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Youth held with 3kg gold at Sylhet airport

  Sylhet Office : Customs officials detained a young man along around 3 kg gold at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Friday afternoon. The detainee is Abir Hossain, 31, son of Abdul Aziz hailing from Hatia upazila of Noakhali. Nurul Amin, customs officer at the airport, said a Dhaka-bound flight from Mascot via Sylhet landed at the airport in the ...

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Construction worker dies falling from building in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : A construction worker died after falling from an under-construction building in Court Chattar area of the district town on Friday. The deceased was identified as Md Mostafa Mia, 55, son of Gausul Mia of Gaibandha district. Md Shahidullah, officer-in-charge of Sadar Model Police Station, said Mostafa fell from a seven-storey building around 4:30pm while working on its ...

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Sylhet Gas Field MD found hanging in his bungalow

Engineer Lutfur Rahman, the managing director of Sylhet Gas Field Limited. Sylhet Office : Police recovered the hanging body of the managing director of Sylhet Gas Field Limited from his residence at Haripur in Jointapur upazila on Wednesday. The deceased Engineer Lutfur Rahman, 55, of Mymensingh district, has been living in his quarter alone since his joining as the MD ...

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3 farmers killed by lightning strike in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A lightning strike killed three farmers at Dhupri Haor in Fenchuganj upazila on Tuesday. The deceased are – Jitu Mia, son of Tajmul Ali of Fenchuganj upazila; Rajon Mia, son of Moikandar Ali, and Anwar Hossain of Gopalganj upazila. The lightning struck around 11am when the farmers were working at a field, killing them on the spot, ...

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Woman found hanged in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police recovered the hanging body of a woman from her residence in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet Tuesday (April 9) morning. Deceased Sufia Begum, 45, was mentally imbalanced to some extent, locals said quoting her relatives. The woman might have committed suicide, said Gowainghat Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Abdul Jalil. The incident is being investigated, he added.

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6 get life term for murder in Habiganj

  Habiganj Correspondent : Six people were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Habiganj court on Monday for killing a farmer in 2005. The convicts are – Moshahid, Mohon Mia, Ziaur Rahman, Wahab Ullah, Chan Mia of the district’s Ajmiriganj upazila and Dilu Mia of Kishoreganj. All of them, except Moshahid and Ziaur, are absconding. Additional district and sessions judge ...

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Surma River dying slowly

Pollution and encroaching Sylhet Office : The Surma, known as the lifeline of Sylhet, is ailing due to severe pollution, land encroachment and sand extraction. But the authorities concerned are doing little to save the river. When contacted, the Sylhet Water Development Board said the  Surma river banks in the city areas are recorded as khas land. So, it is ...

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International Convention of VCs’ held at SUST

Araf Ahmad, SUST Correspondent : An international convention of Chancellor and Vice Chancellors held at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, (SUST) in Sylhet. A daylong convention with titled ‘International Convention of Vice Chancellors- ICVC-2019’, held on Saturday at central auditorium with participation a total 24 Chancellor and Vice-chancellors from north eastern regions of Bangladesh and India. It has organized ...

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FM congratulates Sultan Mansur, Mokabbir Khan

  Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen congratulated Mokabbir Khan who was elected from Sylhet-2 constituency and Sultan Mohammad Mansur, who was elected from Moulvibazar-2 constituency, for taking oath as members of the 11th parliament. In the congratulatory message sent to media on Friday (April 5), Dr AK Abdul Momen said “Mokabbir Khan has saved the pledges made ...

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3 houses gutted in Sylhet fire

Sylhet Office : Three houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at Dakhshin Dashpaika village in Biswanath upazila on Friday afternoon. Amir Ali, chairman of Daulatpur union, said that the fire broke out at the house of one Zarif Ali of the village around 4pm and engulfed adjoining two houses of his neighbours. On information, a fire fighting ...

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