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Order on Jhuman Das’ bail plea on Thursday

The High Court on Tuesday fixed Thursday for passing an order on the bail petition of Jhuman Das in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA). A HC bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar fixed the date after hearing on the petition. Advocates ZI Khan Panna, Nahid Sultana and Ashraf Ali stood for ...

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Two sisters found dead on building rooftop in Sylhet

Police recovered the bodies of two sisters from the rooftop of a building at Majumdari area in Sylhet city on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Rani Begum, 33, and Fatema Begum, 27, daughters of late Kalim Ullah of Konapara. Being informed, police recovered the bodies hanging from an iron rod on the roof of the building and sent ...

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Workshop on fact-checking, verification techniques of health journalism held in Sylhet

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) organised a two-day-long workshop in Sylhet city on fact-checking and verification techniques of health journalism. The Asia Foundation-supported workshop took place during September 20-21. It aimed to enhance the capacity of journalists, working to create and publish objective, insightful and influential news on health management. It also wanted to encourage the journalists ...

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Transport workers withdraw strike in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : The indefinite bus strike that Sunamganj District Road Transport Workers’ Union enforced Sunday morning demanding an end to extortion from the bus drivers on Sylhet bypass road has been withdrawn. Nurul Haque, general secretary of the union said the strike was withdrawn in the afternoon. Deputy Commissioner of the district Md Jahangir Hossain and Additional Superintendent of ...

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Commuters suffer in Sunamganj’s sudden bus strike

Sunamganj Correspondent : District Transport Workers Union went on an indefinite bus strike on Sunday morning demanding an end to extortion from the bus drivers on Sylhet bypass road, causing immense sufferings to people. Nurul Haque, general secretary of Sunamganj District Transport Workers Union, said some extortionists have been realizing Tk 50 per bus on Sylhet bypass road from September ...

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Two of a family killed in Sylhet road accident

Two people of a family were killed and four others injured in a collision between a private car and a pickup van in Golapganj Upazila of the district today. The deceased were identified as Shafiq Uddin, 70, hailed from Beanibazar Upazila and his grandson Aryan, 01. Police said the accident occurred at around 11:30 am at Ranaping Fazilpur on Sylhet-Jockyganj ...

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Excavator set on fire while evicting illegal occupiers from railway land in Sreemangal

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Miscreants today set fire to an excavator while it was evicting illegal occupiers from Bangladesh Railway’s land at Bhanugachha Road in Sreemangal, Moulvibazar. “A suspect named Suleman Mia (30) was arrested in connection with the arson,” said Inspector Nayan Karkun of Sreemangal Police Station, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. “Upon receiving the news, a team of fire service ...

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Ex-whip Fazlul Haque Aspia dies

Advisor to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson and former whip in the Jatiya Sangsad, Fazlul Haque Aspia, died of Dengu in a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday. He was 85. Sunamganj district BNP office secretary Jamal Uddin Baker said that the BNP leader died in Bangladesh Specialised Hospital while undergoing treatment there. Aspia was elected lawmaker four times from ...

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Workshop on adapting to climate change held in Sunamganj

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association Green Climate Fund (GCF), organized a local level consultation workshop on the strategies needed to adapt due to the changing climate. The objective of the consultation was to share the findings of different climate vulnerability issues generated from Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and ...

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RNB member arrested on charges of raping disabled child in Sylhet

Police have arrested an RNB (Railway Nirapatta Bahini) member for allegedly raping an eight-year-old mentally challenged girl in south Surma upazila in Sylhet. Nazmul Hossain, 45, hailing from Gopinathpur area of Raypura police station in Narsingdi, was sent to jail after being produced in court on Tuesday. South Surma police station OC (Investigation) Kamrul Hasan Talukder confirmed the matter and ...

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