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Pritilata: Bengal’s first woman martyr


MNA Feature Desk: Pritilata Waddedar (5 May 1911 – 24 September 1932) was an anti-British revolutionary from Bengal, who became a martyr for the liberation of her motherland. Her name might be buried under the dust of time, but if ever it pops up, everyone remembers her as the iron lady of Bengal. Pritilata Waddedar’s sacrifice cannot be ignored. She was among the initial lot of revolutionaries who picked up arms against the British Raj and was the first woman in Bengal to do so. Born in Chittagong on 5 May 1911, she was a meritorious student at the Dr. ...

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Private hospitals in Ctg to remain close indefinitely


MNA National Desk: The owners of private clinics and diagnostic centres in Chittagong announced an indefinite closure of their organisations following an inspection by law enforcers in three hospitals including Max Hospital, reported news agency. A team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) conducted a drive at Max Hospital today after the committee formed to investigate the cause of death of Rafida Khan Raifa in the privately-run hospital found negligence in treatment as the primary reason. After conducting the raid, Sarowar Alam, Rab’s executive magistrate, said Max Hospital has ben fined with Tk 10 lakh over different irregularities during today’s raid. ...

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109th Jabbarer Boli Khela kicks off


MNA Sports Desk: Century-old traditional wrestling competition ‘Jabbarer Boli Khela’ will begin today (Wednesday) on Laldighi Maidan in the Port City, reported news agency. All preparations have already been completed for smoothly holding the 109th edition of the traditional wrestling competition, said ‘Jabbarer Boli Khela O Baishakhi Mela Udjapan Parishad’ President Jahar Lal Hazari. Some 70-80 players have registered for taking part in the wresting competition till Tuesday with the orgainsers hoping participation of 100. Banglalink is the sponsor of the event. Chittagong City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasiruddin will inaugurate the function as chief guest where Iqbal Bahar, Police Commissioner ...

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Ctg International Trade Fair begins

International Trade Fair

MNA Business Desk: The 26th Chittagong International Trade Fair (CITF) 2018 began at Railway Pologround in the port city of Chittagong on Saturday. Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, MP, inaugurated the fair as the chief guest at Bangabandhu Conference Hall of the World Trade Center in Agrabad area while Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Mahbubul Alam presided over the inauguration ceremony. The month-long fair, hosted by Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries, will remain open for visitors from 10:00am to 10:00pm every day, reported news agency. Thailand, India, Iran and Mauritius along with some other countries showcased their products ...

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PM opens works on Mirsarai Economic Zone

Awami League

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday formally opened the works on BEPZA Economic Zone at Mirsarai in Chittagong by unveiling its foundation plague. The Prime Minister inaugurated the works on the economic zone on 1,150 acres of land through a video conference from the inaugural ceremony of BEPZA International Investors’ Summit 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital. Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for protecting farmland and urged all not to set up industries indiscriminately. Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain and Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Zillur Rahman Chowdhury also spoke on the ...

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Chittagong record 2nd victory beating Sylhet


MNA Sports Desk: Chittagong Vikings recorded their second victory in the 26th match of AKS Bangladesh Premier League T20 with a 40-run victory over Sylhet Sixers held on Friday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here. Chasing a huge winning target of 212-run set by Chittagong, Sylhet Sixers were fell short as they restricted at 171 for 8 in 20 overs despite a strong reply by Andre Fletcher and Bazar Azam. The West Indies batsman Fletcher smashed 46-ball off 71 runs , an innings that studded with eight boundaries and four over boundaries and during the process he also shared 80-run ...

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Cautionary signal 3 for maritime ports

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MNA National Desk: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No. 3. Parts of Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Rangpur and Rajshahi are likely to face temporary gust-force winds and medium rain and thundershowers, according to a special weather bulletin. Some areas of the country may face medium to heavy rains. The temperature may fall slightly during the day and stay nearly unchanged at night. Rainfall may increase in the coming 48 hours. All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to come close to ...

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Kayes falls after Tamim in Chittagong Test


MNA Sports Desk: Imrul Kayes went back to the pavilion after Tamim Iqbal at the 2nd test match of two-match Rocket Test series against Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong on Monday. After 20 overs Bangladesh’s score is 48 runs by two wickets. Tamim scores 9 out of 34 and Kayes score 4 off 11. Mominul Haque and Soumya Sarkare on the crease with 7 and 27 runs respectively. Specialist batsman Mominul Haque who missed the 1st Test in Dhaka has been included in the best XI for the Chittagong Test replacing pace bowler Shafiul Islam. Australia brought two ...

