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Sylhet farmers busy preparing Boro seedbeds for bumper production

Farmers in different areas of Sylhet division are busy with preparing Boro seedbeds with an expectation to get a bumper production of the crop this season, officials and farmers informed on Sunday. According to a report prepared by the divisional office of the DAE, Sylhet already seedbeds on 26,990 hectares had been prepared although the target was earlier set at ...

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Madrasa student’s body recovered in Sylhet: Brother-in-law held

Police recovered the body of a madrasa student from a tea garden at Khadimpara area in Sylhet on Sunday (December 24). The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 17, son of Tutul Mia of Tikorpara area in the city. He was a student of Kazirbazar Madrasa in the city. Police, however, arrested Al Amin’s brother-in-law Foysal Ahmed, 26, in this ...

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Graft case filed against ex-Golapganj mayor, aides

Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case against four people, including former mayor of Golapganj municipality in Sylhet Zakaria Ahmad Paplu, for embezzling Tk 13, 55, 196. Three other accused are municipality executive engineer Yogesh Chatterjee, office assistant Sabbir Ahmed and stenographer Jahirul Islam. Assistant Director of ACC Sylhet office Subrata Mandal filed the case on Thursday with Golapganj Police ...

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Muhith backs Hasina claim on Khaleda’s assets

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Saturday backed Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s claim that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has kept wealth in Saudi Arabia. Talking to newsmen after inaugurating a mural of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Sylhet Agricultural University, Muhith, also a senior leader of the ruling AL, said Bangladesh Nationalist Party ...

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Rangpur civic polls outcome won’t affect national elections: Muhith

Ruling Awami League leader and finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Friday appreciated the electoral process in Rangpur City Corporation polls where AL ally Jatiya Party candidate defeated AL mayoral candidate with a huge margin. The senior member of the premier Sheikh Hasina-led cabinet, however, believes, this result will not affect the coming general elections scheduled to be held ...

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Suspected robber dies in ‘gunfight’ with Sylhet police

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police at village Choripara of Kanaighat in Sylhet on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Habibur Rahman Habi, 45. A team of police went to the village to arrest Habi, an accused in a robbery case, around 9:30pm, said assistant superintendent of Sylhet police and media officer Shamsul Alam ...

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Housewife hacked to death in Srimangal: Brother-in-law held

elderly housewife was hacked to death at Srimangal upazila in Maulvibazar on Thursday (December 21). Police, however, detained brother-in-law of the housewife in this connection. The incident took place at about 11:30 am at Alisharkul village at Srimangal upazila. The deceased was identified as Saleka Begum, 53, wife of Mimbor Mia of the village. Officer-in-charge (OC) of Srimangal police station ...

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SCC decides to suspend the woman councilor

The Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) has decided to suspend the woman councilor, who physically assaulted the SCC Chief Engineer Noor Azizur Rahman. The accused woman councilor is Shamima Shadin, the reserved seat councilor of Ward No. 19, 20 and 21 in Sylhet City Corporation. The decision of suspension was taken at an emergency meeting of Sylhet Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury ...

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Sunamganj road crash leaves four dead

Four young men died in a road crash at Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj on Friday evening. Sources said a private car carrying the four was heading to Sylhet from Chhatak skidded off the road and fell into a ditch at Sontoshpur area of Kalaruka union  of the upazila around 5.30pm. Officer-in-charge of Chhatok Police Station Atikur Rahman said the four ...

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SCC mayor asked to submit report over missing vehicles

A court here on Wednesday asked Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Huq Chowdhury to submit probe report within a week over missing of its three damaged vehicles. Judge Saifuzzaman Hiru of chief metropolitan magistrate passed the order after examining police report. After getting the report, the court will hear on December 20 on this regard. Earlier, in October, a ...

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