Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) | The Daily Star
  • Foreign trips for knowledge? Doesn’t seem so

    Although the three hill district councils spend overTk 1.5 crore each year for sending their and the CHT affairs ministry’s staff members abroad for study tours, the application of knowledge from such trips remains vague.

  • Tea Project in Hills: Result not so encouraging

    A grand plan by the Bangladesh Tea Board to encourage small-scale tea plantations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has met with little

  • No election in two decades

    The lack of government will over holding elections to the regional council and the three district councils in Chittagong Hill Tracts has long been depriving indigenous people of their right to have elected representatives in those local bodies.

  • Indigenous girls

    Rape of hill girls triggers protest at Shahbagh

    Three women’s rights platforms forms a human chain in front of Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka's Shahbagh this morning demanding immediate arrests and exemplary punishment of all the perpetrators who raped two indigenous girls in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) this month.

  • Gun attack kills 5 in Rangamati

    Just a day after the killing of Shaktiman Chakma, chairman of Naniarchar Upazila Parishad in Rangamati, another five people were shot dead in the hill district yesterday. The five, including a Bangalee driver, were on a microbus full of political leaders and activists headed for Hugurmara area of the upazila to attend the funeral of Shaktiman.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court directed to pay Moon Cinema hall Compensation

    CHT Regional Council: SC hearing on HC order adjourned for 4 weeks

    The Supreme Court adjourns for four weeks hearing on the appeals filed against the 2010 High Court verdict that declared the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council illegal and unconstitutional.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court directed to pay Moon Cinema hall Compensation

    SC hearing on CHT regional council adjourned till March 6

    The Supreme Court adjourns till March 6 hearing on the appeals filed against the 2010 High Court verdict that declared the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council illegal and unconstitutional.

  • 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.

  • President, PM express shock at deaths in landslides

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina express deep shock at the loss of lives caused by the overnight landslides in the hilly districts of Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati.

  • Deadly landslide in pictures

    So far 133 people are killed in landslides in Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban districts followed by incessant rain caused by the depression that formed in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday.

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    Landslide in Bangladesh: Death toll jumps to 133

    At least 100 people including four army men are killed in Rangamati while 26 in Chittagong and seven in Bandarban in separate incidents of landslide after daylong rain on June 12, 2017, caused by a depression in the Bay.

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    Amnesty urges probe into Rangamati arson attacks

    Human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has urged Bangladesh government to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into Friday’s arson attacks on indigenous people in Longadu upazila of Rangamati.

  • Bengalis in CHT will not be deprived: Gowher Rizvi

    Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the prime minister, says that Bengalis living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts will not be deprived of legitimate claim on lands.

  • On the run army officer arrested after 1 yr

    An officer of the Bangladesh Army, who was on the run for over a year, has been arrested with the help of Indian authorities, the military says.

  • An end to CHT land dispute?

    The announcement by the Prime Minister that she wants to put an end to land disputes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) gives a glimmer of hope that the most sensitive component of the CHT Peace Accord may be resolved under the PM's leadership.

  • Pajon aroma in the hills for Biju

    Turu turu tururu baji bajette Para para berebong bekkun miline Eichha biju biju biju…

  • CHT Peace Accord

    We wholeheartedly endorse the call of politicians, cultural activists, and indigenous leaders to the government to declare a definite roadmap for effective implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talks on ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

    PM for changing marginalised people’s fate

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses changing the fate of marginal people for the country’s overall socio-economic development.

  • Myanmar ‘rebel’ sent to jail

    A suspected member of Myanmarese rebel group Arakan Army, who was detained yesterday during a combing operation in Rangamati, is sent to jail.

  • Don't forget the CHT

    CHITTAGONG Hill Tracts (CHT) has been one of the most underdeveloped, deprived and backward areas of Bangladesh.