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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...

Tangents

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...

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...

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