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Physician found dead in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A physician was found dead at his residence in Baghbari area of the city on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Dr Habib Ullah Khan, an assistant professor of Paediatric Surgery department of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, hailing from Munshiganj’s Sreenagar upazila. Omar Faruk, in-charge of the hospital police outpost, said the doctor used ...

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2 workers drown, 1 student missing in Sylhet boat capsize

Sylhet Office : Two workers drowned as a sand-laden boat capsized in the Dhalai River in Companiganj upazila of the district. Companiganj thana police recovered the bodies from the river in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar on Sunday (July 7). The deceased were identified as Nayeed Hossen, 18, son of Abu Taher of Vatertek village of Bishwamvarpur village and Jamir Hossen, ...

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Step-daughter thrown into river, step-mom held

Sylhet Office : A step-mother threw her daughter into Surma River from a bridge following a family feud in Sylhet on Friday. Police arrested the alleged mother over the incident. The arrestee was identified as Salma Begum, 28, wife of Ziaul Haque from Fatehpur village of down-town Sylhet. The incident was took place on this afternoon (July 5) at Kumargaon ...

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Thousands suffer as bamboo bridge collapses in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A bamboo bridge over the Khajanchi River, the lone means of crossing the river for several thousand residents of 20 villages in Bishwanath upazila, collapsed recently, intensifying their communications woes. Locals said they built the bridge on the south side of Khajanchi union near Ashuganj Bazar in Rampasha with their own fund union as there is no ...

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journalist and community activist jewel Sadat Got Public Service Community Award

  News Editor of ProbasherNews.com and Prothom Alo  North America Edition Special Correspondent , journalist and community activist, Jewel Sadat, received public service community award by Bangladesh Samity of Central Florida on 29 June 2019. After 18 years of continuous service to the community, the Bangladesh Samiti nominated him for special service, and gave him special  award. The Mayor of ...

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Built to reduce traffic chaos, Moulvibazar Poura Bus Terminal remains unused

  Moulvibazar Correspondent : Moulvibazar Poura Bus Terminal, the only bus stand in in the town, has been lying unused for the last eight years due to reluctance among transport workers to use it. Claiming that passengers do not want to go to the terminal, half a km off Kusumbagh, the heart of the town, transport workers are now using ...

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Sylhet-Akhaura route has 13 rail bridges with ‘Dead Stops’

File photo Sylhet Office : At least 13 rail bridges with ‘Dead Stop’ signs are being used on 179-kilometre Sylhet-Akhaura route, leaving thousands of passengers vulnerable to accidents. A ‘Dead Stop’ sign at rail bridge instructs train to stop first before crossing it and then run at only a five-kilometre per hour. Sources at Railway East Zone said six trains ...

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Rail communications with Sylhet snapped

Sylhet Office : The rail communications between Sylhet and the rest of the country remained suspended following derailment of a bogie of a train in Baramchal area of Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar on Saturday morning. Rail sources said that the bogie of Sylhet-bound ‘Upaban Express Train’ veered off the tracks in the area, disrupting the train movement on the routes. ...

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Four upazilas of Sylhet flooded

Sylhet Office : Several hundred thousand people of four upazilas remained marooned after torrential rain over the last few days led to the flooding of parts of Gowainghat, Companiganj, Jaintiapur and Kanaighat sub-districts. Flooding has cut off road communications, inundated paddy fields and fishing ponds. Most low-lying villages in Gowainghat were flooded after Sari and Piyain rivers overflowed their banks ...

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2 killed in Madhabpur road crash

Habiganj Correspondent : Two persons were killed and three others injured following a collision between a truck and a four-wheeler (Maxi) in Madhabpur upazila of the district on Friday (June 28). The accident happened in front of ‘Hotel Highway Inn’ around 5 pm. One of the victims was identified as maxi driver Zahed Miah, 25, of Chunarughat upazila and truck ...

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