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Woman, mother-in-law die after eating ‘puffer fish’ in Moulvibazar

A housewife and her mother-in-law died reportedly after eating puffer fish, locally known as pakta fish, in Uttar Bharaura area in Moulvibazar on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Sahida Begum, 40, wife of Joynal Abedin, and her sister-in-law Nurun Nahar, 25, hailing from the area. Nurun Nahar’s 8-year-old son Naim was admitted to Shreemangal Government Hospital as he ...

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72-hr transport strike underway in Sylhet

A 72-hour transport strike, enforced by the transport workers and owners, is underway for the second consecutive day in Sylhet division from Tuesday demanding resumption of stone extraction from quarries. Road communications between Sylhet and other parts of the country came to a halt following the strike. Sylhet divisional unit of Truck-Pick-up-Covered van Owners Oikkya Parishad called the strike on ...

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BRTC bus service launched on Sylhet-Moulvibazar-Habiganj route

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has launched an air condition (AC) bus service on Sylhet-Moulvibazar-Habiganj route. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the bus service of these two routes through a videoconferencing from his Secretariat office in Dhaka on Tuesday (December 22). Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momin, Chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) ...

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People suffer as transport strike paralyses Sylhet

People in greater Sylhet region are suffering immensely as road communications with the rest of the country has remained suspended form Tuesday morning. Greater Sylhet stone traders and workers in collaboration with transport workers reportedly have enforced a 72-hour transport strike from 6:00am today in a demand for allowing stone collection from all the stone quarries of the region. Sylhet ...

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Three-day transport strike in Sylhet from tomorrow

Owners and workers are going on a three-day transport strike from Tuesday demanding the opening of a stone quarry in Sylhet. As a result, all types of public transport and transport of goods will be closed from 6 am on Tuesday to Thursday evening. Meanwhile, administration officials held a meeting with the striking transport owners and workers in the conference ...

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2 killed over land dispute in Habiganj

Two people were killed in a clash over land dispute in Baniachang upazila of Habiganj district on Sunday afternoon. The deceased were identified Nurul Haque, 50, and Kachha Mia, residents of Balla Gazipur village in the upazila. Locals said Nurul Haque had been at loggerheads with Alai Mia over a piece of land for a long time. Both the feuding ...

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Country’s lowest temperature recorded 7.3˚C in Sreemangal

Country’s lowest temperature of 7.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila on Sunday (December 20). In its regular forecast, the Met Office said the weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. Sreemangal weather office’s acting officer Anisur Rahman said, it is the lowest temperature in this running season. A mild cold wave is ...

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Sylhet hit by 12-hour power outage again

The power supply in Sylhet has not been normal even a month after the fire incident at a power plant Sylhet residents have been facing a power outage for 12 hours again as the Kumargaon grid substation went through emergency repairs and maintenance work. The authorities announced that customers would experience a seven-hour power outage on Saturday, but the power supply was restored after 12 hours. ...

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Three-way collision kills 2 in Habiganj

Two people were killed and three others were injured in a three-way auto-rickshaw, human hauler, and pick-up van collision at Kalimnagar of Shaistaganj in Habiganj on Friday morning. The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known yet. Confirming the news, Ajay Chandra Deb, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shaistaganj police station, said that the accident took place at 11:00 ...

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Prepaid gas meters coming to Sylhet

With an aim to prevent gas wastage at the household level as well as to ensure efficient use of gas, prepaid gas meters are going to be introduced in Sylhet. Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited (JGTDSL), the sole gas distributor in Sylhet division, is going to implement a project to install prepaid gas meters in the houses of ...

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