Amir Hasan Shahriar

Chandanpura Mosque: A sight to behold

Despite the hustle and bustle of ever-busy Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah Road in port city, a structure with multiple domes and soaring minarets painted in bright colours compels a passer-by to halt and behold its beauty and majesty.

Country’s lone Ethnological Museum in a shambles

If a museum is considered to be a window into the rich history of local culture, which plays a crucial role in preserving the past and documenting the present to inspire the future, the country’s lone Ethnological Museum in the port city is failing its purpose.

A new breathing space for port city residents

With 3,000 trees of 41 different species, Bayezid Sabuj Udyan in the port city was inaugurated yesterday to provide a new green space to city dwellers.

When the elephant is the room!

The houses in fairy tales often came in weird shapes and sizes -- one was shaped like a shoe, some were high up in the trees, and another was made out of chocolate. It’s almost impossible to find such structures in the real world, but there is one house in

A glimmer of hope for ‘boon granters’

Finally a ray of hope for the “Bostami turtles”, a species previously declared extinct in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as a group of specialists have successfully hatched 36 eggs in an incubator last month.

Friends of the neighbourhood

With an aim to help the underprivileged in their respective neighbourhoods cope with difficult situations and overcome crises, a group of students in the port city have been working under the banner of “Rise of Youth Community (RYC) Bangladesh” since 2017.

Cattle markets pick up in port city

With Eid-ul-Azha just days away, cattle markets in the port city are seeing impressive turnouts -- with sale of sacrificial animals reaching its peak.

Bangladesh Art Week concludes in Chattogram

Bangladesh Art Week 2019 concluded in Chattogram yesterday at Artist Rashid Chowdhury Art Gallery, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong.

Holidaymakers rush for Eid tickets at Ctg station

On the first day of advance Eid ticket sale yesterday, Chattogram Railway Station was full with hundreds of holidaymakers queuing at the counters since dawn.

300km of port city roads damaged by waterlogging

At least 25 percent of Chattogram city roads have been damaged due to nine consecutive days of rain and consequent waterlogging, hindering vehicular movement severely and resulting in immense sufferings for city dwellers.

Severe traffic jam cripples port city

Thousands of city dwellers in Chattogram suffered severe traffic congestions on major roads, especially on Airport Road, where vehicles remained stuck in a 35-kilometre tailback for hours yesterday.

Risky rail bridges lie unrepaired

Bangladesh Railway east zone has left some vulnerable and damaged rail bridges unrepaired for years leading to trains having to crawl pass them risking lives

Eid shopping yet to gain momentum in Ctg

The alleys of Jahur Hawkers’ Market in the port city are never this quiet on the third week of Ramadan, particularly at night. The familiar sight of the market and the road in front teeming with shoppers is replaced by only a few strolling about even before midnight.

AUW Photo Carnival concludes at the port city

A two-day long photo exhibition titled 7th AUW Photo Carnival 2019 concluded at Asian University for Women (AUW) in the port city on Saturday.

Ctg Wasa to install another 200 fire hydrants

Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWasa) is going to install 200 fire hydrants at different points in the city in addition to 30 already in place, in order to facilitate water supply during fire emergencies.

BRTA to scrap 5,400 unfit auto-rickshaws

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Chattogram has taken an initiative to scrap 5,400 CNG-run auto-rickshaws that are at least 15 years old, and plying the port city roads.

A festival of books

With huge number of people thronging the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela every day, the MA Aziz stadium in Chattogram continues to wear a festive look.

New attractions breathe life into Ctg zoo

With new attractions being incorporated and more in the pipeline, Chattogram Zoo has started to draw huge numbers of visitors.

Chittagong Open Art Biennale Ends Tomorrow

A total of 12 artistes, from six different countries, are participating in the festival with their work.

'First' high-rise in Ctg left to rot

The future of the magnificent but decaying PK Sen Bhaban in Chattogram is in limbo as a debate rages over its age, preventing the authorities concerned from preserving it

Documentary film induction concludes in Chattogram

A four-day long documentary film induction titled, “Project Development Workshop” organised by Dhaka DocLab, concludes today at Shilpakala Academy, Chattogram.

No ID, no ticket

The authorities of Bangladesh Railway (east zone) have made it mandatory for passengers to provide national identity (NID) cards while purchasing train tickets as part of a pilot project to check scalping.

Ctg residents worry over water price hike

Port city residents are aggrieved over the decision of Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWasa) to increase household water bills by five percent from February 1.

Publicity business slower than usual

Owners and workers of printing presses and sound systems in the port city are in apprehension about the business they would be able to generate ahead of the national election, as they are unsure of a congenial election environment with participation of candidates from all political parties.

Accident took his hands, not his will

At only 14, Rafikul Islam Rabbi is already a source of inspiration.

SOS from a hospital

Md Osman (not his real name), a railway official, was admitted to Bangladesh Railway Hospital in Chattogram last week for acute stomach aches.

Let kindness ripple around

You don't pay back a favour; instead, you help someone else who in turn favours another person -- this is the moto of Facebook group “Pay It Forward Bangladesh”.

Shaping Chattogram's bustling cafe scene

Barcode Cafe, Barcode Marina Capella, Burgwich Town, Barcode GEC, Mejjan Haile Aiyun and Bir Chattola – are all brainchildren of successful businessman, Monjurul Hoque, who began building his restaurant empire in Chattogram several years ago.

Week-long solo exhibition of Shoumen Das opens

A week-long solo painting exhibition by Professor Shoumen Das was inaugurated at the auditorium of Alliance Francaise de Chittagong recently.

