Heritage, treasures all burnt

Sectarian violence at Ramu
Heritage, treasures all burnt
Buddha relics, several hundred statues of the Buddha, hundreds of ancient manuscripts and religious scriptures, mostly dating back to the 11th to the 12th century and
about 5,000 copies of the Tripitaka in different languages were either burnt or looted during sectarian attack by the Muslims on the Buddhists at

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Down with the hills!

Probir Kumar Sarker
Though Bangladesh is prominently a plain land, its Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Bandarban and Sylhet have hilly areas with forests and rich biodiversity. These areas are full of natural resources fulfilling needs of the people and other living species.
But at present, the destruction of hills in every area has become so alarming that many concerned people have been upbeat against the greedy grabbers who are out to convert these hilly areas into plain lands to set up industries and

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Ctg, C’Bazar islands face climate change foreboding

Shrinking the size of lands
Continuous sea-level rise and massive erosion, both manifestations of global climate change, are shrinking the size of islands in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar districts. Sandwip, an ancient island in Chittagong, is on the verge of disappearance. Other islands of the Chittagong region, as well as Shah Porir Dwip, Sonadia, Kutubdia, and Moheshkhali, in Cox’s Bazaar

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NGOs asked to stop aid to Rohingyas

The government has ordered three non-governmental organisations to stop their charity activities for unregistered Rohingya refugees staying in Cox’s Bazar.
The NGOs are the Musilm Aid UK and France’s ACF (Action Against Hunger) and Medecins Sans Frantieres (Doctors Without Borders) which had been providing shelters, food and medical services

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Yet another fatal crash

7 of a family killed in bus-microbus collision
Eight people, including seven of a family, were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a microbus at Dulahazara of Cox’s Bazar yesterday, two days after a similar accident claimed 12 lives, including nine of a family, in Keraniganj near Dhaka.
The bus heading towards Cox’s Bazar collided head on with the microbus heading for Feni on

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