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Lightning strike kills farmer in Sylhet

A farmer was killed in a lightning strike at Companiganj upazila in Sylhet district on Tuesday morning. The dead was Badrul Alam Badil, 35, son of Watir Ali , a resident of Chikdahar village under Islampur Pashchim union. According to local sources, Badrul Alam was fishing in Matia Tila area in morning. At that time, a lighting struck on him, ...

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Fishermen killed in Habiganj lightning strike

Habiganj Correspondent : A fisherman was killed in a thunderbolt at Ajmiriganj upazila in Habiganj district on Monday. The deceased was Taus Miah, 45, son of late Ali Miah, a resident of Mahtabpur village in the upazila. Locals said a flash of lightning struck Taus this morning when he was fishing in the haor nearby the house. He was rescued ...

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Mannan: Flyover construction in Sunamganj haor to start in November

Flyover construction in Sunamganj haor area will start in November this year, Planning Minister MA Mannan has said. The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) will implement the project worth Tk3,490 crore – aiming to connect Sunamganj’s Bishwamvarpur, Tahirpur, Jamalganj, Dharmapasha upazilas with  Netrakona. The project will be funded by the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives. MA Mannan ...

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We don’t need any external advices for Bangladesh: Momen

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh does not seek any suggestions from outside noting that Bangladesh is a nation which gave blood to establish democracy and justice ensuring people’s rights. “I would say – let them (foreign critics) see their own faces in the mirror first before talking about others. We don’t want that much suggestion,” he said ...

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Lightning strike kills youth in Sylhet

A young man was killed in a lightning strike at Zakiganj upazila in Sylhet district on Saturday morning. The deceased was Kamrul Islam, son of late Alai Mia, a resident of Darga Baharpur village under Manikpur union. According to local sources, Kamrul Islam was fishing in a pond in the rain. At that time, a lightning struck on him, leaving ...

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Two girls drown in Sunamganj

Two girls drowned in a haor at Shantiganj upazila in Sunamganj district on Friday afternoon. The deceased were Fahima Begum, 7, daughter of Borhan Uddin, and Faiza, 7, daughter of Lal Miah, residents of Hasarchar village under Patharia union. According to local sources, Fahima and Faiza drowned in Sanghai haor while playing near the water. Later, locals recovered their bodies ...

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Fire at Sylhet colony makes five families homeless

A fire that broke out at a colony in Sylhet city’s Pathantula area on Friday has made five families destitute in the blink of an eye. According to Shahidul Islam, a unit leader of Sylhet Fire Service and Civil Defense, three firefighting units brought the blaze under control around 8:00pm after an hour’s efforts. Although no casualties have been reported ...

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Child drowns in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A child drowned in a beel at Kulaura upazila in Moulvibazar district on Friday afternoon. The dead was Tawhidul Islam Tazim, 7, son of Ashraful Azam, a resident of Moulvigaon village under Brahmanbazar union. It was learnt that Tazim drowned in a beel next to their house while taking bath with his cousin. Later, locals recovered his ...

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Global food crisis won’t seriously harm Bangladesh: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said the government can ensure food security in the country despite the fear of a global food crisis. “Though there is a fear that a global food crisis might be seen in the future because of the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine situation, it will not harm Bangladesh much,” he said. The foreign minister made ...

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Woman killed in Sylhet road crash

A woman was killed in a road accident at Beanibazar upazila in Sylhet district on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was Milan Begum, 48, wife of Shafiqur Rahman, a resident of Uttar Dubag village under Dubai union. According to local sources, Milan Begum was walking along the Biyanibazar-Sylhet road in Mewa area. At that time, a Sylhet-bound private car hit Milan ...

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