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10 shops gutted in Habiganj fire

Photo shows locals helping the firefighting units to bring the fire under control in Sayestaganj upazila of Habiganj on Saturday. Habiganj Correspondent : Three firefighting units worked to bring the fire under control At least 10 shops have been gutted by a massive fire in Sayestaganj upazila of Habiganj. Reportedly, the incident—that broke out on Sutang bazaar in Basirganj of ...

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Tea vendor hacked dead in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Rivals allegedly hacked a tea vendor to death in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj Saturday (June 8). The deceased was identified as Shahjahan Mia, 35, a resident of Khatura village. The deceased’s elder brother Akter Mia told Banglanews that there was longstanding rivalry between Shahjahan and a resident of the village Sabuj Mia over land dispute. Following the ...

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Mothers’ ambulance for expecting mothers in rural area

Sunamganj Correspondent : The launch of rural ambulance service for the expecting women has brought rays of hope to the rural peoples of Jagannathpur Upazila in Sunamganj. The expecting mothers in rural areas used to suffer many problems including transportation when they need to admit to a hospital. As the number of ambulances in Upazila Health Complexes are very limited, ...

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Youth killed by ‘uncle’ in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A young man was beaten to death allegedly by his paternal uncle over a family feud at Shiber Bazar Rayergaon in Sadar upazila on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Dulal Ahmed, 20, son of Abul Bashar of the village. Wakil Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station, said Sirajul Islam swooped on Dulal around 11am and beat ...

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One killed, 30 injured in Sylhet road crash

Sylhet Office : A woman was killed and 30 people were injured as a bus fell into a ditch by the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Osmaninagar upazila on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Khursheda Begum, 20, wife of Faruk Miah of Berigaon village in Sunamganj Sadar upazila. Officer-in-charge of Sherpur Highway Police Station Jasim Uddin said the Sylhet-bound ‘Shahjalal Paribahan’ ...

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Cop found hanging in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A police officer was found hanging at his residence inside the thana compound in Gowainghat upazila on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Sudip Barua, 32, son of late Lal Barua of Chattogram’s Rangunia upazila and a sub-inspector of Gowainghat Police Station. Salauddin, duty officer of the police station, said Sudip went to his residence from ...

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7 killed in Sunamganj road accident

Sylhet Office : At least seven people were killed and eight others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler in Dakshin Sunamganj upazila on Sunday morning. Four of the deceased were identified as Md Sagar Mia, 16, son of Istu Mia; Md Limon Mia, 17, son of Fazal Mia; Afzal Mia, son of Md Alim ...

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Imam killed Moulvibazar female lawyer: Police

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Imam Tanvir Alam, the tenant of lawyer Abida Sultana who was found dead in Barlekha upazila of Moulvibazar on May 26, has reportedly confessed before a court to killing his landlady. In his confessional statement made on Friday, Tanvir told the court that he murdered the female lawyer following a brawl over vacating the house, said Additional ...

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Youth found dead in Surma river

Sylhet Office : An unidentified young man was found dead in Surma river in Sylhet town Saturday (June 1). Locals saw the boy floating in the river in Kalapara area and had informed police. Police recovered the decomposed body around 1:15am. The body was sent to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge ...

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Sylhet travel agency owner, aide remanded

Sylhet Office : A court here on Thursday (May 30) placed Yahiya Travels proprietor Enamul Huq and his associate Razzaq on five-day remand each in a case over human trafficking. Sylhet Judicial Magistrate Laila Meher Banu issued the order, at noon. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Economy Crime Squad Inspector Shahidul Islam, also investigation officer of the case, sought 10-day remand ...

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