Long-Cherished Chandpur-Sylhet Intercity Train Still A Dream

A train service that connects Chandpur and Sylhet has been a long-standing need for people living in the south and south-western regions of the country. A large number of residents from the region journey through Chandpur in order to see the shrines to holy gods Hazrat Shah Jalal and Shar Paran each day. Students also attend medical colleges and universities in Sylhet.A majority of tourists also travel to the district's north-eastern region to take in the natural beauty of the area. Day in and day out , they are afflicted by the fact that road travel is dangerous and takes a long time. According to Railway officials in the year 2000, a Laksam-bound commuter train coming from Chandpur was equipped with several coaches to it to accommodate passengers from Sylhet. At Laksham junction the coaches would join Jalalabad Express trains. Passengers can travel to Sylhet with relative ease and with a low cost without any trouble. It was stopped on September 20 in 2000 following

Primary-Higher Secondary Education: Major reforms on the horizon

The government plans to overhaul the education system. This will include eliminating public exams prior to class 10, and ensuring that students do not have to take any exams up until class 3. The new curriculum will place less emphasis on memorizing and more emphasis on activity- and experiment-based learning. Yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the outline for the new curriculum. It will be implemented in phases starting January 2023 and fully implemented by 2025. From class 11, the government will also introduce streams, including business studies, science and humanities. Students had to choose from the nine streams within the existing curriculum. Dipu Moni, Education Minister, stated that the government is committed to reforming the existing education system after receiving approval from the PM. We don't want students to be under the stress of education. She stated that she wanted to provide students education with fanfare and replace the memorisati

Bangladesh’s 28th Gas Field Found In Zakiganj

Nasrul Hamid, the State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, officially announced Zakiganj as Zakiganj's 28th natural gas field with 68 billion cubic feet of reserves. The discovery was made by the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company, (Bapex), in June. However, it withheld any formal announcement because it was evaluating the possibility of gas recovery from the well at Ananadapur village, Zakiganj upazila in Sylhet. An official announcement about the discovery of new gas was made at a webinar organized by Energy and Mineral Resources Division. This webinar was held to commemorate August 9, National Energy Security Day, which marks the historic decision of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Shiikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 to take control of 5 gas fields in Sylhet from multinational Shell Oil Company. According to UNB, the state minister stated that there is a potential reserve of 68 Billion cubic feet of gas in the new gas field. This gas fi

Govt arrests BNP people thru block raids: Fakhrul

Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday asserted that the law enforcement bureaus have been arresting BNP leaders and activists throughout the nation through obstruct raids. Our leaders and activists are being forced to stay beyond their houses at night,' Fakhrul stated covering a virtual discussion. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JSD organised the occasion to talk about the role of the local government bodies in combating the Covid crisis. Fakhrul reported that the government is asserting that people connected to the BNP were arrested for their connection with Hefazat-e-Islam. 'BNP doesn't have connections with Hefazat. Instead the government is extremely close to Hefazat,' he said, adding the government has established a rule of terror. 'Several thousands of leaders of the BNP and its partner bodies were detained since March 26,' he explained. In addition, he added the'failed authorities' turn th

Rafiqul put on 7-day remand

Rafiqul was detained on March 25 out of Motijheel place in a demonstration protesting in the trip of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of their golden jubilee of independence and later he had been freed. Rafiqul, also manager of Saoatul Hera Madrassah at Paschim Bilashpur at Netrakona, allegedly delivered provocative speech at a Waj Mahfil in Gachha recently. A Dhaka court on Thursday put Rafiqul Islam Madani, popularly known as Shishu Bokta, on a 7-day remand in a case registered under the Digital Security Act for delivering'anti-state and provocative' speeches. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court judge Abu Sufian Md Noman passed the arrangement at a digital hearing after which the investigation officer of the case sought a 10-day remand to interrogate Shishu Bokta. Rafiqul Islam was set on 4-day remand in a different instance registered with Motijheel police station earlier on April 21. A Gazipur court to prison on April 8 when he was born before the court i

Bangladesh Records Highest Ever 77 Covid Deaths In A Single Day

Bangladesh has recorded the most elevated number of Covid-19 passings in a day since the pandemic made landfall in the country in March a year ago. The loss of life moved to 9,661 after 77 fatalities were enlisted in the 24 hours to 8:00 am Thursday, as indicated by information delivered by the public authority. The nation has recorded 5,343 new instances of the Covid, taking the count to 678,937. The most recent day's contamination rate was 20.49 percent of the all out tests. The passing rate remains at 1.42%. Another 3,837 individuals recuperated from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in emergency clinic care in a similar period, carrying the count of recuperations to 572,378 with a 84.30% recuperation rate. Among the most recent day's casualties, 53 were men and 24 were ladies. Every one of them kicked the bucket in various medical clinics the nation over. In the interim, 26,077 examples were tried in 243 labs the nation over in the previous 24 hours.

Bus-Truck Collision Leaves One Dead, 7 Injured In Sylhet

A man was killed and seven others harmed in a crash between a transport and a truck in Osmaninagar upazila in Sylhet on Tuesday. The character of the expired couldn't be known at this point. Witnesses said a Dhaka-bound truck hit a fixed truck out and about around 12:00pm when a transport of 'Greenline Paribahan' hit the truck from behind. The forward portion of the transport got crushed, leaving the transport assistant and seven travelers harmed. The harmed were raced to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where the harmed partner kicked the bucket. Official in-Charge of Osmaninagar police headquarters Shyamol Banik said the transport and truck were taken out from the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway.