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Chittagong Port

Traders forced to pay Tk 64.7 lakh bribe a day: TIB

CHITTAGONG PORT

Traders forced to pay Tk 64.7 lakh bribe a day: TIB

Exporters and importers have to pay Tk 47.5 lakh in bribe at the Chittagong customs house a day to complete customs-related formalities, according to a study of Transparency International Bangladesh. In addition, the importers have to bribe officials and employees Tk 17.2 lakh to clear their goods from the port even despite having valid...

Huge Yaba consignment seized in Ctg

Huge Yaba consignment seized in Ctg

Bangladesh Coast Guard detained a man and recovered 150,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from his possession at Chittagong port early today. The detainee is Mohammad Aziz, 35, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Acting on a tip-off, a team of the coastguard raided a fishing boat at the outer anchorage of the port near Swandip channel around...

Lighter vessel sinks in Ctg port

Lighter vessel sinks in Ctg port

A lighter vessel carrying around 1500 tonnes of steel coils sank in the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port this morning. The vessel MV Sunderban-1 sank somewhere in between Alpha and Bravo anchorages of the outer anchorage around 7:15am when it was going to Narayanganj from the port, radio control operators at the Chittagong Port...

Lighter vessel capsizes in Bay

Lighter vessel capsizes in Bay

A lighter vessel capsized with 950 tonnes of cement clinker in the Bay of Bengal near Patenga Sea Beach in Chittagong this morning. All the crew of the vessel, numbering 7 to 8, were rescued by the staff of other ships soon after the incident, reports our Chittagong correspondent Confirming the incident, radio control operators...

No bargaining chip in govt's hands

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the incumbent government would not be able to realise its due share of the Teesta water, as it had given "everything" to India, and did not have any bargaining chip left. "The government has given transit, corridor to India, and let it use the Chittagong port," Fakhrul told a rally at Azampur of the capital's Uttara during the inauguration the party's two-day long march towards Teesta Barrage in Lalmonirhat, demanding...

Indian Coast Guard to visit Ctg port Mar 20

Indian Coast Guard to visit Ctg port Mar 20

The Indian Coast Guard personnel will pay a four-day visit to Chittagong port from March 20 aiming to enhance friendship and bilateral co-operation between the two neighbouring coast guards. They will conduct the visit by a ship ICGS Vajra, an offshore patrol vessel, which is capable of performing anti-smuggling operations, search and rescue missions...

Editorial

Shipments show healthy traffic

THE year 2013 will go down in the history of Bangladesh as a tumultuous time politically. The countrywide blockade kept the capital city in isolation from the rest of the country and put serious strain on communications and trade. In spite of that, the port city of Chittagong, principal entrepot for the bulk of imports and exports managed to increase, rather than decrease shipments to the tune of nearly 6 per cent. Credit must be given where it is...

Ctg port handled record cargo traffic in 2013

Ctg port handled record cargo traffic in 2013

Goods transport through the Chittagong Port increased 5.58 percent year-on-year in 2013 in spite of political turmoil in last quarter of the year, which severely disrupted the transit of goods to and from the premier port. Last year, a total of around 4.42 crore tonnes of goods were transported through the port in contrast...

Trapped on highways

Trapped on highways

Thousands of passengers suffered from gridlocks on the major highways across the country yesterday as people headed for their destinations ahead of another spell of nationwide blockade beginning this morning. The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance had enforced a non-stop blockade of rail, roads and waterways from the New Year's Day to resist the January...

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