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Young man drowns in Sunamganj haor

A young man drowned at Tanguar haor in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj in Sylhet division. The mishap took place onWednesday afternoon while he was taking a dip. The deceased was identified as Ashraful Islam Hasan, 22, son of one Chan Mia, hailed ...

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Flash flood : 100,000 Moulvibazar people marooned

Flash floods have damaged embankments and roads, leaving more than 100,000 people in three upazilas in Moulvibazar marooned without adequate food and drinking water. Many victims from Kamalganj, Rajnagar and Kulaura upazilas have taken refuge in educational institutions and embankments that ...

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Sylhet farmers to start Aus paddy farming

Aus paddy cultivation is now going to be started by the cultivators in the greater Sylhet. However, the DAE earlier revised the division’s target from 133,028 hectares to 1176,929 hectares for the season in a bid to recoup the loss ...

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BAPA-BEN emphasises sustainable dev policy for haors

Environmentalists have said that a sustainable development policy for the country’s haors is needed widely. “It is important to prepare a long lasting development goal for the haor areas,” said Dr. Abdul Matin, General Secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA) ...

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Haor families to get 30 kg rice per month

The government, in the proposed budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2017-2018, has taken an emergency measure to provide 30 kilograms of rice per month to each of 3.30 lakh poor families affected by the flashfloods in haors. A special ...

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Jute cultivation target in Sylhet at nine bales a hectare

All the four districts of Sylhet division play vital role in ‘Golden Fiber’ cultivation for the country. Farming of this Cash Crop has been going on in full swing in the division. So far, 1719 hectares of land had been ...

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Water Resources Minister blames excessive rain for flash flood in haor areas

Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has blamed excessive rain for flash flood and damage of embankment in the haor areas instead of negligence of the officials of Water Development Board. In reply to lawmakers’ queries, the minister even said, ...

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Prime Minister will visit the Haor area tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-ravaged Haor regions of Sunamganj tomorrow. Flash floods, triggered by several days of torrential rain, have inundated vast swathes of the north-eastern region and damaged Boro paddy, putting the livelihood of thousands of ...

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Farmers face Tk1,500cr loss due to flash flood in Sunamganj

The Haor famers of Sunamganj have incurred around Tk1500 crore losses as the flash flood damage the Boro paddy of 1,50,000 hectares. Flash flood has severely affected the low-lying areas of Sunamganj, Sylhet, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Kishoreganj and Brahmanbaria districts as ...

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PM to visit flood-hit Sunamganj Haor areas on April 30

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-ravaged Haor regions of Sunamganj on April 30, the district’s deputy commissioner (DC) has said. DC Sheikh Rafiqul Islam said the prime minister’s itinerary had not been finalised yet. “We will hold a ...

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