Banani fire

FR Tower Design Forgery: HC orders two Rajuk officials to surrender

The High Court yesterday directed two Rajuk officials to surrender before a lower court in six weeks in connection with a case filed for forgery over the design of FR Tower.

April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019

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.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

Banani fireman Sohel dies at Singapore hospital

Firefighter Sohel Rana, who sustained serious injuries during FR Tower fire rescue operation, dies at a hospital in Singapore.

April 6, 2019
April 6, 2019

Greed of owners, Rajuk caused FR tower fire: Minister

It was the unbridled greed of the building owners, developer and Rajuk officials that led to FR Tower fire tragedy which claimed the lives of 26 people, says the public works minister at a meet-the...

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

ACC sends letters to 9 govt bodies seeking info on FR Tower

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) sends letters to nine different government authorities seeking information on the “irregularities and corruption” in Banani’s FR Tower which caught fire on last...

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

FR Tower inferno: Firefighter still in critical condition

Sohel Rana, a firefighter who sustained serious injuries during the FR Tower fire rescue operation, remains in critical condition at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the city.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

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. ...

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Planning goes haywire

Rajuk is approving commercial buildings in the residential areas of Gulshan and Banani with virtually no height limits and experts are calling it illegal and a recipe for disaster.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Enforcing fire safety requirements

Over the past few months, Bangladesh has been passing an anxious situation. Banani FR Tower and Gulshan DNCC Market fire

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Man posted selfie in FB as mother wanted to see him for last time

One of the survivors of the tragic fire incident at FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani, Ripon shares his story to The Daily Star as he came in front of the building today, three days after the incident in...

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

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...