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Dry weather with chances of drizzle over Sylhet

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) Wednesday predicted that weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky over the country, having chances of rain or drizzle at one or two places over Sylhet division. “Moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhere over the country during midnight till morning in ...

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Man kills brother-in-law in Sunamganj

A man was killed in a clash with his brother-in-law over a trivial matter at Shantiganj upazila in Sunamganj district on Tuesday morning. The incident took place around 10am at Nayanagar village under Patharia union of the upazila. The deceased was identified as Alauddin, 50, a resident of the same village. Locals said, Kamal Mia, husband of the victim’s sister, ...

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Man killed, 15 injured in Sunamganj clash

A man was killed and 15 people were injured in a clash between two groups over a land dispute at Derai upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday morning. The clash broke out between the groups of two villages at around 10am in Ujandhal village under the upazila. The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain, 50, a resident of the aforesaid ...

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Two die being crushed by power tiller in Sylhet

Two young men were killed when a power tiller overturned on Monday at Goainghat upazila in Sylhet district. The accident took place at around 9 am at Chirurpar village under Towakul union of the upazila. The deceased were the power tiller driver Raju Ahmad, 26, son of Abbas Ali, hailed from Kandigram, and helper Halim Uddin, 15, son of Halimuddin, ...

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Girl dies as wall collapses on her in Moulvibazar

A school girl died as a wall collapsed on her in Moulvibazar’s Sultanpur on Sunday. The victim was Bithi Akhtar, 12, daughter of Badsha Mia, a resident of Purba Sultanpur area. She was a sixth grader at Moulvibazar Ali Amjad Government High School. It was known that for a long time Badshah Mia has been living in a rented house ...

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Cracks appear in 200 houses due to excess tremor in Bibiyana gas field

The countrys major gas field, Bibiyana, faced a bitter experience on Saturday night, as angry locals surrounded the gas field and demanded the cessation of operations. Cracks have appeared in more than 200 houses in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj due to the excess tremor in the Bibiyana gas field. Locals said there had been a loud sound and excess tremors ...

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35 killed in road accidents in Sylhet div in January: NISCHA

Some 35 people died and 29 were injured in road accidents in Sylhet division during the first month of the year. The Nirapad Sarak Chai’s (NISCHA) Sylhet Division has published a report in this regard. According to the report, 15 people were killed and 11 injured in 13 road accidents in Sylhet district, seven were killed and five injured in ...

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108 trees — the price of ‘beautification’

A total of 108 trees of a diverse range of species, including akashmani, shilkoroi, mahogany, and olive, are to be felled on the premises of Shah AMS Kibria Municipal Auditorium in Habiganj town in the name of a beautification project. Adjacent to Habiganj Government High School ground, the lush green area provides shelter to different native species of birds, including ...

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Leprosy incidence high in Sylhet div despite eradication efforts

Sylhet has been marked as a region with an increased incidence of leprosy, a chronic infectious disease, despite the government having a massive programme with a target to eradicate it by the year 2030. The programme from the state side could not progress at the desired level here as the services at the specialised hospital for the disease in the ...

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Two die being hit by microbus in Sylhet

Two young men died after being run over by a micro bus in Sylhet city on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 5:30 pm in Malnichhara Tea Garden area in the city. The deceased were Mehedi Afnan, 32, hailed from Kulaura upazila under Moulvibazar, and Ashfakuzzaman, from Chunarughat municipality area in Habiganj. Police said deceased Mehedi’s motorcycle collided with the ...

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