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Sunamganj boat capsize death toll climbs to 10

Sunamganj Correspondent : The bodies of five more people, who went missing in a boat capsize in Kaliakuta haor in Dirai upazila on Tuesday, were recovered on Wednesday, raising the death toll to Ten. The deceased were identified as Shanta Moni, 3, daughter of Jasad, Rahitunnesa, 35, wife of Arju Ali, Asad, 5, son of Afzal Hossain and Karima Bibi, ...

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People want govt to quit, Khaleda freed: BNP

Sylhet Office : BNP senior leaders on Tuesday called upon their party leaders and activists to get ready for a strong street movement to ‘oust’ the current ‘plunderer’ government and free Khaleda Zia from jail as per the desire of people. Speaking at a rally, they accused the government of turning the country into a ‘den of casinos’ and gamblers ...

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3 get life term for killing journo

Habiganj Correspondent : A court in Habiganj on Monday convicted three people and sentenced them to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing a local journalist in 2012. The lifers are Badsha Mia, Rahul Mia and Farid Mia. They all are the residents of Sataihal village in Nabiganj upazila. The convicts have to serve two years’ more rigorous ...

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One to die, 3 get life in Sunamganj murder

Sunamganj Correspondent : A district court awarded death penalty to a man and life-term imprisonment to three others for killing a van driver in Sunamganj in 2016. Judge Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun of additional district and sessions judge’s court of Sunamganj delivered the verdict on Monday. Abdur Noor, who hails from Shimultola village of Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj, was given ...

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143 Shaheed Minars inaugurated in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Local parliamentarian Md Abu Jahir inaugurated 143 newly-built Shaheed Minars at government primary schools in the district on Monday. The schools are located in 11 unions of the Sadar and Shayestaganj upazilas. Jahir, also the chief of ruling Awami League’s Habiganj unit, inaugurated the memorials through a video conference in the morning. The Shaheed Minars were built ...

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Over 50 journos in Sylhet file GD seeking life security

Sylhet Office : A total of fifty-six journalists working in Sylhet on Sunday lodged General Diary (GD) with local police station seeking life security. After being concerned over the arrest of a journalist by plain cloth men on Thursday night, the journalists of electronic media lodged General Diary seeking life security with Kotowali police station at a time around 1:30 ...

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Man killed by ‘younger brother’ in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : A man was beaten to death reportedly by his younger brother over a land dispute at Joypur village in Madhabpur upazila on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ebdal Mia, 45, son of Fazlul Haque of the village. Golam Dastagir, officer-in-charge of Madhabpur Police Station, said Ebdal and his younger brother Kamal Mia had been at loggerheads ...

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Bholaganj 24th land port

Sylhet Office : The government has declared Bholaganj as the country’s 24th land port to facilitate import and export activities, officials said. With this end in view, the Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has issued a gazette notification recently. Bholaganj-located in Companiganj upazila of Sylhet-had been functioning as a customs station before it was declared a new land port of the ...

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Mithai opens outlets in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Mithai, a popular retail chain shop of PRAN Group, has opened its two outlets in Sylhet. Monirul Islam, Deputy General Manager (Marketing) inaugurated the outlets on Tuesday in Shibganj bazar and Ambarkhana point of the city. Different kinds of sweets, shon papri, burger, fried chicken, chicken nugget, chicken shawarma, fried rice, lacchi, coffee and other beverages will ...

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Cases filed against SUST VC, four others

SUST Correspondent : Two cases have been filed against five people, including the Vice-Chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), for deducting Tk 271 from the salary of teachers for health insurance. The university’s treasurer, registrar, account manager and Pragati Life Insurance’s managing director were accused in the cases filed on September 12 by Prof Dr Md Abdul ...

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