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Attachment of Sylhet customs commissioner’s 9-storey house in Dhaka ordered

A court in Dhaka has ordered the authorities concerned to attach a senior customs official’s nine-storeyed house at Bashundhara, two apartments and three commercial spaces in the capital. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Ash Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order, allowing a plea of the investigation officer and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Farzana Yasmin to attach the properties ...

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Floods devastate 3 Haor Upazilas of Moulvibazar

The flood situation has improved in the riverine areas of the seven Upazilas of Moulvibazar, but the water has yet to recede in the Haor region of the district. Extreme misery has shrouded the lives of the people living on the banks of the wetlands in the Hakaluki Haor region’s Kulaura, Juri, and Barlekha Upazilas. The floodwater has also made ...

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Sylhet, Sunamganj reel under floods, 2 million affected

Heavy rainfall triggered by active monsoon submerged much of two northeastern districts Sylhet and Sunamganj creating havoc for the people in rural areas as the two districts witnessed third spell of flood within one month. As monsoon has arrived early impacted by cyclone Rimel, the fresh round of flood inundated vast areas of several districts of the country, officials and ...

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Sylhet flood situation likely to worsen

People in the northeastern region of the country were witnessing a flood for the third time, exactly within one month. “Northern regions of Bangladesh and some states of India have witnessed torrential rainfall as monsoon are set early impacted by cyclone Rimel, resulting in floods for the third time in Sylhet and Sunamganj,” said FFWC Executive Engineer Sardar Udoy Raihan. ...

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Flood waters recede in Moulvibazar, but heavy rain poses renewed threat

Recent flood waters have receded slightly in Moulvibazar district, but heavy rain over the past two to three days has raised concerns that houses may be flooded again. The water levels in the Kushiara and Juri rivers continue to rise, with the rivers flowing above their boundaries. If the heavy rains persist, there is a fear that the district’s 300,000 ...

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Third round of flood batters life in Sylhet

Some parts of Sylhet have been flooded again, the third round in 35 days, due to heavy rains for the last couple of days and onrush of upstream water. The water level of various rivers including the Surma and the Kushiyara are rising rapidly, causing fear about inundation of more areas. The fresh spell of flood has already inundated three ...

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3 missing after boat capsizes in Sunamganj

Three passengers of a boat, including two women, went missing after the boat sank in the Surma river due to strong currents at Doarabazar upazila in Sunamganj district on Tuesday. The missing people were identified as Jotsna Begum, 35; Jamir Ali, 40; and Gulo Bibi, 75. All three were residents of the Azampur Ashrayan Project. Badrul Hasan, officer in-charge of ...

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Flashflood likely in Sylhet, Sunamganj: FFWC

The water level of Surma, Kushiyara, Old-Surma, Sarigowain rivers in the North-eastern region may rise further and cause flash flood in the low-lying areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center(FFWC). The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers are in steady state, which may rise in next 72 hours,  it said, reports UNB citing the FFWC. The Ganges ...

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100 sacks of Indian sugar recovered in Sunamganj

A total 100 sacks of Indian sugar recovered from a graveyard at Moddhonagar upazila in Sunamganj district on Sunday. A team of police, led by sub-inspector Tapan Chandra Das, conducted a drive in Rupnagar village under Bongshikundanorth union in the upazila and recovered the sacks from a abandoned graveyard. Md Imran Hossain, officer-in-charge of Moddhonagar Police Station, confirmed it.  

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Sylhet Board announces new schedule for postponed subjects

Sylhet Education Board has announced new dates for the four subjects of HSC and equivalent exams, which were suspended due to the flood in the region. The postponed exams of the subjects will begin on August 13, Professor Arun Chandra Paul, examinations controller of Sylhet Education Board, confirmed on Sunday afternoon. According to the routine, HSC and its equivalent exams ...

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