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Ashulia

Police foil demo for Tuba workers

Law enforcers did not allow garment workers to stage their scheduled demonstrations in Savar and Ashulia industrial areas yesterday. A group of workers tried to demonstrate at Ashulia around 5:00pm, demanding outstanding pays and Eid bonuses for the staff of five units of Tuba Group. "Law enforcers beat the workers to thwart the demonstration," alleged Shahidul Islam Sabuj, finance secretary of Garment Workers Unity Forum. A total of 10 workers were injured in Savar and Ashulia, he claimed. Police outright denied the allegation. "There's...

Fire at Ashulia sweater factory

Fire at Ashulia sweater factory

A fire broke out at a sweater factory in Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital this evening. The cause of the fire which originated around 6:30pm from a corner of ZA Sweater Factory could not be known instantly. Five firefighting units from Savar and EPZ brought the flames under control around 7:30pm.   Four locals received...

2 cleaners die inside septic tank at Ashulia

Two cleaners died after inhaling poisonous gas inside a septic tank at Narashinhapur of Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, this morning. The victims are Md Kismat Ali, 30, son of Md Shuja Miah of Melandha upazila of Jamalpur; and Md Abu Hanif Khan, 32, son of Md Suruj Miah Khan of Mymensingh. The incident took place when three sweepers went to clean the septic tank of a house owned by one Akter Hossain around 5:00am, reports our Savar correspondent. Witnesses...

Tazreen chairperson gets bail

Tazreen chairperson gets bail

A Dhaka court today granted bail to Mahmuda Akter, chairperson of Tazreen Fashions Limited, in a homicide case after her lawyers pleaded that she is just the 'titular' chairman of the garment factory that saw a deadly fire in November, 2012. Though Mahmuda's name appears in the documents, she is not involved in its...

Fire at Savar RMG factory

Fire at Savar RMG factory

A fire broke out today at the Phoenix Spinning Mill in Bolibhodro Bazaar area of Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital. The fire broke out from unknown causes around 8:30pm from a corner of the factory. The workers at the factory immediately tried to bring the blaze under control and informed the EZP...

200 bhori gold looted from Ashulia jeweller

Robber made away with 200 bhori of gold from a jewelry shop in Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital this evening. A gang of at least seven robbers in a microbus arrived in Shamser Plaza in Ganakbari area on the Dhaka-Tangail highway at about 7:30pm, said Abdul Kuddus, general secretary of the shop owners' association of the market

3 hurt in Ashulia RMG fire

3 hurt in Ashulia RMG fire

Three locals sustain injuries when they are helping the firemen in dousing a fire that rages through a garment factory in Ashulia of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka

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