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Excavator set on fire while evicting illegal occupiers from railway land in Sreemangal

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Miscreants today set fire to an excavator while it was evicting illegal occupiers from Bangladesh Railway’s land at Bhanugachha Road in Sreemangal, Moulvibazar. “A suspect named Suleman Mia (30) was arrested in connection with the arson,” said Inspector Nayan Karkun of Sreemangal Police Station, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. “Upon receiving the news, a team of fire service ...

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Ex-whip Fazlul Haque Aspia dies

Advisor to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson and former whip in the Jatiya Sangsad, Fazlul Haque Aspia, died of Dengu in a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday. He was 85. Sunamganj district BNP office secretary Jamal Uddin Baker said that the BNP leader died in Bangladesh Specialised Hospital while undergoing treatment there. Aspia was elected lawmaker four times from ...

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Workshop on adapting to climate change held in Sunamganj

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association Green Climate Fund (GCF), organized a local level consultation workshop on the strategies needed to adapt due to the changing climate. The objective of the consultation was to share the findings of different climate vulnerability issues generated from Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and ...

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RNB member arrested on charges of raping disabled child in Sylhet

Police have arrested an RNB (Railway Nirapatta Bahini) member for allegedly raping an eight-year-old mentally challenged girl in south Surma upazila in Sylhet. Nazmul Hossain, 45, hailing from Gopinathpur area of Raypura police station in Narsingdi, was sent to jail after being produced in court on Tuesday. South Surma police station OC (Investigation) Kamrul Hasan Talukder confirmed the matter and ...

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Two die from electrocution in Habiganj

Two people died from electrocution in Madhabpur upazila of the district on Monday. The deceased were Shujan Miah, 27, son of Sadark Miah, resident of Bara Chandura village in Andiura union in Madhabpur upazila of the district and Shahed Miah, 35, son of late Kala Miah, resident of Chankhabulla village in Bulla union in Madhabpur upazila of the district. Officer-in-Charge ...

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Four involved in UCBL booth robbery: Police

At least four people have been found involved in the robbery of a booth of United Commercial Bank Ltd (UCBL) at Osmaninagar in Sylhet, according to police. The matter was learned after monitoring the closed circuit camera (CC) footage of the booth, but no of them have yet been arrested so far. However, a team comprising senior police officials and ...

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Newly-elected lawmaker Habibur Rahman takes oath

Habibur Rahman, who has been elected as the member of the parliament (MP) after winning the by-elections to Sylhet-3 constituency of parliament recently, has taken oath. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhuri administered his oath at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban’s oath room on Sunday. He was elected as the lawmaker with Awami League nomination. Ruling Awami League chief whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury and ...

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Shah Abdul Karim’s death anniv today

Today is the 12th anniversary of the death of the legendary folk bard Shah Abdul Karim. Shah Abdul Karim was born on February 15, 1916 in Derai of Sunamganj in Sylhet. He won the hearts of millions of Bangla music lovers across the world with his timeless songs like Bonde maya lagaise, Keno piritee barailare bandhu, Gari chalena chalena, Ami ...

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3rd Bangabandhu Safari Park to be built in Moulvibazar

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Saturday said the country’s third Bangabandhu Safari Park will be built at Lathitila forest under Juri Upazila of Moulvibazar district. “The country’s third Bangabandhu Safari Park will be constructed at Lathitila in Juri Upazila to protect the interests of the people and forest lands,” he said, reports BSS. He was ...

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Moulvibazar train collision: Death toll rises to three

The death toll from Sunday’s collision that saw a train hit a microbus in Bhatera rose to three, with one more victim succumbing to his injuries at a hospital in Sylhet on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Kamal Ahmed, 35, a resident of Loharpara in Sylhet city. On September, 5, two persons — Farid Uddin, 48 and Afif ...

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