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MC College student’s body found in hostel room

A 21-year-old female student of MC College was found hanging inside her hostel room at Tilagarh in Sylhet city on Wednesday morning. Her body was recovered from a room of the third floor of girls’ new hostel. Smrity Rani Das was the first year student of English department of MC College. She hailed from Astagram in Kishoreganj district. According to ...

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Girls drown in Moulvibazar hilly water

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Two little girls have drowned while bathing in hilly water ( Chhara) at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon in Pathor Tila area of Mirtinga Tea Garden. The dead were Nirala Urang, 11, daughter of Shibcharan Urang, and Risita Urang, daughter of Babul Urang. Both were the students of class III. Local ...

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Flooding in Sylhet, Sunamganj: Waterborne diseases break out in affected areas

Waterborne diseases are spreading, exacerbating the suffering of flood victims in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts. Inadequate relief, food shortages, a lack of safe drinking water, and power outages have all contributed to the miseries of the people in the districts. Diarrhoea, respiratory tract infections (RTI), skin diseases, and eye infections have spread among flood victims due to a severe lack ...

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Sylhet flood: Diarrhoea, skin diseases surge as water starts receding

With floodwater starting to recede in several areas of Sylhet district, many people are now suffering from various waterborne ailments diarrhoea and skin diseases. At least 114 diarrhoea cases have been reported so far in the district. Dr SM Shahriar, a civil surgeon in Sylhet told  that those suffering from diarrhoea have been asked to drink food saline as well ...

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Sylhet flood victims in utter misery

The flood-affected people of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts have been suffering immensely for acute crises of food, drinking water and fuel. Sources said the flood, which was triggered in Sylhet region by onrush of hilly water from India, remained unchanged on Saturday. Over two million people have been affected by the flooding. Many have taken shelter after their houses were ...

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Flood situation improves in Sylhet

The overall flood situation has improved in Sylhet as water started receding in different areas after eight days. However, local people have to wait five more days to get back to the previous condition and have to remain marooned during this period. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Water Development Board said it has already taken an initiative to stop such flood in the ...

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SI killed, 8 injured as pickup van overturns in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A police officer was killed and eight others were injured after a pickup van overturned at Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar district early Saturday. The deceased was Somiron Chandra Das, a sub-inspector (SI) of Rajnagar Police Station. Police said a pickup van, carrying policemen, turned turtle on the Sylhet-Moulvibazar regional highway in Moinar Dokan area at around 5:00 ...

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Flooding affects millions in Sylhet

The overall flood situation in Sylhet district has not improved, despite eight days having passed since flash floods hit this region. The Surma and Kushiarar rivers continue to flow above the danger level due to the onrush of hilly waters from India as 2,200 mm of rainfall has been recorded in Cherrapunji of Meghalaya state in the last eight days. ...

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One held with Yaba pills in Sylhet

A drug peddler was arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-9) along 2,880 Yaba pills at Kajitula area in Sylhet district on Friday afternoon. The arrested was Rumon, 40, son of late Motahar, a resident of shibrampur area under Sadar upazila in Pabna district. RAB said on a tip-off, members of RAB-9 conducted a drive at Kazitula Loharpara area and arrested ...

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Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

The overall flood situation in Sylhet district worsened further Thursday morning, with some rivers still flowing above the danger level due to the onrush of hilly waters from India. Although the showers have subsided in the district in the last two days, the water levels in rivers and haors of Sylhet rose two more inches due to the onrush this ...

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