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Timely action prevents another tragedy like FR Tower fire
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Timely action prevents another tragedy like FR Tower fire

This could have been another tragedy like last year's FR Tower fire if the situation was not brought under control promptly, fire officials said after dousing the blaze at 22-storey Ahmed Tower.

  • MN Larma worked for a secular society: speakers

    MN Larma struggled to establish a secular society where people from all communities would have their rights, which was the main spirit of the Liberation War, said speakers at a programme earlier this week.

  • Jaya Ahsan, two orgs file petition against DSCC dog relocation

    A writ petition was filed with the High Court yesterday seeking its directives on the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to stop its move to relocate stray dogs from the DSCC area and dump them in the Matuail landfill.

  • Pandemic threatens human capital gains of past decade

    The Covid-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds.

  • Attack on Ghoraghat UNO: 7hrs to process a remand!

    Rabiul Islam, the prime suspect of the hammer attack on the UNO of Ghoraghat Upazila of Dinajpur, was taken to fresh three-day remand yesterday, after seven hours at the judicial magistrate’s court building.

  • Rab arrests 2 including recruiting agency owner

    Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested two people including a recruiting agency owner from Dhaka’s Fakirapool area in connection with the death of Umme Kulsum, who was sent to Saudi Arabia as a house help and tortured to death there.

  • Ferry services remain suspended for 4th day

    Ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day yesterday due to navigability crisis, causing immense sufferings.

  • Hijras to be included as separate gender in census: BBS

    Members of the Hijra community will be included as a separate gender identity in the upcoming national census of January 2021, said Mohammad Tajul Islam, director general of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

  • Number of air passengers rising on domestic routes

    Flow of passengers in domestic routes has increased by 25 to 30 percent this month compared to that of July when flight operations resumed on a limited scale, according to airlines.

  • PS5, Xbox or an RTX 3080 GPU?

    The much anticipated PS5 received a price and release date this Wednesday. Prices have been set at $499.99 for the standard edition $399.99 for the Digital Edition that comes minus the Blu-Ray drive. These will release first in US and Japan on November 12. Rest of the world gets it on November 19. Pre-orders started early Thursday with a crazy rush online where many people have stated that their item has been ‘virtually’ snatched or emptied from their online cart while typing in payment details.

  • Narayanganj mosque blast: Probe finds Titas Gas, mosque committee at fault

    Negligence of Titas Gas authorities and the mosque’s committee was behind the explosion at Baitus Salat Jame Mosque in Sadar upazila on September 4, according to the report of a probe body formed by the Narayanganj district administration to investigate the incident.

  • Jaya Ahsan, animal welfare orgs file petition with HC to stop DSCC’s stray dog relocation

    A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking its directive to the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to stop its move to relocate astray dogs from the DSCC area to Matuail.

  • Death of Kulsum: Two arrested, recruiting agency raided by Rab

    Rab today arrested two people including a recruiting agency owner from Dhaka’s Fakirapool area in connection with the death of Umme Kulsum, who was sent to Saudi Arabia as house help and was tortured to death by her employer there.

  • Changing IMEI number of stolen phones for resale: 12 members of a gang arrested

    Criminal Investigation Department arrested 12 members of a gang that changes IMEI number of stolen phones and sell those to public in comparatively low prices.

  • HC questions authorities on reopening of Ramna Park

    The High Court has wanted to know why the government authorities concerned are not reopening Ramna Park in Dhaka.

  • Fired RMG worker held in Gazipur for trying to rob a bank by threatening bomb blast

    Police have arrested a man from Chandana Chowrasta area of Gazipur after he allegedly tried to rob a private bank by threatening to detonate an improvised explosive device.

  • BM College office vanladised

    ‍Some unidentified miscreants yesterday vandalised the social welfare department of Barishal Government Brojomohun (BM) College and assaulted the office assistant of the department.

  • Arms Case: Shahed claims innocence

    Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed yesterday claimed himself innocent and demanded justice after a Dhaka tribunal read out charges to him from the statements of prosecution witnesses in an arms case.

  • Where to find Booker Prize-shortlisted titles in Dhaka

    “It’s interesting to realise there are so many female authors out there; there are so many interesting non-white authors out there, giving us different glimpses of the world,” said Emily Wilson, graduate chair of comparative literature and theory at University of Pennsylvania, at the Booker Prize shortlist announcement ceremony on Monday.

  • 459 killed in road accidents in August

    Four hundred and fifty-nine people were killed and 618 injured in road accidents across the country in August, a report said yesterday.

  • Not 500, 20 or 30!

    The planning commission has proposed for sending two groups of primary education officials -- 10 to 15 members in each -- abroad for having knowledge about school feeding progarmme there.

  • Onion price peels off middle-class stability

    Lutfur Rahman, a resident of Shuritola, never thought he would reach such a point in his life where he would have to purchase essentials from a government subsidised OMS truck. But there he was yesterday, standing in a long queue leading up to a truck that came to his area.

  • DSCC mayor defies dogged dog lovers

    Despite repeated calls by animal rights groups to not relocate stray dogs of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh’s instructions to relocate canines have been carried out over the last two days.

  • DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam

    Canal encroachers won’t be spared: Dhaka north mayor

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam has said no one is more powerful than the people, so encroachers of canals will be defeated even if they are powerful.

  • 1000 more illegal gas lines cut in Savar

    A mobile court in a drive today disconnected 1,000 more illegal gas connections to households in Kathgora Amtola area of Ashulia in Savar.

  • High Court

    Faridpur judicial magistrate summoned over recording statements of murder accused

    The High Court today summoned Faridpur's Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Mainul Islam for not properly following the relevant rules in recording confessional statements from three accused in a school student murder case.

  • Political influence a challenge in implementation of electronic govt procurement: TIB

    Electronic government procurement (e-GP) system can be implemented effectively if political leaders demonstrate honesty to withdraw themselves from government procurements, Transparency International Bangladesh Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman said today.

  • DSCC mayor defies dogged dog lovers

    Despite repeated calls by animal rights groups to not relocate stray dogs of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh’s instructions to relocate canines have been carried out over the last two days.

  • Bangladesh economy relatively in good shape: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh’s economy is more or less in good shape now although the Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow around the world.

  • Enamul, Rupon denied bail

    The High Court yesterday refused to grant bail to suspended Gendaria Awami league leaders Enamul Huq Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan in two separate corruption cases involving Tk 36 crore.

  • Three killed in road accidents

    Three people were killed and two others injured in three separate road accidents in Dinajpur and Joypurhat in the last two days.

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