Category: Dhaka

Fire engulfs Dhaka airport warehouse

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A warehouse at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has caught fire and fire fighters are working to douse the flames, fire service control room says.
“Fire erupted when cargo was being handled around 12 noon,” Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room official Abdur Rahman told on Friday noon.

“Seven fire fighting units are working to douse the flames.”

1 killed in city train crash

Ref: A woman was killed and three others were injured when a train hit a private car and auto-rickshaw on Khilgaon rail crossing in the city Friday morning.

The identity of the deceased and injured were could not be known immediately.Police instantly confirmed that four people died in the accident. Later, they confirmed about one’s death.   Read more →

Fire kills 11 at Dhaka slum

Ref: A devastating fire on Sunday raced through a slum on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, leaving at least 11 people dead.

Fire Service Department’s Control Room Official Ataur Rahman told that the fire broke out at 3:00 am at Bou Bazar slum at Hazaribagh. Read more →

Six more held over Parag abduction

Ref: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed to have arrested six more in connection with the kidnapping of schoolboy Parag Mondal.

RAB Spokesperson M Sohael said the arrest was made raiding a house at Jurain on Wednesday night.

The arrestees were identified as Jahidul Hasan, 18, Md Ali alias Rifat, 19, Kala Chan, 35, Md Alfaj, 18, Rizvi Ahmed Anik, 18, and Abul Kashem, 33.
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3 killed in truck-ambulance collision

Ref: Three people died and four others were injured as a truck and an ambulance collided head on near Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the early hours Wednesday.

Sher-e-Bangla Police Station Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Islam said the collision took place while the ambulance was carrying a patient to National Heart Foundation hospital in Mirpur around 3am. Read more →

Abducted school-goer Parag rescued

Ref: The police late on Tuesday night rescued grade-one student Parag Mondol, who was abducted from Shubhadya fof Kenariganj, from Ati Bazaar.

Unknown assailants abducted Shuvadda Banglabazar Heed International School student and shot at least three people including his mother and sister in front of their Shubhadya residence at South Keraniganj around 7am Sunday.
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Man killed in city market fire

A fire at a kitchen market in Old Dhaka has left at least one man dead, officials say.

Bangshal Police Station officer-in-charge Jamir Uddin said the fire broke out at Naya Bazar DIT market during early hours on Sunday when the man, identified as Deen Islam, was asleep inside his grocery shop. Read more →

'Everything' to go under EC, says PM

Ref: The prime minister has said that ‘everything’ including the law enforcers will work under the authority of the Election Commission (EC) during polls. Addressing the party’s central working committee meeting on Wednesday, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, referring to the recent changes to the constitution said the EC would be given full independence.

The 15th amendment to the constitution lays down that during the 90-day period to hold election, the interim government will take advice only from the EC and that none can challenge any decision of the commission in courts from declaration of poll schedule until publication of results as gazettes.

“We want to ensure that only those elected by the people lead the country.” She said that her government was successful in strengthening democracy.

“The Election Commission will work independently and impartially. So it must be strengthened, and law enforcers and others will be working under the commission,” Hasina told the meeting at Ganabhaban.

She also claimed that her government did not influence any of the polls taking place with her in the office after the 2008 polls.

Commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain on Tuesday demanded that three ministries – home, public administration and local government – and the Cabinet Division work in accordance with the EC during the period of interim government.

The prime minster also said her government was trying to keep the prices of essentials under control, so that people do not suffer. She also said that special measures were underway to ease people’s usual sufferings during Ramadan.

RAJUK crossing limits “violating HC order”: realtors

Ref: Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakhya (RAJUK) is engrossed in defiant activities in the name of land-recovery drive, even in disregard of High Court orders, realtors said.

“An overenthusiastic executive magistrate of RAJUK” has led a drive to demolish the signboards of Bashundhara Riverview project located on the outskirts of the capital city, despite the fact that a High Court bench in 2007 directed the authorities not to create any hindrance to the implementation of the housing project, company officials said.

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JCD barred from placing memo to DU VC

Ref: Police on Monday barred the leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of BNP, from proceeding the office of the Dhaka University Vice-chancellor to submit a memorandum containing their seven-point demand.

The student leaders were resisted by police when they were preparing to bring out a procession from the main gate of the National Museum at Shahbagh at about 11:30am. They JCD leaders also had a brawl with the law enforcers

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