Sanjoy Kumar Barua

March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Mysterious fire destroys 100-acre orchard

A devastating fire yesterday destroyed an 100-acre orchard of the Mro community who have been protesting the construction of a luxury hotel in Naitong area of Bandarban.

February 15, 2021
February 15, 2021

People of Rakhine Community: Their numbers shrinking in Teknaf

Ma Ching Rakhine, along with her family members, was forced to leave their ancestral home in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar around 10 years ago in the face of threats from Rohingya criminals.

February 13, 2021
February 13, 2021

Land lost, so is livelihood

Around 65 Mro families of three villages in Bandarban’s Lama upazila are living in fear of eviction from their ancestral homes with no source of livelihood after land grabbers illegally occupied...

January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021

Lakingme Chakma’s Death: Two int’l rights groups demand enquiry into PBI team, public prosecutor

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on Saturday demanded divisional enquiry into the Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) team and Cox’s...

January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021

Parents get to bury Lakingme after 25 days

The family of Lakingme Chakma finally received her body yesterday, 25 days after her mysterious death, and buried her in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

January 4, 2021
January 4, 2021

Plunder of Sangu Forest: Probe body fails to visit affected area

A member of the probe committee, formed by the forest department following a recent report of The Daily Star, has said the BGB on security grounds didn’t let them enter the Sangu reserve forest,...

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

Ex-MP’s sons still have grasp on Teknaf’s first Buddhist temple

The law of the land is quite strict against hurting the sentiment of any religious community or any action that threatens communal harmony.

December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020

Construction of hanging bridge at Nafakhum draws criticism on social media

A photo of an under-construction hanging bridge at Nafakhum waterfall, a popular tourist attraction in Bandarban district, has gone viral on social media, with netizens protesting the “development”...

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

Sangu Reserve Forest: Left exposed to human greed

A vast number of century-old trees have been felled by loggers at a remote reserve forest and wildlife sanctuary in Thanchi of Bandarban in the last two months, and as seen in satellite images,...

December 2, 2020
December 2, 2020

23 Years of CHT Peace Accord: Crux of the crisis lies in land issues

Parao Mro, 65, karbari of remote Cha Hla Mro Para of Lama upazila in Bandarban had to leave his ancestral land around ten years ago following threats from a land grabber.