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Berger launches Experience Zone in Sylhet

Leading paint solution brand Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited (BPBL) has launched a new ‘Berger Experience Zone’ flagship outlet in Sylhet. The establishment at Al-famacha shopping centre, Naya Sarak point, Sylhet has been inaugurated recently. Md Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, Sr General Manager, Sales and Marketing; Abul Kasem Mohammad Sadeque Nawaj, General Manager, Marketing; Mohammad Azizul Hoque, General Manager, Sales Trade; Shabbir ...

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Incomplete dams threaten Sunamganj haor farmers

Rains and untimely floods usually start to occur in this region since March The farmers of Sunamganj, an area having many haors (wetland ecosystems), are worried as the construction of embankments to protect boro crops from untimely rainfall and floods in March has not finished as yet. To protect the area from floods, embankment construction started on 15 December last ...

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Digital Sylhet City project falls flat

Free public WiFi inactive, IP cameras damaged The government initiated the “Digital Sylhet City” project in 2018 to transform Sylhet into the first digitalised city with a wide range of technological facilities such as free Internet access, automated systems in crucial institutions and Internet protocol (IP) cameras in busy areas. But, the much-hyped project has fallen flat even before its ...

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Drug addict held for killing father in Sylhet

A man in his 30s allegedly bludgeoned his father to death in Sylhet after the latter objected to his drug addiction. He has been arrested, police said on Friday. The accused has been identified as Jashim Uddin, son of Abdul Aziz, a 75-year-old freedom fighter from Tajpur village in Sylhet’s Beanibazar upazila. Police said Jashim attacked his father with an ...

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Indian side of Assam-Sylhet rail line nears completion, Bangladesh part uncertain

The Indian side of the Assam-Sylhet rail line project, taken up to boost regional trade and connectivity between India and Bangladesh, has come close to completion, but the Bangladesh side of it is lagging far behind. The Indian side of the rail route is expected to be completed by December this year, reports Assam-based news outlet Barak Bulletin. However, completion ...

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Cost of Dhaka-Sylhet 4 lane highway to increase by Tk 40.8 billion

The cost of Dhaka-Sylhet four-lane highway increased to Tk40.8 billion for land acquisition and utility transfer. The Department of Roads and Highways is implementing the project. The cost of the project was originally approved at Tk38.8 billion. The new project cost has been estimated at Tk40.79 billion. Along with this, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at ...

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Sunamganj man dies allegedly in police custody, protesters block road

Sunamganj Correspondent : Local people blocked the Sunamganj-Sylhet highway on Monday with the body of a 40-year-old man, who died allegedly in police custody. The protest took place around 12 pm in the Paglabazar area of Sunamganj-Sylhet road in Shantiganj upazila of the district causing a long tailback on the highway for three hours. The deceased was identified as Ujir ...

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Bangladeshi man ‘shot by Indian Khasias’ along Sylhet border

A Bangladeshi man was shot and injured allegedly by Khasia people along the Bangladesh-India border in Jaintapur Upazila of Sylhet. The incident was reported around 9am on Saturday, some 457 meters away from the Dibir Haor border of the upazila, said a local reporter. The injured, Md Emon Ali, 25, is currently being treated at the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical ...

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Jyotsna dismembered as she wanted to expose rape incident

Three accused dismembered the expatriate’s housewife into six pieces, who was gang raped by the accused inside a pharmacy in Sunamganj’s Jagannathpur upazila on Thursday, as she wanted to expose the matter to her family members, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has said. CID special superintendent Mukta Dhar unveiled this information at a press conference held at its headquarters in ...

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