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Man killed in Sunamganj road crash

A man was killed in a road accident on the Sunamganj-Sylhet highway at Sadar upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Md Moinuddin, 40, son of Shafiqul Islam, a resident of Amritshree village under Gourarang union in the upazila. He was a superintendent of a local Dakhil Madrasah. According to locals, Moinudding was heading towards ...

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Early harvest of short-duration paddy varieties begins in Sylhet

The harvesting of early and short-duration varieties like Bina evolved Bina-7 and Bina-17 as well as Bridhan-71, Bridhan-74, Bridhan-75 and Bridhan-87 has begun in Sylhet region. Rahim Uddin, a farmer at a village in Golapganj upazila, said, “Bina dhan is a short-duration crop. After its harvest, we can cultivate mustard and then Boro paddy on the same land in the ...

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Design flaws stall Sylhet airport expansion, causing costs, time overruns

In October 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a megaproject to upgrade Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. But construction stalled after only 22% progress following the detection of “major flaws” in the design. The project was scheduled to conclude this year, but officials now estimate it will take an additional two years to complete after the redesign. This will also ...

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Around 1200 BNP-Jamaat men sued in Sylhet

A total of 17 cases were filed accusing around 1200 leaders and activists of BNP-Jamaat in Sylhet over the past 12 days since the BNP and likeminded parties started imposing countrywide blockades, according to police. Fifty of those sued have so far been arrested in these cases filed with several police stations, said Azbahar Ali Sheikh, deputy commissioner (north) of ...

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Ambassador Iwama Kiminori visits project site of Japanese grant in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori visited Habiganj to attend the inauguration ceremony of the project for construction of a community skill development center in Habiganj district provided to the NGO “Community Initiative Society (CIS)” by the government of Japan through the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP). The project is expected to provide vocational ...

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Youth held with liquor, foreign currency in Sunamganj

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive arrested an alleged drug peddler along with 24 bottles of liquor and 1,620 India rupees from Madhyanagar upazila in Sunamganj district on Tuesday night. The arrested is Ashik Nur Islam, 23, a resident of Koroibari village under Bongsikunda North union of the upazila. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-28 ...

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Anwaruzzaman takes charge as Sylhet city mayor

Newly elected mayor Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury has taken charge of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) as the fifth mayor. He officially took over the duty from outgoing Mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury at Nagar Bhaban at 3:30 pm on Tuesday (November 7). Local Awami League leaders including Expatriate Welfare and Foreign Employment Minister Imran Ahmed MP, Anwaruzzaman’s wife Holy Begum Chowdhury, and outgoing ...

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Sheikh Hasina will officially launch AL election campaign with Sylhet rally: Quader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the Awami League, will officially kick off her party’s campaigning for the upcoming 12th parliamentary election through a rally in Sylhet, the party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today. “Sheikh Hasina acknowledges the contribution of Sylhet’s expatriates to the country’s economy,” Quader, who is also the road transport and bridges minister, said ...

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Unimart launches flagship outlet in Sylhet

Unimart, a premium superstore and subsidiary of the United Group, has launched its flagship outlet at Ambarkhana Point in Sylhet. The outlet was inaugurated on Saturday (4 November) with the presence of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, United Group Chairman and Managing Director Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, Unimart Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Murtaza Zaman, and other distinguished guests from Sylhet, ...

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ATM booth theft in Sylhet: 3 held, Tk 18 lakh recovered

Police have arrested three people from different parts of the country in connection with the stealing of over Tk 26 lakh from an ATM booth of Dutch Bangla Bank in Subidbazar of Sylhet city on October 28. Police claimed to have recovered Tk 18 lakh stolen from the booth. The arrestees were Altab Hossain Limon, 22, , an official of ...

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