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Seaports asked to hoist cautionary signal No. 3


MNA National Desk: Maritime seaports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no 3. The depression over west central bay and adjoining northwest bay off Odisha coast moved northwestwards and crossed Odisha coast near Puri at 3:00am on Wednesday. All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep-sea have been advised to stay close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice. The Met office forecast light to moderate rains and thunderstorms coupled with squally winds in most places of Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong ...

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Air Force aircraft crashed in Chittagong

Air Force

MNA National Desk: A training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force crashed at Borohatia Haridaghona in Lohagara upazila on Tuesday afternoon. The pilot and copilot of the aircraft managed to came down safely pulling up their parachutes, but they suffered slight injuries while coming down, said Md Shahjahan, officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station. It was not clear what caused the training aircraft to crash. The Inter Services Public Relation Directorate or ISPR confirmed the incident. “It was a training plane of the force. The two pilots are unharmed,” ISPR said. ISPR Assistant Director Nur Islam said the aircraft was a Yak-130, ...

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26 AL activities sued over attack on Fakhrul’s motorcade


MNA National Desk: Twenty-six activists of ruling Awami League and its front organizations have been sued over attack on BNP Secretary General Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other BNP leaders in Chittagong. Former public prosecutor (PP) of Chittagong court Enamul Haq filed the case with a speedy tribunal here on Wednesday morning accusing 26 people, reported news agency. A S M Shahidullah Kaiser, chief judicial magistrate of the court, will hear the case later, said the former PP. Fakhrul and his motorcade came under the attack in Chittagong while the BNP leaders were on way to landslide affected areas in Rangamati ...

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Fakhrul’s motorcade attacked on his way to Rangamati


MNA Editorial Desk: Miscreants attacked the motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir near Rangunia in Chittagong on his way to Rangamati on Sunday morning. Several central leaders of the party including Mirza Fakhrul, Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury were injured as the miscreants vandalized their vehicles. The BNP leaders in the motorcade said the miscreants equipped with sticks and other lethal weapons carried out the attack and smashed the windows of the cars. BNP claimed the leaders and activists of ruling party are involved with the attack. President of Rangamati district BNP Hazi Mohammad Shah Alam said the ...

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Cyclone Mora: Starts crossing coastal region


MNA National Desk: The powerful cyclonic storm Mora has started crossing Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong region at 6:00am today (Tuesday), said Met Office. Maximum sustained wind speed within 64 kms of the centre of the cyclone is about 89 kph, rising to 117 kph. The special bulletin also asked the maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to hoist danger signal no. 10 while coastal districts of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars also will come under danger signal no 10. Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted ...

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Chittagong port to hoist signal no 7


MNA National Desk: Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar have been advised to lower local warning signal no. 4 but instead hoist danger signal number 7 (r) seven. The cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ over east-central bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northeastwards over East-Central Bay and adjoining North Bay and was centered at 9:00 am on Monday. The storm is likely to intensify further, move in a northerly direction and may cross Chittagong – Cox’s Bazaar coast by Tuesday morning. Coastal districts of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazaar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under danger ...

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Maritime ports advised to hoist warning signal 3

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MNA National Desk: The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal 3 as steep pressure ‘Gradient’ lies over the North Bay. Heavy rainfall is likely to take place at places over Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka, Barisal and Chittagong divisions, said a Met Office bulletin. All fishing boats and trawlers over north bay were advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice, he said. The highest rainfall for last 24 hours till 6:00pm on Friday was recorded 204mm at Srimangal in Sylhet and the maximum temperature ...

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Chittagong police-BCL clash: Two cases filed against 108

Two cases

MNA National Desk: Two cases were filed against 108 people, including the president and general secretary of Chittagong city unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) with Kotwali Police Station early on Wednesday. Sub‐inspector of the police station Mohammad Mahiuddin filed a case against city unit BCL president Imran Ahmed Imu and 54 others for preventing police from discharging their duties during a clash over the construction of a swimming pool at Chittagong outer‐stadium in the city on Tuesday. A total of four policemen and 15 activists of Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, were injured in the ...

