Chittagong Hill Tracts | The Daily Star
  • Water running dry in hills

    Every day, 30-year-old Ruposhi Chakma has to walk three kilometres to reach a well, to fetch water for her five-member family. In Chela Chhara village in Rangamati's Kawkhali upazila where she lives, there isn't a nearby water source anymore. An increasing

  • Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord

    ‘Implement CHT peace accord fully’

    Several organisations of indigenous community, civil society and rights group brings out a rally in Dhaka demanding effective measures from the government for fully implementing the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    CHT people to enjoy land ownership

    Urging the Chittagong Hill Tracts people to maintain peace and discipline, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday assured that they would enjoy the ownership of their land.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    CHT people to enjoy land ownership: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assures inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that they will enjoy the ownership of land there as people in other regions of the country do.

  • Silk industry in Chittagong Hill Tracts

    Silk industry flourishes in the hills

    Several of the peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts are famous for weaving. The production of traditional cloth and woven goods,

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Govt keen to develop CHT region: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government was giving more importance to the development of Chittagong Hill Tracts than the country's other areas as it was neglected for over 20 years.

  • Landslides in Hills: Causes mostly man-made

    Man-made causes contributed largely to the recent landslides in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and a political commitment is required to address those causes for averting disaster in the region, say experts.

  • Romel Chakma

    Romel’s death: UPDF blocks roads in Rangamati

    United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) enforces a roadblock in protest against the death of an indigenous youth, Romel Chakma. Rights bodies Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Manusher Jonno Foundation express deep concerned over the death.


    Once thought to be extinct in Bangladesh, Gaur, a species of wild bison of the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, and Hog deer have been spotted recently.

  • Bring ethnic minorities to mainstream development

    Experts yesterday stressed the need for bringing different ethnic minority communities to mainstream development and

  • Nature Quest: Our last Great Hornbills

    If you have been to Bandarban town, you have probably seen a sculpture of a massive bird with a large bill sitting proudly in

  • Pajon aroma in the hills for Biju

    Turu turu tururu baji bajette Para para berebong bekkun miline Eichha biju biju biju…

  • Call to set roadmap for CHT accord’s implementation

    The government must set a definite road map for effective implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord and eliminate frustrations of the region’s people, speakers at a discussion said today.

  • CHT peace accord: PCJSS holds rally Dec 2

    Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity will hold a rally on Dec 2 from where it will announce its next court of action to realise its demand for implementing Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord.

  • Python on sale rescued

    Around 11-foot python is rescued from being on sale and handed over to forest authorities in Boragram area of Rangamati.

  • Opinion: Has BNP forgotten its anti-Indian past?

    BNP's spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon's claim that their party has never done anti- Indian politics in the past is a complete denial of the truth. The party's anti-Indian politics has been evident in numerous ways.

  • Govt to lift restriction on foreigners' entry to CHT

    The government is going to lift a recently imposed restriction, allowing foreign tourists to visit Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) without permission from the home ministry

  • Solar Impulse flies over Bangladesh

    The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse-2 was flying over Chittagong Hill tracts in Bangladesh on its way to Myanmar

  • Khagrachhari blockade observed peacefully

    Indigenous people peacefully observe dawn-to-dusk road blockade in Dighinala upazila of Khagrachhari.