Tag Archives: Teknaf

Audio exposes moments of controversial anti-drug operations in Ekram’s Death


MNA National Desk: Teknaf Municipality Councillor Ekramul Haque was shot and killed on May 26 as the government expanded its controversial anti-drug crackdown. His family claims security forces killed Ekram in cold blood. Five days later, his family distributed four audio clips that recorded terrifying conversations between Ekram and his daughter and wife before he died in a hail of bullets. The audio recorded on a mobile phone also captured sounds of gunfire and groans of the dying man. The death of Ekram illustrates how suspects are killed in overnight raids which security forces later routinely portray as gun battles. ...

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Rethink about Rohingyas: UN


MNA Exclusive Desk: Criticising human rights violations committed by the Myanmar authority, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, on Saturday asked the authorities to rethink their position, and to put the victims first. She came up with this remark while visiting Rohingya camps in Teknaf early morning on Saturday. After her Bangladesh visit until January 24, the Special Rapporteur will visit Thailand where she will stay till January 30. She visited Damdamia Rohingya camp in Teknaf early morning and talked to 20 Rohingyas – 10 men and 10 women – at the reception centre of ...

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Seven Rohingyas died in boat capsize


MNA National Desk: Bodies of seven Rohingyas, who drowned when their boats capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar, were found floating on the River Naf at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar. Teknaf model police station officer-in-charge Main Uddin Khan confirmed recovery of the bodies. Police said some boats carrying Rohingya refugees to Shah Porir Dwip capsized on Tuesday night. Bodies of two children were also recovered from estuary of Naf near the Shah Porir Dwip in the night. Later, police recovered bodies of two men and a child from the Jaliapara area. An estimated 370,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled ...

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Landslides killed 4 people in Cox’s Bazar


MNA National Desk: Four people were killed and four others injured in separate incidents of landslides in Lighthouse area of Sadar municipality and in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Tuesday. The deceased are Lighthouse area’s Mohammad Shahed, 18 years old, and Saddam Hossain, in his twenties, and Sayma, around 5-year-old, and 7-year-old Jihan, children of Ziaur Rahman of Cheinda area at Mithaichhari upazila in Ramu. The injured were taken to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Heavy rainfall has been continuing over Cox’s Bazar since 24 July afternoon. Local met office recorded 208 millimetres of rain in Cox’s Bazar in last ...

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Marine Drive Dream Project: Should not Cause Natural Destruction


MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the dream project of 80km Cox’s Bazar – Teknaf Marine Drive on May 6, 2017. This project was much in the news due to its implication in transforming the whole zone into a tourist attraction. It has significantly improved the communication from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf and will create several small tourist spots alongside this road. Cox’s Bazar, being the longest sea beach of the world, has already been one of the greatest tourist spots of the world. This marine drive will drastically change the lives around this new road in the ...

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