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Six robbers held in Sylhet

Police in several drives held six robbers from different places in Sylhet district on Saturday night. The arrestees were identified as Lokman Hossain, 22, son of late Chan Mia of Moglabazar Thana of the district, Raju Sheikh, 23, son of late Younus Sheikh of Pirojpur, Ashlam Sheikh, 26, son of late Ensan Sheikh, Suman Sarder, 25, son of Bachchu Sarder ...

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Early rain damaged worth Tk 5892 million Boro paddy in the Sylhet division

Boro paddy worth Tk 5892 million was damaged in the Sylhet division by the early and excessive rains and hailstorms coupled with rolling down of water from the upstream region during the last one month. The production loss has so far been estimated to be about 190,086 tonnes of rice in Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Sunamganj and Habiganj districts. Additional Director of ...

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People of Five villages suffer due to lack of a bridge

Thousands of people in Five villages under Shilam and Moglabazar unions in Dakshin Surma upazila in the district have been suffering since the country’s independence due to lack of a  bridge over the Borobaga River According to local sources, farmers of three villages in Moglabazar union are the worst sufferers as they are facing setback to carry their products, which ...

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SUST student found dead

Police recovered hanging body of a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) from a mess in Borgul area adjacent to the campus on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Bishwajit Mallik, a 2nd year student of the Forestry and Environment Science Department of the university. He hailed from Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj district. Other members of  ...

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UP polls Ends in Sylhet: Victory for ALs 12 , BNPs 10

UP polls, vote countingAwami League-backed chairman candidates gained victory in 12 union parishads while contestants from its arch rival BNPs camp won the race in 10 in Sylhet Division the 4th phase of the lowest tier local government polls held on Saturday. According to reports reaching the news desk, 12 AL,10 BNP,5AL rival,3 BNP rival and 8   Independent candidates were ...

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Labour’s Sadiq Khan elected London mayor

Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London – boosting Labour after it slumped in Scotland’s elections. Mr Khan is the city’s first Muslim mayor, after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith by 1, 310,143 votes to 994, 614. The result bolsters leader Jeremy Corbyn after Labour were beaten into third in Scotland by the Tories and lost English councillors. ...

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Labourer killed, 5 hurt as truck overturns in Sylhet

A day labourer was killed and five others were injured as a truck turned turtle at Kadamkhal on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway in Jaintapur upazila on Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Jahir Uddin,32, son of late Abdul Majid alias Majja Miah, a resident of Tetior Tal village in Jaintapur upazila. Officer-in-charge of Jaintapur Model Police Station Shafiul Kabir said ...

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Sylhet Agri Institute graduates want admission to universities

Students of Agriculture Training Institute (ATI) in Sylhet yesterday demanded that the government allow its diploma graduates to get admitted to bachelor’s programmes in universities like candidates from general education. The demand came from a human chain, under the banner of ATI Student Committee, in front of Central Shaheed Minar in the city. The speakers also demanded that the government ...

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Juicy litchi starts appearing in Sylhet markets

Now Start Bangla month of Joistha, commonly known as ‘Modhumash’ (honey month), the juicy fruit litchi has started appearing in the local markets of the region including Sylhet city in limited scale like the previous years. But due to its less quantity, the present price is beyond purchasing capacity of the commoners. Side by side with the scorching heat, sultry ...

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4th phase UP polls Saturday in Sylhet : All preparation Complete

The Fourth phase of local body Union Parishad (UP) elections will be held with voting in 25 unions in Sylhet districts  on Saturday. Sylhet District Election Office has taken all preparations to hold the polls smoothly. All poll campaigns remained stopped since Thursday midnight. Members of law enforcement agencies, including police, Rapid Action Battalion and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) are ...

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