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Tuesday. Flight BG-248 came from Dubai around 9am, said Ahsan Ullah, deputy commissioner of customs. A team of customs raided the aircraft as part of their regular drive and recovered 20 gold bars weighing 3.320kg ...

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Father detained for ‘killing’ son in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A man from Jaintiapur was detained early Sunday for allegedly killing his one and half year old boy. Delowar Hossain was detained from his hometown in Laxmipur district, said Khan Md Moinul Jakir, officer-in-charge of Jaintiapur Police Station. The toddler’s body was recovered on Friday from a fish enclosure in the upazila. The child’s mother later identified ...

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Child’s body found in Sylhet fish enclousure

Sylhet Office : Police on Friday recovered the body of a minor boy from a fish enclosure in Jaintiapur Upazila in the district. The identity of the child, aged about one and a half years, could not be known yet. Officer-in-charge of Jaintiapur Police Station Khan Mohammad Moinul said locals spotted the body of the toddler floating on the water ...

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Tech festival begins at SUST

SUST Correspondent : A two-day LICT Techfest 2019 began at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Friday. University Registrar Prof Dr Anwarul Islam Dipu inaugurated the festival at 9:30 am in Dr MA Wazed Miah IICT building on the campus. Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal attested the programme as a special guest. A total of 1200 contestants from 54 ...

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Man stabbed dead in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent :  A man was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants at Akhaynagar in the district town on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Mizanur Rahman, son of Abdur Rahim of Ibrahimpur village in Sadar upazila. Police said Mizan had an altercation with some people over loading and unloading goods from bulkheads in the Surma River in the morning. ...

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Seven years of Ilias Ali’s Disappearance; Sylhet BNP announces 3-day prog

Sylhet Office : Sylhet district and city units of Bangladesh Nationalist Party(BNP)  on Monday announced a three-day programme from Wednesday, marking the seven years of disappearance of their leader M Ilias Ali. Former organizing secretary M Ilias Ali disappeared from Dhaka along with his driver Ansar Ali on April 17,2012. Police later found his car near his home in the ...

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