Chattogram's final tribute to THE MAESTRO

Chattogram City Corporation Mayor, A J M Nasir Uddin received Ayub Bachchu's body at Shah Amanat International Airport at 10:55 am and escorted it to the Balur Math area of Purba Madarbari in the port city, where hundreds of people gathered to see their favourite artiste for the last time.

AB home, for good

Bangladesh’s band music legend and founder of LRB, Ayub Bachchu has been laid to eternal rest beside his mother at their family graveyard in Chattogram.

DCJMUN - Shaping students as future leaders

Educational and cultural organisation Drishty Chattogram recently organised the fourth session of Drishty Chattogram Junior Model United Nations (DCJMUN), a shadow United Nations conference for school and college students.

Railway's Pahartali workshop plagued by manpower crisis

Despite infrastructure improvements in the last two years, the Carriage and Wagon Workshop of Bangladesh Railway's East Zone has been tottering with less than half of its required manpower for more than a decade now, putting its workers health and safety at risk.

Swapnanagar dreamers enjoy excursion at Fulki

The students of Swapnanagar Bidyaniketon, a school for underprivileged children in the Patiya upazila in Chattogram, performed at the Fulki auditorium in the city on Friday evening.

Hosts keep semifinal hopes alive

Shamim Hossain and Prantik Nawroz Nabil hit half centuries after a fine bowling effort to help Bangladesh bounce back from defeat in their Under-19 Asia Cup opener with a three-wicket win against Pakistan at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram yesterday.

A Man's Mission at CMCH: Tending the unattended

Though medicinal and surgical support are supposed to be provided in government hospitals to every patient, “unidentified” patients will have to face some hurdles to avail these facilities.

BRTA resumes scrapping unfit auto-rickshaws

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Chattogram has resumed scrapping CNG-run auto-rickshaws that are at least 15 years old and plying the port city roads, five months after the High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by vehicle owners challenging the process.

Jamboree playground turns park

The Jamboree Park opens in the port city's Agrabad today, ending the locals' wait for taking a stroll there.

Report finds measles outbreak at Tripura Para

A report by Institute of Public Health (IPH) revealed that outbreak of measles at Sonai Tripura Para under Hathazari upazila in Chittagong caused illness among children who were hospitalised in a span of a week, right after four children had died in the same area.

Work on one road ruining others in Ctg

Chittagong City Corporation's yearlong development work on Port Connecting Road (PC road) is taking its toll on Dhaka Trunk Road (DT road), another major route used by the commuters, leading to its miserable state.

Eid shopping at its peak in Ctg

With Eid just around the corner, people from all strata of life are thronging the shopping malls and roadside shops in the port city to buy their desired items.

Striving for a dignified life

Pinki Hijra wanted to be treated like everyone else in society but her identity, how she was born in this world, always seemed to get in the way. Like every human being, she craved love and respect, but the world is particularly cruel to hijras.

Travelling 4,000km every year to feed the destitute

Hasan Waris, an octogenarian Bangladeshi expatriate living in Kuwait, travels over 4,000km every year during Ramadan, just so he can feed the local impoverished iftar and sehri.

Vegetables, meat pricier

Prices of vegetables and meat have soared in kitchen markets despite no reasonable change in wholesale prices in the port city.

Careless Childcare: Going home smiling

Childbirth is tough for every mother, but for Rokhsana, it was toughest as she experienced the trauma of 'her' baby's death before

Musical conversation with Tagore poems in Ctg

French flutist Gilles de Talhouet performed at a programme titled “Mystic Music Evening” at Alliance Francaise de Chittagong on Saturday.

Sudarshan Das performs in Chattogram

Two-time Guinness World Record holding percussionist Pandit Sudarshan Das amazed the audiences at a solo tabla performance held in the port city on Friday evening.

Final day flourish not enough

Though the players of Palolic Club of Bangladesh had a tremendous outing on the final day of the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South Asian

April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

Lashin not enough to save Bangladesh

Palolic Club of Bangladesh got their first win on the second day of the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South Asian Club Table Tennis Championship as they defeated Bhutan's Thimphu Club on the back of fiery performances from Egpytian recruit El-Sayed Lashin at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong yesterday.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

AUW Photo Carnival concludes in port city

A two-day photo exhibition, titled '6th AUW Photo Carnival' concluded at Asian University for Women (AUW) in the port city on Saturday.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Close defeat for hosts

Palolic Club of Bangladesh were defeated by HUAWEI Club of Nepal on the opening day of the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South

March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018

National Children's Day celebrated in Chittagong

Shishumela, a children's organisation from Chittagong, celebrated National Children's Day by awarding seven dignitaries for their

March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018

Zebras make Ctg zoo their new home

The Chittagong zoo authorities yesterday added six new zebras to the zoo as part of its Tk 3-crore renovation project.

February 27, 2018
February 27, 2018

Ariana Vafadari performs mystic songs in port city

Alliance Francaise de Chittagong organised an evening of mystic songs featuring Franco-Iranian singer Ariana Vafadari and her group

January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018

Tale of two call-ups

There have been two additions to the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka that have attracted discussion, but the

January 6, 2018
January 6, 2018

“Fog Horn”: An avant-garde exhibit at port city

An avant-garde art exhibition titled “Fog Horn: An Unbound Art Episode” exhibited the works of artists coming from different

December 30, 2017
December 30, 2017

Bistaar's three-day Arts Festival in Chittagong

The three-day Arts Festival organised by Bistaar: Chittagong Arts Complex will end today (Saturday) at Chittagong Shilpakala Academy

December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017

A Tale from Climate Ground Zero

Photographer Din Muhammad Shibly captures his experiences in gripping frames. His camera has for a long time focused on the