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SAU teacher dies of Covid-19

Dr Abu Bakkar Sddique, a teacher of Sylhet Agricultural University, dies from coronavirus infection at a hospital in the capital on Saturday night. Khasru Mohammad Salahuddin, colleague of the teacher, confirmed the matter. Abu Bakkar, chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) at 10:00 pm while ...

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UP member held for ‘raping’ girl in Sylhet

Police arrested a UP member from Gopal area of Sylhet sadar upazila for allegedly raping a teenage girl at Lalabazar in Dakshin Surma on Thursday night. The arrestee was identified as Shabaz Ahmed, 38, son of Hamuz Ali and member of Ward No 4 at Kandigao union in Sadar upazila. Officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station Wakil Uddin said Shabaz picked ...

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Woman, grandson killed in Sylhet road accident

A woman and her grandson were killed after being run over by a passenger bus at Parair chak area of Sylhet’s Dakshin Surma Upazila on Thursday evening. The deceased were identified as Bibijan, 65, of Daudpur Gangpar village, and Rahat, 7, her grandson. Sahabul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mogla Bazar Police Station, said the accident took place around 6:30pm when they ...

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Sylhet police plant saplings marking Mujib Year

Marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sylhet Range Police planted a total of 20 coconut saplings and 40 different species of fruit and weed trees at its divisional headquarters on Tuesday. Earlier, 500 different species of fruit and weed saplings have been planted by range DIG, Sylhet office. Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Mashiur Rahman ...

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Coronavirus: Sylhet division records 10,814 cases

Coronavirus cases have surged to 10,814 on Sunday with the detection of 119 new patients in all four districts of Sylhet division. Osmani Medical College Hospital PCR lab tested 188 samples and found 39 positive cases, said Doctor Himangsu Lal Roy, deputy director of the hospital. Besides, 80 cases were reported after testing 282 sample at Shahjalal University of Science ...

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Missing college student’s body found in Moulvibazar

Sreemangal (Moulvibazar) Correspondent : Police recovered the body of a college student at Sreemangal upazila of Moulvibazar district on Sunday morning, after 13 hours he went missing. Deceased Shwakkhar Dev, 18, was the son of Kolyan Deb, a resident of Ichabpur area in the upazila. He was a class XII student of Sreemangal Govt College. Shwakkhar went missing on Saturday ...

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Golapganj road crash leaves five dead

Golpganj (Sylhet) Correspondent : Five people were killed in a collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw in Chowghari Bazar area of Sylhet-Zakiganj highway in Golapganj on Saturday. Three of the deceased were identified as Lal Mia, 27, Bahar Uddin, 40, Jakaria, 30, while the identities of the others could not be known. Officer-in-charge of Golapganj Police Station Md Harunur ...

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Floods trigger acute drinking water crisis in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Back-to-back floods in Sunamganj contaminated hundreds of tube-wells in the low-lying areas, triggering a massive drinking water shortage and causing water-borne diseases. The situation is forcing people to travel miles to collect pure water. Locals are accusing the administration of doing nothing to address their sufferings. According to local Department of Public Health Engineering, 13,000 tube-wells in ...

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People wonder why Habiganj Trauma Centre was set up!

Habiganj Correspondent :  Six years have gone by since a three-storey building was constructed at Bahubal in Habiganj to launch a trauma centre. Now local people are asking themselves why the 10-bed centre was built spending public money if it cannot start its function! The government took steps in 2010 to build the trauma centre under a ‘physical development project’ ...

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Hanging body of policeman’s wife recovered in Sylhet

The hanging body of a policeman’s wife has been recovered in Majumdari area of Sylhet city. Police recovered her body at noon on Sunday (August 23rd) and sent it to the morgue of Osmani Medical College Hospital for autopsy. The deceased was identified as Sananda Mallick (30) wife of South Surma police constable Basudeb Mallick. The 10-year-old couple has two ...

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