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Hefajat leader arrested in Ctg

Chittagong Bureau Police on Friday arrested Hefajat-e Islam nayeb-e-ameer Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury in a case filed in connection with a blast at his madrasa in Chittagong. The Detective Police members have arrested him on Friday noon and taken to the detective office then. Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) (DB) SM Tanveer Arafat of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) confirmed the arrest ... Read More »

Businesses fear over Tk 1b cumulative losses in Khatunganj flood

Chittagong Bureau, The country’s largest wholesale market of essential commodities, Khatunganj has been submerged in water following nonstop rainfall triggered by cyclone ‘Komen’.  Traders feared losses would be to the tune of billion. A visit to the scene on Saturday revealed streets of Khatunganj, Asadganj and adjoining areas were under a knee-high to waist-high water following tidal surge. Water entered into ... Read More »

CCC Mayor Nasir takes over charge

Chittagong Bureau Newly elected Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) AJM Nasir Uddin took over charge on Sunday. As outgoing mayor Manjur Alam’s term expired on July 25, CCC mayor AJM Nasir Uddin took over officially around 12 pm from acting mayor Mohammad Hossain at KB Abdus Sattar Conference Room in the City Corporation Building. City Awami League adviser Ishaque ... Read More »

Nasir, Hazari among 18 cleared of attempt-to-murder charge

Chittagong: Bureau  A court here on Wednesday relieved 18 people, including Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor AJM Nasir Uddin and Nizam Hazari MP of Feni, in a case filed for an attempt to murder an Awami League leader 22 years ago. District and Sessions Judge Nurul Huda passed the order. Fifteen of the accused were present in the dock during ... Read More »

6 including 5 children killed in Ctg landslip

A deadly landslip triggered by incessant rains hit two locations below the hills of Chittagong and killed six people including five children, The  landslip led to collapse of house walls at Lalkhan Bazar and Amin Colony under Bayezid police station past midnight early on Sunday, reports Mariam Begum, 29, her daughter Suraiya Akhter, 2 and another girl Anthi Nur, ... Read More »

Cabinet approved draft of Cox’s Bazar Devt Authority Act The Cabinet on Monday finally approved the draft of “The Cox’s Bazar Development  Authority Act-2015″ with a view to ensure development of the tourist city under a master plan, land zoning and  regulate the ongoing hazardous construction activities. The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the  cabinet held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban here with Prime Minister Sheikh ... Read More »

Loading, unloading in 16 river ghats in Karnaphuli channel stranded, Chittagong The ghat workers in 16 river ghats (rifver berth) of Karnaphuli river channel (port channel of Ctg Port) refrain from their loading , unloading works demanding 9- point demands including increase of wages from Thursday . While contacted Joint Convenor of Ghat Godown Sramik Sangram Union Abul Hossain told the New Nation that they enforced similar strike in ... Read More »

Tk 27, 243 crore revenue collected in Ctg customs

Chittagong Correspondent The Chittagong customs house has collected a total of Taka 27, 243 crore as revenue in 2014-15 fiscal year. Chittagong custom house sources confirmed the figure to on Wednesday. “The figure is more than that of the revenue target set for the economic year,” said the customs officials. The customs authorities of the port city said that ... Read More »

Cyber crime: 83 cafes under vigilance in Ctg

  Sarwaruddin, Chittagong   Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) brought 83 cyber cafes of the city under police vigilance  recently. Police authority also  enquiring whether any  cyber café is running in the city without the  legal authority of the BRTC . CMP  adopted the measures against the  alarming cyber crimes in the city through using cyber café by the criminals. Police ... Read More »

Expatriate’s wife killed in Ctg

Chittagong:Bureau Miscreants hacked a housewife to death at a house of Mirzar Pool of Pachlaish in Chittagong city. The incident took place at fourth floor of high-rise building Equity Village in the area. The Deceased is identified as Sharmin Aktar, 25, wife of Abu Dhabi expartiate Abdul Hakim. Sharmin is his second wife. Pachlaish thana inspector (investigation) Giasuddin confirmed it ... Read More »