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UPDF activist shot dead in Khagrachhari

An activist of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) was shot dead by unidentified criminals in Lafaidong area under Manikchhari upazila of the district yesterday. The deceased was identified as Uchimong Marma, 20, son of Balachu Marma of Maradhulu village in the upazila. Locals said an unknown gang opened fire on the UPDF activist, leaving him dead on the spot. UPDF blamed Santu Larma led faction of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity  (PCJSS) for the killing. In press release, UPDF district coordinator Pradipan Khisha...

2 BGB men killed in Khagrachhari grenade blast

2 BGB men killed in Khagrachhari grenade blast

Two members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were killed and four injured when a grenade went off accidentally during training in Khagrachhari cantonment area this afternoon. The deceased are Nayek Subedar Mohammad Abul Kashem and Sepoy Mohammad Hasan, Commander of BGB battalion-16 Lt Col Khaled Bin Yusuf told our Khagrachhari correspondent. The explosion took place...

Rape used as weapon

Rape has become a most pervasive crime against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the perpetrators in majority of the cases are Bangalee settlers, lawyers and rights activists say.    The idea behind this is to create panic among indigenous women and thus force them to leave their homes and stay somewhere else. This makes it easier for the settlers to occupy their land.    Before the signing of the peace treaty between the government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati...

4 workers ‘kidnapped’ in Khagrachhari

4 workers ‘kidnapped’ in Khagrachhari

Four construction workers were reportedly abducted by unidentified miscreants from a bridge construction site in Matiranga upazila on Sunday night. The names of the victims could not be known immediately. Suniti Tripura, caretaker of the site, said they heard the sound of several gunshots around 11:00pm and since then they could not trace out the...

Attack on CHT commission car in Rangamati

Attack on CHT commission car in Rangamati

Three people including a member of CHT (Chittagong Hill Tracts) commission were injured as its vehicle came under an attack by Bangalee settlers, who have been protesting the visit of the commission members in Rangamati today. Commission member Dr Iftekharuzzaman, also executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Monu Sohel Imtiaz, officer-in-charge of Rangamati...

2 UPDF men gunned down in Rangamati

2 UPDF men gunned down in Rangamati

Unknown miscreants gunned down two members of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati this morning. The deceased were identified as Satya Chakma, 30, son of Bashi Chakma of Barkal upazila in Rangamati; and Bishu Kumar Chakma, 42, son of Robi Kumar Chakma of Laxmichhari upazila of Khagrachhari; reports our Rangamati...

AL suffers from inertia

Incomplete district-level councils and slow pace in recruitment of new members, among other issues, show how the ruling Awami League has been suffering from organisational inertia. In the last five years, the party could hold councils to only 11 of its 73 organisational districts. Interestingly, it held two central councils during that time. After the triennial central council on July 24, 2009, the AL had decided to hold councils to all the 73 organisational districts immediately. But even after the central...

Man shot dead in Khagrachhari

Man shot dead in Khagrachhari

Armed miscreants gunned down a man and injured a schoolgirl in Laxmichhari upazila of Khagrachhari this morning. The deceased Joy Kumar Chakma, 45, was a resident of Jurgachhari area in the upazila, reports our Khagrachari correspondent quoting Shahjahan Hossain, assistant superintendent of police (Ramgarh circle) of the district. The injured Kalpa Rani Chakma was a...

2 UPDF men gunned down in Khagrachhari

2 UPDF men gunned down in Khagrachhari

Unknown criminals gunned down two activists of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) in Khagrachhari Sadar upazila this morning. The deceased are Notun Kumar Chakma, 48, of Panchhari upazila of the district; and Protulmoy Chakma, 30, of Rangamati, reports our Khagrachhari correspondent. The UPDF blamed Santu Larma faction of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) for...

UPDF man shot dead in Khagrachhari

UPDF man shot dead in Khagrachhari

Unidentified criminals gunned down a member of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) and injured another in Dighinala upazila of Khagrachhari this morning.  Victim Sudristi Chakma, 36, died on the spot while Riddhi Chakma, 33, is now receiving treatment at Khagrachhari Adhunik Hospital, reports our Khagrachhari correspondent quoting Shahadat Hossain Titu, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dighinala...

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