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2 drug peddlers held with hemp in Moulvibazar

Police arrested two drug peddlers along with hemp from Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar district on Monday night. The arrested are Mujahid Ali Ujjal, 33, and Tajul Islam, 25. Kulaura Police Station officer in-charge Abdus Salek said a team of the police station conducted an anti-drug drive in Uslapara area at night and arrested duo. He said some one and a ...

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BGB destroyed drugs worth Tk 5. 29 cr in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : From last year 2019 to July 2022, anti-narcotics operations of 5 crore 29 lakh rupees have been destroyed by conducting anti-narcotics operations from different borders of Habiganj, Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts. Habiganj Battalion-55 BGB destroyed drugs on Saturday (September 17) afternoon. At this time, the State Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism. Mahbub Ali was present as ...

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Tea worker commits suicide in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A tea worker reportedly committed suicide in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Gopal Nairu, 40, a worker of Longla Tea Garden. Kulaura Police Station OC Md Abdus Salek said family members of the victim saw the body was seen hanging from a branch of tree beside his house on Friday ...

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35 hurt as 2 buses collide in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : At least 35 people have been injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj district. The accident took place on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Gajnaipur area at about 10:00 pm, Thursday. The identity of the injured could not be known immediately. Sherpur Highway Police Station sub-inspector Shahin Ahmed said a Dhaka-bound bus ...

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Elderly man electrocuted in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : A sexagenarian man was electrocuted at Dharmapasha upazila in Sunamganj district on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was Sadhon Chandra Pal, 65, a resident of Swalop Palpara village in the upazila. Quoting locals, Dharmapasha Police Station officer in-charge Mizanur Rahman said Sadhon came in contact with a live electric wire around 3:00 pm while removing the entangled leaves from ...

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Sylhet Jubo Dal leader picked up by Rab, sent to jail

A team of Rab-9 picked up Sylhet District Jubo Dal General Secretary Maksud Ahmed early this morning (September 14, 2022). He was later shown arrested in a sabotage case and handed over to Sylhet Kotwali Police Station. Mohammad Ali Mahmud, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sylhet Kotwali Police Station, confirmed the matter to The Daily Star this evening (September 14, 2022). After ...

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Sylhet transport workers withdraw strike considering SSC exams, Durga Puja

Bus services returned to normal in Sylhet on Wednesday, with transport workers calling off their strike on Tuesday night. The aggrieved transport workers called off their stir after the district administration assured them to meet their five-point demand, according to union leaders. “We had a meeting with officials of the district administration around 8pm and they gave us an assurance ...

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Transport workers’ stir hits commuters hard in Sylhet

Thousands of commuters in Sylhet have been hit, with buses staying off the roads since Tuesday morning in the wake of an indefinite strike called by Sylhet district transport workers. Sylhet District Road Transport Workers Coordination Council called the strike on Monday evening to press home their five-point demand. They have threatened to intensify their stir if their demands are ...

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Transport owners strike in Sylhet from Tuesday

The Sylhet District Road Transport Workers Coordinating Council comprising six registered organizations has called for an indefinite strike in Sylhet from Tuesday on five-point demands. In a press release signed by Ali Akbar Rajan, Joint General Secretary of Sylhet District Bus Minibus Coach Microbus Sramik Union, it is said that all types of public transport, including buses, CNG-powered auto-rickshaws and ...

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China’s Sinopec to drill for gas at Well No-10 of Sylhet Gas Field

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that the government would continue to put priority on exploration and production of natural gas. Urging the officials to expedite the implementation of the projects in this regard, he said, it is essential to complete schemes even before the deadline. He made the call while virtually addressing the contract ...

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