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Two killed in Sylhet road crash

Two people were killed in a road crash in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet district on Saturday. The deceased were identified as hawkers Sohel Mia, 15, of Gowainghat upazila and Ruhel Mia, 15, Baniachang upazila in Habiganj. Witnesses said when Sohel and Ruhel were going to Jaflong in a human hauler with scrap utensils a Sylhet-bound dumping truck collided with the ...

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One held for selling train tickets in black

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested a member of a gang, who sale train tickets in black, at South Surma area in Sylhet Metropolitan along with train tickets and other relevant equipment. The arrested man is Zufen Ahmed, 27, a resident of Boroikandi area under South Surma police station area. Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB-9 conducted a ...

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TCB’s edible oil was being smuggled to India

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has seized 42 litres of bottled soyabean oil of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) while those were being smuggled to India through Amtoli border area under Sharifpur union in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district. BGB said a group of smugglers tried to smuggle TCB’s soyabean oil to India through Amtoli border area under ...

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Sylhet mayor whips van driver with stick

Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Huque Chowdhury has whipped a driver for keeping his van on the road. The incident happened at Zindabazar area in the Sylhet city early Saturday afternoon. Criticism has rifed following the spread of a photo — showing the mayor whipping the van driver on his palm –had spread on Facebook. The picture shows that ...

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Lightning kills 2 in Sunamganj Haor

Sunamganj Correspondent : Two farmers were killed by lightning strike while working in a  haor at Dhitpur village in Dirai upazila Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Rabindra Das, 55 and Tipu Das, 25 of the village. The two farmers died on the spot when thunderbolt struck on them while they were covering their harvested paddy at Dabhanga Haor ...

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Drug dealer held with Yaba pill in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : A drug dealer was arrested by Department of Narcotics Control along with Yaba pills at Derai upazila in Sunamganj district on Thursday night. The arrested was Sohel Miah, 35, son of Fayzur Rahman, a resident of Purbachandipur area under Derai municipality. Police said acting on a tip-off, a team of Sunamganj Narcotic Controls conducted a drive at ...

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Sunamganj farmers fear crops loss as floodwater enters haors

Sunamganj Correspondent : Floodwater started entering Baram and Darakhai Haors in Derai and Jagannathpur upazilas of Sunamganj on Thursday overflowing the flood protection dam in Kalni River, causing worry to local farmers. Following the authority’s instruction farmers of Sunamganj haor region have started harvesting half-ripe paddy to reduce losses. Water overflowed from Kalni River through the middle part of Chandipur-Khejaura ...

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One killed in Moulvibazar road accident

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A man was killed and another injured in a road accident at Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar district on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Sujon Miah, 35, hailed from Gouripur upazila of Mymensingh district. He was a pickup van driver. Police said a pickup van hit a roadside tree on the Habiganj road at the entrance of ...

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Dredging rivers stressed to save Sunamganj haor crops

Besides the negligence and irregularities in the construction of dams, the crops in the haor area are damaged due to the loss of river navigability, so dredging of rivers and timely construction of sustainable dams is required, said farmers, officials and experts. Emphasising restoring the navigability of rivers, they said that if the irregularities and negligence in dam construction are ...

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Raihan’s custodial death: Ex-SI Akbar indicted, trial to stat May 10

A Sylhet court on Sunday framed charges against six accused, including suspended SI Akbar Hossain Bhuiyan, in a case over Raihan Ahmed’s death at Bandarbazar police outpost. Sylhet Metropolitan Session Judge Md Abdur Rahim framed the charges and fixed May 10 for starting the trial, reports UNB. Earlier in the day, police produced five of the accused in the murder ...

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