Sylhet


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Sylhet

(sĭlhĕt`), city (1991 pop. 117,398), E Bangladesh, on the Surma River. It is the administrative center for a district of rice and tea cultivation; there is extensive limestone quarrying. The city has an international airport. Sylhet, which has manufactures in tea, matches, vegetable oil, and canes, is also a center of Islamic culture and the site of several tombs of Muslim holy men. In the city are eight colleges affiliated with the Univ. of Chittagong.

Sylhet

 

a city in the extreme northeast of Bangladesh, on the Surma River. Administrative center of Sylhet District. Population, 37,700 (1961). A river port and trade center, Sylhet has a railroad station and a food-processing industry.

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Metropolitan Magistrate Shahedul Karim in Sylhet, some 264 km northeast of capital Dhaka, Wednesday also rejected their bail petitions in the Bijoy killing case.
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Dhaka: Activists marched through the Bangladeshi city of Sylhet on Wednesday to demand justice for a blogger hacked to death this week, the third such attack by suspected hardliners since February.
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During an interaction with Bangladeshi expatriates in London, Sheikh Hasina specifically asked the Sylhet Diaspora to visualize the investment potential especially in the energy sector.