Thursday, April 18, 2024

People rush to cyclone shelters

Thousands of people in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have started rushing to safe shelters as Cyclone Mahasen approached the coastal areas of the two districts on Wednesday afternoon. Danger signal No. 7 was hoisted in the afternoon. People living in the coastal areas of Sitakunda, Mirasarai, Anwara and Banshkhali upazilas and 11 wards of the ... Read more

18 killed in Cox’s Bazar road mishap

Eighteen people, including a child and five women, were killed and 25 others injured in a road accident at Chakoria of Cox’s Bazar early Monday on the Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway. Police and witnesses said the accident took place as a Cox’s Bazar-bound bus coming from Fatikchari Nanopour Maizbhandar Shrine in Chittagong hit a railing of ... Read more

‘Please save my future generation’

The Buddha statues made of gold are lost forever. The intrinsic designs of Khadi wood are lost in the inferno. The Tripitak is lost too. But for Shreemad Satyapriya Mohathero, who had just turned 83, the loss and pain are even greater. He has lost all faith in his knowledge and reading of humanity. “Even ... Read more

Buddhist temples, houses torched in Cox’s Bazar

Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples and households in 10 villages in Ramu of Cox’s Bazar were torched by angry Muslims since midnight on Saturday, and authorities clamped a ban on gatherings for an indefinite period to restore order. The police had to open fire on a mob at Hwaikong of Teknaf on Sunday evening as the ... Read more

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 ... Read more

A friend of nature

Khurshida Begum, a young widow from Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, has been selected for the Wangari Maathai Award 2012 for her co-management efforts and leadership in conservation of natural resources. She started her natural resource conservation activities in 2006, during the inception of Nishorgo Network, through forming a female Community Patrol Group (CPG) with 28 ... Read more

Roughed up by army men

Man ends up in hospital for protesting ball-throwing at wife A tourist was beaten and injured by army members at Kolatoli Sugandha point on the Cox’s Bazar sea beach yesterday morning. Two constables of Tourist Police– Karmen Priya Chakma, 28, and Jewel Haque, 29– were also beaten up when they tried to save Mohammad Hanif, ... Read more

Mismatch in salt prices

Tk 2 at field, Tk 18 at market “You eat that with everything every day. That is salt, nothing else,” said the driver pointing at the pile of snow-white substance in a barren field on way to Cox’s Bazar. The salt farmers, seeming long deprived, in torn cloths, were working barefoot making piles of sun ... Read more

12,000km in 357 days

Sea turtle routes tracked The first turtle that was tagged in Bangladesh with a satellite chip to track its journey last year has travelled over 12,000 kilometres in 357 days and is now coming back to Bangladesh coast from Sri Lanka. Urmee, the name of the turtle, has crossed the path until March 23, 2011. ... Read more

51 BGB men convicted

Teknaf Mutiny 51 BGB men convicted Fifty-one jawans of 42 Rifles Battalion of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were sentenced to different jail terms ranging from one year to seven years yesterday for their involvement in the 2009 mutiny in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar. The Special Court-16 led by BGB Rangamati Sector Commander Col Md Bashirul ... Read more

Dhaka City College student drowns

A Dhaka City College student drowned yesterday while bathing near St Martin’s Island under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar while three other students were rescued in critical condition. The deceased Sakhawat Hossain Jitu, 21, a student of Department of Business Administration, was visiting the island with four faculty members and 152 students, police

Over 100 illegal shops, shanties knocked down

Cox’s Bazar Beach Over 100 illegal shops, shanties knocked down In compliance with a recent High Court order, the district administration yesterday evicted more than 100 shanties and shops in a drive to free the world’s longest sea beach of illegal occupants. The structures, erected illegally at the beach’s Sugandha point and adjacent to Jhauban ... Read more