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3 killed in Habiganj road crash

Three people were killed as a passenger bus and pickup van collided at Putijuri in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj on Monday afternoon (January 1). The deceased were identified as Shaheen Ahmed, 26, son of one Tofan Ali of Mudaharpur village of the upazila, Hekim Mia, 24, son of one Masshad Uddin and Abu Rakib, 19, son of one Abdul Hamid. ...

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Ehsan Gpa-5 & Esha Gpa- 4.58 gets in PEC exam

Ehsanul Haque Ovi has secured GPA-5 (Golden) and her Twins Sister Sanjida Haque Esha GPA- 4.58 in PEC examination from Precidency School & College, Shibganj  Sen para, Sylhet City this year. Theirs father Enamul Haque Renu, working at Daily Sylheter Dak , Senior Staff Reporter & Executive Editor English Online portal `Sylhet Mirror’ & mother Rahima Haque Hena, housewife. Ehsan ...

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Former Habiganj councillor killed by police gunfire

Yunus Miah, a former municipal councillor, has been killed in police gunfire in Habiganj’s Chunarughat. The incident occurred in Magurunda village in Paikpara Union around midnight on Sunday, said Chunarughat Police OC Azmiruzzaman. Yunus, 40, was a former ward councillor of Ward-9 in the Chunarughat Municipality and was involved in drug trafficking, police said. “Yunus and three or four others ...

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Sylhet Press Club Executive Committee Elected

The election of Sylhet Press Club Executive Committee was held at the club building located at Subidbazar in Sylhet city this evening. Ikramul Kabir, Sylhet Bureau Chief of Somoy TV has been re-elected as President for 2018-19 sessions. Iqbal Mahmud, Sylhet Divisional Chief of Ekattor TV has been elected Secretary of Sylhet Press Club, centenary-tradition-bearer of journalism, in Sylhet. Enamul ...

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One injured in gas explosion at RPGCL plant in Sylhet

Witnesses said the explosion occurred when the field manager of the gas plant lit a match to check a leaking petrol supply line An official of Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company Limited (RPGCL) was injured in an explosion at the organization’s plant in Gopalganj, Sylhet. Witnesses said the explosion occurred when Monowar Ahmed, field manager of the gas plant, lit a ...

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Rail communications with Sylhet snapped

Rail communications between Sylhet and the rest of the country snapped on Friday morning following derailment of a bogie of a freight train in Daudnagar Level Crossing area in Sayestaganj of Habiganj. The bogie of the Chittagong-bound freight train from Srimangal veered off tracks near Sayestaganj railway junction around 10:30am, disrupting train movement on the routes, said acting station master ...

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Police SI, in possession of journalist’s stolen bike, held in Sylhet

The officer was caught from a workshop at Taltola while doing repair works on the stole motorcycle A sub-inspector (SI) of police has been detained along with a stolen motorcycle of a journalist at Taltola in Sylhet city. The arrestee was identified as Samiran Singh, a residential officer at the Deputy Commissioner’s (South) Office of Sylhet Municipality Police. He was ...

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Floodwater in Sunamganj Haors refuse to recede; Boro cultivation at stake

Alok Chakraborty Bappa, Sunamganj : Over 40,000 farmers in Tahirpur upazila of the district are in trouble as the floodwater in Haor areas still remains stagnated, hampering Boro cultivation. Although the Boro cultivation was supposed to begin this month, the farmers fear that they will not be able to start it next month if the floodwater does not recede. This ...

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Farmer beaten to death over trifling matter

A farmer was beaten to death over a trifling matter in South Dhalarpar village of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Ershad, 32, son of Rusmat Ali of the village. M Saifur Rahman Khan, officer-in-charge of Companiganj Police Station, said Ershad locked an altercation with Kashem and Amin as his cow entered into their crop-land at ...

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Flood-hit farmers receive Tk 153m cash incentive in Sylhet division

Flood-hit poor and marginal farmers have got a cash incentive of more than Tk 153 million under an agricultural rehabilitation programme in four districts of Sylhet division. A total of 17,848 farmers received Tk 153.68 million altogether, said Dr. Mamun Ur Rashid, deputy director at the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE)’s Sylhet divisional office on Monday. Of the incentive in ...

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