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Sylhet to become country’s first digital city

Sylhet Office : Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister, Mustafa Jabbar on Sunday said that Sylhet will be the first digital city of the country. Attending a seminar on ‘Inspire investors in Sylhet High-Tech Park’ as chief guest the minister said, “Sylhet will be an example of digital city like Bengaluru in India. The government has taken initiatives to establish ...

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SUST reopens Monday after Eid vacation

SUST Correspondent : The academic activities at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) resume on Monday after the Eid-ul-Azha vacation. The university went on the Eid vacation on August 19, said its registrar Ishfaqul Hossain. Meanwhile, the university students have started returning to their dormitories, he added.

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Man drowned in Sylhet

Sylhet Office :  A man drowned at Champa Khari Beel in Fenchuganj upazila on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Alauddin Miah, 42, a resident of Rajonpur village in the upazila. Quoting to family members, Nazmul Haque, officer-in-charge of Fenchuganj Police Station, said Alauddin went missing in the afternoon when catching fish in the waterbody. After a frantic search, a ...

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11 held with hemp in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested 11 people along with 140-gram hemp from Dakhshin Shurma upazila on Saturday night. The arrestees are Abul Hossain Mia, 25, Syed Aziz, 28, Md Khairul Miah, 25, Shahadat Hossain Shuvo, 18, Md Shohel Alam, 28, Iran Miah, 34, Md Ferdous Ahmed, 25, Md Mobarak Hossain Selim, 25, ...

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AL expat leader hacked dead in Sylhet

Photo: Slain AL expat leader SM Abdul Ahad.  Sylhet Office : A leader of Kuwait unit of Awami League was hacked to death by miscreants at Zindabazar in the city on Friday night. The deceased was identified as SM Abdul Ahad, 40, son of Haji Nur Miah of Munshibazar Karimpur Medeni Mahal in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar district and organising ...

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Mother ‘kills self’ after killing two children in Kushita

Habiganj Correspondent : A housewife allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan of her house after killing her seven-month-old boy and two-year-old daughter at Niznagar village in Madhabpur upazila on Friday night. The deceased were identified as Hadisa Begum, 25, wife of shopkeeper Muzibur Rahman, and their children Muzahid, seven months, and Mim, 2, of the village. Hearing ...

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Infant found dead In Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police recovered the body of an infant from behind the Napit Khal bridge in Kanaighat upazila on Friday morning. The identity of the just born baby girl could not be known yet. Locals spotted the body around 11:30 and informed police, said Md Nunu Mia, officer-in-charge of Kanaighat Police Station. Later, police recovered the body and sent ...

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Indefinite transport strike on Dirai-Sunamganj route

Sunamganj Correspondent : Transport owners and workers enforced an indefinite strike on Sunamganj-Dirai road from Friday morning, protesting the torching of a bus after a road accident. The strike called by Sunamganj Road Transport Owners-Workers Unity Council began at 6am. The association will also enforce an indefinite strike on all routes in the district from Sunday if any action is not ...

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Those acted against party in SCC polls to face music: Quader

Photo: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader addressing a discussion organised by district and city units of Awami League. Sylhet Office : Referring to the party’s debacle in the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) polls, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said actions will be taken against the leaders and activists who acted against the party. “Those who were ...

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Five of a family burned in Sylhet fire

Sylhet Office : Five members of a family suffered burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a house at village Rahimpur of Biswanath upazila early Wednesday. The victims are — Faruk Miah, 55, his wife Champa Begum, 45, their daughter Ripa Begum, 18, son Emad Miah, 14, Imran Miah 12. Officer-in-charge of Biswanath police station M Shamsuddoha said ...

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