July 19, 2024, 12:08 pm



A hope of peace turns into frustration in CHT

Peace ‘elusive’ in hills after 22 years CTG Journal Report  After a long fighting when the talking to sign a peace agreement was started in 1996 between government and Parbattya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samity (PCJSS), we were waiting eagerly for it with a hope of restoring peace in the green hills.  As December 02, 1997 ......read more

Rain, wind batter Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar camps

22,000 affected in last 10-day IOM Scales Up Distribution of Emergency Shelter, STAFF REPORTER  Unrelenting rain and winds are continuing to batter the Rohingya refugee camps of southern Bangladesh, displacing thousands of people, damaging homes and infrastructure, and increasing the risk of waterborne illnesses. The severe monsoon rains, which have pounded Cox’s Bazar since July ......read more

AUW launches Math, Science summer school in Ctg

STAFF REPORTER The Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong has launched its inaugural Math and Science Summer School, powered by a grant from Chevron Corporation today (Thursday) said a press release here. A five-week intensive program, the Math and Science Summer School will bring together 60 of the most accomplished female math and science ......read more

RMG sector maintains positive trend

Sharif Ahmed On the back of value-added products, government policy support, capacity enhancement and completion of 95 per cent factory remediation work set by the Accord and Alliance, the Bangladeshi RMG sector is maintaining a positive trend in export earnings, say industry experts. Bangladesh’s apparel exports to global markets have seen a 12.82 per cent ......read more

PM for making Islamic tourism as global brand

BSS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the need for taking prompt measures to make Islamic tourism as a global business brand considering its huge potential since it witnesses 8.3 percent annual growth. “The value of Islamic tourism market will increase to $243 billion by 2021 with an annual 8.3 percent growth. So, all-out efforts ......read more

Bangladesh cannot continue hosting Rohingya: Ban Ki-moon

Bangladesh is overwhelmed by the huge Rohingya population living on its territory and cannot be expected to continue hosting the persecuted minority indefinitely, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned.  More than 730,000 Rohingya fled from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh after an army crackdown in 2017 that UN investigators have said was executed with “genocidal ......read more

Commercial guava farming gains popularity

BSS, Rajshahi Commercial farming of high yielding guava has been gaining popularity in the region including its both char (riverbed) of the Padma river and mainland as the farmers reap better yield and get fair market price from the cash crop. Farmers of most of the char areas like Alatoly, Diar Manik Chalk, Asariadaha, Mazar ......read more

Monsoon rain continues in port city

Three flights fail to land at Ctg airport due to bad weather on Wednesday STAFF REPORTER Mild to moderate rainfall has been continuing in port city compelling Chattogram District Administration to continue its eviction campaign among people living in risky hill slopes for the sixth day (Thursday). Chattogram Met Office recorded 139.8mm rainfall in 24 hours till ......read more

Brave Kiwis overcome mighty India

A magnificent rearguard effort from India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could not offset the early damage done by seamers Trent Boult and Matt Henry as New Zealand secured a second successive World Cup final berth with an 18-run win in a pulsating semifinal at Old Trafford yesterday. New Zealand completed the win on the reserve day ......read more

100pc voter turnout absurd, says Shujon

STAFF REPORTER Terming the 100 per cent votes cast at 213 centres in the 11th parliamentary poll as “illogical and unusual”, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujon) yesterday (Tuesday) demanded that the Supreme  Judicial Council  investigate the irregularities and bring persons responsible to justice. The casting of 100 per cent votes at any centre is not logical ......read more


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