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Selling of online Rly tickets suspended in Ctg

Chittagong BureauThe selling of rail tickets remain suspended for about two hours at Chittagong Railway station from 11 am yesterday caused undue sufferings to the commuters due to technical  disruptions of of computer control server . Finding no alternatives , direct manual ticket selling begins after two hours. Railway sources said the booking clerks could not issue computerized tickets from ... Read More »

Shibir bombs police vehicle in Ctg

Chittagong Correspondent Islami Chhatra Shibir activists lobbed homemade bombs at a police vehicle in Chittagong’s Badurtala injuring 2 cops and a TV crew. Chittagong Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner (North) Mohammad Shahidulla said the Shibir activists also hurled stones at the patrolling vehicle on Sunday morning after they reached there. The activists of the student front of the Jamaat-e-Islami were ... Read More »

WB support to improve water supply in Chittagong

businessnews24bd.com The World Bank (WB) is providing about US$170 million to the government to support improving water supply in Chittagong metropolis where nearly five million people suffer from inadequate water supply and poor sewerage system. The government will fund the rest of the project, cost of which is estimated US$185.4 million, a WB press release said today. The WB said ... Read More »

‘Dismay over CHT land Act’ ‘

Several organisations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) feel the government has done little to resolve the land disputes in the past four and a half years. The parliamentary standing committee on the land ministry is currently vetting the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Act 2013 after the Cabinet gave it a final nod. Groups in favour of the ... Read More »

Govt fails to protect tribals: CHTC

The attacks on the tribal villages in Matiranga reflects the government’s ‘continuous failure’ in protecting the lives and livelihoods of the indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, said the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC). The CHTC in a press statement issued Tuesday expressed alarm at the unwarranted violence and called on the government to take prompt actions and protect ... Read More »

JICA to finance TK 900cr for Ctg development

businessnews24bd.com, Chittagong The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has consented to finance about Taka 900 crore for different development projects in the port city Chittagong. Takyo Mattsujawa, JICA team leader, disclosed this during a meeting with M Manzur Alam Manzu, mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), at the latter`s office on Wednesday. The CCC mayor thanked the JICA team for ... Read More »

Evacuation of families living in Ctg risky hillpockets starts

businessnews24bd.com, Chittagong Chittagong District Administration (CDA) against the backdrop of intermittent rainfall and upcoming monsoon today started shifting the residents of unauthorized dwellings illegally set up on the hillocks and risky places in the city to safer places. The deaths of a woman and her daughter in a landslide at Tankir Pahar in the city’s Lalkhan Bazar area on Sunday ... Read More »

Mother, daughter killed in Ctg landslide

businessnews24bd.com, Chittagong A mother along with her daughter was killed in a land slide in Tankir Pahar area in Lalkhan Bazar of the port city early Sunday. Confirming the casualties, Assistant Deputy Director of Chittagong Fire Service Jasimuddin said due to incessant rainfall a hill slide into the house where the mother and daughter were resided. The deceased were identified ... Read More »

Karnaphuli tunnel work begins this year

 businessnews24bd.com,Chittagong Communication Minister Obaidul Quader said the work of the  Karnaphuli Tunnel will begin  this financial year. He disclosed that China has shown interest to invest in the tunnel and the China Govt is keen to develop a industrial belt in south bank of Karnaphuli River . He said a feasibility study will soon be undertake very shortly. He further ... Read More »

JCD men torch BNP office in Ctg

Some activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal have torched the BNP office at Chittagong, infuriated after being left out of new committee of the student front. Chittagong Kotwali Station OC AKM Mohiuddin Selim said the incident took place at Nosimon Bhaban at 2:45pm on Wednesday. bdnews24.com Correspondent Uttam Sen called from the site at 3:10pm when smoke was coming out of ... Read More »

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