As Sylhet city grows in terms of its population, so does its traffic.
An authorised balumahal (sand quarry) leaseholder has been extracting sand from the banks of Dhalai river in Sylhet’s Companiganj, posing a serious threat to the environment.
After the 1897 Assam earthquake, the greater Sylhet region adopted a sustainable design for buildings. Known as “Assam type” structures, they are now considered a heritage.
Six months have gone by since the students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) suspended their movement for the removal of the vice chancellor and other demands.
Sunday night was quite shocking for Sylhet residents, as Division-2 of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) published a load-shedding schedule stating that many areas of the city would face blackouts for 12 to 13 hours.
Q. What is happening to our haors (the vast wetlands in the country’s north-eastern region) and how has that impacted the flood situation?
For around a month now, all four districts in the Sylhet division have been enduring floods with the water receding slowly from many areas and thousands left to suffer.
Sitting in a roadside garage near what used to be her home, Nasima Begum, 70, was seen trying to salvage whatever was edible from paddy she had stored earlier.
The yard and kitchen of Aparna Rani Das’s house in Gagra village, on the edge of Hakaluki haor in Moulvibazar’s Barlekha upazila, is submerged in knee-deep water since June 17.
“How much more can we take?”