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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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.
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal was brought to Dhaka by air ambulance after being stabbed on the campus of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology in Sylhet on Saturday.
KARACHI -- The special gold coin was used for the toss before the commencement of the second T-20 match played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
Of the 32 accused in the murder case, three top accused including Mufti Abdul Hannan, have already been hanged, 12 others including Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation and BNP leader Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Mayor of Habiganj municipality GK Gous are on the bail while 10 are in the jails and the remaining seven others including former political secretary to Khaleda Zia, Harris Chowdhury are at large, he said.
Sylhet, known as the "land of boundless beauty", is considered one of the most spectacular tourism destinations in Bangladesh.
As a result, BCB is thinking to arrange matches in Sylhet and Fatullah.
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.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shahedul Karim in Sylhet, some 264 km northeast of capital Dhaka, Wednesday also rejected their bail petitions in the Bijoy killing case.
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.
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.
The airline will commence direct flights between Dubai and Sylhet from April 1.