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Water level in Surma River rises, low-lying Sunamganj areas inundated

Residents in Sunamganj have feared the third wave of flood as the water level of all rivers is rising due to the water from upstream and continuous rainfall. Sunamganj water development board on Friday morning said that Surma River water is flowing 26 cm above the flood limit at Sholghar point of Sunamganj municipality around 6am, inundating several low-lying areas. ...

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Seven held with smuggled sugar worth Tk 14m in Sylhet

Police detained seven people and seized seven trucks carrying approximately 2,400 sacks of sugar smuggled in from India in Sylhet. Md Sohel Reza, deputy commissioner (south) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, said detective conducted an operation in Pirer Bazar area under Shah Poran police Station at around 5am on Thursday and seized six trucks carrying sugar and detained six people in ...

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Flood: Situation improving in Sylhet, outbreak of waterborne diseases feared

The overall flood situation in Sylhet has improved further but till now around 400,000 people are marooned due to flooding across the district. Among them, 9,635 people took refuge in 651 shelter centres in different parts of the district while others took refuge in makeshift shelters in relatives’ homes or simply living amid floodwaters in their own houses. Meanwhile, various ...

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Postponed HSC examinations in Sylhet division begin

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams in Sylhet division, which were postponed due to flooding, began on Tuesday (July 9) amidst the ongoing flood. The first day’s exams in the Sylhet division began with the Information and Communication Technology subject. 8As several exam centres, including Sylhet’s Dakshin Surma Government College and Balaganj DN High School, are still submerged ...

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Travel ban imposed on Sylhet customs official Enamul

A court in Dhaka on Monday imposed a travel ban on Mohammad Enamul Haque, the commissioner of Sylhet Customs, Excise and VAT Commissionerate, in a case filed for amassing illegal wealth. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Ash-Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order following an application lodged by the anti-graft body. Earlier on July, the court ordered to seize the immovable ...

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25 hurt as bus overturns in Sylhet

At least 25 people were injured after a passenger bus overturned on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at South Surma upazila of Sylhet district in the early hours of Monday. The accident occurred around 5:30 am in front of the APBn-7 office in Lalabazar area under the upazila. Citing locals, media officer of APBn-7 ASI Mohammad Pabel said the Sylhet-bound bus from ...

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Pregnant woman killed in Habiganj road accident

A pregnant woman was killed and four people were critically injured as a pickup and a CNG run auto-rickshaw collided head-on on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway under Shayesthaganj upazila in Habiganj district on Saturday night. The accident took place at 10 pm at Sutang bridge area under the upazila. The deceased was identified as Mitu Akhter, 24, wife of Swapan Mia, hailed from ...

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Youth arrested over raping child in Sunamganj

Police arrested a young man in a case filed over raping a 11-year-old child from Dowarabazar upazila in Sunamganj district on Friday night. The arrested man is Tofazzal, 22, a resident of Lakshmipur village under Lakshmipur union in the upazila. Earlier, at 12:00 noon on Wednesday (July 3) Tofazzal went to the girl’s house and raped the victim as there ...

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Education bears brunt of flooding in Sylhet

Academic activities came to a halt at about 500 educational institutions of mostly primary and secondary levels across Sylhet as the third wave of flooding hit the district this year. Moreover, the unprecedented flooding caused damage to roads, agriculture, and fisheries in the northeastern district of Bangladesh but the education sector has been hardest hit. Some school buildings have been ...

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