Hasan Jahid Tusher

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

Save hills, save lives

Unplanned settlement, deforestation, lack of guidelines for constructions in the hill region, development interventions, and heavy

July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017

Ctg waterlogging becomes unbearable for city dwellers

A video captured recently on the Chittagong-Kaptai road shows a vivid picture of the present scenario of waterlogging in Chittagong as most of the areas under the Chittagong City Corporation are inundated, causing immense sufferings for the commuters every day.

July 23, 2017
July 23, 2017

Homeless people kept in wait

Over a month after the Rangamati landslides, the people, who were rendered homeless, are eagerly waiting for permanent settlement as the government is preparing a “comprehensive” policy for their rehabilitation.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Disaster warning falls on deaf ears

It is a glaring example of how ineffective measures by the local administration and people's carelessness can lead to loss of lives. Only five weeks ago, rain-induced landslides killed over 170 people in the hill districts, 120 of them in Rangamati alone. Such a high death toll should have been an eye-opener both for the administration as well as for those living precariously in the hill slopes. But yesterday's deaths of five people in a Sitakunda landslide are evidence that last month's warning fell on deaf ears.

July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017

World Bank ready to help transform Dhaka

If the government comes up with a clear vision and a new comprehensive plan, the World Bank is ready to support and finance the

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

Recounting 'Operation Thunderbolt'

When the terror attack was unfolding at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on the night of July 1 last year, Lt Col MM Imrul Hasan, a commando, was watching a movie with his family at a resort in Habiganj, some 180km from the capital.

June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017

A different Eid in Rangamati after disaster

A very different Eid-ul-Fitr is prevailing through Rangamati – the area that saw one of the worst series of landslides in a decade that killed 120 people there. The district officials have scrapped all their official programmes to spend time with the landslide victims who have taken refuge in the local shelter homes.

June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

Rangamati Landslides: School-goers stare at bleak future

Hasna Begum is still numb from the shock of losing her homestead in the landslide that reduced all her valuables and belongings to

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

A gesture of compassion

In a unique gesture to stand by the landslide victims, the Rangamati district administration has decided to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr with them at 19 shelter centres.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

Ctg-rangamati Road: Reopens partly after 8 days

Road communication between Rangamati and Chittagong was restored yesterday on a limited scale after the authorities had repaired