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3 killed as train hits microbus in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Three people were killed and five others were injured as a train hit a microbus at a Rail Crossing near Bhatera area under Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar district on Sunday afternoon. Locals said a Sylhet-bound ‘Parabat Intercity’ train hit a Noah microbus while the vehicle was trying to cross the rail line so quickly, leaving three dead ...

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AL candidate Habib wins landslide victory in Sylhet-3 by polls

Sylhet Office : Awami League candidate Habibur Rahman Habib secured a landslide victory in Sylhet-3 by polls held today. He won the election getting 65,312 more ballots than his nearest competitor. The AL candidate who vie the election under boat symbol received 90,064 votes while Jatiya Party candidate Atiqur Rahman Atiq came second getting 24,752 votes. Returning Officer and Sylhet ...

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AL candidate Habib takes lead in by-poll to Sylhet-3

Awami League nominated candidate Habibur Rahman Habib has taken lead in the by-poll to Sylhet-3. According to report from the Sylhet DC office, he is now ahead of Jatiya Party (JP) nominated candidate Atiqur Rahman Atiq by 43,594 votes. As per the results of the 108 centres, the AL candidate bagged 63,295 votes with ‘Boat’ symbol while JP candidate secured ...

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Voting underway for by-polls to Sylhet-3

The voting for by-polls to Sylhet-3, which was deferred twice earlier due to rise of corona infections in the country, is underway. Starting at 8:00am, the EVM voting will go on till 4:00pm today (Saturday). According to a media report, the polling started at 8:00 am but the turnout at the polling stations was not high since morning. The four ...

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By-election to Sylhet-3 constituency on Saturday

All preparations have been completed to hold by-election in Sylhet-3 constituency on Saturday using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Voting will start at 8:00am and continue till 4:00pm without any break. The Sylhet-3 constituency comprises Fenchuganj, Balaganj and South Surma upazilas with 3,52,000 voters and 149 polling centres. According to sources, a magistrate will be in charge of each union in ...

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Sylhet district AL president Lutfur Rahman dies

Sylhet Office : Sylhet district Awami League President and Sylhet Zilla Parishad Chairman valiant freedom fighter Advocate Lutfur Rahman passed away here today. “Lutfur Rahman (80), a close associate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, breathed his last at 4.10pm at a city hospital where he was undergoing treatment after heart attacks,” said his family sources. Lutfur ...

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Chhatak councilor sues mayor over sexual harassment

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is investigating the case filed by a female councilor of Sunamganj’s Chhatak municipality against Mayor Abul Kalam Chowdhury over sexual harassment. She filed the case with the court of Judge Zakir Hossain of the Sunamganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Tuesday. The court later directed the CID to investigate the case. The mayor ...

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Sylhet waterlogging not solved even after spending Tk400cr

Sylhet City Corporation made a list in 2016, identifying 268 illegal occupiers, most of whom are influential, as well as some government institutions The Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) has undertaken at least four major projects at a cost of around Tk400 crore in the last decade to solve waterlogging problems in the city by rescuing and digging various creeks and ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet corridor bears strategic importance: ADB Country Director

Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash today said that the Dhaka-Sylhet corridor bears a strategic importance, and it would open immense possibilities for Bangladesh in subregional, regional and even in international trade. “There will be many economic zones (in Sylhet region) where connectivity is the most important aspect. Improved connectivity will reduce transportation and ...

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Regional trade: ADB okays $1.78 billion for Dhaka-Sylhet trade corridor in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $1.78 billion multitranche financing facility (MFF) to improve mobility, road safety, and regional trade along the Dhaka–Sylhet trade corridor in Bangladesh. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Dhaka–Sylhet Corridor Road Investment Project will be delivered in four tranches, said the ADB. The $400 million first tranche of the MFF will ...

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