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9 ‘Allahr Dal militants’ arrested in Sylhet

  Sylhet Office : Police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested nine suspected members of banned militant group ‘Allahr Dal’ from a house at Arambagh in the city on Wednesday night. The arrestees are- Manik Akanda alias Mehedi Hasan, 32, of Bogura, Jahir Uddin Babor, 20, of Noakhali, Abul Kalam Azad, 20, of Cumilla, Tomi Uddin Sumon, 30, ...

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Wedding carnival ends up in wailing

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The house that was abuzz with wedding festivities just a few hours back has fallen into the silence of death. Subhas Ray used to live on the 1st floor, just above a shoe store he owned on the ground floor of a two-storey building. On January 22, the marriage ceremony of his daughter Pinki took place at ...

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4 killed in Moulvibazar, Habiganj road crashes

Sylhet Office :  Four people were killed and four others injured in road accidents in Moulvibazar and Habiganj districts on Tuesday. In Moulvibazar, two people were killed and four others injured in a collision between a pick-up van and an auto-rickshaw at Baurbhag in Sadarupazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Muzahidur Rahman, 34, son of AbdurRahman  and Al ...

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5 of a family killed in Moulvibazar shoe factory fire

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Five people of a family were killed in a fire that broke out at a shoe factory in Moulvibazar on Tuesday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The fire incident occurred on the ground floor of the building.However, the reason behind the fire could not be known immediately. On information, two fire ...

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Goods transport strike in Sylhet called off

The indefinite strike enforced by the District Truck, Pick-up and Covered Van Workers union was called off on Tuesday. The decision was taken at the local office of District Truck Pick-up Covered Van Workers union on Monday night considering severe cold. Abu Bakar, president of the union and its general secretary Amir Uddin were present at the meeting.During the meeting, ...

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Death toll from Moulvibazar murder-suicide rises to 6

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A woman who was injured in a knife attack by her neighbour at Pallartal tea garden in Barlekha upazila died in hospital on Monday, ending a 9-day fight for survival. The deceased was identified as Sushmita Kanan, wife of late Bashanta Kanan, who was killed in the same attack when they tried to intervene against their neighbor ...

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Mild earthquake felt in Sylhet, Moulavi Bazar

Sylhet Office : A mild earthquake was felt in the northeastern part of the country. The tremor was felt at 1:10pm on Monday in Sylhet, and Moulvibazar. The magnitude of the earthquake could not be known yet.In Sylhet city, many citizens ran out of their homes after feeling the tremor. However, there was no report of casualty.

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Bus workers call indefinite transport strike in Habiganj from Monday

Habiganj Correspondent : Inter-district bus workers in Habiganj district have called an indefinite transport strike from Monday (January 27) over an attack on their fellow bus workers allegedly by CNG-run auto-rickshaw workers. Bus movement on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway will remain suspended from Monday morning as the strike is set to start from 6:00 am. ‘Habiganj District Bus, Minibus, Coach and Microbus ...

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Next population census very important, says Planning minister

Sylhet Office : Planning minister MA Mannan on Saturday said that next population and housing census was more important than other census to make the country hunger and poverty free. He said that it was very important because the demographic and socio-economic findings would be used in next course of development plan of the country. He made the comment while ...

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Sinha to be brought back home, put on trial: Minister

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Branding former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha as a ‘black sheep and thief’, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Saturday said he will be brought back home from abroad and put on trial. “He (SK Sinha) will be dragged back home tying in with rope around his waist and put on trial. He’ll be spared ...

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