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Sylhet may get nine more Covid vax centres

Authorities plan to set up at least nine more Covid vaccination centres in Sylhet as the city grapples with a devastating second wave of the pandemic. Sylhet City Corporation has already sent a proposal to the Health Department in this regard and awaiting an approval from the latter, officials told Wednesday. The vaccination drive is currently being carried out at ...

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Sylhet sees record 17 Covid deaths in a day

Sylhet Office : Sylhet Division recorded the deaths of 17 more Covid-19 patients in the 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, the highest in a day in the division since March last year. According to the division’s health directorate office, 14 of them died in Sylhet district, two in Moulvibazar and one in Sunamganj — taking the division’s death ...

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HC stays Sylhet-3 by-election till August 5

The High Court (HC) on Monday stayed by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency till August 5. A virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order after six lawyers of the Supreme Court and seven voters of Sylhet-3 collectively submitted a writ petition seeking its directive on the Election Commission to postpone the by-election due to ongoing surge of Covid-19 cases. ...

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Legal notice served on CEC to postpone Sylhet-3 by-polls

Sylhet Office : Five Supreme Court lawyers today served a legal notice to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda, to postpone the by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency scheduled to be held on July 28, due to the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths. Advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir sent the legal notice on behalf of the five lawyers to the ...

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Sylhet Regional Election Officer Israil Hossain dies of Covid-19

Sylhet Office : Two staff of the Election Commission, including Sylhet Regional Election Officer (REO) Md Israil Hossain, died of Covid-19 on Sunday. The Sylhet REO breathed his last in the afternoon at a city hospital, Director (Public Relations) of the Election Commission Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman informed journalist. Israil Hossain was infected with Coronavirus. He was taken to the ICU ...

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No scope to defer Sylhet-3 by-polls: CEC

Sylhet Office : Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said there is no scope to defer by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency due to legal and constitutional obligations. He said all the activities related to the by-election scheduled to be held on July 28 next will remain out of the purview of coronavirus restrictions. The CEC was speaking at a ...

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Two held with Indian medicine in Sylhet

Police have arrested two persons from Sylhet’s Shahparan police station area along with Indian medicines worth Tk 15 lakh. They were arrested on Sunday from Chaumuhana Bazar area in Khadimpara. The arrested are Faisal Ahmed, 25, son of late Yakub Ali, of Naljhuri village in Gowainghat upazila and Zakir Hossain Dalim, 28, son of Habibur Rahman, of Atgram village in ...

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21 Rohingyas held in Moulvibazar after entering from India

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Police detained 21 Rohingyas including women and children at Sadar upazila in Moulvibazar on Saturday morning. They were arrested from bus stand area in the district town around 10 am. Of them, six were men, eight women and seven children. Process is underway to send them to refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district. Additional Superintendent of Moulvibazar ...

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1 held with 900-kg VGF rice in Habiganj

Habiganj correspondent : Law enforcement agencies on Friday held a man with 900-kg VGF (Vulnerable Group Feeding) rice from a warehouse at Lokra Bazar area in Habiganj Sadar. Besides, 17 empty rice sacks bearing the seal of the food department’s warehouse were also seized during the raid. The arrestee was identified as Hasan Ali, 45. The seizure was made after ...

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Demand for oxygen peaks in Sylhet division

Sylhet Office : The demand for oxygen increased in the Sylhet region in recent days amid an upward trend in the number of Covid patients all over the division. Just days ago, the demand was 150 cylinders daily and now it is about 900 to 1000 cylinders, sources said. Demand for oxygen cylinders from the private hospitals also went up ...

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