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Hudhud turns into very severe cyclonic storm

Hudhud turns into very severe cyclonic storm

The severe cyclonic storm Hudhud over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay moved slightly northwestwards and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm (ecp 984 hpa) over the same area. High alert on 'Hudhud' sounded along coastal Bengal http://t.co/957F1wgaXw — dna (@dna) October 9, 2014 It was centered at 6:00pm today about 975...

5 killed by lightning in 2 dists

5 killed by lightning in 2 dists

Five people were killed in lightning in Chakaria of Cox’s bazar and in Lama of Bandarban today. In Cox’s Bazar, the lightning killed three people who were identified as Akbar Ali, 40, and Nurul Huda, 55, of Konarpara village and Ali Ahmed, 40, of Medha Kochchhopia village in the upazila, reports our Cox’s Bazar...

3 cops, Yaba trader hurt in Cox’s Bazar 'gunfight'

3 cops, Yaba trader hurt in Cox’s Bazar 'gunfight'

Three policemen and a Yaba trader were injured in a “gunfight” during a crackdown on the contraband tablets in a residential area of Cox’s Bazar town early today. Police received intelligence on Yaba trading in Uttaran Residential Area near Kalatoli Bypass Road, said Monjur Alam, officer-in-charge of Cox’s Bazar district unit Detective Branch (DB). “A...

Myanmar agrees to take back its verified citizens

Myanmar agrees to take back its verified citizens

In a major breakthrough, Myanmar has agreed to take back its verified citizens living in two refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh in next two months.  Initially, they will take back 2,415 people, who have been verified as Myanmar citizens in 2005, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told reporters after a meeting...

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...

Matarbari power plant gets Ecnec approval

Matarbari power plant gets Ecnec approval

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today approved the 1,200-megawatt Matarbari coal-fired power project worth Tk 35,984 crore. Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jaica) will provide Tk 28,939 crore in loans for the project, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told journalists after an Ecnec meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting...

Giant WWII bomb recovered in Cox’s Bazar

Giant WWII bomb recovered in Cox’s Bazar

A giant bomb, used in the World War II by British military, was recovered from a remote area of Taknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar. Locals found the bomb -- weighing around 100 kilogrammes which is 32.5 inches in length with 33 inches in radius -- at a remote hilly area near Baharchhara when they...

5 AL men injured in Cox's Bazar cop firing

5 AL men injured in Cox's Bazar cop firing

At least five ruling party leaders and activists sustained bullet wounds as police fired several shots from shotguns at a protest procession in Cox's Bazar town this evening. Awami League’s Cox's Bazar municipality President Mojibur Rahman is among the injured. All the five have been admitted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.  The leaders and activists...

Nayek Mizanur laid to rest

Nayek Mizanur laid to rest

BGB Nayek Mizanur Rahman, shot dead by Myanmar soldiers, was buried at his village home in Debidwar upazila of Comilla this afternoon. He was laid to rest at Bholanagar village around 3:00pm after his second namaz-e-janaza there, reports our Bandarban correspondent.    Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) shot Mizanur on Wednesday and took away him intruding...

BGB warns Myanmar of ‘befitting response'

BGB warns Myanmar of ‘befitting response'

Border Guard Bangladesh today warned Myanmar of “befitting response” if such incidents of firing and killing take place on the border in future. Brig Gen Syed Ahmed Ali, a commander of BGB in Chittagong region, came up with the warning while addressing a press briefing at the Naikkhangchhari battalion-31 headquarters of Bandarban. Meanwhile the first...

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