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CAAB urges UK to quickly approve Biman’s Sylhet to London flight

CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman today held a virtual meeting with DfT Director Kashif Chaudry on finalising the operation of Sylhet-London-Sylhet direct flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Photo: Collected The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) today requested the Department for Transport, United Kingdom to give the nod to Biman Bangladesh Airlines to start direct flights to ...

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Sylhet’s rail link with Dhaka, Chattogram restored

Sylhet’s rail communication with Dhaka and Chattogram was restored after a nearly three-hour disruption following derailment of a cargo train near Maizgaon Railway Station in Fenchuganj on Tuesday. The derailed cargo was salvaged around 11:45am, said Md Monir Hossain, station master of Maizgaon Railway Station. Rail communication was cut off around 8:45am after the cargo train derailed. Monir said that ...

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SUST to include Bangabandhu’s March 7 speech in Syllabus

SUST Correspondent : Shahjalal University has decided to include the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the syllabus of all departments. The decision was taken at the online meeting of the 160th Academic Council of the university on September 13, said Vice-Chancellor Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed. According to sources, the meeting discussed in detail the High ...

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181 schools, colleges damaged by floods in Sylhet division

Three separate spells of flood since early June have caused various types of damage to as many as 181 high schools and colleges in three districts of Sylhet division. Most of these are now unusable and badly in need of immediate repair, said officials. A detailed report on the damages they suffered has already been sent to the higher authorities ...

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Coronavirus cases stand at 11,853 in Sylhet

Coronavirus caseload has reached 11,853 in Sylhet division with detection of 106 new cases on Friday. Among the new cases, 26 people were detected with coronavirus at the PCR-lab of Osmani Medical College and 80 others at the PCR-lab of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Doctor Himangsu Lal Roy, deputy director of Osmani Medical College Hospital, said that among ...

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SCC Mayor Arif tests positive for Coronavirus

Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury has been tested positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The result came after her sample was tested on Thursday (September 10) night at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, sources said. However, no official speech from Mayor was found regarding the issue. Suhel Ahmed, personal assistant of the mayor said, “We have heard ...

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Covid-19 claims life of Sunamganj sub-registrar Zafar Ahmed

Sunamganj Correspondent : Md Zafar Ahmed, sub-registrar of Daskhin Sunamganj, died from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Thursday morning. The register breathed his last at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 5:30am while undergoing treatment. Md Rezaul Karim, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, confirmed this information to media. Zafar, hailed ...

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JS passes Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020

Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020 was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad in Thursday in line with the government policy to establish a university in every district to ensure ease of higher education. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni moved the bill in the House and it was passed in voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. Placing ...

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Four killed in Habiganj road accident

Habiganj Correspondent : At least four people, including an upazila chairman, have been killed in a road accident in Madhabpur upazila, Habiganj. The accident took place on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Noapara of the upazila on Monday afternoon when a truck hit a private car. Two passengers died on the spot and the other two died while undergoing treatment at ...

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Sunamganj Science & Technology University Bill placed in JS

The ‘Sunamganj Science and Technology University Bill 2020’ was placed in Parliament on Monday allowing the authorities concerned to establish one more science and technology university in the country. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni placed the Bill and it was sent to the respective scrutiny for further examination. The Committee was asked to submit its report within one month. The ...

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