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Mother, son die being hit by truck in Sylhet

A woman and her son were killed after being hit by a reckless truck in Sylhet’s Companyganj upazila on Sunday. Two others were seriously injured in the accident. The accident happened around 4:30 pm in front of a petrol pump in Khagail area on the Sylhet-Bholaganj Bangabandhu road The dead were Smriti Akter, 25, wife of Delwar Hossain of Khamargaon ...

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Sunamganj lowlands flooded, rivers flowing above danger level

The continuous rainfall and mountain runoff are causing to rise the water levels of all river, including the Surma, Kushiyara, and Jadukata, once more which left the lowlands of Sunamganj district flooded. The low-lying areas of Tahirpur upazila are gradually being submerged, as the floodwaters are rapidly entering through the upazila’s Charagaon area, near the Meghalaya border, which raised concerns ...

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SUST teacher to suspend classes, exams from Monday

The teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have announced to suspend all classes and examinations of the university from July 1 as part of a programme of all-out movement demanding cancellation of the new universal pension scheme. On Sunday (June 30) the teachers announced a complete strike in the afternoon while observing a full-day strike in front of ...

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Two children drown in Habiganj

Two children drowned in a pond at Ajmiriganj upazila in Habiganj district on Saturday. The incident took place around 2pm on Saturday at Mahmudpur village under the upazila. The deceased were identified as Praloy Das, 7, son of Gobind Das, and Surya Das, 6, son of Rubel Das, both were residents of the same village. According to the police and ...

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WFP provides food aid for flood-hit people in Sylhet region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are providing emergency assistance to communities affected by the severe flooding in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts in northeast Bangladesh. Starting on June 27, WFP’s Sylhet Field Office, in support of the relief efforts of government authorities, began distributing fortified biscuits to over 23,000 families to help them meet their immediate food and nutritional ...

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Flooding in Sylhet region : More rains threaten to worsen situation

More downpour is threatening to worsen the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Moulvibazar which has caused immense suffering to over a million people. With continuous rain submerging more villages and towns, thousands have sought refuge in flood shelters. In Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, about 1.25 million people have been affected by the flood. In Sylhet, low-lying areas of the ...

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Sylhet passes wettest June in five decades

With five days still to go in the first monsoon month—June—the north-eastern district of Sylhet already recorded an amount of rainfall that was never seen in the month since Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. All 13 upazilas in Sylhet is more or less affected by the ongoing flood that started about 10 days ago, ruining the joy of Eid for thousands ...

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HSC exams in Sylhet to be held on pre-announced schedule

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations in the Sylhet division will no longer be postponed and scheduled to start on July 9 as planned as the flood situation in the division has been improved. Sylhet Education Board Chairman Rama Bijoy Sarkar confirmed the information on Wednesday afternoon. According to the board, the exams in four districts of Sylhet ...

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Overall flood situation in Sylhet improves further

Though the overall flood situation in Sylhet has improved, water levels at three points of the main Surma and Kushiyara rivers are still above the danger mark. According to the Water Development Board, as of 6pm on Tuesday, the Surma River’s water level at the Kanaighat point is 13 centimeters above the danger mark. On the other hand, the water ...

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Two held with 5-kg hemp in Sunamganj

Police have arrested two alleged drug peddlers along with five kilograms of hemp from Dharmapasha upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday afternoon. The arrested were identified as Masuk Mia, 50, from Diramchar village in Shayestaganj upazila of Habiganj District, and Samidul, 28, from Shambhuganj uttarpara village in Mymensingh Sadar upazila. Police said tipped off, a team of police conducted a ...

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