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SUST closed for indefinite period after BCL clash

Sylhet Correspondent

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have been declared closed for an indefinite period following a clash between two factions of Chhatra League, the student wing of  Awami League.

The decision was taken at an emergency syndicate meeting of the university, campus sources said.

SUST Registrar Md Ishfaqul Hossain signed the notice on Wednesday morning.

The authority also asked the students to vacate the dormitories by 8am on Wednesday.

Ban was also imposed on all kind of political activists on the campus until further announcement.

The clash erupted on the campus between the followers of SUST unit BCL General Secretary Imran Khan and Senior Vice President Abu Sayeed Akanda on Tuesday evening that lasted overnight.

Later, police conducted raids at three hostels on the campus and recovered local arms, hand grenades and bullets in the night.

After whole night clash, university administration declared the students to vacant the hall early Wednesday.

Sale of warm clothes gains

momentum in Sylhet CitySUST

Sale of second hand warm clothes is gaining momentum in Sylhet City following the start of winter in the region.

Sellers of the clothes are doing brisk business both in luxury city markets and roadside ones.

The Sylhet City met office recorded minimum temperature at 15.9 Celsius this week.

Met office sources said, the temperature will decrease within next 15 days.

But, no steps have been taken by any corner to distribute warm clothes among the poor people here till now. They are passing their nights amid sufferings.

People of middle, low and poor classes are now thronging at the Hawkers Market and at footpath markets to buy second-hand warm clothes such as sweater, jacket, cardigan, woollen cap and muffler, wrapper, blanket, coat and cardigan.

The shoppers at the markets said, the demand of used warm clothes is high and they are making considerable profit from the sale, while the consumers alleged that the price of the items has increased by about 20-30 per cent compared to that of the last year.

Apart from the footpath shops, warm clothes are also being sold in different markets at Hasan Market, Kazimansion, Zindabazar, Road, Surmapoint and Courtpoint area in the city.

Per piece wrapper is selling at Tk 230 to 330, blanket at Tk 300 to 400, sweater at Tk 200 to 250, coat at Tk 300 to 450, cardigan at Tk 200 to Tk 350, and different children’s clothes at Tk 100 to Tk 150, sources said.

“We are buying used warm clothes from Dhaka at 20-25 per cent higher rate this year due to increased transport costs. A bundle of clothes (200 to 225 pieces for adult or 400 to 450 pieces for children) costs Tk 12,000 to Tk 15,000, said Liakot Ali, a seller of warm clothes at the Hawkers Market in Sylhet.

Another shopper at Zindabazar Road of the city said, sales at his shop has almost doubled in the past one week. The price of warm cloths has remained unchanged in posh shops compared to that of the last year and it is within the reach of the customers, he claimed.


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