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Thousands marooned in Sylhet region; water level rising in northern Bangladesh

New areas are going underwater every day as the water level continues to rise in the north while hundreds of thousands of people are stranded in floods in the northeast Sylhet region. Incessant monsoon rains for the past few days have caused the inundation. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre or FFWC said on Wednesday the rainfall might ease within ...

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Rain brings miseries to Sylhet city life

Intermittent showers since Tuesday morning disrupted the normal life in Sylhet and most parts of the country. Witnesses said office-goers and students suffered a lot due to water logging at a good number of points. Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life. The condition might get worsen in the coming days ...

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Hard time for haor fishermen

A large number of people dependent on fishing in the haor areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet districts are passing days amid hardship as fishes are not available even during the ongoing monsoon. Earlier in mid-April this year, different species of fishes saw massive death when half ripe paddy in vast fields rot due to early flooding in the haor areas, ...

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Floods wreak havoc in Moulvibazar and Sylhet

The flood has stranded over 200,000 people in Moulvibazar and shut down 175 schools in Sylhet (An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the flood as a flash flood) As monsoon rains once again cause rivers in the north-east parts of Bangladesh to swell, floods have struck again. Vast tracts of Moulvibazar and Sylhet have become inundated for the ...

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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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