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Habiganj BCL leader arrested in extortion case

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has arrested a Bangladesh Chhatri League (BCL) leader in an extortion case in Habiganj’s Shayestaganj upazila. On secret information, a Rab-9 team raided Driver Bazar area around 11pm yesterday and arrested Prosenjit Chandra Deb, BCL president of Shayestaganj upazila unit, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports. Prosenjit was a fugitive accused in the case filed over extortion, Commander ...

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Man held with 38 gold bars at Sylhet Airport

Customs Intelligence arrested a man with 38 gold bars, weighing 6kg, from Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport on Monday morning. The arrestee is identified as Porendra Das, 38, son of Noresh Das, hailing from Atghar Najirabad village of Moulvibazar Sadar. A flight of BG-248 landed the airport from Dubai around 9:00am, said Al-Amin, Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Customs Excise and ...

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Two children drown in canal in Sunamganj

Two minor children drowned in a canal at Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ema Akter, 5, daughter of UP member Babul Miah, and her cousin Arman Hossain,4, son of Ashik Nur Miah, residents of Tahirpur Sadar Union. Tahirpur Police Station sub-inspector Md Nazmul Haque said firefighters recovered the bodies from a canal ...

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Two accused in a murder case killed in Moulvibazar ‘gunfight’

Two men, accused in a case filed for killing businessman Nazmul Hasan, have been killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Moulvibazar on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Tofail, 35, and Shahid Mia, 40. Battalion Commander of Srimangal RAB-9 Basu Dutta Chakma said the criminals fired on RAB vehicles in the early hours of ...

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Huji founder Salam dies at Sylhet hospital

Maulana Sheikh Abdus Salam, a founder of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji) and a death-row prisoner in the 21 August grenade blast cases, died at a Sylhet hospital this afternoon. He was admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital from Sylhet Central Jail yesterday and died at 2:28pm while undergoing treatment at the hospital, said Manjur Hossain, ...

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Couple’s hanging bodies found in Habiganj

The deceased were identified as – rickshaw puller Abdur Rouf, 30 and his wife Aleya Akhter, 26, a returnee from Saudi Arabia Police recovered the hanging bodies of a husband and wife from a house at Narpati village in Habiganj’s Chunarughat upazila on Friday morning. The deceased were identified as – rickshaw puller Abdur Rouf, 30 and his wife Aleya ...

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Two Bangladeshis shot dead by BSF along Sylhet border

Two Bangladesh nationals were gunned down allegedly by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Kanaighat border in Sylhet district on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Askar Ali, 25, son of Abdul Latif, and Arif Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Hannan, residents of Eraligul village under the upazila. Relatives of the deceased said the duo left their respective ...

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Sylhet restaurant owners call off strike

Restaurant owners in Sylhet have called off their indefinite strike in protest against mobile court raids, following assurances from the local administration and ruling party politicians. On Tuesday afternoon, restaurants owners across Sylhet declared to go on an indefinite strike from Wednesday in protest against the mobile court drives against “substandard” food and non-possession of a licence by some eateries, ...

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Sreemangal sees lowest 15.6 degree Celsius temperature

The lowest temperature in the country was recorded at Sreemangal in Moulvibazar district on Tuesday. The lowest minimum temperature at 15.6 degree Celsius was recorded in Sreemangal at 9:00am on Tuesday, the Met Office said in its forecast. The intensity of winter in Sreemangal may increase further, as from now on, the temperature will continue to drop, it said. The ...

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Farmers suffer as 1,200 hectares of land remain fallow

The local authorities took no measures to facilitate the poor small farmers to cultivate their own lands even in months as they cannot remove the sand from their croplands. About 1,200 hectares of cropland in frontier Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj turned uncultivable as these went covered with two to three-foot thick sands and pebbles rolled down with waters from Meghalaya ...

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