Chittagong Hill Tracts

Water running dry in hills

Every day, 30-year-old Ruposhi Chakma has to walk three kilometres to reach a well, to fetch water for her five-member family. In Chela Chhara village in Rangamati's Kawkhali upazila where she lives, there isn't a nearby water source anymore. An increasing

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Chakma resistance to British rule

The Battle of Plassey and the Battle of Boxar were the imperial wars between the East India Company and the Mughal authority, which in turn gave the Company a legal status in Bengal.

April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018

Water running dry in hills

Every day, 30-year-old Ruposhi Chakma has to walk three kilometres to reach a well, to fetch water for her five-member family. In Chela Chhara village in Rangamati's Kawkhali upazila where she lives, there isn't a nearby water source anymore. An increasing

January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018

‘Implement CHT peace accord fully’

Several organisations of indigenous community, civil society and rights group brings out a rally in Dhaka demanding effective measures from the government for fully implementing the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord.

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

CHT people to enjoy land ownership

Urging the Chittagong Hill Tracts people to maintain peace and discipline, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday assured that they would enjoy the ownership of their land.

January 21, 2018
January 21, 2018

CHT people to enjoy land ownership: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assures inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that they will enjoy the ownership of land there as people in other regions of the country do.

January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018

Silk industry flourishes in the hills

Several of the peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts are famous for weaving. The production of traditional cloth and woven goods,

December 2, 2017
December 2, 2017

Govt keen to develop CHT region: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government was giving more importance to the development of Chittagong Hill Tracts than the country's other areas as it was neglected for over 20 years.

August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017

Landslides in Hills: Causes mostly man-made

Man-made causes contributed largely to the recent landslides in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and a political commitment is required to address those causes for averting disaster in the region, say experts.

April 23, 2017
April 23, 2017

Romel’s death: UPDF blocks roads in Rangamati

United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) enforces a roadblock in protest against the death of an indigenous youth, Romel Chakma. Rights bodies Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Manusher Jonno Foundation express deep concerned over the death.

June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016

31 SPECIES go EXTINCT

Once thought to be extinct in Bangladesh, Gaur, a species of wild bison of the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, and Hog deer have been spotted recently.