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Man 'murdered' in rehab centre

A man was allegedly beaten to death in a rehabilitation centre in Halishahar of Chittagong city yesterday. The dead -- Nezam Uddin Munna, 28 -- was the son of Omar Faruk of South Halishahar Bandartila area. Munna's brother Mohiuddin Roni said his brother was a drug addict and was admitted to Chhayaneer Drug-Addict Rehabilitation Centre on October 23. “Since then, they had been torturing my brother. They did not provid him with proper treatment even when he fell sick." "The centre authority informed...

Chhotomoni Nibas in Ctg

Haven for abandoned, lost children

Haven for abandoned, lost children

Homeless, abandoned or lost children can find a safe haven at Chhotomoni Nibas, a shelter for children.  Located in Roufabad area of Chittagong city, the state-run shelter began its journey in 1984 and since then it has been a home for 323 children. Six-year-old Ayesha, who has been living there for about a year, does...

2 lakh yaba tablets seized

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized two lakh yaba tablets worth about Tk 10 crore from the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong city early yesterday. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of coast guard (east zone) chased a boat near Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Ltd (Kafco) area around 2:00am. At one stage, smugglers capsized the boat along the river bank and threw a sack of yaba tablets to the ground and fled the scene, said a press release of the coast guard. The...

Living in danger of landslide

Living in danger of landslide

With all indications of this year's monsoon lingering, people live at the foot and on the slopes of hills in Chittagong city amid high risk of landslides. Patenga Met Office forecasts that light to moderate rain may continue over the coming weeks as the monsoon persists from June to September. However, the authorities concerned allegedly...

Heavy rain inundates low-lying areas

Heavy rain inundates low-lying areas

Torrential rain submerged different parts of Chittagong city yesterday, while the Muhuri and Kohuya rivers in spate breached a flood protection embankment in Phulgazi upazila of Feni, inundating 15 villages. Several thousand people in low lying areas of Chittagong division have been marooned as those areas went under water. Water entered houses and submerged...

Political thugs flatten Ctg Bayezid hills

Political thugs flatten Ctg Bayezid hills

Three decades ago, Bayezid in Chittagong city was an area of verdant small hills. Now a few mountains of earth, sticking out in the middle of a myriad of tin shacks, are all what is left, because of some locally influential people who have been razing the hills and selling the land to...

Air, sound pollution intolerable in Ctg

Air and sound pollution in Chittagong city has reached an intolerable level, making the city dwellers suffer from different complicated diseases. Air pollution caused by emission of black smokes from unfit vehicles and dust from open space result in the increase of bronchitis, asthma and respiratory related diseases among the city dwellers for years. Physicians fear that if the situation continues, respiratory diseases will increase manifold among the city residents. Besides, people of different strata in Chittagong are passing hard time tolerating...

Feast for fashion connoisseurs

Feast for fashion connoisseurs

Thursday evening was long awaited by fashion enthusiasts of Chittagong city, as they had an opportunity to enjoy an eye-catching fashion show as well as music and dance performances by artistes of the port city. The event was the final round and prize-giving ceremony of “Diamond World-Prothom Alo Eid Fashion Competition '14”, organised by...

Death In Custody

6 Ctg cops sued for 'murder'

Ten people, including six policemen, have been accused in a murder case filed over the death of a businessman in police custody in Chittagong city on June 19. Shimu Akter, wife of the deceased Md Rokonuzzaman, filed the case yesterday with the court of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Ahmed Sayeed, said advocate Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury, lawyer of the plaintiff. The accused include Panchlaish Police Station's Sub-inspector Amir Hossain and constables Mizanur Rahman, Moslem, Khokon Mia and Akbar and Bakalia Police Station's Assistant...

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