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Parts of Sylhet city go under knee-deep water after 1 hr rains

The residents of Sylhet city woke up to waterlogged streets on Sunday morning after one hour monsoon showers. On Saturday, a heavy bout of rainfall brought much-awaited relief in the district after a week of a heatwave that scorched parts of the country. The rains started around 11 pm and it continued for one hour. Roads, houses, shops and low-lying ...

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Sylhet sizzles: Thursday hottest July day in 66 years!

Sylhet on Thursday witnessed its hottest day in July in 66 years, at 38.9 degrees Celsius. After receiving highest rainfall in June in 64 years that triggered massive floods across the district, Sylhet is now reeling under an intense heat wave. Such a high temperature was last recorded in the district in July 1956. On Wednesday, the temperature was recorded ...

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Two Bangladeshis shot at near Sylhet’s Majhergaon border

Two Bangladeshi nationals were injured being shot at allegedly by members of Indian Khashi community near Majhergaon border at Companiganj upazila in Sylhet district on Thursday. The injured are Sudhangsu Das, 45, son of Hemanta Das, and Mukhlesur Rahman, 30, son of Tota Mia, residents of Majhergaon village in the upazila. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Camp-48 commander Lieutenant Colonel Saiful ...

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12 flood-hit families to get new houses in Habiganj

Two US-based organizations–Michigan Badminton Family and Amin Realty & Associates—have given cash assistance to 12 flood-hit people in Habignaj district for building new houses. Apart from this, the organizations also distributed assistance among 96 people to cope with the losses caused with the devastating flood. The assistance was handed over at a programme held at Ajmiriganj launch ghat in the ...

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4 killed as boat capsizes in Habiganj haor

Four women were killed after their boat capsized in Gungiajuri Haor in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj Wednesday following a storm. The boat capsized near village Rawail at 6:45pm as they went to relatives’ house in village Snanghat to invite them to a wedding, Rakibul Islam Khan, office-in-charge (OC) of Bahubal Police Station, said. The deceased were bride Trina’s mother Zarina ...

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Rail link restored in Sylhet, Chattogram, Dhaka

The rail communication between Dhaka,Chattogram and Sylhet routes was restored on Tuesday after a seven-hour disruption caused by derailment. “After seven hours, the rail communication has been restored”, said MonirUddin, in charge of Akhaura railway station. SM Saiful Islam, station master in-charge of Mukandapur railway station, said a bogie of a Sylhet-bound train, carrying oil, derailed around 11 am when ...

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Siblings drown on Eid day in Moulvibazar pond

Two brothers drowned in a pond at Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar district on Sunday evening. The deceased were identified as Ruhit Mollik, 11, and Porbo, 8, sons of Rinku Mollik, residents of Bijli village in the upazila. Police assumed that the duo were playing on the bank of a pond in Bijli village in the afternoon. At one stage of ...

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Tree plantation programme held in Kamalganj

Biodiversity Protection Committee has organised a tree plantation programme in Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar district. Kamalganj Municipality Mayor Jewel Ahmed planted saplings planted at student dormitory of Lawachara National Park on Saturday morning. Kamalganj Biodiversity Protection Committee president Manjur Ahmed Azad Manna, organizing secreatry Sajib Dev Roy, assistant forest conservator Shyamal Kumar Mitra and writer Ahmed Siraj and the organization ...

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Waterborne disease outbreaks in Moulvibazar as floodwater falls

Flood-affected people have contracted various waterborne diseases after water recedes in Moulvibazar. More than 2,000 people are affected by waterborne disease since last 15 days. According to Civil Surgeon’s office, 2,236 people have been affected with waterborne diseases. Of them, most of the patients are suffering from diarrhea and skin diseases. Civil Surgeon Dr Chowdhury Jalal Uddin Morshed said a ...

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Boy drowns in flood water while learning to swimming

A boy drowned while learning to swimming in flood water in Moulvibazar’s Juri upazila on Tuesday afternoon. Deceased Anupom Upaddhay, 20, was a resident of Gandhichhara Tea Garden under Sreemangal upazila of the district. He lived in his uncle’s house in Dhamai Tea Garden area in the upazila. Locals said Anupom drowned when he was trying to learn swimming in ...

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