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Govt allocates relief for Sylhet flood victims

The government is providing assistance to the vulnerable families in flooded parts of the district who have lost their homes or livelihoods. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md. Enamur Rahman today visited the flood-hit areas of the district. “There will be no shortage of relief for flood victims in Sylhet,” ...

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Written exam for assistant teacher in Sylhet dist postponed

The written examination for the post of assistant teacher of Primary Education in Sylhet district, was scheduled to be held on May 20, has been postponed. The written test has been postponed due to the recent flood situation and it will be held on June 3 next, said an official press release on Wednesday, BSS reports.

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Sylhet flood: No improvement, rivers still flowing above danger level

The overall flood situation in Sylhet district showed no signs of improvement on Wednesday, with some rivers still flowing above the danger level. Officials said that all the rivers of the district are full to the brim due to the onrush of hilly waters from the upstream and incessant rains over the past several days. The Surma and the Kushiara, ...

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Sylhet, Sunamganj sadar among 18 upazilas go under flood water

Sylhet city and Sunamganj town have been flooded as three major rivers — the Surma, Kushiyara and Sari-Gowain – are flowing over the danger level due to a downhill onrush of water triggered by heavy rainfall in India. Several lakh people have been marooned since the flood situation has worsened and water entered different parts of 18 upazilas and flooded ...

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Two killed as bus hit auto-rickshaw in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : Two people were killed after a bus had crushed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj district on Tuesday. The deceased were Arash Ali, son of Shah Zahur Ali, and Nureya Begum, wife of late Golap Ali. They are residents of Rukanpur village in the upazila. Police said a Sylhet-bound bus crushed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on ...

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Rivers of Sunamganj flowing above danger marks

The water levels in the rivers of Sunamganj has increased due to heavy rains and onrush of upstream hilly waters. Johurul Islam, executive engineer of Water Development Board, said Surma River is flowing 35 cm above its danger level following rains at Meghaloy’s Cherapunji and Sunamganj. According to the Water Development Board 20 mm rain was recorded in Sunamganj in ...

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Flood situation worsens in Sunamganj, Sylhet; thousands marooned

Heavy rains and onrush of upstream hilly waters have worsened the flood situation in Sunamganj and Sylhet districts leaving thousands of villagers marooned in their inundated homes. In Sylhet, the low-lying areas of the district have been flooded due to onrush of water from the upstream, rendering nearly one lakh people marooned, officials said on Monday. The flood situation is ...

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Man held with liquor in Sunamganj

Rapid Action Battalion ( RAB) arrested a drug peddler along with 328 bottles of foreign liquor at Tahirpur Police Station in Sunamganj district on Sunday night. The arrested person is Md Nijam Uddin, 51, of Borgaf village in the upazila. Acting on a tip-off, RAB members conducted a drive at Binnakuli Bazar area around 9:15 pm, and nabbed the drug ...

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Sylhet, Sunamganj rivers may cross danger levels in next 24 hours

The Ganges river is in steady state, while the Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma river are in rising trend. This situation may continue in next 72 hours, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC). Releasing a bulletin on rainfall and river situation of the country on Sunday (May 15) afternoon, the FFWC said the Dharla and the Teesta rivers ...

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India has not stopped export of wheat officially: Food Minister

India has banned export of wheat on the ground of curtailed output and increase of local prices an all-time high. Amid the Russia-Ukraine war, India’s sudden decision has created the possibility of soaring flour prices in international market. Bangladesh may also be affected by India’s decision. However, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Mazumder has said the neighbouring country has not stopped ...

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