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Ctg Nursing College Teacher Murder Case

No headway in 45 days

One and a half months have passed since Anjali Devi, a senior teacher of Chittagong Nursing College (CNC), was hacked to death in broad daylight in Chittagong city, but police are yet to find any lead, let alone arrest any suspect. Police making no headway in 45 days has put family members and colleagues in panic, and they questioned the sincerity of the law enforcers. “Anjali was a very modest and good woman. If a woman like her is murdered with...

Three illegal brick kilns fined Tk 1.5 lakh in Ctg

Three illegal brick kilns fined Tk 1.5 lakh in Ctg

A mobile court yesterday realised a total of Tk 1.5 lakh as fines from three brick kilns for operating within two kilometres of Kattali reserve forest in Chittagong and without licences and environment clearance certificates. Among the three, KML-1 and ARC Kiln are situated at Kattali in the port city while KML-2 at Latifpur...

Women who dream to be train drivers

Women who dream to be train drivers

Trains always fascinated little Umme Salma Siddiqa. She erupted in euphoria whenever she heard the whistle near her home in Chittagong city. While growing up, she used to believe that all trains were automated and they did not need drivers. But as she grew up she learnt that was not the case with the...

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...

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