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People suffer as transport strike paralyses Sylhet

People in greater Sylhet region are suffering immensely as road communications with the rest of the country has remained suspended form Tuesday morning. Greater Sylhet stone traders and workers in collaboration with transport workers reportedly have enforced a 72-hour transport strike from 6:00am today in a demand for allowing stone collection from all the stone quarries of the region. Sylhet ...

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Three-day transport strike in Sylhet from tomorrow

Owners and workers are going on a three-day transport strike from Tuesday demanding the opening of a stone quarry in Sylhet. As a result, all types of public transport and transport of goods will be closed from 6 am on Tuesday to Thursday evening. Meanwhile, administration officials held a meeting with the striking transport owners and workers in the conference ...

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2 killed over land dispute in Habiganj

Two people were killed in a clash over land dispute in Baniachang upazila of Habiganj district on Sunday afternoon. The deceased were identified Nurul Haque, 50, and Kachha Mia, residents of Balla Gazipur village in the upazila. Locals said Nurul Haque had been at loggerheads with Alai Mia over a piece of land for a long time. Both the feuding ...

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Country’s lowest temperature recorded 7.3˚C in Sreemangal

Country’s lowest temperature of 7.3 degrees Celsius was recorded in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila on Sunday (December 20). In its regular forecast, the Met Office said the weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. Sreemangal weather office’s acting officer Anisur Rahman said, it is the lowest temperature in this running season. A mild cold wave is ...

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Sylhet hit by 12-hour power outage again

The power supply in Sylhet has not been normal even a month after the fire incident at a power plant Sylhet residents have been facing a power outage for 12 hours again as the Kumargaon grid substation went through emergency repairs and maintenance work. The authorities announced that customers would experience a seven-hour power outage on Saturday, but the power supply was restored after 12 hours. ...

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Three-way collision kills 2 in Habiganj

Two people were killed and three others were injured in a three-way auto-rickshaw, human hauler, and pick-up van collision at Kalimnagar of Shaistaganj in Habiganj on Friday morning. The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known yet. Confirming the news, Ajay Chandra Deb, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shaistaganj police station, said that the accident took place at 11:00 ...

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Prepaid gas meters coming to Sylhet

With an aim to prevent gas wastage at the household level as well as to ensure efficient use of gas, prepaid gas meters are going to be introduced in Sylhet. Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited (JGTDSL), the sole gas distributor in Sylhet division, is going to implement a project to install prepaid gas meters in the houses of ...

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Missing Moulvibazar businessman found dead

The decomposed body of a businessman, who had been missing since Friday night, was found buried in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Abdul Munaf, 32. Confirming the news, Binay Bhushon, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kulaura Police Station, said Munaf went missing on Friday night while he was returning home from work, at Moly Plaza. Meanwhile, ...

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Man kills himself at court failing to reunite with wife, son

Habiganj Correspondent : A 32-year-old Hafizur Rahman stabbed himself to death at the court premises, failing to get his wife and eight-month-old son back. The incident took place at the Habiganj Judicial Magistrate’s Court on Monday following an order. Hafizur’s wife Bushra Begum, mother-in-law, and sister-in-laws appeared before the court with the couple’s child Arfin, in a case filed by ...

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Sylhet Mother and Child Hospital slapped with Tk6 lakh fine

A mobile court on Sunday fined Mother and Child Hospital of Sylhet Tk6 lakh for different irregularities. Executive Magistrate Akhtaruzzaman of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)–9 conducted the drive in the morning. Quoting Akhtaruzzaman said, Mother and Child Hospital was slapped with the fine for its unclean operation theatre, charging patients extra fees, and irregularities in operating intensive care unit (ICU). ...

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