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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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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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