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Sylhet schools shut due to flooding

Hundreds of students have been hit hard as flooding forced authorities to close educational institutions in Sylhet district. According to the district primary education office, floodwaters have entered some 550 educational institutions in the district. Besides, 200 educational institutions have been designated as shelters for the flood-hit residents of the district, forcing students to stay away from their academic activities ...

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Lightning strike kills 3 farmers in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : Three farmers were killed and four others injured by lightning strike in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj on Thursday noon. The identities of the deceased and injured could not be know yet. Quoting locals, Abdul Latif Tarafder, officer-in-charge (OC) of Tahirpur Police Station, said a thunderbolt struck on them while they were picking nuts in a field at Sundar Pahari village, ...

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3 war criminals sentenced to death in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The International Crimes Tribunal-1 has sentenced three people to death for committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam handed down the verdict on Thursday, prosecutor Sabina Yesmin Khan said. The condemned convicts are Abdul Aziz alias Habul, Abdul Mannan and Abdul Matin of Baralekha upazila in the ...

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Govt allocates relief for Sylhet flood victims

The government is providing assistance to the vulnerable families in flooded parts of the district who have lost their homes or livelihoods. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md. Enamur Rahman today visited the flood-hit areas of the district. “There will be no shortage of relief for flood victims in Sylhet,” ...

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Written exam for assistant teacher in Sylhet dist postponed

The written examination for the post of assistant teacher of Primary Education in Sylhet district, was scheduled to be held on May 20, has been postponed. The written test has been postponed due to the recent flood situation and it will be held on June 3 next, said an official press release on Wednesday, BSS reports.

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Sylhet flood: No improvement, rivers still flowing above danger level

The overall flood situation in Sylhet district showed no signs of improvement on Wednesday, with some rivers still flowing above the danger level. Officials said that all the rivers of the district are full to the brim due to the onrush of hilly waters from the upstream and incessant rains over the past several days. The Surma and the Kushiara, ...

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Sylhet, Sunamganj sadar among 18 upazilas go under flood water

Sylhet city and Sunamganj town have been flooded as three major rivers — the Surma, Kushiyara and Sari-Gowain – are flowing over the danger level due to a downhill onrush of water triggered by heavy rainfall in India. Several lakh people have been marooned since the flood situation has worsened and water entered different parts of 18 upazilas and flooded ...

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Two killed as bus hit auto-rickshaw in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Two people were killed after a bus had crushed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj district on Tuesday. The deceased were Arash Ali, son of Shah Zahur Ali, and Nureya Begum, wife of late Golap Ali. They are residents of Rukanpur village in the upazila. Police said a Sylhet-bound bus crushed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on ...

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Rivers of Sunamganj flowing above danger marks

The water levels in the rivers of Sunamganj has increased due to heavy rains and onrush of upstream hilly waters. Johurul Islam, executive engineer of Water Development Board, said Surma River is flowing 35 cm above its danger level following rains at Meghaloy’s Cherapunji and Sunamganj. According to the Water Development Board 20 mm rain was recorded in Sunamganj in ...

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Flood situation worsens in Sunamganj, Sylhet; thousands marooned

Heavy rains and onrush of upstream hilly waters have worsened the flood situation in Sunamganj and Sylhet districts leaving thousands of villagers marooned in their inundated homes. In Sylhet, the low-lying areas of the district have been flooded due to onrush of water from the upstream, rendering nearly one lakh people marooned, officials said on Monday. The flood situation is ...

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