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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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Man held with liquor in Sunamganj

Rapid Action Battalion ( RAB) arrested a drug peddler along with 328 bottles of foreign liquor at Tahirpur Police Station in Sunamganj district on Sunday night. The arrested person is Md Nijam Uddin, 51, of Borgaf village in the upazila. Acting on a tip-off, RAB members conducted a drive at Binnakuli Bazar area around 9:15 pm, and nabbed the drug ...

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Sylhet, Sunamganj rivers may cross danger levels in next 24 hours

The Ganges river is in steady state, while the Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma river are in rising trend. This situation may continue in next 72 hours, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC). Releasing a bulletin on rainfall and river situation of the country on Sunday (May 15) afternoon, the FFWC said the Dharla and the Teesta rivers ...

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India has not stopped export of wheat officially: Food Minister

India has banned export of wheat on the ground of curtailed output and increase of local prices an all-time high. Amid the Russia-Ukraine war, India’s sudden decision has created the possibility of soaring flour prices in international market. Bangladesh may also be affected by India’s decision. However, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Mazumder has said the neighbouring country has not stopped ...

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19mmcfd of gas being supplied to national grid from Kailashtila in Sylhet

Gas supply to the national grid from newly-discovered well-7 of Kailashtila gas field in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet began on Saturday. Senior Secretary to the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Mahbub Hossain inaugurated the gas supply at 11:00am. Everyday, 19 MMCFD (million standard cubic feet per day) gas will be added to national grid from this well, said ...

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Flash flood: Low-lying areas in Sunamganj, Sylhet inundated

The low-lying areas in Sylhet’s Goainghat and Jaintapur upazilas and Doarabazar upazila in Sunamganj  went under water due to onrush of  water from the upstream and heavy showers for the last couple of days. In Sylhet, the water levels of many rivers including Kushiara and Surma  is increasing while the rivers are flowing above the danger level at many points, ...

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3500 litres edible oil seized in Moulvibazar, shop sealed

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Department of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) on Thursday seized 3500 litres of edible oil from a shop at Barlekha upazila in Moulvibazar district. DNCRP Moulvibazar district assistant director Md Al-Amin fined Tk 50,000 and sealed the shop, named Shamsu Varieties Store in Haziganj Bazar, for hoarding edible oil illegally. Al-Amin said the shop owner was selling ...

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Gang rape at Sylhet MC College: 8 indicted in separate extortion case

Sylhet Office : A Sylhet court on Wednesday framed charges against eight men in a case of extortion in addition to their earlier indictment in the gang rape of a woman at MC College in Sylhet. Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Mohitul Haque framed the charges, Public Prosecutor (PP) Rashida Syeda Khanam said. At that time, the ...

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Two held for kidnapping and raping teenager in Sylhet

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) alleged arrested two people from Sylhet’s South Surma upazila for kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old girl. The arrestees are Abdul Ali, 40, of Jafrabad village under the upazila and Md. Alauddin, 32, of Chhopdolpur village. The victim was rescued and they were arrested from Jalalpur Bazar area of the upazila on May 8, said Somen Majumder, ...

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