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  • Couple killed in Cox's Bazar

    Couple killed in Cox's Bazar landslide

    A couple is killed when a chunk of earth of rain-soaked hill fell on their house in Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar.

  • Bangladesh Gunfights

    2 killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

    Two persons are killed in a reported gunfight between Rapid Action Battalion and a drug dealer group in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Rohingya refugees

    UN urges int’l help for 1.2m Rohingyas

    Top UN agency leaders have asked the international community to continue supporting the critical needs of 1.2 million people, Rohingya refugees and their local host communities, in south-eastern Bangladesh.

  • Play your role

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the United Nations to play a role in sending back over one million Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland Myanmar.

  • Bangladesh Gunfights

    Three ‘drug dealers’ killed in ‘gunfights’

    Three alleged drug peddlers were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar yesterday.

  • Wild elephants in danger

    Wild elephants in danger

    A big portion of the wild elephant population in southern Cox’s Bazar is at risk of being wiped out, experts say. The mammals are confined to small patches of hilly forests in Inani-Shilkhali area as Rohingya settlements have taken over their migration corridors that lead to parts of Bandarban and Myanmar.

  • Cox's Bazar forest in danger

    Cox’s Bazar forests in grave danger

    The critical biodiversity areas in Cox’s Bazar -- Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary, Himchhari National Park and Inani National Park -- face a grave risk of peril due to high level of human interventions following the Rohingya influx, according to two recent studies.

  • EC to ensure Rohingyas not on voter roll

    The Election Commission will take special measures to prevent Rohingyas from registering as Bangladeshi voters.

  • Yaba Pills

    46,000 yaba pills found in gas cylinders

    Detectives on Friday night arrested two persons on charge of transporting around 46,000 yaba pills hidden inside gas cylinders.

  • UZ polls: Cop, 4 others shot in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar polls clash

    Five people including a policeman suffers bullet injuries in separate clashes centering upazila parishad elections in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar districts.

  • Chittagong sea port

    Construction of Sonadia sea port hits snag

    A fast-track project of the government -- establishment of the country's third deep-sea port proposed at Cox's Bazar's Sonadia -- has plunged into uncertainty.

  • Noakhali woman gang rape

    4th grader raped in Cox's Bazar

    A fourth grader was allegedly raped by Mohammad Shahidullah, 50, a vaidya (local medicine man), in Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar Monday night.

  • Rohingya Refugees

    Rab rescues 10 Rohingyas in Malaysia-bound boat

    The Rapid Action Battalion yesterday rescued 10 Rohingya refugees and detained an alleged human trafficker in a Malaysia-bound boat in the Bay of Bengal.

  • dhaka rain

    Five children buried alive in Cox's Bazar landslides

    Five children, including four siblings, were killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain in Cox's Bazar yesterday.

  • Cox's Bazar Road accident

    Four killed in Cox's Bazar road crash

    At least four people, including three Rohingyas, were killed, and 10 others injured, in a road crash in Ukhia upazila on the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf highway yesterday.

  • 3 school kids drown in Cox's Bazar

    Three students of Chakaria Grammar School in Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar drowned and two others remained missing after swimming in the Matamuhuri river under Matamuhuri Bridge on the Cox's Bazar-Chittagong highway yesterday afternoon.

  • Cautionary signal 2 for river ports

    River ports of Faridpur, Madaripur, Khulna, Barishal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Cumilla, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar is advised to hoist riverine warning signal number two till 1:00 pm.

  • Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf road link snapped

    Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf road link snapped

    The road communication between Cox's Bazar and Teknaf remains suspended since early morning following a hill slide due to heavy rainfall caused by the low pressure developed in the Bay.

  • Cut down over 3,200 trees

    Govt okays felling 3,200 trees in 2 dists

    Bangladesh government okays the chopping down of over 3,200 trees from reserve forests in Gazipur and Cox’s Bazar for separate project works.

  • High Court

    Govt asked to stop cutting hills in Cox's Bazar

    The High Court directs the government and the authorities concerned to immediately stop cutting hills in Jhilongja area of Cox's Bazar in order to protect its environment.

  • Rohingya refugees.

    200,000 more to arrive in coming weeks

    The International Rescue Committee fears around two lakh more Rohingyas will flee to Bangladesh in coming weeks, exacerbating an already "unimaginable humanitarian crisis" in Cox's Bazar that already hosts over eight lakh refugees.

  • 3 Rohingya youths held with 20,000 yaba in Teknaf

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members has arrested three Rohingya youths along with 20,925 pieces of yaba from Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Govt to set up camp for new arrivals

    The government has decided to set up a camp in Cox's Bazar to accommodate all newly arrived Rohingyas from Myanmar and also

  • 4 children washed away by floodwaters

    The bodies of four children are recovered after they were washed away by floodwaters in Ramu and Ukhiya upazilas of Cox’s Bazar.

  • A third of forests, hilly land grabbed

    Amzad Hossain came from his village Moghnama in Pekua upazila to Cox's Bazar town two decades ago and began working as a newspaper hawker. He bought two decimal land and built a house on a hilltop at Baiddyaghona.

  • AL leader found dead at Cox’s Bazar hotel

    Police recover the body of an Awami League leader, hanging from a noose tied to a ceiling fan, at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    'Bravo! This is amazing'

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza might be on a holiday at Cox's Bazar, but with Bangladesh's cricketers putting in one of their best Test performances in Chittagong, he barely managed to move away from his television set.

  • AL MP impedes eviction, reprimands govt officers

    A ruling Awami League lawmaker uses his musclemen to interfere an eviction drive of the Cox’s Bazar forest department and reprimand government officers for carrying out the drive.

  • Shakib's close shave

    The sports fraternity is shaken by the news that Shakib narrowly escaped a tragic incident when the chopper that dropped him off earlier, crashed in Ukhia upazila of Cox's Bazar.

  • 3 lakh Rohingyas staying illegally

    Apart from more than 32,000 registered Rohingyas in two refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, about three lakh of the ethnic minorities from Myanmar are living illegally in the district. The statistics came from the first round of government census, held from February 1 to 23 to identify Rohingya families in Bangladesh.