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2 held with touchstone statue in Habiganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have detained two suspected smugglers along with a touchstone statue at Bahubal upazila in Habiganj district. Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-9 raided Bahubal Police Station area at early hours of Saturday and detained two smugglers along with the statue, said ASP Obain Rakhaine. The detainees are Sanu Molla, 55, and Md ...

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Coronavirus likely to cost 30,000 tourism job in Sylhet

Over 30,000 tourism workers are at risk of losing their jobs during the Corona outbreak in Sylhet region. They are already in serious trouble since the tourist spots had already been shut for the last two weeks. The total tourism and hospitality sector of the Sylhet division fell in a severe crisis after the sudden closure of the tourism sites ...

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20 students graduate from English Access Microscholarship Program

20 students graduate from English Access Microscholarship Program U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller congratulated Sylhet’s 20 newest graduates of the U.S. State Department-funded English Access Microscholarship Program during a virtual ceremony on Monday. Ambassador Miller praised the 10 young women and 10 young men from local madrasas and public schools for their hard work in completing the course during ...

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Boro harvest begins in Sylhet

Boro harvesting has begun in Sylhet division, including the haor areas, with the government expecting a bumper production of the main staple crop this season. Various high-yielding and hybrid varieties of paddy have been cultivated in vast areas of the division. If there is no disaster or natural calamity, marginal farmers and agriculture department officials are hoping that this year’s ...

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2 ‘dacoits’ beaten to death in Habiganj

Two suspected robbers were beaten to death in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj district early Sunday. One of he deceased was identified as Humayun Mia, 40, a resident of Puraikhala village in Madhabpur upazila. Karab union parishad (UP) chairman Abdul Hye said a gang of five to six dacoits stormed the house of Jalal Miah at Gunipur village. Sensing their presence, ...

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LMG posts at all Sylhet police stations, outposts

The government on Thursday set up light machine gun posts at all the police stations and outposts in Sylhet Metropolitan Police area to tighten security measures. Besides, the Sylhet district police have taken initiatives to install LMG posts at all the police stations and outposts under its jurisdiction by Friday. Officials at SMP and Sylhet district police said that they ...

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Sunamganj clash leaves 2 dead

A man and his nephew were killed and two others injured in a clash between two groups over land dispute at Dungria village in Dakshin Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Abdul Tahid, 62, son of Osman Mia and Ripon Mia, 42, son of Rafid Mia. Locals said there had been a longstanding conflict ...

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Shalla OC suspended, Dirai OC transferred

Police administration has taken action against the officers in-charge of Shalla and Dirai police station on charge of negligence in duty during the March 17 attack on Hindu houses in Sunamganj by Hefazat supporters. Sunamganj police superintendent Mizanur Rahman confirmed the matter. Shalla Police Station OC Nazmul Haque has been suspended while Dirai Police Station OC Ashraful Islam transferred to ...

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BCL leader expelled for supporting Mamunul

Fayez confirmed that he himself posted about Mamunul on Facebook A Chhatra League leader has been expelled from the organisation over a Facebook post supporting Hefazat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque. The information was confirmed through a press release signed by Bangladesh Chhatra League President Al Nahian Khan Joy and General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee. The statement said, “according to a ...

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