• Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Chittagong City

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...

1 dies as rain continues to batter Ctg

1 dies as rain continues to batter Ctg

A construction worker was killed and three others were injured early yesterday when a rain-soaked boundary wall of a building collapsed on a tin-shed barrack of the workers at Rahamat Nagar in Nasirabad of Chittagong city which has been in the grip of incessant rain for the fourth consecutive day. The deceased was Md...

Ex-Chhatra Union leader, student go missing in Ctg

A former student leader of Bangladesh Chhatra Union and a school student of Chittagong city went missing together from Zila Shilpakala Academy area Sunday. They are Ismail Azad Shakil, 27, former general secretary of Chittagong district unit of Bangladesh Chhatra Union; and Linkon Majumder Joy, 16, a class X student of Independent School and College in the city. Police and family sources said, Joy went out of home with his friend Sudeepto around 4:30pm Sunday and went to Cheragi intersection where...

No info about missing Ctg jeweller in 15 days

No info about missing Ctg jeweller in 15 days

Police are yet to find what happened to the missing jeweller, Palash Dhar, of Chittagong city though it has been 15 days since he disappeared “mysteriously” on his way to Noakhali on May 12. When asked, Chawkbazar police said they were "trying their best" to unveil the mystery. However, the victim's family members and jewellers in the city said they saw no visible headway in this regard and demanded that the case be transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of police. Meanwhile, Nipa Dhar, wife of Palash, is now passing her days amid uncertainty and insecurity. She has now taken shelter at her parents' house in the city with her two...

Water Crisis in Halishahar

Residents besiege Ctg Wasa building

Residents besiege Ctg Wasa building

Residents of Halishahar in Chittagong city yesterday laid siege to Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) building for an hour from 11:00am demanding the authorities immediately solve the prevailing water crisis. Residents of Halishahar blocks A, B, I, J, New A, New I and H, Notun Bazar and Eidgaon area, who are dependent...

Ctg flyovers unplanned

The construction of flyovers in Chittagong city is nothing but wastage of huge money, as the projects have already proved to be useless, ineffective and economically unfeasible for the city, experts said yesterday. Terming the projects unplanned and unnecessary, they claimed the projects, taken by the Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) neglecting Chittagong city Master Plan formed in 1995 and without doing feasibility study, will bring no good for the dwellers.   The already constructed flyovers have not only failed to solve...

Developing Ctg DC Hill as Public Place

Locals oppose 2 resident govt officials' resistance

Locals oppose 2 resident govt officials' resistance

Eminent personalities and leaders of socio-cultural organisations in Chittagong city yesterday demanded that a full-fledged cultural complex be built on the city's DC Hill premises, keeping its natural scenic beauty unscathed. They criticised the opposition of the deputy commissioner and the divisional commissioner of Chittagong to building any structure in the area, where the...

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