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As the bedlam continued, Shahara went on to issue threats of action against the unruly behaviour, but to no avail.

“I had plans to speak about the success stories of the government’s tenure until now, but I can’t because of you.

I’ll tell the party president [Sheikh Hasina] whom the slogans were for,” Shahara said.

She, however, said, “You can shout for your leaders, but the chaos is undesirable.

“The opposition will laugh at us if we’re not disciplined.

“Reminding the activists of her identity, the minister said, “I won’t tolerate if my party people are undisciplined.

Batali Hill people to be rehabilitated

Jul 26th, 2011

Chittagong, July 25 -Poor landless dwellers living in the vulnerable area along Batali Hill in Tigerpass of the port city will be rehabilitated in a seven-storey


The Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) took the decision on Monday at its regular general meeting, chaired by mayor M Manzur Alam, days after 17 people were killed in a

landslide in that area.

Some 200 families would be accommodated in the proposed building on the CCC’s own land, where each would be given 250 square feet flat at low prices, to be paid back in

15 years.

Following continued heavy rain, a huge chunk of earth and a retaining wall of the CCC collapsed on July 1, burying six hillside shanties, leaving scores of people


Monday’s meeting was attended by panel mayor, councilors and officials of the CCC and other government agencies.

Public relations officer of the CCC Saifuddin Ahmed told bdnews24.

com that they had sent a notice to the 200 families, already listed, living in that area under risk to vacate the place.

The tiny flats will have a room, a kitchen and a toilet.

PM Opens Maritime University Project

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has laid the foundation stone of the country’s first-ever maritime university at Chittagong Marine Academy.

The foundation-laying ceremony was held on Saturday noon.

The university, ‘Sheikh Mujib Maritime University’, the second of its kind in South Asia, will be set up on a 35-acre of land on the other bank of the Karnaphuli