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Dhaka

Environment culprits linked?

Rizwana's Husband Abducted

Environment culprits linked?

Armed miscreants yesterday abducted the husband of Syeda Rizwana Hasan, chief executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela), in Narayanganj. The incident happened in the city's Fatulla around 2:30pm, when Abu Bakar Siddique was coming to Dhaka by his car. He is the managing director of Hamid Fashion, a Narayanganj-based garment factory owned by Awami League lawmaker and State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid Bipu. Recently, Siddique also set up his own garment factory there. The motive for the abduction remains unclear, but Rizwana said some real estate and ship-breaking companies...

Husband of Bela's Rizwana abducted

Husband of Bela's Rizwana abducted

Unknown miscreants abducted the husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan in Fatulla area of Narayanganj while he was travelling to Dhaka from Narayanganj by his car. The abductors used a car to take away Abu Bakar Siddique, a lawyer-entrepreneur, Rizwana told The Daily Star. Later in the day, Rizwana...

Torture Of House Help

Son tells of mother's cruelty

The eldest son of the woman, who abused her ten-year-old domestic help so badly that he needed to be hospitalised, said he had asked her mother many a time not to torture Masum but to no avail. “It is true that Masum was often not given his meals and that he used to be made to sleep in the bathroom ... I often told Ammu [mother], even requested her not to treat him like that but she never listened to...

2 killed in Sirajganj train crash

2 killed in Sirajganj train crash

Two people were killed and 40 injured as a train crashed into another waiting at Ullapara Railway Station in Sirajganj early today. Rail communication between Dhaka and at least 30 northern and southern districts was restored at noon, eight hours after its suspension following the accident, reports our Pabna correspondent. Meanwhile, the railway authorities have...

One killed,10 burnt critically

One killed,10 burnt critically

One person was killed and 10 others were injured as flammable chemicals caught fire and exploded at a shop on the ground floor of a residential building in the capital's Tejgaon yesterday. Most of the victims were pedestrians and at least six of the injured are fighting for life with over 30 percent of...

Fire at capital plastic factory

A fire broke out at a plastic factory in the capital’s Rahmatganj tonight. Firemen brought the fire that began around 8:00pm on the ground floor of three-storey factory building brought under control around 9:20pm, said fire service and civil defence officials. Seven units of fire services took part in the operation.  Causalities and damages in the incident could not be known immediately.

Political unrest ate up $1.4b

Political unrest ate up $1.4b

Bangladesh has suffered a production loss of $1.4 billion (around Tk 10,857 crore), which is more than 1 percent of its gross domestic product, in the current fiscal year due to political turmoil from July last year to January, according to a World Bank study. The WB revealed the findings yesterday at the launch of Bangladesh Development Update Report 2014 at its Dhaka office. In late January, local think-tank Centre for Policy Dialogue also came up with an estimate of the country's economic losses, almost five times that of the WB. The CPD estimated that nationwide shutdowns and blockades from July to December last year caused a loss of Tk 49,017 crore...

11 burnt in Dhaka shop fire

11 burnt in Dhaka shop fire

At least eleven people sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out at a shop at Tejturi Bazar in the capital this afternoon. Among them, four to five victims were critically injured with 50-60 percent burn injuries on their bodies, said sources of Dhaka Medical College Hospital burn unit. Two of the victims were female...

Bangladesh loses $1.4b due to political unrest: WB

Bangladesh loses $1.4b due to political unrest: WB

The World Bank estimated that Bangladesh incurred a $1.4 billion loss in the current fiscal year due to political unrest in the country. Of the overall loss can be translated to a total of 86 percent in services, 11 percent in industry and the remaining three percent was in agriculture sector, a WB report...

Cop among 4 killed in city road crashes

Cop among 4 killed in city road crashes

Four people including a policeman were killed in two separate road accidents in the city’s Sabujbagh and Gulistan areas today. One of the victims was identified as Bikash Ghosh, 38, a sub-inspector (SI) of Sabujbagh Police Station, and another person was an unknown helper of a covered van. The accident took place near Sabujbagh Buddha...

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'Polls battle between two ideologies'

'Polls battle between two ideologies'

Priyanka Gandhi yesterday .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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