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Sylhet

Derailment halts Ctg-Sylhet train service for 5hrs

Derailment halts Ctg-Sylhet train service for 5hrs

Railway communication between Sylhet and Chittagong was halted for about five hours after a train derailed in Akhaura of Brahmanbaria early today. The power carriage of Chittagong-bound inter-city Udayan Express veered off the tracks in Azampur outer signal near Akhura Railway Junction around 4:30am, said Abdul Motaleb, superintendent of the junction. After the derailment, the...

Tangents

Bisnakandi

Bisnakandi

I first heard about Bisnakandi last year on my way to Pantomai, a border village in north Gowainghat Upazila. Md. Foyzul Islam, the local Union Parishad Chairman, was with me. I remarked what a beautiful place Gowainghat was, nestled between the Meghalaya hills and the plains of Sylhet. Foyzul suggested if I wanted...

5 killed as bus rams human haulier in Habiganj

5 killed as bus rams human haulier in Habiganj

Five people including a woman were killed and 12 injured as a bus rammed a human haulier on Habiganj-Shayestaganj road in Habiganj Sadar upazila this morning. Protesting the accident, over 1,000 people blocked the road halting traffic movement for three and a half hours, reports our Sylhet correspondent.   Three of the five deceased, all passengers...

Sust teacher stabbed by student

Sust teacher stabbed by student

A departmental head of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) was stabbed by his student on the campus this morning. Professor Niaj Ahmed, head of social work department, was in his office when a masters student, Rois Ahmed, attacked him with a sharp weapon around 10:00am, said Prof Kabir Hossain, former president of...

Art exhibition and contest in Sylhet

Art exhibition and contest in Sylhet

A five-day workshop and exhibition of young and senior artists at Sylhet Zila Shilpakala academy auditorium, closes tomorrow. A total of 76 works of 44 artists were put on display on the exhibition that drew a good number of visitors. Winners of the contest, held in 3 categories, were awarded certificate and crests at the...

The Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef 2014

Let the culinary wars begin

Let the culinary wars begin

In a land blessed by many bounties of nature, especially those of an edible nature, it is no surprise that the Bangladeshi culinary scene is so rich. With population levels exceeding 150 million people, hidden amongst this mass of human beings, are individuals who have managed to not only make full use of...

Mohsin at it again

Mohsin at it again

Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali has done it again. He exploded at the media once more. If one were to go by his opinion, newsmen did not have the qualifications to do their jobs. Journalists are “dirty chaps and of bad character”, he said at a discussion in Sylhet yesterday. At one point, he told the photojournalists not to take his pictures, and also asked the newsmen to leave the venue. About the national broadcasting policy, Mohsin said, “Had I been present in the cabinet meeting that day, I would have pressed for making it a tougher one.” On July 22, he came down hard on journalists, and said a law would...

90-day surveillance against Ebola

90-day surveillance against Ebola

The government has declared a 90-day surveillance to prevent deadly Ebola virus, which spread in West African countries and caused death to 961 people this year. As part of it, medical teams will monitor international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet and Chittagong Seaport. The decision was taken at a meeting at the health ministry...

9 killed in road crashes

9 killed in road crashes

Nine people were killed and 53 injured in separate road accidents in three districts across the country today. Of the deceased, four were killed in Sylhet, three killed in Sirajganj and two in Thakurgaon, report our districts correspondents. In Sylhet, a bus skidded off the Dhaka-Sylhet highway when driver of a passenger bus lost control...

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...

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