Focus on Sylhet

Waterborne diseases soar in flood-hit area

Sylhet Bureau The number of patients with waterborne diseases visiting health facilities, including public hospitals, from areas where floodwater has receded has increased significantly, said government health officials, worried about a potential outbreak of such diseases soon. The average number of daily patients with waterborne diseases visiting outpatient departments at public hospitals in Sylhet division has gone up by nearly ...

People sufferings Extreme Flood water recedes in Sylhet

Sylhet Bureau Flood water recedes in Sylhet, the scars it leaves behind in the last twelve days are becoming more evident. However, most of the areas are still under water as the flow back of floodwater has been relatively slow. People displaced by the devastating flood have started to return home where most of the things have been damaged.Meanwhile, a ...

New areas flooded in Sylhet

Sylhet Bureau Although the water level of Surma river in Sylhet has decreased, the water level of Kushiyara river is increasing due to heavy rains in Assam. Water erosion has occurred in different parts of Kushiyara river protection dam. New areas are flooded in Sylhet. The flood situation has deteriorated in Zakiganj, Fenchuganj, Beanibazar, Balaganj, Dakshin Surma, Osmaninagar and various ...

Worsening floods threaten power supply in Sylhet: officials

Staff Reporter The flood situation in Sylhet is worsening and officials are worried that the deluge may shut down the grid. Due to the flood, Kumargaon 132/33 KV grid substation, which supplies electricity to the whole of Sylhet, is about to be shut down. Suranjit Singh, engineer of Kumargaon 132/33 KV grid substation said, water has already entered the switchyard ...

HC grants 6 months bail to accused Sylhet cop in custodial death case

Sylhet Bureau The High Court granted six months bail to the suspended sub-inspector of police Md Hasan Uddin, one of the accused in the murder case of Rayhan Ahmed in police custody. HC bench of Justice SM Abdul Mobin and Justice Md Atwar Rahman passed the order on Sunday. Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kazal and Abdul Alim Bhuiyan Jewel appeared for ...

Parabat Express catches fire, Dhaka-Sylhet rail communication halted

Moulvibazar Correspondent Rail communication on Dhaka-Sylhet route remained suspended as a fire broke out on a train in Srimangal of Moulvibazar district on Saturday, rail authorities said. The fire broke out at the power car or restaurant car of the ‘Parabat Express’ train around 12:45 pm and spread soon, said Farid Ahmed, station manager of Srimangal Railway Station. The origin ...

Sylhet Muslims protests anti-Islam remarks by BJP leaders

Sylhet Bureau Several Thousands of Muslims have held a demonstration in Sylhet protesting the recent derogatory remarks on the Prophet (PBUH) by two former BJP spokespersons. They held their protests before Sylhet Court Point, Sylhet Central Jame Mosque and Dargahe Hazrat Shahjalal Jame Mosque after Jumma prayers on Friday. Islami Andolan Bangladesh Sylhet District and Metropolitan Branch after Jum’a, the ...

Water level of rivers in Sylhet rising rapidly

Sylhet Bureau The water of all rivers is still flowing below the danger level. But, if heavy rainfall and hill slope continue, the water may flow above the danger level. According to Sylhet Water Development Board, 135mm and 165mm rainfall were recorded at Kanaighat and Sylhet points of Surma river while 42mm and 35mm were recorded at Sheola and Sherpur ...

Hajj training workshop held in SAU

Sylhet Bureau Hajj Training Workshop has been held at Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) on the initiative of Central Mosque. On Tuesday (June 6) morning, a two-session Hajj training workshop was held at the Central Mosque. Sylhet Government Alia Madrasa Assistant Professor in the workshop. Md. Nurullah and Sheikh Saeed bin Nuruzzaman, the caretaker of the Ministry of Religion, discussed various ...

Smuggling of gold in novel ways on Dubai-Sylhet route: Masterminds remain untouched

Staff Reporter Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport seems to have turned into a gold mine as the precious metal is being recovered from the passengers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight coming from Dubai in a regular interval. The passengers are bringing the gold worth crores of taka from Dubai to the country using different innovative ways. Although customs detectives are ...