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Father, daughter go missing as boat capsizes in Sunamganj haor

Sunamganj  Correspondent  :  A man and his daughter went missing when a boat capsized at Chandra Sonarthal haor in Dharmapasha upazila of Sunamganj on Saturday night. The missing persons are Saman Mia, and his daughter Tanjila, 12, hailing from Halikanda village at Sadar union of the upazila. According to locals, the engine-run boat sank in the haor due to gusty ...

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Sylhet residents show the way

Locals purchase sacrificial animals online for Eid-ul Azha directly from farms, to avoid crowds at cattle markets Farm owner Rifat Mohammad Iqbal is a busy man. With only a few weeks left before Eid, not only he has to tend to his cattle, but also maintain his Facebook page “Chatgaiya Agro”, where he sells sacrificial animals. A buyer can visit ...

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Tourist guide found dead in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A tourist guide was found dead at Jaflong in Sylhet’s Gowainghat Upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Saddam Hossain, 30, son of Hatem Ali of Kalinagar village. He was a professional tourist guide and photographer. Alamgir Hossian, a cousin of the deceased and also general secretary of Jaflong Tourist Guide and Studio Owners Association, said ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet rail uplift: BR contemplates another project

Bangladesh Railway (BR) will undertake another project to upgrade Dhaka-Sylhet corridor for no progress in a similar costly ongoing project, sources said. The Tk 161.04-billion Akhaura-Sylhet project to convert the single-line metre-gauge track into a single-line dual-gauge one was taken in 2018. The project was undertaken at the instruction of the government high-ups amid opposition from the state-controlled rail-track developer. ...

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Bangladeshi killed in Bahrain road crash

A Bangladeshi national was killed in a road accident in Rafa area of Bahrain on Saturday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Siddique Ali, 32, hailing from Bilerpar village at Hajipur union under Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar. Expatriate Liaquat Ali, nephew of the deceased, said that a car carrying him was involved in an accident while he was going to ...

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Bangladeshi shot dead by ‘Indian Khasias’ along Sylhet border

Sylhet Office : A Bangladeshi man was shot dead allegedly by Indian Khashias and another sustained bullet injuries along Utma border in Companyganj upazila of Sylhet district on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Babul Hossain, 20, son of Amir Hossain of Lama village in the Upazila. The injured was identified as Koyes Mia, 20. Contacted, Lt Col Ahmed Eusuf ...

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2 killed in Habiganj road crash

Habiganj Correspondent : Two people, including a woman, were killed after an unidentified vehicle hit a motorcycle in Noapara Korra area under Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj on Saturday noon. The deceased were identified as Emon Ahmmed, 26 and Jannat Akter, both of them hailing from Narayanganj. Confirming the news, Tawfiqul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shaistaganj Police Station, said that the ...

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COVID-19 cases in Sylhet exceed 3,000

A total of 47 more people have been infected with coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Sylhet. With this, the number of people infected in the district raised to 3,014. Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Himanshu Lal Ray confirmed the matter. He said samples from 94 people were tested in the MAG Osmani Medical College ...

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Ex-UP chairman found hanging in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The hanging body of a former union parishsd (UP) chairman was recovered from his house in Sadar upazila of Moulvibazar on Wednesday morning. Deceased Md Sujon Miah, 62, was the chairman of 2 no Manumukh union in Sadar upazila. He had been awarded gold medal for his outstanding performance as an UP chairman. Police and locals said ...

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4 die of coronavirus in Sylhet

Four people died of coronavirus in Sylhet division in last 24 hours till Wednesday morning. Of them, three died in Sylhet and one in Sunamganj. With the deaths, the number of fatalities rose to 94 in the division. According to divisional health office, ome 5,454 people contracted the virus in the division in past 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday. ...

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