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Birth anniv of Loknath Brammachari Sep 4-5 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 September 2008

The 278th birth anniversary of saint Loknath Brammachari will be observed at Loknath Dham, Rajapukur Lane, Anderkilla, on September 4-5, says a press release.

The 2-day long religious function includes morning prayer, offering of the saint, combined prayer, worship and distribution of grand offering, religious confce.
Adulterated food producing syndicates active ahead of Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Chittagong Business

Ahsan Habibul Alam

Scores of adulterated food producing firms have begun to surface in Chittagong with an eye to making profit in the holy month of Ramadan.

The targeted locations of these dishonest traders are city's Chaktai, Khatungonj, Asadgonj and some other areas.

In the meantime, the firms have started producing very poor quality ghee, vermicelli, noodles, powder of pepper , tarmeric and other spices.

Two murdered in city PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 August 2008


Unidentified gunmen shot dead a businessman and a taxi driver in separate incidents in the city on Friday, police said.

Businessman Jasimuddin, 42, was killed in Sabujbagh while taxi driver Rakib Hossain Abu, 28, in Kafrul.

Sub-inspector Ashraf Ali of Kafrul Police Station told that some gunmen opened fire at Rakib at around 2:30pm while he was drinking tea at his father Yunus Ali's stall in East Kazipara.
Waiting for a missing son! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2008

Abdus Sabur(25) left home at Jubilee Road area, Chittagong at the backdrop of a family feud and has not returned home since then, says a press release.

But his mother's wait seems never ending.

BNP Human chain foiled in Ctg PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 August 2008

15 injured

Ahsan Habib Alam

The human chain programme of BNP in Chittagong was foiled in the face of police resistance yesterday.

The programme was intended to demand release of Khaleda Zia and overseas treatment of Tarique Rahman.  
Fifteen people were injured at the incident, claim party members.

Committee urges govt to shift Ctg hill dwellers at risk PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Staff Reporter

The Chittagong Hill Management Committee asked government agencies on Monday to shift people, living in illegal structures on the slopes of the city's at-risk hills, within three weeks, an official said.

The directive, to protect the most at-risk from hillslides, came from a committee meeting at the local circuit house.
Hill collapse in heart of Chittagong city PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 August 2008

Staff Reporter

Chittagong witnessed a hillslide Saturday in the heart of the port city, though no casualties were reported as the area had been evacuated ahead of time, an official said.

Part of the renowned Batali hill, the city's tallest, collapsed Saturday afternoon, damaging a number of temporary structures on the slopes and at the foot of the hill.
Traffic control room to open PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 August 2008

Bid to tackle Dhaka gridlock

Staff Correspondent

The government Thursday decided to introduce a modern traffic control room in the capital which would, among other measures, take into consideration the timetable of educational institutions to mitigate the city's worsening jams.

"To reduce traffic jams, the timetables of schools' morning classes will be prepared on a local basis," Fahim Munaim, the chief adviser's press secretary, told reporters after a cabinet meeting at the Chief Adviser's office
Chittagong businesses for allowing trucks to ply by day PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Business leaders of Bangladesh Cement, Iron and Steel Merchant Association have urged acting CCC mayor Alhaj M Monzur Alam for allowing trucks to ply by day time in a bid to stem loss in business, says a press release.

They also handed over a memorandum to the mayor in this regard.

Jt. Experiment to end water logging in Ctg PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 August 2008

IWM and Bangladesh Water Development Board have started a joint experiment to tackle water logging in the port city, says a press release.

This was disclosed at a meeting in the office of acting CCC Mayor Alhaj Monzur Alam yesterday where officials of both the organizations participated.

Forhad Mansor dead PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 August 2008

Acting CCC mayor, ward commissioners condole death

Abdullah Mahmud Chowdhury, elder brother of Dewan Bazar Ward Commissioner Chowdhury Hasan Mahmud died at 1. pm  at his own residence last night, says a press release.

Acting CCC mayor Alhaj M Monzur Alam and ward commissioners condoled his death and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.

CU Reporters assoc holds seminar tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Journalists Association of Chittagong University(CU) will hold a seminar titled “ Sikshar Jonno Sikshangon” (Educational Institutions for Education) at 10 am tomorrow at the Faculty of Social Science (Dr. Mohammed Yunus Bhaban) of the university, says a press release.

Hon’ble VC Professor Dr. M Badiul Alam will attend the occasion as Chief Guest while Professor Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam, eminent scientist and Professor Emeritus  will chair it.

Jogesh Chandra Memorial Trust hosts dinner PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 August 2008

Eminent scientist Animesh Roy invited

Jogesh Chandra Roy Memorial Trust arranged a dinner at city’s Lords Inn hotel in honor of Animesh Roy, an eminent scientist and great grandson of Rishikesh Roy and Gopa Hemangi Roy, grandson and grand daughter in law to Jogesh Chandra Roy yesterday, says a press release.

Sujoy becomes champion PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Ctg Int'l School Debate

The final round of Chittagong International School Debate 08' ended here at school assembly hall yesterday, said a press release.

Sujoy Barua was selected best debater and won the championship title.

Cabinet meeting held in Sylhet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Our Correspondent     
Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed Monday said that it was not yet time for complete withdrawal of the state of emergency.
"The local elections are being held by relaxing the state of emergency. The next decision will be taken after evaluating it," the CA said at a press conference after a cabinet meeting in Sylhet Monday.

Abulia City Health Center opens today PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2008

The Abulia City Health Center at city's Barapool area will be formally inaugurated today, says a press release.

Acting CCC Mayor Alhaj M Manzur Alam will open the center as Chief Guest.

BITA launches School Theater activities PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2008

Staff Reporter

Children need cultural education apart from that from educational institutions for their mental growth.

In this case, family, society, school and above all the state have got to play their due role.

Month long tree fair in Ctg from today PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2008

A month long tree fair under the auspices of Chittagong City Corporation will be organized at city's outer stadium as of every year from today at 12 noon, says a press release.

Barrister Raja Debashis Roy, special assistant to the Chief Adviser on Forest and Environment and Chittagong Hill Tracts will formally inaugurate the fair to be presided over by acting CCC Mayor Alhaj M Manzur Alam.

Fatikchari familes meet at Lalkhan Bazar PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 July 2008

Babul Barua

Families of Fatikchari upazila of Chittagong held a views exchange meeting at Lalkhan Bazar area of the district on July 13, Sunday.

Overall welfare of the residents in the area figured in the meeting.

Policeman dies in city road accident PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 July 2008

A speeding bus ran over and killed a police officer in front of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, reports

ASM Rafiqul Islam was a sub-inspector of Kafrul Police Station.
OPA honours veteran PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 July 2008

Lifetime achievement

Desk Report

The Old Placidians' Association (OPA) on Thursday honoured veteran teacher, Peter Shaha of St. Placid's High School, for "His Lifetime Achievement".

On the occasion, at the Asian SR Hotel in Chittagong, gratitude was also extended to all who had helped make the OPA 'Fun and Fair' event, in aid of the OPA Literacy Centre, a success.
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