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OC dies in Sylhet clash

OC dies in Sylhet clash

A police official died of “heart attack” during a clash between two rival groups of CNG-driven auto-rickshaw drivers in Balaganj upazila of Sylhet this afternoon. Mustafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Osmani Nagar Police Station, died of heart attack when he tried to mediate between the two groups, our Sylhet correspondent reports quoting Sylhet (south) assistant...

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Zinc enriched paddy harvest in Sylhet

Zinc enriched paddy harvest in Sylhet

Zinc enriched paddy farming has generated much hype among farmers of Dakshin Surma upazila under Sylhet, since the new variety gave them a good yield this year. According to Chunu Miah, he harvested about 17 mounds of paddy on a bigha of land this year. Chunu cultivated the variety for the first time on...

Sylhet Shahjalal University

One killed in BCL factional clash

One killed in BCL factional clash

An activist was shot dead and 20 others were wounded in a fierce turf war between two BCL factions at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) yesterday. The dead, Sumon Chandra Das, was a third-year BBA student of a private institution, Sylhet International University.  He was a follower of Bidhan Kumar Saha, organising secretary...

BCL'S SHAHJALAL UNIVERSITY GUNFIGHT

5 outsiders shown arrested in police case

5 outsiders shown arrested in police case

Five alleged Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists held today were shown arrested in the police case filed for yesterday’s clash that left one student dead and several shot at Sylhet’s Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust). The arrestees were outsiders who took part in BCL’s turf war at campus, our Sylhet correspondent reports...

1 killed in BCL factional clash at Sust

1 killed in BCL factional clash at Sust

An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was killed and nine others were injured when two factions of the pro-ruling Awami League student body locked in a gun battle at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet this morning. The deceased, identified as Sumon Roy, is a BBA student at Sylhet International University, our...

The curry at a crossroads

HUMOURIST Naveed Mahbub titled one of his columns Korma Karma (The Daily Star September 26, 2014), narrating story of the glamorous curry kingdom of the 'Chefs from Sylhet' in the United Kingdom. The story of the 'curry' travelling all the way across the riverine routes and the oceanic depths is the subject of this article. Mr. Mahbub has mentioned that one Sake Dean Mahomed is reputed to have started the first curry house in Britain, named Hindustani Coffee House, in...

Transport strike in Sylhet called off

Transport strike in Sylhet called off

Transport owners and workers in Sylhet have postponed their indefinite strike till November 5 following the assurance of the district administration that it would look into their demands. Sylhet Zila Sarak Paribahan Malik Sramik Oikkya Parishad and Sangram committee yesterday afternoon called the strike for an indefinite period to press home their several demands. Their...

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers vandalised over 60 vehicles including buses, minibuses and microbuses at different points of the Sylhet city today. They carried out the vandalism protesting bus owners' demand of regulating the movement of auto-rickshaws on highways, said Md Morsalin, officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station. He added that the vandalism took place in Kadamtali...

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School Days

School Days

In his brilliant and thought-provoking novel In the Light of What We Know, novelist Zia Haider Rahman observes that a bad mathematics teacher can leave a lifelong burden on his or her students because mathematics builds on itself and the effects of one weak year accumulate over the following years. My experience in school...

Another militant held in city

Another militant held in city

Detectives arrested a man from the capital's Purana Paltan area on Thursday night for allegedly recruiting members for ISIS. Hafizur Rahman, 22, a second-year student of Tibbiya Government College in Sylhet, was arrested during a raid in Surama Tower on Comrade Moni Singh Road around 8:30pm. With this, the number of arrested suspected militants rose...

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