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50,000 people marooned in Moulvibazar

Moulavibazar Correspondent : An estimated 50,000 people were stranded in the district as rivers continue to swell from incessant rain and onrush of water from upstream. Monu, Dhalai and Kushiara rivers are flowing 85cm, 24cm and 53cm respectively above the danger level. According to Moulavibazar Water Development Board, new areas were inundated after an embankment collapsed at Bishnupur village in ...

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SUST Students Protest Against Rape

SUST Correspondent : Students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have organized human chain and procession against the rape of women and children across the country. Human chain was held in front of the central library building of the university on Sunday noon. University’s `Sommilito Sangskritik Jot’ (Combined Cultural Alliance) organized it.   There were participated hundreds of ...

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Lightning kills father, son in Sunamganj

Sunamganj  Correspondent : A father and his son were killed in lightning at Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj district on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Haridul Islam, 42, and his son Tara Mia, 12, resident of Maniktila village of Dokhin Shripur union of the upazila. As the death news spread, a pall of gloom descended on the area.Locals said ...

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30 schools shut in Sunamganj for flashflood

Sunamganj Correspondent : Academic activities at 30 government primary schools in Tahirpur upazila have been suspended as the institutions went under flood water due to incessant rain for the last six days and onrush of hill water. The students of the flood-affected areas can’t attend classes as all the classrooms and playgrounds went under water, said Abu Syed, acting education ...

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Farmers busy cultivating T-Aman Paddy in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Farmers in Sylhet division have been engaged in the cultivation of T-Aman paddy in a bid to achieve highest yield, officials and a number of farmers said. Seedbeds have already been prepared on a total of 11,288 hectares of land against the target of 21,028 hectares, an official at the divisional office of DAE said on Monday. ...

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Physician found dead in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A physician was found dead at his residence in Baghbari area of the city on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Dr Habib Ullah Khan, an assistant professor of Paediatric Surgery department of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, hailing from Munshiganj’s Sreenagar upazila. Omar Faruk, in-charge of the hospital police outpost, said the doctor used ...

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2 workers drown, 1 student missing in Sylhet boat capsize

Sylhet Office : Two workers drowned as a sand-laden boat capsized in the Dhalai River in Companiganj upazila of the district. Companiganj thana police recovered the bodies from the river in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar on Sunday (July 7). The deceased were identified as Nayeed Hossen, 18, son of Abu Taher of Vatertek village of Bishwamvarpur village and Jamir Hossen, ...

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Step-daughter thrown into river, step-mom held

Sylhet Office : A step-mother threw her daughter into Surma River from a bridge following a family feud in Sylhet on Friday. Police arrested the alleged mother over the incident. The arrestee was identified as Salma Begum, 28, wife of Ziaul Haque from Fatehpur village of down-town Sylhet. The incident was took place on this afternoon (July 5) at Kumargaon ...

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Thousands suffer as bamboo bridge collapses in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A bamboo bridge over the Khajanchi River, the lone means of crossing the river for several thousand residents of 20 villages in Bishwanath upazila, collapsed recently, intensifying their communications woes. Locals said they built the bridge on the south side of Khajanchi union near Ashuganj Bazar in Rampasha with their own fund union as there is no ...

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journalist and community activist jewel Sadat Got Public Service Community Award

  News Editor of ProbasherNews.com and Prothom Alo  North America Edition Special Correspondent , journalist and community activist, Jewel Sadat, received public service community award by Bangladesh Samity of Central Florida on 29 June 2019. After 18 years of continuous service to the community, the Bangladesh Samiti nominated him for special service, and gave him special  award. The Mayor of ...

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