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Election in Sylhet- 3 not being held within 90 days

The election is not being held in Sylhet-3 constituency, which is now vacant due to death of Awami League leader Mahmud Us Samad Chowdury, although voting is supposed to take place within 90 days in the vacant seat as per the constitutional obligation. The election of this constituency may be delayed for another 90 days due to coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, ...

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4 of a family among 5 killed in Sylhet road crash

Five persons, including 4 members of a family, were killed and two others injured as a truck hit a CNG-run autorickshaw on Sylhet-Tamabil highway at Ferighat area in Jaintiapur upazila of Sylhet on Sunday morning. The truck hit the autorickshaw at the area at around 6:40am, leaving four of a family — two women and two children — and the ...

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Man held for killing his nephew in Moulvibazar

Members of Rapid Action Battalion on Friday arrested a man, who is main accused in a case filed for killing his nephew Sumon Goala on April 27, from Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal area. RAB-9 camp sub-inspector Suranjit said acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force arrested Monohor Goala,59, from Kunjaban area of Sreemangal and handed him to Kamalganj Police ...

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Hefazat leader Mufti Masood held in Sylhet

Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a top Hefazat-e-Islam leader in Sylhet’s Zakiganj. Mufti Maulana Masood is the general secretary of the dissolved committee of Zakiganj Upazila Hefazat-e-Islam, officials said. He was also the vice principal of Shahbagh Jamia Madania Qasimul Ulum Madrasa and the leader of Jamiat-e-Ulama Islam. Zakiganj police office-in-charge Abul Qasim said Masood was arrested in ...

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Two garment worker raped in Sunamganj

Two garment workers were raped while they were trying to get back to Dhaka from their village home in Sunamganj’s Jamalganj upazila on Monday. A case was filed with Jamalganj Police Station on Tuesday night by one of the victim’s father accusing two persons — Alamgir Miah, 25, and Abul Kalam, 26. The victims, aged 21 and 18, are undergoing ...

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Two killed as lightning strike house in Moulvibazar

Two tea-garden workers were killed after lightning struck their house at Juri upazila in Moulvibazar district on Wednesday morning. The deceased were identified as Raman Bhumij, 27 son of Nanda Bhumij, and Lolita Bhumij, 13, daughter of Shyamal Bhumij. They are workers of Phultala Tea Garden in the upazila. Phultala UP member Md Imtiaz Gafur Maruf said lightning struck their ...

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Brothers killed by lightning strike in Sunamganj

Two brothers were killed and three other persons critically injured after lightning struck them at Dirai upazila in Sunamganj district on Wednesday morning. The deceased were identified as Fakhrul Islam, 47, and his brother Fazlu Mia, 45, residents of Muradpur village in Bhatipara union under the upazila. Locals said lightning struck in the morning when they were working in agricultural ...

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Groundnut farming increases in Sylhet region

Farming of high value but non-traditional crops like groundnut has been on rise in the greater Sylhet region as many farmers got interested in those for better returns, officials and farmers said. According to a report prepared by the DAE Sylhet divisional office on Thursday, 1669 hectares of land were brought under cultivation of groundnut in four districts in the ...

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Goods worth Tk 50 lakh damaged in Moulvibazar fire

A massive fire broke out at the Union Parishad building in Moulvibazar’s Barlekha upazila this morning causing damage to property worth Tk 50 lakh. Five semi-detached rooms, along with furniture and important documents were burnt in the fire that broke out in Dakshinbhag Uttar Union Parishad building. On information, firefighters rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, ...

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Three ‘robbers’ held in Habiganj

Police detained three suspected robbers from Talugarai area at Shayestaganj upazila in Habiganj district early Saturday. The arrested persons are Md Rony Mia, 27, Md Nasim Mia, 35, and Md Alamgir Mia, 28. Shayestaganj Police Station officer in-charge Ajoy Chandra Deb said on information, police conducted a drive around 2:30am and arrested them when they were preparing to commit robbery. ...

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