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    Rajuk assistant director gets bail

    Rajuk Assistant Director Shah Md Sadrul Alam, who was arrested in a case filed over design manipulation of Banani’s FR Tower, has secured bail from a Dhaka court.

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    FR Tower land owner Faruque gets bail

    A Dhaka court grants bail to land owner of FR Tower SMHI Faruque considering his illness and old age in two separate cases filed for illegal extension of the high rise building in the capital’s Banani.

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    FR Tower owner Tasvir Ul Islam gets bail

    A Dhaka court grants ad-interim bail to Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of Banani FR Tower, in connection with a case filed over his alleged involvement in illegally extending the building.

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    ACC arrests FR Tower owner Tasvirul

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of Banani’s FR Tower, in a case filed for his alleged involvement in illegally extending the high-rise building that caught fire in March.

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    FR Tower design forgery: Rajuk assistant director sent to jail

    A Dhaka court sends Assistant Director of Rajuk Shah Md Sadrul Alam to jail after rejecting his bail petition in connection with a case filed over design forgery of FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani.

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    FR Tower design forgery: SC clears way for 2 Rajuk officials’ arrest

    The Supreme Court clears way for the Anti-Corruption Commission to arrest two officials of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha in a case filed for forgery over the design of FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani.

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    FR Tower: It had no approval above 18 storey

    The controversial 23-storey FR Tower in the capital’s Banani had no approval for floors above 18, said Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim yesterday, citing findings of a ministerial probe committee.

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    FR Tower owner Tasvirul gets bail

    A Dhaka court grants bail to Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower in a case filed over the fire that ripped through the high-rise, killing 26 last month.

  • Honouring a true hero

    We are saddened by the premature death of Sohel Rana, the 25-year-old firefighter who saved many lives at the risk of losing his own during the Banani FR Tower fire on March 28.

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    Hero fireman's final farewell

    “I am dying…visit me at the hospital if you can,” were the final words he uttered to his mother, Halima Begum, over phone on the very day he was critically injured during the FR Tower rescue operation.

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    Sohel dies a hero

    Four years ago, a poor family in Kishoreganj dreamt of better days as their eldest son, Sohel Rana, had joined the Fire Service and Civil Defence as a fireman.

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    FR Tower fire: 2 owners sent to jail

    A Dhaka court rejects the bail petitions of two owners of FR Tower and sends them to jail in connection with the case filed over the devastating fire that ripped through the high-rise building on March 28 killing 26 people.

  • Interactive profile: Loved ones we lost in Banani FR Tower fire

    Let’s not forget the people who lost their lives in Thursday’s Banani FR Tower fire. Six women and 20 men, who became victims of the horrific blaze in a single incident, should remind us of our collective responsibilities to prevent such disaster.

  • Probe bodies visit FR Tower

    The probe body formed by the housing and public works ministry yesterday visited the fire ravaged 23-storey FR Tower in Banani to assess if there are any differences between the versions of owners and Rajuk about the building plan.

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    Luck and wits got them out alive

    Once he learnt that a fire had broken out in the building and it was spreading fast, Shariful Islam on the ninth floor of FR Tower told his colleagues to run to safety. But they could not as black smoke already had engulfed the staircases.

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    FR Tower not safe for use now

    The 23-storey FR Tower is not safe for use now as it was damaged in Thursday's fire that claimed 26 lives, experts said.

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    Banani fire: Faruque, Tasvirul placed on 7-day remand

    A Dhaka court placed SMHI Faruque, the land owner of FR Tower in Banani, and Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of the high-rise building, on a seven-day remand each in connection with a case over Thursday's fire disaster.

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    ‘To survive, we had to act in 10mins’

    The separate government probe bodies formed to investigate Thursday’s Banani FR Tower fire are hearing the accounts of those survived the inferno.

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    An office numb with grief

    Ten of the 26 people killed in Thursday's devastating fire in Banani used to work at Heritage Air Express on the 10th floor of the 22-storey FR Tower.

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    Nothing is right

    The Rajuk came to know about 12 years ago that the Faruque-Rupayan Tower was built in violation of the approved plan, but it remained silent for all these years.

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    Cops file case over Banani FR Tower fire

    A case is filed in connection with the deadly fire at the 22-storey FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani area on Thursday in which 26 people were killed and around 100 others injured.

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    Banani fire: Another victim succumbs, death toll now 26

    The death toll from Banani FR tower fire rises to 26 as one of the injured victims dies at Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

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    Open hearing tomorrow to determine origin of FR Tower fire

    Two probe committees formed by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and Ministry of Home visited the fire-ravaged FR tower in Banani and inspected the floors that were most affected.

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    Opinion: Are we learning?

    We lost 25 office-goers last Thursday for no fault of theirs. Scores remain injured, some in serious condition.

  • High-rises in The Capital: Concern over sloppy fire safety measures

    Most high-rise buildings in Dhaka lack fire safety measures, which can cause high causalities in case of a fire, experts said.

  • Banani fire victim

    'Pray for me'

    "There's a fire in our building. The flames are spreading fast. I do not know whether I will be able to get out. Tell everyone to pray for me...forgive me."

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    The last call

    It was lunchtime on Thursday and Polly Begum's phone was ringing. It was her husband Atiqur Rahman.

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    Boy with the right attitude

    On Thursday, when fire fighters were struggling to douse the fire at FR Tower in Banani due to a scarcity of water, they often had to pause their efforts. One of the onlookers, a boy, noticed that a hose being used by the fire fighters was leaking, wasting water when each drop mattered.

  • Casualties could have been less if victims could use emergency exit of FR Tower; death toll rises to 25

    Nowhere to escape

    The emergency exit doors on several floors of FR Tower were locked, making the escape difficult for many after the fire broke out at the high rise on Thursday, said fire officials.

  • Banani fire victims

    A couple's dream lost forever

    Rumki Akhter and Maksudur Rahman had fallen in love while working at a travel agency. Eventually, they got married three years ago and dreamt of owning a flat. With their savings, they bought a flat in the city's Gendaria, which was almost ready. They were scheduled to shift there within next two months.

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