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Country discovers 28th gas field in Zakiganj

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex) has discovered the country’s 28th gas field at Zakiganj of Sylhet district. The gas field will produce 10mmcfd gas daily. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid formally announced the discovery of the new gas field at a virtual seminar titled “Energy Security: Modern Context, Challenges & Way Forward” ...

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All in country to get COVID-19 vaccine: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Saturday all citizens of the country will get the COVID-19 vaccines in phases as there is no shortage of jabs in the country. “There is no reason to worry about getting COVID-19 vaccine as the government has a sufficient amount of it. As per the announcement of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, all ...

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HC for holding Sylhet-3 by-polls by Sept 7

The High Court on Thursday ordered to hold by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency on any convenient day by September 7 as par the constitution. A High Court division virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order today. The court on July 26 had postponed till today the Sylhet-3 by-polls due to the government restrictions to tackle the coronavirus infection ...

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BCL leader held with firearms in Sylhet

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-9) arrested a Bangladesh Chatra League (BCL) leader from a housing estate area in Sylhet. The arrestee was Saidul Haque Sayed, Sunamganj District BCL deputy secretary for entertainment and son of Shafiq Ullah of Kashipur village in Sunamganj’s Chhatak upazila. Major Mahfuzur Rahman, media officer of RAB-9, said on Tuesday that a RAB team arrested Sayed ...

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Osmani airport incident: 2 probe committees formed

Two probe committees have been formed to investigate the incident of a flight departing from Sylhet’s MAG Osmani International Airport without boarding a UK expatriate. A three-member investigation committee by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and another one-member investigation committee has been formed by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. Biman’s Sylhet District Manager (DM) Farooq Alam said the investigation committees have started ...

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Sylhet records 996 highest ever Covid cases in a single day

Sylhet has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. A total of 2,566 samples were tested and 996 of them came out positive, taking the tally to 40,452. Meanwhile, 9 have died in 24 hours till this morning, taking the number of total deaths to 702. Dr Himangshu Lal Roy, Sylhet Divisional Director of Health, ...

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‘I would never come back to the soil of Bangladesh’

Being the victim of harassment and humiliation by the officials at Sylhet Osmani International Airport, a Bangladesh-born British woman said she would never come to the soil of Bangladesh if her parents go back to the United Kingdom. Coming to Facebook live, she said, “I would never come back to the soil of Bangladesh. I have become the victims of ...

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Sylhet division reports highest 802 Covid cases, 17 deaths in a single-day

Sylhet division on Friday morning logged as many as 802 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, the division’s highest single-day figure this year. Of the fresh Covid cases in the division, 464 are from Sylhet district alone. So far, 21,525 people have been infected with Covid-19 in this district. Besides, 39,116 people have been found infected with the virus in ...

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Body of missing woman recovered after a month in Moulvibazar

Kamalganj (Moulvibazar) Correspondent : Police recovered the half-decomposed body of a woman in Kamalganj Upazila of the district on Wednesday after one month of her missing. The deceased was identified as Suchitra Shabdakar, 40, wife of Subash Bauri, a resident of Patrakhola Tea Garden area in the upazila. She was a cleaner of the tea garden. Police and local sources ...

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New Safari Park planned at remote Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar

A new safari park will be established in the Lathitila forest area in Juriupazila of Moulvibazar. The forest department has taken up the venture for the 3rd safari park after their old ones at DulaHajra in Cox’s Bazar and Bangabandhu Safari Park inGazipur. Already, the forest department has conducted a feasibility study through a consulting firm on the project.It will ...

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