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Two children among three dead in Sylhet flash flood

At least three people, including two minor siblings, have died in a flash flood triggered by heavy rains in Sylhet’s Companyganj. Faruk Mia, 56, and two of his neighbour’s daughters – Tamanna, 3, and Sultana, 1, drowned as they were swept away by rushing water in Kalairag village early in the morning on Saturday, police said. Neighbour Selim Mia somehow ...

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Sylhet’s train services resume after landslide

Sylhet’s rail communication with the rest of the country has resumed after parts of the railway track was covered in mud following a landslide in the Lauachhara National Park. Incessant rain from Sunday night triggered the landslide, snapping the rail links since Monday morning. Railway workers worked for several hours to remove mud from the tracks. Train services finally resumed ...

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Livestock dept to disburse Tk 7.0m among Sylhet flood-hit farmers

SYLHET:: The Livestock Department would disburse Tk 7.0 million among the flood-hit farmers of 24 upazilas of four districts in Sylhet division preliminarily for buying cattle feed and required medicines and others. The initiative would be started within a few days and completed by the current month. Upazila-level offices of the department will disburse the fund. Deputy Director of Livestock ...

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Incessant rainfall paralyses civic life in Sylhet

Sylhet region experienced excessive rainfall during the last three days paralysing the civic life. The rain has caused severe water stagnancy in some low lying areas of the city and around.  Life in the city was badly hit as many houses and shops were submerged and roads gone under water. Sylhet regional met office’s in-charge Sayeed Ahmed Chowdhury said, ‘We ...

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Jackfruit market a centuries-old tradition

Once small now thriving, quiet and crowded, still and bustling, Kathaler Haat, the “Jackfruit Market” in Brahmanbazar of Moulvibazar's Kulaura upazila is as age-old as the oldest of the trees which bear the national fruit. Following tradition that has endured longer than any one can recall, Mondays and Thursdays draw them in, buyers and sellers. It's a kind of bi-weekly ...

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Seven mill owners to supply rice in Sunamganj

SYLHET, June 07: Some 264 rice mills owners out of 270 of Sunamganj district didn’t sign contract for supplying Boro rice to the district food department this year whereas the deadline is already crossed. Only six mills owners signed contracts for supplying 190 tonnes of rice whereas the district’s target is set for procuring 6,901 tonnes, an official informed on ...

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BCL activists stab restaurant worker in Sylhet

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists stabbed a restaurant worker over altercation in Sylhet’s Tilagarh area yesterday, said police. The critically injured man, Rana Miah, 25, was rushed to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. Police said Awami Shwechchasebak League activist Shahab Uddin had an altercation with Rana at Tilagarh Restaurant. Later some BCL activists led by Sanjay ...

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OC among 11 charged with custodial death in Sylhet

Rokeya Begum, mother of the victim Nazrul Islam Babu, filed the case The officer-in-charge, three sub-inspectors and a constable of Jaintapur police station, and six others have been made accused in a case filed over the death of an accused in police custody. Rokeya Begum, mother of the victim Nazrul Islam Babu, filed the case with Sylhet’s Cognisance Court 1 on Thursday. ...

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Health Minister declares Country’s Fourth Medical Varsity in Sylhet

Country’s 4th Medical University is going to be established in Sylhet. All preparation for materializing the declaration has already been completed. Mohammed Nasim, the Health Minister, declared it yesterday in the meeting room of the Ministry of Finance in the presence of the Finance Minister. Health Minister says: ‘We have come to the meeting room of the Finance Minister to declare ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet-Ctg rail link restored 4 hrs after collapse

The link was snapped when a rail bridge collapsed in Mirsarai, Chittagong in the afternoon due to heavy rainfall. Rail link among Sylhet, Dhaka and Chittagong was restored more than four hours after it snapped when a bridge collapsed in Mirsarai, Chittagong on Thursday afternoon. The link was restored around 8:30pm on Thursday, said Firoz Iftekhar, divisional transport offficer of ...

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