Frobel Academy holds reading fair

News Desk : dhakamirror.com Frobel Academy, a Cambridge associate school, organised a reading fair on their campus at Ananya Residential Area in Chattogram recently. The reading fair invited booksellers from Chattogram and Dhaka. Children bought the books based on their interest at the fair, said a press release. Frobel Academy believes in nurturing the minds … Read more

120 hills disappeared from Chattogram in 4 decades

An environmental group called Bangladesh Environment Forum alleged Sunday that 120 hills had vanished from Chattogram city in the past forty years.

The port city’s hills decreased from 32.37 square kilometers in 1976 to 14.02 square kilometers in 2008, according to a written statement from the forum’s general secretary, Aliur Rahman. He was addressing during a press conference held at the Chattogram Press Club.

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Two more firefighters die at hospitals in Dhaka, Ctg

Two more firefighters, who sustained injuries in a fire at BM Inland Container Depot at Sitakunda in Chattogram on June 4, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka and Parkview Hospital in Chattogram on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Md Nurul Kader, 22, son of AKM Faizur Rahman

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7 DVR seized from BM container depot in Ctg

The Criminal Investigation Department today (June 11, 2022) seized the digital video recorder (DVR) —that stores CCTV footage on a hard disk –from BM Container Depot Limited where a devastating fire broke out, killing 45 people.
The BM Container at Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram was monitored with 118 CCTV

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After 86 hours, fire finally doused in Ctg depot: Army

After 86 hours, the devastating fire at BM Container Depot in Chattogram’s Sitakunda has finally been doused, said Lt Col Ariful Islam, commander of the 18th Brigade of Bangladesh Army’s 24th Infantry Division.
He confirmed the development to journalists today (June 8, 2022). The fire was completely extinguished around 12pm. There are no flames anywhere in the depot, Lt Col Ariful

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60 hours later, Ctg depot fire finally under control, says army

After 60 hours, the Bangladesh Army claimed to have brought the deadly fire at Sitakunda BM Container Depot under control.
“We were able to put out the fire, and there is no danger of it happening again. We’ve marked the hazardous area and are working to prevent further damage and

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Families gather in front of CMCH in search of missing victims

Most of the bodies remain unidentified
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Family members of unidentified victims during a fire and massive explosion at privately-run inland container depot, BM Container Depot, at Sitakunda on the outskirts of the country’s port city Chattogram on Saturday night gathered in front of Chattogram Medical College Hospital on Monday morning.
While visiting the hospital on Monday morning, it was seen that the family members

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At least 49 killed, over 200 injured in Ctg container depot fire

News Desk : dhakamirror.com
At least 49 people were killed and over 200 people were injured in an explosion as a fire broke out in a privately-run inland container depot at Sitakunda in Bangladesh’s southeast district of Chattogram at the night following Saturday.
Officials said that the victims in the fire at BM Container Depot included policemen and

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Training workshop held at CUET

A day-long training workshop on ‘helping to create new entrepreneurs’ was organised at Sheikh Kamal IT Business Incubator at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology in Chattogram on Sunday.
CUET vice-chancellor professor Mohammad Rafiqul Alam inaugurated the workshop as chief guest at the conference room of the incubator at 11:00am while Sheikh Kamal IT Business

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Brood fish release sample eggs in Halda

Brood fish in the Halda have released sample eggs – indicating full spawning – since Saturday night at various points of the river.
Egg collectors got 200-500 grammes of eggs on average since Saturday night from the river.
Ashu Barua from Madunaghat area, a seasoned egg collector, told The Daily Star that they started coming across the eggs since Saturday night and hope to see full spawning soon.
Professor Manzoorul Kibria, an eminent Halda researcher, told

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3 arrested with snake venom worth Tk 5 crore

Detectives Branch (DB) of police in a drive in the port city’s Double Mooring area seized two pounds of snake venom and arrested three people last night (May 13, 2022).
The arrestees are Mohammed Ismail, Md Jaynal Abedin and Rupan Chakma, said a DB press release.
Zahirul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of police Chattogram

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BRAC Bank introduces real-time cash deposit machine

Brac Bank has launched 39 real-time cash deposit machines (RCDMs) in Dhaka, Gazipur, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Bogura, Jashore and Pabna in the first phase.
The machine allows customers to deposit cash any time and any day of a week to their Brac Bank accounts and pay credit card bills within minutes, a press

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‘Jabbar er Boli Khela’ to be held on April 24-26

Chattogram City Corporation have decided to hold the 111th edition of popular wrestling competition “Jabbar er Boli Khela” from April 24 to 26 on the Kotwali to Andarkilla road in the port city.
CCC Mayor Rezaul Karim Chwodhury made the announcement in a press briefing yesterday.On April 13, the committee announced suspension of this year’s event as the

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Two ends of Bangabandhu Tunnel joined beneath the Karnaphuli river

Two ends of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel were met together under the Karnaphuli river on Thursday afternoon.
With the cutter of the tunnel boring machine cutting through the wall, China Communications Construction Company Limited, the contractor, and China Road and Bridge Corporation, the constructor, successfully achieved breakthrough of both tubes of the tunnel.
The Chinese embassy in Dhaka shared the news on its verified Facebook page at 11:38pm on Thursday.
The 9.3-kilometre Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel is the

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