Saturday, April 13, 2024

Down with the hills!

Probir Kumar Sarker Though Bangladesh is prominently a plain land, its Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and Sylhet have hilly areas with forests and rich biodiversity. These areas are full of natural resources fulfilling needs of the people and other living species. But at present, the destruction of hills in every area has become ... Read more

Sylhet-London flight resumption sought

Sylhet people on Sunday demanded immediate resumption of Biman’s direct flight between Sylhet and London. They put forth the demand at a human chain programme organised by welfare organisation Sylhet Kalyan Sangstha at Surma Point in the city between 11:00am and 1:30pm. Speakers during the human chain blamed the government for closing the flight of the

Sust admission test on Nov 24

The admission test for the first year honours courses at Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (Sust) for the academic session 2012-13 will be held on November 24. The decision was taken at the academic council meeting of the university on Sunday. A total of 1390 students will be enrolled at 25 departments under six ... Read more

Indo-Bangla meet on Tipaimukh dam begins Aug 27

India has told Bangladesh that it is now ready for a bilateral meeting of experts from both the countries on Tipaimukh dam for two days in New Delhi from August 27. According to a senior official of the Central Water Commission in Shillong, the members of this expert group, to be drawn from both the ... Read more

Suranjit for jt survey before Tipai dam construction

The railway minister, Suranjit Sengupta, has called for an immediate joint survey by India and Bangladesh before constructing the Tipaimukh dam in Indian territory. ‘Bangladesh and India must conduct a joint survey to resolve controversy over construction of the Tipaimukh dam, the minister said, adding, ‘We should not make any delay to resolve the issue ... Read more

Tipai dam a ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh: left parties

Left political leaders on Monday described India’s under construction Tipaimukh Dam as the ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh. They said that India was unilaterally building the dam violating agreements with lower riparian Bangladesh as well as international conventions. India is building the dam on the international river Barak before it splits and enters into

SUST celebrates Pitha Utshab

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet celebrated its 14th anniversary with Pitha Utshab (rice cake festival) on December 8 in its campus. The day-long festival began with the delectable Pitha Utshab. The event drew hundreds of people including students, teachers and many others. The students attended the Utshab with their variety of traditional ... Read more

People won’t accept India’s Tipai move: Ershad

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said the people of Bangladesh would not allow India to construct the Tipaimukh dam on the River Barak because it would spell disaster downstream and turn Sylhet into a desert. ‘India has turned the country’s northern region into a desert by constructing the Farakka Barrage and now it ... Read more

Tipai Dam will spell disaster: Rights group

Leaders of International Farakka Committee, a rights group, on Tuesday voiced deep concern at the singing of a deal by India with two companies to construct the proposed Tipaimukh Dam on the River Barak at the upstream of Bangladesh’s River Meghna. In a joint statement, they said the deal singing by keeping the government and ... Read more

HR boss barred from visiting jail

He demands removal of prisons chief National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman was barred from entering Sylhet Central Jail by authorities on Thursday morning. Mizanur Rahman arrived at the jail’s entrance at around 9am and waited for the jail’s acting superintendent to appear. The NHRC Chairman left around 11am after being refused permission ... Read more

Sust admission process begins on Sept 15

The application process for the first year honours admission to Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the session 2011-12 will begin on September 15 and continue till October 15. Aspirant students are required to send Short Message Service (SMS) from mobile phones with Teletalk network to obtain a personal identification number (PIN) during ... Read more

8 officials charged with Tk 25cr graft

State-run Gas Company 8 officials charged with Tk 25cr graft The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday pressed charges against eight officials of Rupantorito Prakritik Gas Company Ltd (RPGCL), a concern of state-run Petrobangla Ltd, for misappropriating Tk 25 crore petroleum products in five years between 2002 and 2007. They manipulated logbook and tampered with meters to show ... Read more

Sylhet to get int’l cricket venue by 2012

Bangladesh Cricket Board president AHM Mustafa Kamal on Saturday announced that the Sylhet divisional stadium will be renovated to meet the standards of an international venue by 2012. The announcement came after a view-exchange meeting, chaired by finance minister Abul Maal Muhith, at the Rose Garden Hotel in Sylhet where the board’s directora are currently ... Read more