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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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Lawachhara forest fire under control after 2 hours

A massive fire that broke out at Lawachhara reserve forest on Saturday afternoon has been brought under control . It was brought under control by a unit of Fire Service at 2:30 pm after over two hours of hectic efforts. According to locals, some workers who were working in the student dormitory area of Lawachhara saw a fire in the ...

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Fire at Lawachara forest

A fire has broken out at the Lawachara forest in Moulvibazar. The incident occurred at the Baghmara Camp area of the forest at around 2pm on Saturday. Locals suspect that a vested group intentionally, in a planned way, started the fire to grab land of the forest. According to fire service sources, the fire, which is yet to be brought ...

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No chance of food crisis, if Boro harvest successful: Razzaque

Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque said that there would be no food crisis in the country if farmers can successfully harvest Boro crop this year. “There would be no food crisis in the country…if Boro crop throughout the country including the Haor can be harvested successfully,” he said as the chief guest while attending Boro harvest festival at Jatrapasha of ...

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Environmental pollution: Dry starch powder factory sealed off in Habiganj

The administration has sealed off Maize Advance Argo Refineries (MAAR) Limited, a dry starch powder producing company, in Habiganj on charge of environmental pollution. Ishrat Jahan, deputy commissioner of Habiganj, confirmed the matte. “We did as per direction from the court,” she said. Madhabpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Fatema-Tuj Johra sealed off the factory this afternoon, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. Deputy ...

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Execution of Tk 302m Sylhet city’s digitisation programme delayed

The much-talked about digitalisationprogramme of some important service under a special project in Sylhet city couldn’t be implemented within the targeted period and even after an extended time, sources informed. Now it has been given another extension till June 2022. The ‘Sylhet city digitalisation’ project began in 2018 with a target of citizens’ service digitalisationinOsmani Medical College Hospital, Syhet City ...

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Lockdown: Police barricades at 14 points in Sylhet

The traffic department of the police on Monday has set up bamboo barricades at 14 points in and around Sylhet city to stop traffic. At around 8 am these barricades were set up at various important points of city including Humayun Rashid Chattar, Mendibagh Point, Bandarbazar, Zindabazar, Amberkhana, Tilagarh, Medina Market, Airport Road and Temukhi Point. However the police have ...

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2 held with touchstone statue in Habiganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have detained two suspected smugglers along with a touchstone statue at Bahubal upazila in Habiganj district. Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-9 raided Bahubal Police Station area at early hours of Saturday and detained two smugglers along with the statue, said ASP Obain Rakhaine. The detainees are Sanu Molla, 55, and Md ...

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Coronavirus likely to cost 30,000 tourism job in Sylhet

Over 30,000 tourism workers are at risk of losing their jobs during the Corona outbreak in Sylhet region. They are already in serious trouble since the tourist spots had already been shut for the last two weeks. The total tourism and hospitality sector of the Sylhet division fell in a severe crisis after the sudden closure of the tourism sites ...

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20 students graduate from English Access Microscholarship Program

20 students graduate from English Access Microscholarship Program U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller congratulated Sylhet’s 20 newest graduates of the U.S. State Department-funded English Access Microscholarship Program during a virtual ceremony on Monday. Ambassador Miller praised the 10 young women and 10 young men from local madrasas and public schools for their hard work in completing the course during ...

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