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Finance Minister’s motorcade in accident, 15 hurt

At least 15 people were injured after Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith’s motorcade met with a minor accident in Sylhet’s Mirbazar area on Friday afternoon (January 19). However, the Finance minister was not injured in the accident, said minister’s personal assistant Zabed Siraj. Zabed Siraj said the minister visited the injured men who were admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani ...

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3 killed in Sylhet road crash

At least three people were killed and two others injured a road accident at Choumohoni on Sylhet-Sunamganj road in Sadar upazila on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were identified as, Royis Ali, 65,  son of  late Sajid ali Village of the Motrash pur, Kamal Bazar, Nazim uddin Shah, 35, son of  late Moin Uddin Shah,  Village of the Fokirergow, Shiber Bazar ...

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Microbus-jeep collision kills 1, injures 6 in Habiganj

A person was killed and six others were injured in a head-on collision between a microbus and a jeep at Baniachong upazila in Habiganj on Monday (January 15). The accident took place on Habiganj-Baniachong road at Ratna Bazar area in the upazila at about 9:00 am. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Baniachong Police Station Md ...

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Bus-truck collision kills 3 in Sylhet

Two women and a child daughter have been killed and several others were injured in a horror head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Sylhet-Tamabil Highway at Jointapur upazila in Sylhet. The accident took place in front of the Palli Bidyut office at Dorbost Bazar area of the upazila at about 6:45 pm on Saturday (January 13). The ...

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4-day drama festival begins at SUST

A four-day long drama festival titled ‘Bandhaner Bish, Valobasa Aharnish’ began at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on Thursday. ‘Theatre SUST’, a drama organisation, organised the 6th edition of the festival along with a reunion programme for the first time marking its 20-year anniversary. Prof Dr Ilias Uddin Biswas inaugurated the programme at university’s Muktamanch around 2pm while ...

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Case filed against 29 for Tanim murder

A case was filed against 29 named and four to five unnamed people in connection with the killing of Sylhet BCL activist Tanim Khan early on Thursday. Delwar Hossain Rahi, a friend of Tanim, filed a murder case with Shah Poran Police Station around 12:00am accusing 29 people, said officer-in-charge Akhtar Hossain. Among others, Jainal Abedin Diamond, Sadiqur Rahman Azla, ...

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Worker dies in Sylhet stone quarry

A stone worker was killed at a stone quarry in Kalairag area of Companiganj upazila in Sylhet Wednesday morning. The deceased worker has been identified as Swapan, 32, son of Moharanjan of Notabari Batipara of Dimla in Nilphamari. Shafiqur Rahman Khan, officer-in-charge of Companiganj Police Station said that police recovered the body after reaching the spot and sent it to ...

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Classes underway at PM’s promised medical college in Habiganj

The Sheikh Hasina Medical College (SHMC) in Habiganj commenced academic activities on Wednesday with an inaugural cohort of 51 students, the same day that the first classes of the year were held in colleges across the country. The inaugural cohort of the first medical college in Habiganj, admitted for the 2017/18 academic session, is made up of 33 females and ...

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2 get death, 3 jail unto death for war crimes in 1971

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Wednesday sentenced two war criminals of Moulvibazar to death and three others to jail unto death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. A three-member judge panel headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict in the morning. Of the five convicted, Md Nesar Ali and Md Ujer Ahmed ...

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Slain Sylhet BCL activist buried

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist Tanim Khan who was stabbed to death allegedly by rivals on Sunday was buried in Osmaninagar upazila here on Monday afternoon. Tanim was buried at Bhurunga Panchayet graveyard following a namaz-e-janaza at Bhurunga Iqbal Ahmed School and College field around 4pm, said family sources. On Sunday night, Tanim Khan, an activist of Tilagarh unit BCL ...

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