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Helicopter crash in Ctg airport, flight stopped

Chittagong Correspondent Flights of the Shah Amanat Airport in Chittagong have been stopped after a training helicopter crashed there that left at least three injured. Confirming the incident, Wazir Uddin, Information Office of the Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR), said three people, including the pilot, were injured after crash that happened around 11:15am on Wednesday. Tareq Ahmed, Additional Deputy ... Read More »

Mother-son bullet-hit in Ctg

Chittagong Correspondent A mother and her son received bullet injuries in an attack of miscreants in district‘s Pukuria village under Bashkhali upazila on Sunday midnight. The victims are Baro Bala (70) and her son Sadhon Chandro Mohajon (40). They have been admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital. According to police, some unidentified miscreants attacked them at night over previous enmity. Read More »

CCC polls: Monjur comes under attack

Chittagong Bureau BNP-backed mayor candidate of Chittagong City Corporation Mohammad Monjur Alam on Sunday came under attack during his campaign in front of Polytechnic Institution. He said this at a press briefing held at city BNP president Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury’s residence this afternoon. “The miscreants attacked us from behind when we reached in front of Polytechnic Institute around 1:00pm. ... Read More »

Lighter vessel sinks in Sandwip coast

Chittagong Bureau   One lighter vessel capsized near the  No.2  Voya of Sandwip  Coast channel   with clinker consignment yesterday afternoon. Eleven sailors of the MV MasterSohag  were rescued by  the salvage team of BIWTA . Joint Director of BIWTA, Chittagong Akkas Ali confirmed the mater of capsizing and said   no obstructions in  navigating the other vessels are faced .  Sources ... Read More »

Manjur gets orange, Nasir elephant

Chittagong Bureau BNP-backed mayoral aspirant M Manjur Alam got orange as his polls symbol while Ruling Awami League-backed candidate AJM Nasir got elephant for Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) election. The electoral symbols among the mayoral candidates for CCC poll started around 9:30am Friday. BDNEWS24 adds, Manjur did not vie for the symbol he had chosen but Nasir managed to get ... Read More »

Ctg Mayor Manjur Alam relinquishes post to contest city polls Incumbent Chittagong City Mayor M Manjur Alam has resigned from his post to seek re-election in the city corporation elections.  He collected his nomination paper on Friday accompanied by BNP’s Vice-Chairman Abdullah Al Noman. “I’ve joined the fray for mayor’s office on behalf of ‘Chittagong Unnayan Andolan’ (development movement) and am supported by the BNP,” he told reporters. Alam ... Read More »

Mohiuddin hopeful of Nasir’s win in CCC polls

Chittagong Bureau  Chittagong City Unit Awami League President ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury on Saturday said all need to work together to ensure the win of party-backed mayoral candidate, AJM Nasir Uddin, in the upcoming Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) elections. Talking to UNB, the veteran politician and former CCC mayor said he is fully confident of AJM Nasir’s success in the polls, ... Read More »

New water treatment plant soon in Ctg

 Chittagong  Correspondent Aiming to become the self-dependent on water supply, a new water treatment plant is going to be launched at Pomra union of Rangunia upazila in the port city soon. The construction work will be completed within next two months and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the project on October this year. Targeting 14 crore liters ... Read More »

Mohiuddin picked as Ctg mayoral candidate

Chittagong Bureau The Awami League led 14-party alliance in Chittagong has chosen former mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury as the mayoral candidate for the upcoming City Corporation elections. In a meeting held on Sunday with Indu Nandan Dutta in the chair in Chittagong, the leaders of the 14-party alliance announced the name of ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury as the Mayor candidate of ... Read More »

BSC to procure 6 new ships after 23 years

Chittagong Bureau The state-owned Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) is going to procure a total of six new vessels after 23 long years. The move for procurement was okayed on Wednesday to continue the Corporation’s commercial operation smoothly, confirmed Commodore HR Bhuiyan, Managing Director of BSC. The Cabinet Purchase Committee, with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the chair, approved the Shipping ... Read More »