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Sylhet malls, boutique houses showcase traditional wears

Boutique houses and shopping malls in the Sylhet city are now passing busy time showcasing traditional Bangali fashion wares ahead of upcoming Pahela Baishakh, (first day of the Bangla New Year), the largest non-communal festival of the country. On visiting various shopping malls and boutique houses here, this correspondent found vibrant and different designs of traditional Bangali dresses are being ...

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36th founding anniv of The New Nation observed in Sylhet

The 36th founding anniversary of the premier daily of the country The New Nation was observed in Sylhet on Wednesday. On the occasion a discussion meeting was held at a local hotel in the city with Sylhet Bureau Chief  SA Shofiee  in the chair   .  Opposition Whip of the Parliament Selim Uddin was present as Chief Guest while former senior ...

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Striker Wahed marries Shahnaz

Striker of Bangladesh National Football team Wahed Ahmed married expatriate Shahnaz Ahmed Priya on Wednesday. The wedding programme of Wahed and Priya was held at the Sunrise Community Centre in Sylhet city. The members of Bangladesh National Football team were present at the wedding ceremony.Wahed Ahmed lived at Golapbagh in Ward No-24 under Sylhet City. Priya was an inhabitant of ...

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Two bodies recovered

Two dead bodies were recovered from separate places in Zakiganj of Sylhet on Tuesday night and Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Rubel Ahmed, 24, son of Salik Ahmed of Matargram area of the upazila, and Abdur Rahman, 16, son of Abdur Razzak of Dargabaharpur village under the same upazila. Police sources said on information, Zakiganj thana police recovered Rubel’s ...

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Murder accused held in Chhatak

Police arrested the prime accused in a case for abducting and killing a six-year-old schoolboy in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday. The arrestee is Suyabur Rahman, 32, of Bramonjulia village in the upazila, said Ashraful Islam, sub-inspector of Dakkhin Surma Police Station in Sylhet district. On secret information, a police team raided a restaurant in Sylhet Central Bus ...

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Hilsa scarce as demand high for Pahela Baishakh in Sylhet

Prices of hilsa, which is considered a great delicacy during celebration of Pahela Baishakh, have skyrocketed in the retail markets of Sylhet city on the back of the fish’s high demand and short supply over the week ahead of the festival. As part of the programme to welcome the Bangla New Year, different organisations in the city, like elsewhere, entertain ...

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Blockade hits Sylhet bakery industry

The bakery industry in Sylhet district has been badly shaken by continuous blockade that has disrupted road communication in the country. Owners of the factories said they used to send products like biscuit, cake, bread and other items to the neighboring 4 districts. Now, the transportation of the products has virtually remained suspended due to the crippling political programmes. Over ...

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4 killed in Habiganj road crash

 At least four people, including a woman and a child, were killed as a tractor collided head-on with a human hauler (locally known as easy-bike) at Umednagar on the Habiganj-Nabiganj Road in Sadar upazila on Wednesday morning. Three of the deceased were identified as Rahima Khatun, 30, Lal Miah, 50, and Samia, 1, while identity of the other could not ...

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Sylhet-Dhaka flight inaugural Osmani Airport after 3 years

Biman, Bangladesh Airlines resumed its full-blown domestic operation after three years with its newly-procured Dash8 Q400s aircraft on Dhaka-Sylhet  -Dhaka route. The Finance  Minister opened the two aircraft through a colourful function at Sylhet Osmani International Airport Monday. Finance Minister Abul Maal Adul Muhith,Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon.Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali and State Minister for ...

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Security beefed up in Sylhet over Kamaruzzaman’s verdict

Security in the Sylhet city has been beefed up following the Supreme Court’s verdict rejecting Kamaruzzaman’s review petition against its previous verdict in favour of his death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2). Nearly 2,000 additional policemen have been deployed in over 100 spots of the city to thwart any unpleasant incident, said additional deputy commissioner of Metropolitan ...

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