Muhammad Ali Jinnat

Tensions on Myanmar border: Panicked, locals scramble to safety

Thirty-year-old Noor Hasina lives in a house in Konarpara along the Tambru border in Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari upazila.

Cox’s Bazar a new dengue hotspot

Cox’s Bazar has become a hotspot for spreading dengue after Dhaka. Two dengue patients died and 103 patients were hospitalised with dengue in the district this year so far.

Middlemen eating into salt farmers’ profits

While salt production has been growing steadily over the years, the farmers in the coastal districts of Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar are apprehensive over whether their meagre profits would get any better.

Pradeep, Liaqat given gallows

Major (retired) Sinha Md Rashed Khan’s murder was premeditated, a Cox’s Bazar court said yesterday as it handed down death sentence to suspended police officials Pradeep Kumar Das and Liaqat Ali for the killing.

Arsa commander’s brother carried Bangladeshi ID

Police have found that Mohammad Shah Ali, the brother of Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi, commander of Myanmar’s banned militant organisation Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (Arsa), bears a Bangladeshi national identity card.

Rohingya Camp in Cox’s Bazar: Six killed in grisly attack

At least six Rohingyas were killed and eight others injured as a group of armed criminals attacked a madrasa inside a refugee camp in Ukhiya early yesterday, hours after a block raid of the Armed Police Battalion (APBn). 

Coup won’t change their fate

Many Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar think the coup in Myanmar will have little impact on their fate.

Just vanished!

So where have they gone? Despite 76,000 children being born in the camps in the last three years, the number of Rohingya refugees in all camps of Ukhiya and Teknaf has actually decreased to 8.60 lakh as of July this year.

Families of Teknaf ‘Gunfight’ Victims: The false hope of ‘public hearing’

People taking turns to talk on a particular issue, placing testimonials, and administrators listening cautiously and coming up with certain commitments publicly is how a public hearing takes place.

‘Rape victim,’ family face harassment

Police in Cox’s Bazar Model Police Station have allegedly kept the plaintiff of a rape case and her family members confined to the police station for three days and forced them to give false statements for filing another case against their own family members.

Not willing to go home

The much-awaited launch of the Rohingya repatriation was cancelled at the last moment yesterday as the refugees refused to return to Rakhine for fear of fresh persecution.

Rohingyas keep coming

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine State are still crossing into Bangladesh though the two countries are expected to start the repatriation of the Rohingyas, who have already taken shelter here, in weeks.

In desperate need for shelter

Nearly 70,000 Rohingya refugees have gathered at two newly built camps in Teknaf and Ukhia of Cox's Bazar as the old shelters in the district are already overcrowded. So far, an estimated 90,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh in the wake of violence triggered by a Rohingya insurgent attack in Myanmar's Rakhine State on August 25.

Little Sundarbans in Cox's Bazar

In the back blocks of Cox's Bazar, just five kilometres by boat from Katuraghat in the town, is a little-known jungle wonderland

In fear, in flight

They are now on this side of the border. On the other side, they have homes, may be burnt down already. It's just several hundred metres away but they are too scared to go back. They left their villages on Saturday, a day after violence erupted in Rakhine State of Myanmar, according to Dil Mohammed, one of the refugees, who is from Dekibunia of Maungdaw.

Marine drive road opens soon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to inaugurate the 80-kilometre marine drive road from Cox's Bazar to Teknaf as the third phase

Impossible to forget

For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports.

Danger doesn't deter people

Ignoring the risk of landslides, an estimated 50,000 people live dangerously on the slopes of hills in Cox's Bazar.