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BB GM hears from Sylhet businesses

Aug 24: A views exchange meeting of trade body leaders and senior bankers with the General Manager of the Bangladesh Bank, Sylhet region, was held at the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) hall room on Wednesday afternoon. Addressing the meeting, Bangladesh Bank GM Md Sirajul Islam said extensive drives would be launched soon in Sylhet region by the ...

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Habiganj swamp forest under threat

Picture a forest where foxes and fishing cats prowl in good number, where lizard and snake species thrive, where aquatic birds and waders flock to forage. Imagine a hidden place of semi-submerged trees such as hijol, boruna and koroch growing among innumerable ragged bushes and rambling vines. Such a forest with waters that teem with fish does exist, where rich ...

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Flood, Rains Leave Roads Devastated

People going to visit Tanguar haor first come to Sunamganj town. Then they take an auto-rickshaw or motorcycle to Tahirpur upazila, which is 35km away. But nowadays the travel would not be as easy as before — the road has been devastated. Following the recent spate of floods and heavy rains, the roads of the three districts of Sylhet division ...

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Bridge without approach roads

A bridge over a wetland in Beanibazar upazila in Sylhet could not be opened to traffic during the last two years for lack of approach road on either side due to a case over land acquisition. Construction of the 700-foot approach road on both sides of the bridge has remained stalled due to a case filed by the land owners, ...

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New Sylhet plant adds 110MW to national grid

Newly-installed power generation plant ‘Kushiyara Power Company’ has started supplying 110 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid on experimental basis. Official sources said the company has been generating electricity and supplying the same for the last three weeks. Chief Engineer of Power Development Board (PDB-Sylhet) Ratan Kumar Biswas said the national grid is now getting 110 MW power from ...

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400km roads in dilapidated condition in Sylhet region

Aug 06: At least 400 km roads in Sylhet region has been in a dilapidated state for long due to absence of required maintenance by the concerned authorities. Of the total, 150 km is owned by the Roads & Highways Department (RHD) while the rest 250 km is under the control of Local Government Engineering Development (LGED). Due to absence ...

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Sylhet floated as warm-up alternative

The practice venue has suddenly become the centre of discussion ahead of the Bangladesh-Australia series. Australia were scheduled to play a two-day practice match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium on August 22-23, but the venue is presently submerged and becomes waterlogged at the slightest hint of rain. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) put in an all-out effort to make the ...

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11 face case for attack on BCL men in Sylhet

Aug 7: A case was filed against 11 people in connection with an attack on two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Monday. Abul Kalam Azad, a resident of Shahjalal Upashahar, filed the case with the Kotwali police station on Monday night, said additional deputy commissioner of the Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Zedan Al Musa. “Police have carried out several ...

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2 ‘BCL men’ hacked in Sylhet

Unidentified miscreants hacked two “Bangladesh Chhatra League activists” at Sobhanighat area in Sylhet city this afternoon. The injured are identified as Sahin Ahmed, son of Nurul Amin of Tukerbazar of Sadar upazila and Abul Kalam Asif, son of Jalal Uddin of Uposhohor area in the city, reports our Sylhet correspondent. Completing Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams from Jalalabad College, Sahin ...

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HC denies bail to Ragib Ali

The High Court today refused to grant bail to convicted industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye in a case filed for forging legal documents to grab the endowed property of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet. A Sylhet court on February 2 this year sentenced Ragib and Hye to 14 years in prison in the case. The HC bench ...

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