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New Sylhet plant adds 110MW to national grid

Newly-installed power generation plant ‘Kushiyara Power Company’ has started supplying 110 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid on experimental basis. Official sources said the company has been generating electricity and supplying the same for the last three weeks. Chief Engineer of Power Development Board (PDB-Sylhet) Ratan Kumar Biswas said the national grid is now getting 110 MW power from ...

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400km roads in dilapidated condition in Sylhet region

Aug 06: At least 400 km roads in Sylhet region has been in a dilapidated state for long due to absence of required maintenance by the concerned authorities. Of the total, 150 km is owned by the Roads & Highways Department (RHD) while the rest 250 km is under the control of Local Government Engineering Development (LGED). Due to absence ...

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Sylhet floated as warm-up alternative

The practice venue has suddenly become the centre of discussion ahead of the Bangladesh-Australia series. Australia were scheduled to play a two-day practice match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium on August 22-23, but the venue is presently submerged and becomes waterlogged at the slightest hint of rain. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) put in an all-out effort to make the ...

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11 face case for attack on BCL men in Sylhet

Aug 7: A case was filed against 11 people in connection with an attack on two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Monday. Abul Kalam Azad, a resident of Shahjalal Upashahar, filed the case with the Kotwali police station on Monday night, said additional deputy commissioner of the Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Zedan Al Musa. “Police have carried out several ...

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2 ‘BCL men’ hacked in Sylhet

Unidentified miscreants hacked two “Bangladesh Chhatra League activists” at Sobhanighat area in Sylhet city this afternoon. The injured are identified as Sahin Ahmed, son of Nurul Amin of Tukerbazar of Sadar upazila and Abul Kalam Asif, son of Jalal Uddin of Uposhohor area in the city, reports our Sylhet correspondent. Completing Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams from Jalalabad College, Sahin ...

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HC denies bail to Ragib Ali

The High Court today refused to grant bail to convicted industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye in a case filed for forging legal documents to grab the endowed property of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet. A Sylhet court on February 2 this year sentenced Ragib and Hye to 14 years in prison in the case. The HC bench ...

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Thousands marooned in Sylhet region; water level rising in northern Bangladesh

New areas are going underwater every day as the water level continues to rise in the north while hundreds of thousands of people are stranded in floods in the northeast Sylhet region. Incessant monsoon rains for the past few days have caused the inundation. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre or FFWC said on Wednesday the rainfall might ease within ...

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Rain brings miseries to Sylhet city life

Intermittent showers since Tuesday morning disrupted the normal life in Sylhet and most parts of the country. Witnesses said office-goers and students suffered a lot due to water logging at a good number of points. Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life. The condition might get worsen in the coming days ...

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Hard time for haor fishermen

A large number of people dependent on fishing in the haor areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts are passing days amid hardship as fishes are not available even during the ongoing monsoon. Earlier in mid-April this year, different species of fishes saw massive death when half ripe paddy in vast fields rot due to early flooding in the haor areas, ...

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Floods wreak havoc in Moulvibazar and Sylhet

The flood has stranded over 200,000 people in Moulvibazar and shut down 175 schools in Sylhet (An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the flood as a flash flood) As monsoon rains once again cause rivers in the north-east parts of Bangladesh to swell, floods have struck again. Vast tracts of Moulvibazar and Sylhet have become inundated for the ...

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