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Chittagong

Chittagong gears up for Bengali New Year

Chittagong gears up for Bengali New Year

Excitement is building up in the port city as the Bengali New Year comes up. The arrival of “Pahela Boishakh”, the first day of the Bangla calendar and popularly known as “Noboborsho”, is being heralded with special preparations by cultural organisations and educational institutions of the city. The festival dates back to a...

Bhujpur Violence

Charge sheet not available in 1yr

Charge sheet not available in 1yr

Though one year has passed since the Bhujpur attack in Chittagong killed three Awami League men and injured 200 people, police are yet to file any charge sheet. Following the mayhem on April 11 last year, five cases were filed against more than 16,471 people, including 471 named, mostly Jamaat-Shibir activists. The mayhem lasted for...

Halda dying due to dams

Halda dying due to dams

The cross-rubber dam built at Bhujpur in Chittagong two years ago to facilitate irrigation has caused seawater to get into the Halda river, sharply increasing salinity in the country's lone natural spawning ground for freshwater carps. Production of fish egg in the river dropped by 60 percent last year to 624 kg from 1,559...

One killed as train derails

One killed as train derails

A passenger was killed and 10 others were injured as a Dhaka-bound train derailed in Chittagong yesterday. The accident happened around 12:45pm when the last three compartments of Karnaphuli Express went off the rails at Baratakia in Mostannagar area in Mirsarai upazila, said Imtiaz M AK Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Mirsarai Police Station. The dead is...

53 gold bars seized at Ctg airport, 1 held

53 gold bars seized at Ctg airport, 1 held

Customs intelligence officials recovered 53 gold bars weighing 6.18 kilogrammes and detained a passenger of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning. The seized gold would worth Tk 2.65 crore, Nahid Nawshad Mukul, assistant director of customs intelligence, told The Daily Star. The officials recovered the gold bars...

1 killed in Ctg train derailment

1 killed in Ctg train derailment

A female passenger was crushed to death while several others were injured as the Dhaka-bound Karnaphuli Express derailed at Mirsharai upazila of Chittagong today. Nasim Akhter, 40, wife of Nazim Hossain of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar, died on the spot as she tried to jump out of a compartment, Imtiaz M AK Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge...

The Daily Star - Grameenphone Ignite

Programme activated at another Ctg school

Programme activated at another Ctg school

The activation programme of The Daily Star-Grameenphone “IGNITE” programme, a science competition for school students, continued for the fourth day at Silver Bells Girls High School in Chittagong city yesterday. Bangladesh Navy School and College, BEPZA Public School and College, PH Ameen Academy, and BAF Shaheen School and College also participated in the programme...

CTG MADRASA BLAST

Mufti Izhar, son indicted

Mufti Izhar, son indicted

Hefajat-e Islam leader Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury, his son and seven others were indicted today for a deadly bomb blast at a Chittagong madrasa last year.  Judge SM Mojibur Rahman of Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court in the port city also fixed April 28 for the next hearing, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Except Hefajat Nayeb-e-ameer Izharul,...

Explosion at Ship-breaking Yard

4 killed by toxic gas

4 killed by toxic gas

Four workers were killed and three others injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda of Chittagong yesterday. The incident happened when the victims were dismantling a scrap ship around 3:30pm. All the four died from inhaling carbon dioxide. With this, the death toll over the last two years at ship-breaking...

4 of a family burnt dead in Ctg fire

4 of a family burnt dead in Ctg fire

A couple and their two children were burnt to death in a fire reportedly originating from a cigarette butt at their house in Lohagara upazila of Chittagong early today. Abdur Rahim, 45, his wife Nasima Akter, 33, and their two daughters Lucky, 12 and Reshmi, 8, were burnt alive, Mohammad Shahjahan, officer-in-charge of Lohagara...

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'Polls battle between two ideologies'

'Polls battle between two ideologies'

Priyanka Gandhi yesterday .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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