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BCL rival factions rise in SUST

BCL rival factions rise in SUSTDespite a ban on political activities, two rival factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the ruling Awami League, yesterday flexed their muscles at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet. Officer in-Charge of Jalalabad police station Akhter Hossain said This has created tension at the campus leading to deployment ...

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Arms, ammo smuggling rise in Sylhet

Amid ongoing political unrest, smuggling of small firearms, high-powered explosives and ammunition into Sylhet are on the increase, which is posing a serious threat to security of life. On average, 30 illegal firearms are being seized by law enforcers from different parts of the district last two month, RAB sources said. Illegal firearms, including pistols, revolvers and short-gun, are being ...

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Reception accorded to 5 successful women in Sylhet

Reception accorded to 5 successful women in SylhetA reception was accorded to 5 Joyeetas (winning women) of the district here on Sunday marking the International Women’s Day (IWD). BMC, a leading non-governmental organization, arranged the reception under its Social Empowerment Programme. The women were Jubeda Konok Khan, Shahida Khatun, Shamiara Begum, Shekh Mina Begum, Dalia Hque Laboni. Additional police commissioner ...

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SCC in quagmire Long absence of mayor

The long absence of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury from office has created a serious disruption in the activities, especially those related to the important development projects. All the complexities arise the city father upon being the highest authority to take decisions on the important issues and to put his signature for payment of bills to the ...

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International Women’s Day observed in Sylhet

International Women’s Day observed in SylhetInternational Women’s Day was observed in Sylhet districts as elsewhere in the country and the globe on Sunday in a befitting manner with a vow to free the womenfolk from all sorts of violence, disparity and discrimination. Marking the day, district administration and department of women affairs chalked out the elaborate programmes in cooperation with ...

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Lafarge Surma to give 10pc cash dividend

The board of directors of Lafarge Surma Cement Limited has recommended 10 per cent cash dividend inclusive of 5 per cent interim cash dividend which has already been paid for the year that ended on December 31, 2014. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be held on June 11 at Raowa Convention Hall No. 1 (HELMET), VIP ...

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Historic 7th March observed in Sylhet district

The historic 7th March, a Red-letter day in the history of the Bangalees’ long arduous freedom struggle, was observed in the Sylhet district like elsewhere in the country on Saturday in a befitting manner amid much enthusiasm. On this day in 1971, great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered his epoch-making speech of independence at the Race Course Maidan, now ...

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SUST students suffer from serious session jam

Nizam Uddin Saleh :: The ongoing blockade and general strikes of the BNP have largely hampered studies at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet. No classes and examinations have been held at the university for quite a long time, which have subjected the students to a long session jam. The length of the session jam at some departments ...

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Police raid Farabi’s Sylhet home

Police have raided the Sylhet home of Shafiur Rahman Farabi, prime suspect of writer-blogger Avijit Roy’s murder. No one was at home during the search at the city’s Munshiparha on Sunday morning. Farabi’s mother and sister have been living there for one year. The apartment was locked from the outside, said Sylhet Metropolitan police’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Rahmat Ullah. ...

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BNP leader Selim house attacked in Sylhet

Unidentified miscreants attacked on the residences of BNP leader Dildar Hossain Selim in Sylhet city on Friday night. The houses were attacked belonged to Sylhet district BNP formar Vice-President Dildar Hossain Selim Security guard Abdur Razzak, who was on-duty Ali Complex also claimed of seeing over four person took off on foot at Selim house. officer-in-charge of Sylhet Kotwali police ...

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