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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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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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ICT accepts charges against 3 men of Moulvibazar

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday took cognisance of the charges brought against three Moulvibazar men for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Anwarul Haque also directed the superintendent of Moulvibazar police ...

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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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