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Ctg AL leaders Mahiuddin, Nasir join hands on stage


MNA Editorial Desk: The two rival leaders of Chittagong city Awami League, ABM Mahiuddin Chowdhury and AJM Nasir Uddin, shared the same stage and joined hands during a programme on the historic Mujibnagar Day on Monday. President of the unit, Mahiuddin, at the end of his speech, called out the unit general secretary, Nasir, who was seated on the stage, to the dais. When Nasir arrived, the ex-mayor took his hand, raised it, and announced, “We don’t have any differences. We’ll work together for the party. You, too, will do the same.” Mohiuddin and the incumbent mayor, Nasir, had been ...

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Death toll rises to 18 in Sandwip boat capsize


MNA National Desk: The death toll in the boat capsize in Chittagong’s Sandwip has risen to 18 after four more bodies were recovered on Wednesday. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying passengers to the shore of the island Upazila of Sandwip from a larger vessel sank with approximately 40 people on board. The local administration has provided Tk 25,000 to the family members of the deceased and handed over the bodies to their families. However, a five-member probe body, headed by UNO Golam Zakaria, was formed to investigate the incident on Monday and the probe body was asked to submit ...

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CTTC, SWAT, RAB joint drive killed 4 JMB militants in Sitakunda


MNA Editorial Desk: Four people including a woman were killed and three police members were injured as a team of police’s counter-terrorism unit started another drive in a suspected militant hideout in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong on Thursday morning. Starting at about 6:00am, the drive, Assault 16, ended at about 10:00am. The law enforcers also rescued around twenty residents from the house who were trapped inside during the raid. It was a joint team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), SWAT and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members cordoned off the two-storied building Chhayanir suspected it as a militants’ hideout ...

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A cricketer killed as angry batsman throws stump


MNA Editorial Desk: A 14-year-old cricketer has died in Chittagong after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game between neighborhood teams, the police said Monday. Faisal Hossain was fielding in the port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam told news agency. “The batsman was furious when he saw that he was stumped or bowled out. He grabbed a stump and threw it in the air. The stump hit part of the neck and head of Faisal who was fielding close to the wicket,” he ...

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Investigation found officials accountable for gas leak


MNA Business Desk: A Chittagong district administration investigation has found of two officials of the DAP fertilizer factory at Anwara accountable for the ammonia gas leak. The investigation body claimed that Noqibul Islam, the factory’s General Manager (Management), and Deputy Chief Engineer (Power) Dilip Kumar Barua were careless in performing their responsibilities. Earlier, on August 23 toxic gas came out from the factory and spread over the area, leaving people sick neighboring to the factory. The three-member investigation group led by Additional District Magistrate Mominur Rashid submitted their report on Wednesday. “The ammonia tank had five types of safety instruments, ...

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50 fall sick inhaling toxic gas in Chittagong

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MNA National Desk: At least 50 people fall sick for inhaling toxic gas produced from Chittagong Urea Fertilizer factory because of leakages in a pipe carrying diammonium phosphate in Anwara upazila. Jahidul Islam, Chittagong Port Zone police assistant commissioner, said that the occurrence happened when the pipe got leaked around 11pm. He also claimed that toxic gas came out from the factory and spread over the area, leaving people sick neighboring to the factory. After receiving information, firefighters came into sight at the scene and took 30 of the sick people to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), while the rest ...

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Family recognized two of killed militants


MNA National Desk: Family members on Wednesday recognized two of the nine suspected militants killed in an operation by law enforcement agency at Kalyanpur on Tuesday. One of them was recognized as Jubayer Hossain, 20-year-old, son of Abdul Kaiyum and Ayera Begum and dweller of West Maizdi in Sudharam upazila of Noakhali district. Jubayer was a second-year honours student of Noakhali Government College. Police said that Jubayer had remained missing since May and he was enlisted on the missing list prepared by Rapid Action Battalion. Jubayer’s father recognized his son from the pictures of the killed militants posted by the ...

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Another two persons held in Mitu murder case


MNA National Desk: Another two persons were held in Mitu murder case. Law enforcement agency arrested two more for their alleged connection in the murder of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of police superintendent Babul Akter on Tuesday. Debdas Bhattacharya, Additional commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, told to media. The suspects, identified as ‘Bhola’ and ‘Monir’, have been nabbed from the port city’s Baklia. He said that they have seized two firearms from the suspects, which were used in the Jun 5 killing. Till now, counting the latest detentions, six people have been held in this case. Two have been shown ...

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