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100 indigenous families at a loss

100 indigenous families at a loss

The acquisition of land for building BGB sector headquarters in Bandarban threatens the means of livelihood of more than 100 indigenous families. More than a month ago, the home ministry gave its approval to acquire 34 acres of land for building the headquarters along the Bandarban-Rowangchhari road in Bandarban Sadar upazila. Inhabitants of two Marma...

Mahaa Wagyawai Powe festival celebrated in Bandarban

Mahaa Wagyawai Powe festival celebrated in Bandarban

The traditional Mahaa Wagyawai Powe festival of indigenous people was celebrated in Bandarban amidst festivity. Though the four-day festival began last Monday, the main festival was celebrated on Wednesday to welcome Probarana Purnima, the second largest festival in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, populated by a wide range of ethnic communities. However, the plain district Buddhists...

5 killed by lightning in 2 dists

5 killed by lightning in 2 dists

Five people were killed in lightning in Chakaria of Cox’s bazar and in Lama of Bandarban today. In Cox’s Bazar, the lightning killed three people who were identified as Akbar Ali, 40, and Nurul Huda, 55, of Konarpara village and Ali Ahmed, 40, of Medha Kochchhopia village in the upazila, reports our Cox’s Bazar...

18 held in Bandarban en route to Malaysia

18 held in Bandarban en route to Malaysia

Police detained 18 people from an abandoned house in Lama upazila of Bandarban early today as they gathered there with an intention to go to Malaysia illegally. An alleged human trafficker, Abul Hossain, was arrested from the house at Kumari village. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police raided an abandoned house at a...

Against all odds

Against all odds

They were evicted from their ancestral homes. No steps were taken for their rehabilitation. Most of their farmlands were taken away and no alternative livelihood was provided. They now live in shacks on the roadsides, eking out a miserable existence. But despite all the hardship, some 750 Mro families of Bandarban's Thanchi are trying to...

Ever-changing, never-ending idylls

Ever-changing, never-ending idylls

As monsoon is in the air, we decided to celebrate this Eid-ul-fitr on the peaks of Keokradang, the second highest peak of Bangladesh. The hilly landscape welcomed us on July 28, morning, as we, including a music band from Rangamati, hired a jeep from Bandarban to Ruma Bazar. We soon set off for Boga...

Attack on CHT commission car in Rangamati

Attack on CHT commission car in Rangamati

Three people including a member of CHT (Chittagong Hill Tracts) commission were injured as its vehicle came under an attack by Bangalee settlers, who have been protesting the visit of the commission members in Rangamati today. Commission member Dr Iftekharuzzaman, also executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Monu Sohel Imtiaz, officer-in-charge of Rangamati...

Risky living on hill slopes

Risky living on hill slopes

Around 30,000 people in the hill district are vulnerable to landslides in the rainy season due to massive hill cutting and building houses on hill slopes. A large number of unplanned houses have sprung up on hill slopes and at the foot of the hills in the tourist district, thanks to the negligence of...

BGB warns Myanmar

BGB warns Myanmar

A day after receiving the body of Nayek Mizanur Rahman, Border Guard Bangladesh yesterday warned Myanmar of instant “befitting response” if such incidents of firing and killing take place in future. Tension is still running high at Bangladesh-Myanmar border at Painchhari of Naikkhangchhari in Bandarban since the attack on a BGB team on Wednesday. “We...

Myanmar to withdraw army from border soon: Minister

Myanmar to withdraw army from border soon: Minister

Myanmar will withdraw its troops deployed along the Naikkhangchhari border soon, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said today following escalation of tension between the neighbouring countries following firing on Bangladesh border guards. The minister said the killing of a Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) nayek on Wednesday and firing on BGB men on...

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