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Infrastructural dev at Sylhet tourist spots needed, Workshop streesses

Infrastructural development on the tourist spots in Sylhet with a view to creating safe and harassment-free atmosphere should be ensured for the tourists from home and abroad. Speakers at a workshop in Sylhet have stressed for that. Additional Divisional Commissioner (General), Sylhet ...

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70,000 people stranded after flash flood in Moulvibazar

Incessant downpour in the last few days coupled with the onrush of water flowing downhill has inundated vast areas of two upazilas in Moulvibazar, causing immense sufferings to around 70,000 people living in these areas. At least 43 villages in ...

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Hill slide cuts Sylhet rail link

Sylhet’s rail link with Dhaka and Chittagong snapped and remained halted following a hill slide in Moulvibazar’s Lawachara national park today. A chunk of soil broke off and fell on the lines in Magurchara area of the park in Kamalganj ...

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Two children among three dead in Sylhet flash flood

At least three people, including two minor siblings, have died in a flash flood triggered by heavy rains in Sylhet’s Companyganj. Faruk Mia, 56, and two of his neighbour’s daughters – Tamanna, 3, and Sultana, 1, drowned as they were ...

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120kg Baghair fish on sale in Moulvibazar

A giant Baghair fish weighing around 120kg was put up for sale with an asking price of Tk1.5 lakh in Moulvibazar’s Kushumbagh area on Tuesday afternoon. A huge number of curious people gathered to see the rare-breed fish and take ...

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Train services to Sylhet resume after 10 hours

Rail communications of Sylhet resumed with the other parts of country after 10 hours halt due to derailment of two compartments of a train near Lauachhara National Forest in Moulvibazar on Saturday night. The rail link has been halted since ...

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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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