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Roads blocked for pay in Savar, Ctg

Rmg Workers, Families Want To Get Paid Well Before Eid

Roads blocked for pay in Savar, Ctg

Garment workers demonstrated in Savar and Chittagong yesterday demanding festival bonus ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Nearly a hundred workers of Maggie and Liz Corporation (Pvt) Ltd blockaded Nur Ahmed Road in Chittagong city for about half an hour from 1:00pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Quoting the demonstrators, Arifur Rahman Arif, deputy assistant director of Industrial Police-3,...

Derailment halts Sylhet-Dhaka-Ctg train service

Derailment halts Sylhet-Dhaka-Ctg train service

An oil-laden train derailed in Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet, snapping its rail communication with Dhaka and Chittagong since this morning. Muhibur Rahman, stationmaster of Sylhet Railway Station, said a wagon of a Sylhet-bound train from Chittagong veered off the tracks near Moglabazar Rail Station around 9:30am. Train service of Sylhet with Dhaka and Chittagong...

UP member shot dead in Ctg

A Union Parishad member was shot dead by miscreants in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong early today. Anwar Hossain Jasim, 40, was a UP member of ward No. 7 under Noajispur union in Raozan upazila, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Family members said Jasim went out of his Nadimpur house with one of his friends named Suman around 12:30am. Victim’s younger brother Mohammed Mohiuddin claimed that Jasim called his wife over mobile phone around 4:00am and sought her help saying that he was shot....

UP member shot dead in Ctg

A Union Parishad member was shot dead by miscreants in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong early today. Anwar Hossain Jasim, 40, was a UP member of ward No. 7 under Noajispur union in Raozan upazila, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Family members said Jasim went out of his Nadimpur house with one of his friends named Suman around 12:30am. Victim’s younger brother Mohammed Mohiuddin claimed that Jasim called his wife over mobile phone around 4:00am and sought her help saying that he was shot....

Fire kills 5 of a family in Ctg

Fire kills 5 of a family in Ctg

Five members of a family were burnt to death at their residence in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong this evening. The deceased were identified as Rozi Aktar, 35, Rina Aktar, 12, Shima Aktar, 10, Maruf Aktar, 5, and Jhuma Aktar, 7, reports our Chittagong correspondent. The five were burnt to death as a fire broke out...

500 garment units facing problems in paying salary, bonus

500 garment units facing problems in paying salary, bonus

Nearly 500 garment factories are under watch of the industrial police as the units are still not ready to pay worker salary and bonus before Eid-ul-Fitr. The industrial police have prepared a list of such factories in five zones -- Dhaka, Chittagong, Savar, Narayanganj and Ashulia -- and are holding meetings with owners to avert any untoward incident. Owners of many factories are yet to pay salaries of June, though workers demand salaries of July and festival bonus before the 20th of Ramadan, Abdus Salam, director general of industrial police, said yesterday. Workers of some factories have already staged demonstrations for salary and bonus, he said. “Many owners have agreed to pay festival...

Bangladeshis protest attacks on Gaza

Bangladeshis protest attacks on Gaza

A cross section of people in Bangladesh has protested and strongly condemned Israel's military attacks on Gaza in the last five days. Students and teachers of colleges and universities in Chittagong, Rajshahi University and Jahangirnagar University demonstrated yesterday condemning Israel's brutality and demanding a stop to the military raids in Gaza. In Chittagong, teachers and...

Deep Sea Gas

US firm for revised deal

American company ConocoPhillips has found a prospect of 5-7 trillion cubic feet gas reserve deep in the Bay of Bengal, but its existing production sharing contract (PSC) with the government does not give it enough incentive to confirm discovery and supply of the gas. It would take $3-5 billion investment to confirm and develop the gas prospect at site 350 kilometres off the Chittagong coast. The PSC signed in 2008 does not justify taking so much financial and technological risk for...

3 die in Ctg road accident

3 die in Ctg road accident

At least three people were killed and three others injured as a human hauler hit a lorry at Saltgola intersection in Chittagong this morning. The deceased -- Kafil Uddin, 27, Farida Akhtar, 25, and one other yet to be identified -- died at the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital after suffering critical injuries,  Abu Musha, sub-inspector (SI) of Bandar Police Station told The Daily Star. The injured - Rafique, 30, Sumi, 22 and Ashik, 40, are undergoing treatment at the CMCH, the SI said. The accident took place when the Chittagong EPZ-bound human hauler hit the...

Oil-laden train derails in Ctg

Oil-laden train derails in Ctg

A freight train carrying furnace oil from Patenga derailed at Sitakunda in Chittagong yesterday morning and leaked around 21,255 gallons of crude, most of which spilled into a canal. The accidental spill from three tank wagons of the freight train poses serious threat to aquatic creatures in the canal water that flows toward the...

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