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Sunamganj

Traditional boat race in Sunamganj

Traditional boat race in Sunamganj

Thousands of people of all ages thronged the banks of river Surma in the Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district recently to witness a traditional boat race. Chhatak Upazila Parished organised the regular event. As many as eight groups from various upazilas of Sunamganj district participated in the event in two categories this year. An...

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

An alleged drug addict stabbed his father, wife and two-year-old daughter to death in Dakhkhin Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj last night. Police arrested the killer, Alfu Mia, 45, hailed from Brahmangaon village in the upazila, reports our Sunamganj correspondent. The deceased were identified as Alfu’s father Alauddin, 70, wife Beauty Begum, 32, and daughter Amina...

Stop sand, stones extortion from Sunamganj river: HC

Stop sand, stones extortion from Sunamganj river: HC

The High Court today directed four government officials to take effective steps to stop extractions of sand and stones from the river Dhopajan Chalti in Bishamvarpur area in Sunamganj to save flow of its water and navigation. In response to a contempt of court petition, the court also asked the officials including the deputy...

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

Rezaul Haque, driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman both of who were released yesterday over three months into their abduction, was found in Dhaka today hours after he went missing again. Police were taking Rezaul to Sunamganj, their home district from where they were kidnapped, Harun-Or-Rashid, Sunamganj superintendent of police, told The Daily...

Stone Extraction

Labourer killed in firing

A day labourer employed by some illegal stone extractors was shot dead by the members of Railway Nirapotta Bahini (RNB) at Bholaganj Ropeway site in Sylhet's Companiganj upazila early yesterday. Johur Ahmed, 40, a resident of Biswambharpur upazila in Sunamganj, was one of about a hundred workers, who had been collecting stones illegally at the site violating Section 144, said Nur E Alam Mina, Superintendent of Police of Sylhet. The railway security men initially fired 13 blank shots to disperse...

Heavy rain triggers flash floods in Sunamganj

Heavy rain coupled with onrush of hillwater has triggered flash flood in vast areas of Sunamganj including the district headquarters. Flood Control Cell of Sunamganj WDB said the Surma was flowing 57cm above the danger level near the district yesterday. Floodwater engulfed low-lying areas of the district town and Sadar and Tahirpur upazilas, rendering 500 families marooned. Besides, three other upazilas- Biswambharpur, Doarabazaar and Jamalganj-were hit five days ago. A big portion of Sunamganj, including Barapara, Pashchim Bazaar, Maachh Bazaar, Shologhar and Nabinagar...

3 drown as engine boat capsizes in Sunamganj

3 drown as engine boat capsizes in Sunamganj

Three people drowned as a sand-laden engine boat capsized in Surma river in Sunamganj Sadar upazila during heavy rain early today. The deceased are: Saimon, 28, Fayez, 27, and Jamir Ali, 26, of Sreepur village in Sadar upazila, reports our Sylhet correspondent. Seven people were sleeping inside the boat when it sank at Mallikpur ghat...

Mujibur Abduction

BNP-enforced hartal in Sunamganj passes off peacefully

BNP-enforced eight-hour hartal in Sunamganj, protesting abduction of Mujibur Rahman and his driver Rezaul Haque Sohel passed off peacefully yesterday. Most of the business establishments in Sunamganj town remained closed while vehicles were off the roads during hartal hours. Police dispersed a procession of the BNP activists soon after they took it out from the town's old bus stand area in the morning. They held a rally in the afternoon. There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in...

Abduction Spree

7 still missing

Abduction panic continues to grip the country as law enforcers are yet to find out seven people "abducted" from four districts in the last 11 days. The alleged abductions reported between April 26 and May 5 in Sunamganj, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar and Rangpur districts come at a time when the country is still reeling from the shock of the horrific killings of seven people in Narayanganj last week. The Sunamganj BNP has announced rallies in the district for today demanding that...

Nor’wester kills 11 in two dists

Nor’wester kills 11 in two dists

Eleven people including four of a family were killed and over 35 injured as nor’wester lashed Netrakona and Sunamganj districts last night. Of the deceased, eight were killed in Netrakona while three in Sunamganj. In Netrakona, a mother and her three sons, aged between 3 and 9, died on the spot when their tin-shed house...

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