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Tea garden workers’ children dream of a better future

The light of education is spreading among the children of tea garden workers in Sylhet. Education is the backbone of a nation. However, certain regions of Sylhet used to lag far behind in the sector compared to the rest of Bangladesh. Most of the underprivileged children lacked even the basic educational facilities. But, the situation has improved significantly in the ...

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March against Rohingya persecution thwarted in Sylhet

Police have thwarted a march of the humanitarian organisation “Humanity for Rohingya” towards Cox’s Bazar demanding steps to stop the ongoing campaign of onslaught by Myanmar’s government against Rohingyas in the country’s Rakhine state. The march set off from the city’s Humayun Raashid intersection on Thursday at 12pm. But the police intercepted the marchers’ motorcade and thwarted the march in ...

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Sylhet tourist spots abuzz with Eid holidaymakers

A large number of holidaymakers have thronged different tourist spots across in Sylhet to enjoy their holiday leisure during the Eid vacation. Tourist spots of Sylhet have also seen huge rush of tourists from Tuesday while three tourists spots Ratargul, Bichanakandi and Jaflong witnessed huge rush of tourists. Those three popular tourist spots witnessed 50,000 tourists on Tuesday and gradually ...

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Sylhet returns to BPL

Sylhet’s re-entry into the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) was set in stone yesterday as the new franchise Sylhet Sixers was officially launched in the afternoon with hard-hitting national batsman Sabbir Rahman as their icon player. Sylhet previously participated in the BPL under the name Sylhet Royals, until they were suspended from the last season. As a new franchise, the Sylhet ...

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Sylhet BCL activist stabbed to death

A Chhatra League activist died of stab wounds at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital yesterday afternoon, around one and half hours after he had come under attack allegedly from members of a rival BCL faction in the city’s Shibganj Lamamapara area. The dead, Jakaria Muhammad Masum, 24, was from Chalibandar area in the city.Police and Chhatra League sources said ...

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Four tourists missing in Bandarban, Sylhet

Four tourists have been missing at Bandarban’s Tinap Saitar Waterfall and on the Piain river at Sylhet’s Jaflong area in last two days. In Bandarban, two tourists went missing in remote Tinap Saitar Waterfall, a tourist spot under Ruma upazila, on Monday afternoon. The tourists are identified as Huzzatul Gani, 31, of Chakaria in Chittagong and Shahidul Alam of Barisal.They ...

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Efforts to keep Sylhet clean almost go in vain

Efforts of Sylhet City Corporations to keep the city clean through using small trash bins almost go in vain due to lack of mass awareness and proper management. The city corporations of Sylhet have set up around 2,500 small trash bins on the roadside in order to keep the city clean but most of them remain unused. After the installation ...

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260 get flood relief in Sunamganj

Relief materials were distributed among 260 flood-hit people of Tahirpur upazila of the Sunamganj district Tuesday. Each people got 5-kg rice, 2-kg potato, one kg onion and one kg salt.Entire cost of the relief materials was provided from Prantik Chatro Sangshed own fund. During the relief distribution, the Leaders  organization urged the well-off people of the society, businessmen and different ...

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‘SMP to prevent smuggling of rawhide from Sylhet’

 Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Commissioner Golam Kibria has said steps are being taken to prevent any possible attempt to smuggle rawhides from Sylhet on the Eid day and after. This is why none would be permitted to take unprocessed rawhides from the Sylhet city and its adjoining areas that time. However, the genuine traders would be allowed to take the ...

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BCL men beat up teacher in Sylhet

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of Sylhet city unit beat up a teacher of Britania Women’s College in front of the college in Taltola area yesterday. Asad Chowdhury, a teacher of the philosophy department, also an alleged former Islami Chhatra Shibir leader, took treatment at Osmani Medical College Hospital. Witnesses said six to eight BCL activists led ...

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