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Nor’wester lashes Moulvibazar’s Kulaura, power outage at some places

Some areas in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila are currently experiencing an electricity outage due to Sunday’s nor’wester. Employees have been working since morning to resume the electricity, said Electricity Department. Some electric wires have torn down and electric poles have broken down during the storm. For this, supply at four power feeders were stopped. Workers managed to resume power supply at ...

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Two siblings drown in Sylhet pond

Two sibling brothers drowned while taking bath in a pond at Bishwanath upazila in Sylhet district on Sunday afternoon. The incident took place around 5pm at Chansirkapan area under upazila sadar. The deceased were identified as Rihan Ahmed, 10, and his brother Yusuf Ruhan, 11, sons of Siraj Mia, hailed from Barhatta upazila in Netrokona district. Quoting the deceased family ...

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Rickshaw puller dies of heat stroke in Sylhet

Tragedy struck in Sylhet‍‍`s South Surma as a rickshaw puller fell victim to a heat stroke, succumbing to the sweltering temperatures on Sunday afternoon near the South Surma police box. The identity of the deceased rickshaw driver remains unconfirmed at present. Yardous Hasan, Officer-in-Charge of South Surma police station, reported that an unidentified rickshaw puller collapsed in front of the ...

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Trade through Tamabil land port resumes after 2-day suspension for Indian election

The export-import and immigration activities through Tamabil land port in Sylhet resumed on Saturday after two days of suspension due to India’s Lok Sabha election. Tamabil Immigration Police in-charge Runu Mia said the import-export and immigration activities at Tamabil land port remained suspended on Thursday and Friday on the occasion of the 18th general election of India. From Saturday (April ...

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Sylhet Press Club gets new executive body

Sylhet Office : Sylhet Press Club gets a new executive body through the election process for the term 2024-25 session. Ikramul Kabir Sylhet Bureau chief of Somoy Television has been elected as president and Mohammad Serajul Islam Chief Reporter of Daily Sylheter Dak has been elected as General Secretary. Chief Election Commissioner Advocate Emadullah Shohidul Islam Shahin announced this result ...

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Early harvest of Boro starts in Habiganj

Every year, farmers become anxious about Boro paddy in haor areas of the district due to flooding in the beginning of Baishakh. Local farmers’ hopes for Boro crop are shattered by global climate change. In this climate situation, the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) has developed a new variety of rice. Their new varieties are BRRI-67, BRRI-84, BRRI-88, BRRI-96 and ...

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Two killed as bus hits pickup van in Habiganj

Two people were killed after a bus hit a pickup van on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj district on Wednesday night. Deceased Sadiq Mia, 35, son of late Warish Mia, was driver of the pickup van, Hasan Mia, 23, son of Kana Mia, was its helper. Both were residents of the upazila. Nabiganj Police Station officer-in-charge Masuk ...

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Livestock exhibition held in Sreemangal

A day-long livestock exhibition fair was held in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila on Thursday. The programme was organized at the Upazila Livestock Department and Veterinary Hospital premises initiated by Directorate of Livestock in collaboration with Livestock and Dairy Development Project (LDDP). Agriculture Minister Abdus Shahid MP virtually attended the program as the chief guest and inaugurated the program presided over by ...

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Local singer among 2 killed as bus hits autorickshaw in Sunamganj

Two persons, including local popular singer Pagal Hasan, were killed and three others injured when a bus ran over a CNG-driven autorickshaw in Sunamganj’s Chhatak upazila on Thursday. The accident happened in the morning in Surma Setu area of the upazila. The deceased were singer Pagal Hasan, 33, and Sattar Mia, 30, residents of Shimultala village under the upazila. According ...

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