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Sylhet flood hit people in dire need of drinking water

More than 80 per cent areas in Sylhet district and over 90 per cent in Sunamganj were inundated as severe floods hit the districts for the second time this year. People of these areas are suffering due to lack of pure drinking water. At least 50,000 tube wells have been submerged in the flood waters in Sylhet and Sunamganj. That ...

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Water level falls in Surma & Kushiyara in Sylhet, Sunamganj

After a rise over the last two days, the water level of the Surma and Kushiyara rivers started falling again in Sylhet and Sunamganj on Friday. According to the Water Development Board, the water level of Surma River has gone down by 10 cm at Kanaighat Point and 4 cm at Sylhet Point at 12pm today. However, the water level ...

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Sylhet flood: Over 30 lakh people homeless, 40,000 houses destroyed

Over 30 lakh people have been rendered homeless and as many as 40,000 houses destroyed in the recent floods in Sylhet, officials said on Thursday. All the 13 upazilas of the district, including five municipalities, have been affected. According to the local administration, over 2.5 lakh people are living in over 610 shelter homes across the district, reports UNB. Ahsanul ...

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War crimes: One gets death, 3 to stay behind bars for life term

The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday sentenced a man to death and three others to imprisonment until death for their crimes against humanity in Habiganj during the Liberation war in 1971. The condemned convict is Mawlana Mohammad Shafi, is now absconding, and the lifers are Tajul Islam, Md Jahed Miah and Salek Miah. Another fugitive accused Sabbir Ahmed was acquitted ...

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Judgment against 5 Habiganj razakars on June 30

The International Crimes Tribunal -1 on Tuesday set June 30 to pronounce judgment against five alleged Razakars from Lakhai of Habiganj in a case of crimes against humanity. The five accused are– alleged Razakar leader Md Shafi Uddin Moulana, his cohorts Md Tajul Islam alias Forkan, Md Jahed Miah alias Jahid Miah, Md Saleque Miah alias Sayek Miah and Sabbir ...

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Sylhet’s 1st Hajj flight leaves with 419 pilgrims

The first Hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Sylhet left for Jeddah with 419 pilgrims on Tuesday. The BG-3131 flight left the Osmani International Airport at 10:15 am today en route to Jeddah. Md Nowshad Hossain, deputy secretary and finance director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said the next Hajj flight will go to Jeddah on June 30. This year, ...

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Child drowns in Sunamganj flood water

A child on Monday drowned in the flood water at Jagannathpur upazila in Sunamganj district. The deceased was Ariyan, 7, son of Shahin Miah, a resident of Horihorpur area in the upazila. Locals said Ariyan drowned in flood water at the yard this afternoon while playing at the corridor. Later, family members rescued him and rushed to Jagannathpur Upazila Health ...

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Man’s throat-slit body found in Moulvibazar

Police on Tuesday recovered the throat-slit body of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver in Sreemangal upazila of Moulvibazar district. The deceased was identified as Md Jamu Miah, 45, a resident of Sirajnagar village in the upazila. Locals spotted the body in Kakia Bazar area around 9 am and,  later, informed police. On information, police recovered the body, said Sreemangal Police Station ...

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140 medical teams working in flood-hit areas

A total of 140 medical teams are providing medical treatment to flood-hit people in Sylhet district, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday. The health department, he said, is ready to provide medical assistance to the flood victims as the water has started receding, he told in a meeting with the health officials at the conference room of Sylhet Osmani ...

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Teenage boy drowns in Sylhet flood water

A teenage boy drowned in flood water at Sadar upazila in Sylhet district on Friday evening. The deceased was Mobarak Hossain, 15, a tenant of Badam Bagicha area in the upazila. Police said Mobarak drowned in the water in Baishtila area while gossiping as usual. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Sylhet M. A. G. Osmani ...

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