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Flood worsens again in Sylhet

The water level of the rivers in Sylhet division is increasing due to the onrush of water from upstream and heavy showers. As a result, thousands of people are suffering, new areas flooded and the overall flood situation in the division deteriorated. Flood waters from Surma River have flowed into houses and shops in Sylhet city on Thursday. River water ...

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Communication disrupted in 4 upazilas of Sunamganj for flash flood

Road communication of Chhatak, Jamalganj, Bishomborpur and Tahirpur upazilas of Sunamganj district has been disrupted due to flash flood. Roads, houses and different organisations in those upazilas are went under water. Thousands of people of 19 unions of the four upazilas have been marooned due to rise in the Surma river water above the danger levels after onrush of water ...

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Six lakh marooned as 3rd flurry of floods hit Sylhet, Sunamganj

Six lakh people in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts have been marooned as the country’s northeast has been hit by flooding for a third time this season because of incessant rains and water rushing down from upstream. According to local administration, more than 1,000 villages in 10 upazilas of the two districts have been flooded. Roads and houses in low-lying areas ...

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Sunamganj’s deltaic parts hit by flood again

The low-lying areas of Sunamganj have been hit by floods again after 15 days. The water level of all rivers of the district including Surma, Jadukata, Kushiyara has increased due to incessant rain and onrush of upstream hilly waters. The water of Surma river is flowing 11cm above the danger level at Nabinagar point of Sunamganj. Chatok, Doyara Bazar, Bishwamvarpur ...

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Teenage girl ‘kills self’ in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A teenage girl reportedly committed suicide in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district in a huff with her family on Sunday evening. Daughter of expatriate Tahir Uddin, deceased Tania Akter Tanni, 15, was a resident of Doritajpur village in the upazila. Locals said she committed suicide when she was alone at home in a huff with her family ...

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HC grants 6 months bail to accused Sylhet cop in custodial death case

The High Court granted six months bail to the suspended sub-inspector of police Md Hasan Uddin, one of the accused in the murder case of Rayhan Ahmed in police custody. HC bench of Justice SM Abdul Mobin and Justice Md Atwar Rahman passed the order on Sunday. Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kazal and Abdul Alim Bhuiyan Jewel appeared for the accused ...

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Teenager hospitalised in Sunamganj after being beaten up by headmaster

Sunamganj Correspondent : A class VIII student was hospitalised after being beaten by the headmaster of his school in Sunamganj’s Derai upazila recently. The victim was identified as Tamim Rahman, son of Selu Mia of village Tongor of the upazila. The incident occurred when Tamim, a student of Abdul Matlib High School of the village, along with another student went to ...

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2 shops gutted in Moulvibazar fire

Two shops were completely gutted in a fire that broke out at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district on Saturday night. The incident took place at a departmental store of Monaf Ali and a pharmacy of Dr Kanak Bhattacharya in Kathalkandi village market around 11:00 pm. Locals said some passersby saw the fire and informed fire service. On information, a team ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet train service resumes after 4hrs

Rail communications between Sylhet and Dhaka has been restored after four hours of disruption. A fire broke out from the power of the train on ‘Parabat Express’ train in Chowk Kabiraji area under Kamalganj upazila of the district at around 12:45pm, stopping rail link on the Dhaka-Sylhet route till 5 pm. Later, 4 units of the fire service brought the ...

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Fire at Sylhet-bound ‘Parabat Express’ train doused

A fire that broke out at Sylhet-bound ‘Parabat Express’ train near Shamshernagar Railway Station in Moulvibazar’s Kamalganj around 12:45 pm on Saturday, has been doused. On information, three firefighting units from Kamalganj, Srimangal and Kulaura stations rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze after one and a half hours of frantic efforts. Three bogies were damaged by the flame ...

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