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Sylhet Mayor Ariful withdraws candidature at party’s ‘directive’

Sylhet City Corporation mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury on Tuesday withdrew his presidential candidature from the forthcoming Sylhet district BNP council after he was asked to do so by the BNP high-ups. Mayor Ariful came up with this announcement on Tuesday afternoon during a press conference at a community center in the city’s Nagarpara area. In a written statement, the BNP ...

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Bus strike in Sylhet called off

Hours after announcing a strike, the Sylhet District Bus-Minibus-Coach-Microbus Workers Union called off their strike after a fruitful meeting with the local administration on Monday. Mainul Islam, president of the union announced the strike was off in the evening after getting assurances of their demands being met within one week. Deputy Commissioner Mojibur Rahman sat with the union leaders in ...

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One day ago, the Sylhet district BNP conference was abruptly postponed

Regarding the demand of Ariful’s followers, Kamrul Huda Jagirdar said in the first light, ‘I do not know any such thing. The conference has been postponed due to the above instructions. Another BNP source said the voter list was released on Sunday. The conference and the council have been postponed as the list could not be published in time. BNP ...

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Road accident kills three in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : At least three people, including a driver of a battery-run easy-bike, were killed in a road accident at a place under Madhabpur Police Station of Habiganj on Saturday. The accident took place in the morning when a truck hit the easy-bike with passengers. The deceased are identified as Mofizul Islam (28), son of Nafil Uddin of Barochandura ...

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Man crushed under train in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A man was killed after being hit by a train in Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar district on Thursday. The deceased was Rafij Miah, 30, son of late Hormuj Miah, a resident of Uttar Bhadairdeul village in the upazila. Locals said they found Rafij’s blood-stained body was laying on the rail track at Bhadairdeul area around 8:00 am ...

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Ex-MP Syed Mokbul Hossain passes away

Former Member of Parliament from Sylhet-6 constituency Dr Syed Mokbul Hossain passed away at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday night. He was 85. He breathed his last at Square Hospitals at 9:45pm. Former chairman of Amura Union Parishad Ruhel Ahmed, a close associate of Makbul, said he had been ill for long. Dr Syed survived by his wife, ...

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Chevron to up gas production by 100mmcfd from Bibiyana from early April

Gas production from domestic sources will add another 100 million cubic feet (mmcf) of gas per day to the existing national network, according to Petrobangla, the state hydrocarbons agency. “We’re hopeful of receiving the gas from the Bibiyana gas field starting from the first week of April,” Petrobangla Chairman Nazmul Ahsan told on Tuesday. In fact 70 mmcf per day ...

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Minister Mannan can’t say when prices will stabilise

Sunamganj Correspondent : Planning Minister M A Mannan said on Saturday he had no ability to say for sure when the commodity market in the country would stabilise as prices skyrocketed hitting hard the poor and limited income group of people. “I don’t have any ability to say when the prices of the essentials will stabilise in the country”, Mr ...

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Disabled girl raped in Moulvibazar, one held

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) allegedly arrested a man for violating a disabled girl at Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar district on Saturday afternoon. The arrestee is Rajat Dhar, 50, a resident of village Ubahata under Kamalganj upazila of the district. Police said the victim, 25, worked at Rajat’s house. The house owner Rajat raped the girl several times offering various temptations. ...

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4 killed in bus-truck collision in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : At least four people were killed and 20 were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Shayestaganj upazila of Habiganj tonight. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Ajay Chandra Dey, officer-in-charge of Shayestaganj Highway Police Station confirmed the development to our Moulvibazar correspondent tonight. The accident occurred on ...

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