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Flash floods damage crops worth Tk 100 crore in Sunamganj haors

Flash floods triggered by onrush of water from the upstream inundated Boro crops on 5,000 hectares of land in 14  haors in Sunamganj, causing loss of Tk 100 crore, according to  local agricultural office. Meanwhile, local farmers claimed some 20,000 hectares of land have been inundated until Friday evening. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), farmers yield six ...

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PM orders taking permanent steps to protect haors: Shameem

Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Haque Shameem today said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed the authorities concerned to take permanent projects to protect haors. “The contribution of haor people to the country’s agriculture sector is immense. The Sheikh Hasina government is working to bring smile on the faces of the haor people,” he said while visiting the ...

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Bibiyana resumes full production

Habiganj Correspondent : After four days of disruption the Chrvron-operated Bibiyana gas field resumed full production from Thursday morning, which is likely to end the gas crisis in parts of Bangladesh. Chevron Bangladesh in a statement confirmed this, saying that the Bibiyana Gas Plant has resumed full operations, with all process trains operational, five of the six affected wells back ...

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3 killed in Sylhet road crash

Three passengers of an autorickshaw and a motorcycle were killed when a bus hit them at Jaintapur in Sylhet. However, the identities of the dead could not be known immediately. The accident took place in the area adjacent to Haripur Gas Well No. 7 on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway on Wednesday afternoon. According to locals, a bus was heading towards Jaflong ...

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Gas extraction begins in 4 Bibiana wells

Habiganj Correspondent : extraction has started from four out of six disrupted wells of Habiganj’s Bibiyana Gas Field. Engineers are working to resume the rest two wells. Communications manager at Chevron Bangladesh Sheikh Zahidur Rahman said, “Gas extraction continues from the four active wells. Experienced engineers are working to activate the remaining two wells.” It may possible to resume the ...

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Flood hits Sunamganj, Gowainghat

As flood water gradually engulfed the Dubail Haor in Dharmapasha of Sunamganj after the flood protection embankment protecting the haor gave in on Tuesday afternoon, the entire upazila of Gowainghat in Sylhet went under flood water. The breach in the flood protection embankment saw the worst fear come true. The breach was also the end of the tireless efforts put ...

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Sylhet police official suspended over controversial FB post on teep

A police inspector in Sylhet has been suspended for allegedly posting a status on his Facebook profile about the teep (bindi) protests in Bangladesh over the alleged harassment of a female college teacher by a constable in Dhaka. Teep (a Bengali word) is actually a bindi, a coloured dot worn between the eyebrows, especially by women in Bangladesh and other ...

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Brac Bank opens Premium Banking Lounge in Sylhet

Brac Bank has opened its Premium Banking Lounge in Sylhet on 30 March. Abu Sayem Ansari, head of Premium Banking; and Nakib Zaman, regional head, Barisal and Dhaka South West Region, Brac Bank, formally inaugurated the lounge at the city’s Zindabazar Branch, said a press release today (4 April). Shafayet Hussain Ahmed, area head, Sylhet Region, and other Brac Bank ...

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2 youths killed in Habiganj road accident

Habiganj Correspondent : Two young men were killed in a road accident at Madhabpur upazila in Habiganj district early Friday. The deceased were identified as Jubayer Al Hasan Jami, 23, son of Anowar Molla, and Rajib Ahmed, 25, son of Raij Uddin. They hailed from Manikganj town. Police said Rajib and Jami were going to Sylhet from Manikganj riding on ...

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‘Sylhet riders best-rated Uber passengers’

Uber on Tuesday announced that Sylhet riders have the highest average rider ratings across its cities, as per ratings given by driver-partners. This makes Sylhet, the city with an average rating of 4.89, the best-behaved, as per Uber drivers in Bangladesh, says a press release. Chattagram is a close second with an average rider rating of 4.84, and Dhaka is ...

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