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Sylhet-3 MP Mahmud Samad Chowdhury dies of Covid-19

Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury, MP for Sylhet-3 constituency, died of Covid-19 at a hospital in the capital on Thursday. He breathed his last at around 2:30 at United Hospital, his brother Ahamad Us Samad Chowdhury said. The parliament member was unwell for a few days and his condition suddenly deteriorated while returning to Dhaka from Sylhet on Sunday. Upon reaching ...

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SUST Teachers’ Association Election Held on 15th March

SUST Correspondent : Election of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Teachers’ Association will be held on Monday, March 15. Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Zayeda Sharmin gave this information. Dr. Zaida Sharmin said a total of 33 candidates from three panels of university teachers will contest for 11 posts this year. The total number of voters this year is more ...

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Traders protest against illegal limestone selling by Lafarge Holcim

Traders and labourers on Tuesday staged a protest against illegal sale of limestone in open market by cement manufacturer Lafarge Holcim Ltd. Addressing a protest rally in Chatak of Sunanganj, traders, under the banner of Business Workers Unity, alleged that the company had imported raw materials from India for factory use but it was selling those in open market illegally. ...

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Biman to start flights on Chittagong-Sylhet route

The initiative will hopefully create a bridge between Sylhet and Chittagong for rapid tourism and commercial development On the birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to start operating flights two days a week from Chittagong to Sylhet on March 17. Biman Bangladesh Airlines took the initiative to launch Biman flight on ...

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BGB, locals clash in Sunamganj, one die

An alleged smuggler has reportedly killed in a clash between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and smugglers at Bongaon border under sadar upazila in Sunamganj district. The clash happened at the eastern side of the international pillar No. 1215 at the border on Saturday afternoon. Slain Kamal Hossain was the son of Abdul Awal of village Islampur under Jahangir Nagar ...

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Auto-rickshaw driver stabbed dead in Moulvibazar

An auto-rickshaw driver was stabbed to death by some influential men at Kamalganj Sadar Union Parishad of Moulvibazar over a trifling matter on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Jalil Mia, 26, son of freedom fighter Lal Mia, a resident of Alinagar union of the upazila. The incident took place near a CNG filling station in the upazila around ...

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Sylhet farmers demand hike in prices of Aman seeds

Farmers here on Wednesday demanded increasing the price of Aman seed which are being collected from marginal farmers of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC), during a human chain formed in front of the BADC office. Around hundred farmers took part in the programme, reports our correspondent. Farmers in Sreemangal, Moulvibazar Sadar, Kamalganj and Rajnagar upazilas demanded the same. The collection ...

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18 rocket shells recovered from Habiganj’s Satchhari forest

Eighteen rocket shells were recovered from Satchhari forest area of Chunarughat upazila in Habiganj on Wednesday. Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered the shells during a drive that started last night and continued till 12pm today. Lt Col SNM Samiunnabi Chowdhury, captain of BGB Battalion-55, confirmed the matter to media. However, none has been detained so far in this ...

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Under-construction bridge collapses in Sunamganj

A bridge under construction across the Kondanala canal on the Sunamganj-Jagannathpur road has collapsed even before its inauguration. The bridge caved in when a hydraulic jack malfunctioned while girders were being installed on Sunday night, according to the Roads and Highways Department (RHD). People concerned said that five girders of the bridge had been broken. Construction work of the bridge ...

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2 held in Habiganj over attempt to rape college student inside bus

A helper and supervisor of a bus were handed over to police yesterday for attempting to rape a college student on board the bus in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj. They are: supervisor Riad Mia (45) and helper Ibrahim Khalil Rubel (35) of a Lucky Paribahan bus, reports our correspondent quoting police. Locals apprehended them after the bus entered Nabiganj town ...

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