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Unidentified woman’s body recovered in Sreemangal

Police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from under a bridge at Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar district on Tuesday morning. Locals spotted the body under Udnar Bridge at Huglia Bazar this morning and informed police. Sreemangal Police Station officer in-charge (OC) Md Abdul Saleque said police recovered the body and sent it to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital morgue. Police suspect ...

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Sylhet Shishu Park: 15 years spent in naming

To resolve all complications, SCC has finally decided to name the park as ‘Jananetri Sheikh Hasina Shishu Park’ A children’s amusement park in Sylhet city is yet to be inaugurated even 15 years after the project was initiated only because of a difference of opinion over naming the park, which has long deprived children of healthy amusement. In 2006, during ...

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Mother, son killed in Sylhet road crash

A woman and her two-year-old son died in a head-on collision between a private car and a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Sylhet on Sunday. Five others were injured in the accident. Police identified the deceased as Beauty Roy, wife of Gopesh Roy of Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj, and her son Rupak Roy. The accident occurred at Satmail around 1:30pm ...

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Man killed by rivals in Sylhet

A man was killed allegedly by his rivals over personal enmity at Kurikhola village in Goainghat upazila of Sylhet on Friday. Quoting the victim’s family, police said, a group of 15 to 20 people attacked Kamal Uddin, 50, as he was passing through the Bangabir area on Salutikor-Goainghat Road in the evening. They hacked Kamal with sharp weapons, leaving him ...

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Endangered pangolin rescued in Moulvibazar

The Department of Forest has rescued an endangered Indian Pangolin from Moulvibazar’s Kulaura in Sylhet on Wednesday. “We have kept the pangolin at Lawachara Rescue Center,” confirmed divisional Forest Officer Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, adding, “We will release it at Lawachara National Park after 2-3 days.” He made a special mention of the volunteer organization Stand for Our Endangered Wildlife (SEW) ...

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Minor siblings crushed to death by tractor in Sylhet

Two minor siblings were killed and two others injured as a tractor overturned at Lantirmati area in Dighipara union under Kanaihat upazila of Sylhet on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Naieem Ahmmed, 8, and his sister Maisha Akhter,5, children of Mahtab Uddin, hailing from the area. The accident took place as the tractor overturned in the area at ...

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Couple killed in Sunamganj over trifling matter

A man and her wife were allegedly killed by their rivals over quarrel between their children at Alipur village in Beheli union under Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Alamgir Hossain, 32 and his wife Mursheda begum, 28. Quoting locals, police said Alamgir locked into quarrel with his cousin Russell around 8:15 pm over ...

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150 kg Baghair fish caught from Kushiara River

A giant Baghair fish, weighing around 150kg,  has been caught from the Kushiara River in Fenchuganj upazila in Sylhet district. Fishermen of the area netted the giant fish from the river on Friday night. The Baghair (Bagarius bagarius) fish stole the spotlight as it was brought to Lalbazar in Sylhet city. Trader at Lalbazar Belal Mia said they sought Tk ...

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Ex-MP Shahinur Pasha Chowdhury arrested in Sylhet

Advocate Maulana Shahinur Pasha Chowdhury, law secretary of the newly dissolved central committee of Hefazat-e-Islam and former MP of Sunamganj-3 (Jagannathpur- Dokkin Sunamganj) constituency, has been arrested. A team of Detective Branch (DB) police arrested him from his residence in Bankalapara of Sylhet city at around 1:15 am on Friday. Advocate Maulana Shahinur Pasha Chowdhury is also the central vice-president ...

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Farmers expecting 30,000 tonnes more Boro harvest than target in Sylhet division

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) is expecting a bumper production of Boro in the Sylhet haor area this year and hopes that farmers will collect 30,000 tonnes of paddy more than this year’s target.  Farmers have already harvested 97 percent of Boro in the haor area due to favourable weather, and after full harvest, it will cross the target, the ...

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