Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

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...

March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018

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.

January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018

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.

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...

June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017

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.

June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017

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.

June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017

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...

June 6, 2017
June 6, 2017

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...

April 17, 2017
April 17, 2017

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.

July 9, 2016
July 9, 2016

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.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

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...