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Sylhet farmers bring more land under Aus cultivation

Sylhet Correspondent Farmers of Sylhet Division are engaged in cultivating Aus paddy in full swing. A programme in this regard during the current Kharif-1 season was taken up for bringing 138,939 hectares of land under Aus farming, official sources informed. It is about 4.0 per cent above than the last year’s farming area on 134,025 hectares. Deputy director of DAE, ... Read More »

Indigenous cultural competition held in Kamalgonj tea garden

Md. Mosabbir Ali, beck from Patrokhola tea garden A day-long cultural competition, including traditional dances of the ethnic communities of Moulvibazar, was  held  at the remotes Patrokhola tea garden field of Kamalganj upazila, under Moulvibazar district on June 19. The venue was Patrokhola tea garden field under Patrokhola Education centre. The competition was held to promote indigenous cultural practices in ... Read More »

Police recover two bodies in Sylhet

Sylhet Correspondent Police recovered the bodies of a young man and a teenage girl from Akakhajona and Shaneshwar village in Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Lukur Ahmed, 30, son of Golal Ahmed of Akakhajna village and Joni Rani Das, 15, daughter of Nikhil Chandra Das of Shanehwar village, according to a news agency ... Read More »

Sale of advance train tickets starts in Sylhet

Sylhet Correspondent The selling of advance train tickets began on Wednesday marking the Eid-Ul-Fitr in Sylhet Railway Station. The advance sale started with the tickets for July 1 and it would continue for next four days – 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th June, for the tickets of July 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. On the first day of sale, ... Read More »

Police recover hanging body in Sylhet

Sylhet Correspondent Hanging body of a young man was recovered from a rice warehouse where he was employed at Sheikhghat area of Sylhet city on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Ali Hossain, 22, son of Ashraf Alam Tanvir, a resident of Rajpur village of Bishwambharpur upazila in Sunamfanj district, Hossain was an employee of the rice warehouse, owned ... Read More »

Eid shopping gains momentum in Sylhet

S A Shofiee,  Sylhet With a little bit three weeks more left for the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, Sylhet city has been caught by Eid shopping fever with modern and traditional shopping malls bustling with shoppers from all strata. Thousands of people are purchasing items of their own choice with huge enthusiasm despite significant ... Read More »

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3 robbers arrested  Sylhet Correspondent Police in separate drives arrested three  robbers from Jakiganj upazila of Sylhet. Our correspondent reported that police arrested three members of an inter-district robbers’ gang in Jakiganj upazila of Sylhet early Tuesday. The arrestees are Saiful Islam, 28, Selim Ahmed, 28, and Kawsar Ahmed, 30. They hail from different villages under the upazila. Officer-in-Charge Shafiqur ... Read More »

SCC experimentally installs CCTV cameras

Sylhet Correspondent Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) and police started experimental monitoring some important areas of  the city through CCTV cameras on Sunday. Source said, SCC installed 22 CCTV cameras at Taltola, Surma point, Zindabazar, Bandarbazar, Sobhanighat and Nayarpul areas in the city spending TK 18 lakh. Kotwali Police Station will handle the continuous monitoring system. Officer-in-Charge of the Police Station ... Read More »

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Tight security taken in Sylhet to curb crimes Sylhet Correspondent Sylhet District Administration is going to take  strict security measures to curb extortion in the district during Ramzan. Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Joinal Abedin said,Tight security measure were  taken to prevent extortion, mugging and other crimes during holy Ramzan.Besides, strict security measure will be provided to all markets round the ... Read More »

Drought hits litchi production in Juri

Md. Mosabbir Ali. Kulaura (Moulvibazar) Litchi  growers in Juri Upazila of the district are frustrated as their production target has not been met satisfactory due to drought-like situation in the region. According to the Department of Agriculture official, the prolonged drought-like situation affected growth of the tender lychee during the month of last April despite excellent flowering earlier this season. ... Read More »