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BCL’s vandalism leads to MC College dorm closure

The dormitory of Sylhet MC College has been closed for an indefinite period after the ruling party’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) vandalised the dormitory.   The authorities filed a general diary with the Shah Paran police station in connection with the incident of BCL’s vandalism on Thursday. Witnesses said at least nine rooms of the dormitory were ravaged ...

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Sunamganj dams : Case filed against 61, including WDB officials, contractor

The Anti-Corruption Commission has prosecuted dozens of officials over irregularities in the construction and restoration of dams meant to protect backswamps from flooding in Sylhet’s Sunamganj. As many as 61 persons, including officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board or BWDB and the contractor, have been named in the case started on Sunday. The ACC said they have already arrested two of ...

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Natural beauty pulls thousands during Eid vacation to Sylhet

Thousands of tourists from various parts of the country have been visiting Sylhet during their Eid holidays as the region offers an abundance of natural beauty with lush green hills, tea gardens and waterfalls. The district, famous for the tea gardens, is considered one of the most beautiful regions of the country and the tourists have thronged different destinations in ...

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Floods worsen in Sylhet, Moulvibazar

Sylhet might be on the verge of a devastating flood like that of 2004 as most of its upazilas have been affected. All the rivers, canals, haors and marshes of Sylhet are overflowing due to heavy rain and rush of water from upstream. The overall flood situation in Moulvibazar is also worsening. People of its three upazilas are facing a ...

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Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

Heavy rain, flash flood and excessive waterflow from the upstream rivers have worsened the flood situation in many upazilas of the division. The worst hit upazilas are Beanibazar, Golapganj and Osmaninagar in Sylhet, Kulaura, Barlekha, Juri, Rajnagar and Sadar in Moulvibazar, some upazilas of Habiganj and all upazilas of Sunamganj. People have been suffering badly in Sylhet and Moulvibazar as ...

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The most exhausting parts on the way to Sylhet

Two roads on the way to Sylhet have proven particularly exhausting for people leaving Dhaka for Eid holidays. The cars that pass Kanchpur Bridge are usually forced to a halt as they arrive at Narayanganj’s Bhulta, a bottleneck mostly due to an overpass construction there. Similar peril awaits vehicles in the form of gaping potholes at Ghorashal in Narsingdi. This ...

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London Bangla Press Club demanded the cancellation of government’s decision to close down Daily Sylheter Dak

London Bangla Press Club has condemned the recent of government decision of closing down the publication of long established and the most popular newspaper in Sylhet, Daily Sylheter Dak. In a written statement sent by Communication Secretary Muhammod Abdul Quayum, the President Syed Nahas  Pasha and General Secretary Mohammed Jubair told that it is not only frustrating but very concerning ...

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British High Commissioner visits Sylhet

Ms Alison Blake, British High Commissioner, to Bangladesh concluded her three day visit to Sylhet division today.  During her visit, she met with senior government officials, members of parliament, the Sylhet mayor and business leaders including representatives from the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), and also hosted an iftar reception. While in Sylhet, she visited a selection of UK ...

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Water stagnation problem remains unsolved in Sylhet

The Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) had spent Tk 2.67 billion in three projects for reconstruction and construction of its drains and canals during the last 10 years but, the water stagnation problem is yet to be resolved mainly due to irregularities, lack of coordination between concerned agencies and lack of proper monitoring, a number city dwellers alleged. On the other ...

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20 injured in Sylhet clash

At least 20 people were injured in a clash between two groups over a mosque at Jalalabad in Sadar upazila of Sylhet yesterday afternoon. Local sources said the groups had an altercation over a mosque at Islamganj Bazar. Following the altercation, a clash ensued between two groups with locally made weapons in the afternoon. Later, they clashed again, leaving at ...

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