Dhaka, Aug. 1 -- Five local newspapers of Chattogram have stopped publication after the journalists laid siege to the homes of owners and editors demanding full payment of salaries and festival allowances before Eid-ul-Azha.

Bangla newspapers The Daily Azadi, the Daily Purbokone, the Suprobhat Bangladesh, the Dainik Purbodesh, and the Dainik Bir Chattogram did not hit the newsstands on Thursday and Friday.

The Chattogram Union of Journalists has expressed concerns over the decisions by the owners and editors to suspend the publication "indefinitely" when the newspaper industry is teetering amid the coronavirus outbreak, reports UNB.

Newspaper circulation dropped by around 90 per cent in Chattogram when the government imposed a lockdown...