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Homage to Moinuddin Khan Badal

WT24 Desk President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to valiant freedom fighter and parliament member Moinuddin Khan Badal by placing wreaths on his coffin at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban on Saturday morning, Agencies report. After placing the wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark ...

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Army man killed in Ctg

Road crash on Dk-Ctg HW WT24 Desk A road accident on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Fouzdarhat in Sitakunda upazila left an army Lance Corporal dead and another injured on Tuesday night, Agencies report. The deceased, 38-year-old Sheikh Sabbir Ahmed, worked at the Bhatiari Military Academy. He was the son of Sheikh Jamil of Phultala upazila of Khulna. Abdul Awal, officer-in-charge of ...

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Jail Killing Day observed in Ctg

WT24 Desk The Jail Killing Day was observed in the city and elsewhere in the district today paying rich tribute to the four national leaders assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail on this day in 1975, reports Agency. Chattogram city, north and south district units of Awami League (AL), its front organizations, different socio-cultural, professional bodies and educational institutions observed ...

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Gazipur to get dev authority

Bill okayed WT24 Desk The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha Bill 2019 with a view to making the fast-growing Gazipur city as a planned, livable and environment-friendly urban area, Agencies report. The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office. Outgoing Cabinet Secretary ...

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Ctg to be brought under metro rail service

Quader tells while inaugurating dev projects in the city WT24 Desk Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader here on Sunday said the port city of Chattogram will also be brought under the metro rail network, Agencies report.  “It’s good news for the residents of Chattogram that the government has taken an initiative to construct three lines of metro rail,” ...

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Did not take to drugs despite hard times: City Mayor

WT24 Desk There were times when I had to face numerous obstacles and even incidents that could lead to death. But even at such times, I did not take to illegal drugs as youths today do out of frustration. City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin said this while speaking at a rally against narcotics, militancy and drugs to save youths at city’s ...

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Wildcat bus strike brings city to a halt

Commuters , city dwellers suffer vicarious punishment WT24 Desk Thousands of city dwellers faced immense sufferings as bus owners and workers went on an wildcat strike  on Monday protesting punishment of a bus owner and two workers by a mobile court, Agencies report . Bus Owners Association General Secretary Belayet Hossain said it wasnot a decision of the association but ...

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Child dies in Ctg fire

A fire at a house in Double Mooring area killed a child and injured three members of a family on Saturday morning, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Md Ashraful, 5, son of Amir Hossain. Four members of the family were injured in the fire in Mollapara. Although the cause of the fire could not be known, locals say ...

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Metro Rail in Ctg gets focus

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed for a feasibility study of the Metro Rail for Chattogram, Agencies report. The minister said this while talking to reporters on contemporary issues at the Secretariat on Tuesday.   “The Prime Minister gave the directive during a meeting of the Executive ...

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2 Ctg onion wholesalers face the music

A mobile court of the district administration today fined Taka 40,000 for selling onions in high price, Agencies report. The mobile court, led by Executive Magistrates Towhidul Islam and Shirin Akhter, conducted a raid in Khatunganj onion market this afternoon and fined Azim Bhandar, a whole sale trader of the market, Taka 20,000 for selling onions in high price. Besides, ...

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