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Chittagong

144 Ctg Jamaat men charged with attacking cops

144 Ctg Jamaat men charged with attacking cops

Police today pressed charges against 144 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir for attacking law enforcers in the port city of Chittagong in 2012. The defendants have also been charged with snatching around 20 rounds of bullet from police and vandalising a police vehicle on November 18, 2012,...

5.75kh gold seized in capital

5.75kh gold seized in capital

Lawmen today arrested one person and seized 5.75 kilogram of gold worth around Tk 2.85 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. Customs officials recovered 4.5 kilogram of gold from an unclaimed trolley bag at the airport. An unknown passenger of a Fly Dubai flight from Dubai around 12:10pm...

Ctg mayor faces contempt rule

Ctg mayor faces contempt rule

The High Court today issued a contempt of court rule against Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor M Manjur Alam and three others for continuing the construction of a market building in the city ignoring the court’s order. In response to a petition, the HC asked the four to explain why contempt of court proceedings should not be brought against them for defying its order. The three others are: Ali Ahmed, CCC chief executive officer; Yusuf Ali, president of Bahaddarhat Pauro Market; and Anwar Hossain, a contractor and proprietor of Four Star Syndicate. The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman also summoned Ali Ahmed to appear...

Editorial

Living dangerously on foothills

Every year monsoon arrives and like clockwork there are landslides in Chittagong burying and killing people, living in shanties on the foothills of hills. This is hardly news anymore. Yet we are forced to ask why the administration looked the other way when such hill slopes and foothills were being expropriated allowing for construction of residences on them decade after decade. Not only that, there appear to be no move to relocate people, mostly belonging to lower income groups...

2 lakh Yaba tablets seized in Ctg

2 lakh Yaba tablets seized in Ctg

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized two lakh Yaba tablets from a canal of Karnaphuli river in Anwara upazila of Chittagong early today. None was arrested in this connection, reports our Chittagong correspondent. The coastguards estimated the value of the seized drugs at Tk 10 crore, said Lt Commander Ashik Mahmud, an official of Coast Guard...

Lighter vessel damaged at Ctg port

Lighter vessel damaged at Ctg port

A lighter vessel carrying 55,000 tonnes of clinker developed a crack at the bottom after it hit a submerged vessel at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port today. MV Nasa unloaded the cement-making raw material from mother vessel MV Oyadi al Boston near Patenga sea beach around 7:30pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. When MV Oyadi...

Maritime ports asked to hoist Signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist Signal 3

The country’s four maritime ports have been asked to hoist local cautionary signal No. three as a deep convection is taking place over the North Bay of Bengal. Squally weather may affect North Bay, adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh and the four maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra, according to a...

Gold seized at Ctg airport

Gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs officials seized eight gold bars worth around Tk 40 lakh from a passenger at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning. The officials found the gold bars weighing 933 gram after checking the luggage of Md Osman, 46, of Hathazari upazila in Chittagong, at customs lounge, said Mosier Rahman Mondol, assistant commissioner...

The Rupchanda-Star Lifestyle Super Chef 2014

Let the culinary wars begin

Let the culinary wars begin

In a land blessed by many bounties of nature, especially those of an edible nature, it is no surprise that the Bangladeshi culinary scene is so rich. With population levels exceeding 150 million people, hidden amongst this mass of human beings, are individuals who have managed to not only make full use of...

90-day surveillance against Ebola

90-day surveillance against Ebola

The government has declared a 90-day surveillance to prevent deadly Ebola virus, which spread in West African countries and caused death to 961 people this year. As part of it, medical teams will monitor international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet and Chittagong Seaport. The decision was taken at a meeting at the health ministry...

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