Sifayet Ullah

New housing project, same old fate?

Chattogram Development Authority has taken up yet another housing project, despite struggling to complete its previous three such projects. 

2d ago

When protector turns polluter

The Sundari canal in Chattogram’s Hathazari upazila is facing a severe environmental crisis due to indiscriminate dumping of garbage by the municipality.

3d ago

Deadline keeps on extending

The project to construct Kalurghat-Chaktai road on the bank of Karnaphuli river in Chattogram began in July 2017 with a deadline to be completed by June 2020.

1w ago

Renovation delay prolongs suffering

Abdul Malek, 52, was waiting at the ghat beside Kalurghat Bridge in Chattogram to board a ferry on his way back from the port city to Boalkhali upazila after visiting his doctor on Thursday.

1w ago

Shrimp fry collection goes on despite ban

Despite a ban in place on collecting shrimp fries, the illegal activity has been going on unabated in Sangu and Karnaphuli rivers as well as the Bay of Bengal in Chattogram in broad daylight.

1w ago

New roads put agriculture at stake

Mohammed Sohel, 37, of Golichipa Para in the North Halishahar area of Chattogram city, is planning to work as a transport worker as the four-acre land he used to cultivate as a sharecropper has been turned into a truck terminal and cold storage depot.

2w ago

Mithachhara on deathbed

The Bangladesh Water Development Board excavated a six-kilometre stretch of Mithachhara canal in Chattogram’s Hathazari upazila in 2019 at a cost of Tk 49.96 lakh.

2w ago

Digitalisation push to cost CWasa Tk 200cr

The Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage authority purchased and installed 90,000 water meters at a cost of around Tk 27 crore between 2018 and 2022 to collect bills from consumers properly.

3w ago
March 9, 2024
March 9, 2024

Hill vanishes due to legal loopholes

A hill in Chattogram’s Ashkar Dighir Par area is counting its last days, and will soon be completely leveled to make way for three multi-storey buildings.

March 7, 2024
March 7, 2024

Aquatic species dying in Karnaphuli

Different aquatic species in the Karnaphuli River have been dying after burnt raw sugar from S Alam Refined Sugar Industries Limited contaminated the water, following a fire on Monday

February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024

Left unused, bridge becomes parking spot

A two-lane bridge, constructed over Rajakhali canal in Kotwali area of Chattogram city as a connector on the Mariner’s Road is being used for parking buses.

February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024

Trauma centre inoperative for three years

A trauma centre in Chattogram’s Hathazari upazila has been lying inoperative since its inauguration in 2021 as the authorities still have not sanctioned adequate manpower and equipment.

February 18, 2024
February 18, 2024

Ctg-Cox’s Bazar: Dedicated train service yet to start

Dedicated train-service between the port city and Cox’s Bazar has not started even after two and a half months since inauguration of the newly constructed track.

February 14, 2024
February 14, 2024

Keeping their language alive

“Tu dopahar ke khana kha lenhi kii?” (Did you have lunch?)

February 11, 2024
February 11, 2024

Ramgarh-Sitakunda Reserve Forest: Widening road at the expense of over 4,000 trees

The Forest Department has decided to hand over a portion of Chattogram’s Ramgarh-Sitakunda reserve forest to the Roads and Highways Department for a road-widening project.

February 1, 2024
February 1, 2024

As our rivers lay dying

Rivers don’t live anymore, they merely exist. They exist as relics of their halcyon days when rivers were truly wild, mysterious, free -- or as a character in their own story, as told through poetry and music.

January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

Outer Stadium set for a facelift

The Outer Stadium in Kazir Dewri area of Chattogram city is abuzz with activities these days.

January 24, 2024
January 24, 2024

A new hope for avian fauna

At a time when the country’s bird population is shrinking amid habitat loss due to rapid urbanisation, the forest department in Chattogram has taken an initiative to create a haven for avian fauna.

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