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SCC polls: Selim steps aside, supports BNP candidate Ariful

Sylhet Office : BNP’s rebel mayoral candidate Badruzzaman Selim stepped aside from the upcoming Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) polls giving support to his party nominated candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury. BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury was set to face a tough challenge in the upcoming Sylhet City Corporation polls as he had to fight the election against his party rebel ...

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Four Moulvibazar war criminals get death penalty

Moulvibazar Correspondent :  The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Tuesday handed death sentence to four war criminals for committing crimes against humanity in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar district during the 1971 Liberation War. The four condemned convicts are Akmal Ali Talukdar, Abdur Nur Talukdar alias Lal Miah, Anis Miah and Abdul Mosabbir Miah. Of them, Akmal Ali is now in jail ...

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Intern doctor held over ‘rape’ in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : An intern doctor of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital was arrested today for allegedly raping a patient’s attendant. The arrestee, Makam-e-Mahmud of Muktagacha area in Mymensingh, was an intern doctor on at Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) ward of the hospital. The victim’s family filed a case with Kotwali Police Station after learning about the incident, ...

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Verdict on 4 Moulvibazar war crimes accused Tuesday

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday set Tuesday to deliver its judgment against four suspects for committing crimes against humanity in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar district during the 1971 Liberation War. The three-member tribunal, led by Justice Shahinur Islam, fixed the date. Earlier on March 27, after concluding the hearing on the arguments from both sides, the ...

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Sylhet road crash leaves 3 dead

Sylhet Office : Three people, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured in a road accident involving four vehicles in Lalabazar area of Dakkhin Surma upazila on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Sheuli Chakrabarti, 50, wife of Jotin Biswas Chakrabarti of Tajpur in Osmaninagar upazila, Kajol Patra, 45, son of Amal Patra of Thakurermati village in Jaintapur ...

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Bus-truck collision kills 2 in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Two passengers were killed and at least thirty others wounded following a collision between a bus and a truck at Lalabazar area on Sylhet-Dhaka highway on Sunday (July 15). The accident happened, around 1:30 pm, at Satmail area. The casualties could not be identified immediately. Quoting eyewitnesses, 2 male passengers were killed on the spot. The injured ...

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Sylhet to go under security blanket if needed: EC Rafikul

Sylhet Office : Election Commissioner Md Rafikul Islam on Saturday said that security will be maximised in the city ahead of the city corporation polls with the deployment of additional armed and unarmed members of Ansar, Rab, police and BGB. “Stern action will be taken against members of law enforcement agencies if found his/her involvement in harassing any candidate,” warned the ...

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Clash over land leaves 2 dead in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Two people were killed and 40 others injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over a disputed land at Pammadpur in the district town on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Shafiqur, 22, son of Mobabark Ali and Abdul Malik, 55, son of Warish Mia of the same village. Quoting locals, police said, Lebas Mia ...

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One killed, 20 injured in Habiganj factional clash

Habiganj Correspondent :  A person was killed and 20 others injured as two group locked in a factional clash centring recruitment of the Imam in a mosque in Sultanshi village of sadar upazila on Friday evening. The deceased was identified as Badsha Mia, 70, of the village. Locals said two groups of people locked in an altercation in a meeting arranged to discuss over the ...

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SUST student hacked on campus

SUST Correspondent : A student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) was hacked by a group of miscreants at the university campus on Friday. The victim was identified as Md Omar Faruq, a second-year student of Bangla Department. The injured student Faruq told  that he went out for a walk with one of his department’s junior students around 4pm at ...

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