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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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Iqbal, known for his secular activism and science fiction writing, was stabbed in the back of his head by an assailant while speaking at a two-day fair on the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology campus in Sylhet city on Saturday.
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Chittagong Vikings won by a run as Sylhet Superstars captain Mushfiqur Rahim failed to take three off Mohammad Amir's last ball in the third match of this year's Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Monday.The controversial Pakistani bowler gave away only 19 in his allotted four overs after taking 4 wickets in the tournament opener yesterday against Misbah's Rangpur, ESPNcricinfo reported.
Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh are investigating allegations that an officer arranged safe passage for one of the suspects and exerted his influence in getting another off the hook, after a 13-year old boy was mercilessly beaten to death last week in northeastern Sylhet.