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Sylhet schools yet to resume classes

Despite a government direction to resume academic activities in Sylhet schools during the ongoing hartal and blockade, the schools are yet to be become fully functional. School authorities said that the parents and guardians are afraid to send their children to schools due to the risk of arson attacks. The teachers, however, hoped that the situation will improve from next ...

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Bean becomes a boost to Sylhet farmers

Bean farming is gradually becoming popular here as more and more farmers are cultivating the vegetable on their lands. The vegetable, produced aplenty, is supplied to the local market after meeting up the local demand. Sources said, farmers are passing busy times in harvesting bean from their lands. Farming of bean requires less cost and time, so a number of ...

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Cotton godown gutted in Sylhet

A cotton godown was burnt down in fire incident in Bagbari area of Sylhet city of the district on Friday evenning at 3 pm. Police and fire service sources said the fire had originated from a heap of cotton godown owned by Kamal Bording and engulfed the whole godown. On information, a fire-fighting team from Sylhet fire service station rushed ...

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pistol recovered in Sylhet

Rab-9 recovered a pistol, from the Dhopaghat area in Dakshin Surma upazila in Sylhet on Friday afternoon. At a press conference in the afternoon, commanding officer of Rab-9, told the media about Friday’s operation. He said acting on a tip-off, Rab members conducted a drive in the afternoon and seized the pistol in the Dakshin Surma. The drive would continue, ...

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Industries minister exchange views in SCCI

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu is in favour of scrapping the practice of supplying gas through pipelines for use in vehicles and cooking purposes. No new licence for CNG filling stations should be given and renewal of the existing ones should be stopped, he says. He made the remarks during an interaction with the leaders of the Sylhet Chamber of ...

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Daily commodity prices come normal

The supply of all kinds of vegetables in the city’s Subhanighat vegetable market has increased as vehicles including bus and truck are now running on the highways defying the nationwide nonstop hartal-blockade enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance. Following the increase in supply, the prices of vegetables have come to the reach of Sylhet city people and the farmers, traders and ...

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Sound pollution irritating city dwellers in Sylhet

Sylhet city dwellers are facing serious sound pollution from hydraulic horns that are being used unabated in most of the vehicles here defying the Road Security Council’s ban. Moreover, the roadside restaurant and shop owners are playing songs in full volume using amps to attracted customers that is another prime reason behind the city’s sound pollution. This correspondent learnt that ...

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Man hurt in Gowainghat clash dies at OMCH

A man who was injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over grabbing khas land in Gowainghat upazila on Monday died at Osmani Medical College Hospital on Friday. The deceased was identified as Mainul Islam,40, hailed from Gurkochi village of the upazila. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around 8 am, hospital sources said. With his ...

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3 found dead in Sylhet

Three people, including a teenage girl, were found dead in different parts of the district on Friday. Nazrul Islam, in-charge of Bandarbazar police camp under Kotwali Police Station, said a hotel employee was found dead at Sunflower Hotel in Dhopadighir Par in the city early Friday. The deceased was identified as Tera Mia, 34, son of late Jalil Mia of ...

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Three lawyers sent to jail

A court here Monday sent three pro-Awami League lawyers to jail in the Juba League leader Abdul Ali killing Case. Session’s Judge Khandakar Kamaluzzaman passed the order when the trio surrendered before his court seeking bail. The lawyers are additional public prosecutor Mahfuzur Rahman, also publicity secretary of district Awami League, unit member Ajmal Ali and Habibur Rahman. Court sources ...

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